Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rotterdam 1969

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rotterdam 1969



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Our Price: £13.99    Change Currency
Media: CD
Artist: Duke Ellington
Catalogue #: STV1018440

Description

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra toured Europe in November 1969, a time when Ellington was still at the top of his powers. The new CD is a recording of the whole of an excellent concert held at De Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam—a venue famous for its splendid acoustics.

The ambience is remarkable: The audience is audibly enthusiastic and these high spirits clearly influence the band. Duke Ellington and the Orchestra gave two concerts on November 7th, and even though this is the second one, the musicians sound nothing but lively and fresh. Still in a brilliant mood after two concerts, Duke Ellington even played an after-party concert with a quartet—Storyville Records hopes to issue these recordings in the future.

The repertoire includes classics such as “Take the A Train” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” rarely heard as swinging as on this day, vigorous and fresh versions of “Kinda Dukish” and “Rockin’ In Rhythm” and the newer 1966 composition “La Plus Belle Africaine”, the centerpiece of the concert.




Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rotterdam 1969 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Product quality
10.0
Value for money
9.3
Overall rating
10.0
Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
10 out of 10

Ulf

GB
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Good points? The whole concept of making Dukes timeless musical treasures available on high quality cds like Storyville has been doing for decades. Adding these golden moments picked from Ellington´s, his band and soloists everyday music making on the road to their studio recordings. A gift to us oldtime listeners and as important: Keeping Dukes gifts to humanity alive for generations to come.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 01 February 2016
Published on: 15 February 2016
10 out of 10

Bo

Lidingo GB
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Everything about Duke is good.
Appreciate Storyvilles ambitions of releasing Ellington material
No
Confirmed purchase: 21 January 2016
Published on: 10 February 2016

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 01/02/2016
Format: Recorded Performance
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Brand: Storyville Records

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