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Copenhagen :: Denmark | 1 month ago

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Ask yourself, was Strayhorn truly the shadowy figure implied by the title? While the bulk of his work was achieved out of the public eye, Billy Strayhorn was no shrinking violet. He "subbed" for Ellington on piano with the band and played on record

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 1 month ago

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The moment comes four tracks into the first CD of this double Storyville release, after a somewhat shaky start. With it there's a marvellous feeling of being back in 1946 at the height of Ellington's popularity. The experience is worth having to put

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Boo :: Sweden | 1 month ago

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The long, dark winter is over and now, as the sun stays resolutely above the horizon, the Lutheran natives shed their somber demeanor, dress in traditional costumes, dance around maypoles decorated with garlands of flowers, drink far too much aquavit

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Atlantic City :: NJ :: USA | 4 months ago

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Don Patterson , Jim Hall and Paul Desmond , to name a handful. Add alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges and organist Wild Bill Davis to the list. Hodges had an insistent, sweet sound that gave the Duke Ellington Orchestra its polite sensuality. Davis, by

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Saskatoon :: Canada | 6 months ago

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The group attracted big numbers to its Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. This weekend, it's Ellington's Peer Gynt Suite, Ellington's Suite Thursday and Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder Suite, along with other Ellington compositions and Ellington's

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 7 months ago

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December 21, 2013 Don Lowe's exultant cry, "Here he is, and in person, the Duke himself!" kicks off the 17th of the Duke Ellington Treasury Show radio broadcasts, part of a massive reissue project by the Danish Storyville label. Anxious to show how

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 8 months ago

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Shaw has that amazing balance of depth and innovation in his sound and his improvisation. He's on my latest CD on the Steeplechase label, entitled The Facts (2013) and we just finished a great weekend with a quintet at the famed Smalls Jazz Club in

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London :: United Kingdom | over 1 year ago

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May 1, 2013 Every so often a jewel of a recording is unearthed, prompting the obligatory question: "Why not sooner?" This wonderfully energetic, swinging effort is a treasure of an example. "The Bechet Legacy," with woodwind artist Bob Wilber and

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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To call Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington inimitable is to actually downplay his mythic role in world culture, as no American figure be he from the realm of jazz or any other musical idiom has ever matched his spectacular and ceaseless creativity. Born

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Copenhagen :: Denmark | over 1 year ago

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April 21, 2013 An historic double album, the only one to feature the Duke Ellington band in the greatest of its many incarnations, playing a dance date. It captures the immediacy and chaotic magic of the 1940 orchestra in a way the carefully

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