There have been countless interpretations of this American classic. Some of the more popular renditions are by Lionel Hampton, Chuck Brown, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur, Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett.
Joe Jackson did a new take on the song for his 2012 Duke Ellington tribute album Duke
. Ellington recorded the song with the Dutch trio Zuco 103 at their studio in Amsterdam, and had Iggy Pop add vocals. Jackson told us
: "One of the most important things was getting over that question of am I allowed to do this, is it okay for me to do this? And I think I learned that at some point it just occurred to me no matter what I did, it wasn't going to hurt Duke Ellington. I mean, he's immortal. Even if I make the worst Duke Ellington tribute ever made, it's not going to affect his reputation. So I thought, well, if I'm going to do this, I should really take it as far as I possibly can away from the original verses. Because I felt that was what I had to bring to this project."