Today, I can't resist another delightful romp of a number, Sonnet To Hank Cinq by Duke Ellington. The entire Such Sweet Thunder suite consists of songs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare. While the words "delightful" and "Henry V" are indeed an odd coupling, the liner notes posit: "Duke notes that 'the changes of tempo have to do with the changes of pace and the map as a result of wars.'" Whatever you say, Duke. I'll buy it.
Sonnet To Hank Cinq
In other news, the title track provides one of the most bombastic, portentous openings of any album.