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Atlantic City :: NJ :: USA | 15 days 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 | 3 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 12 months 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 | 12 months 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 | 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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Stuttgart :: Germany | over 1 year ago

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Rock and Roll ruled as the popular music of the day, and the financial challenges of keeping a large ensemble together for recording—and especially touring—were huge. But Duke Ellington —one of American's finest bandleaders, pianists, and composers—

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Oklahoma City :: OK :: USA | over 1 year ago

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November 14, 2012 The funky, jazz-focused Yeah.....About That brings to mind the sounds of the early Brecker Brothers . Groove seems to be the primary focus of this nine-song CD from the mind of Oklahoma City native, Johnny Hodges. Hodges started

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New York City :: NY :: USA | over 1 year ago

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September 21, 2012 Duke Ellington stood aloof from the Civil Rights movement. As a self proclaimed patriot he was extremely uneasy about the street protests and civil disobedience sweeping America the 1960s. He didn't participate in Martin Luther

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