Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 228 min | 522 MB
Label: Acrobat Music | Rel: 2013
Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.