Mars – God of War

Venus  –  Bringer of Peace

Mercury   –   The Winged Messenger

Jupiter  –  Bringer of Jolity

Saturn  –  Bringer of Old Age

Uranus   –   The Magician

Neptune   –   The Mystic

Wikipedia   –   Gustave Holst

 

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Here is the rarer, yet more impressive, version of Bakiff, recorded on September 17, 1941 for the Standard Radio Transcriptions collection. Here we see the true compositional genius of Ellington, way ahead of his time for 1941.
This the the famed Blanton/Webster band, and the tune features Ray Nance on violin and Juan Tizol on valve trombone.