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Still Swinging - Ellington, Hodges, Gonsalves, Carter in the 1960s (1960 - 1966)

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Duke Ellington and Benny Carter, whose careers stretched back to the 1920s, continued to be vital musical presences in the 1960s. In this hour we will hear examples of their late career work and that of two veteran Ellingtonians, alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges and tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. Swing giants in the 1960s in this hour of Jazz at 100.

Playlist

  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Duke Ellington Trio and John Coltrane Trio "In A Sentimental Mood" from Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Impulse!) 2:27
  • Host speaks 6:40
  • Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach "Wig Wise" from Money Jungle (United Artists) 8:06
  • Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach "Warm Valley" from Money Jungle (United Artists) 11:22
  • Host speaks 14:52
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra "Tourist Point of View" from Far East Suite (RCA) 15:51
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra "Isfahan" from Far East Suite (RCA) 21:04
  • Host speaks 25:09
  • Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra "310 Blues" from Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges (Impulse!) 27:30
  • Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra "A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing" from Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges (Impulse!) 32:01
  • Host speaks 35:04
  • Paul Gonsalves Quintet "I Cover the Waterfront" from Getting' Together (Jazzland) 36:30
  • Paul Gonsalves Quintet "Yesterdays" from Getting' Together (Jazzland) 40:36
  • Host speaks 44:07
  • Benny Carter Nonet "Cotton Tail" from Further Definitions (Impulse!) 46:48
  • Benny Carter Nonet "Blue Star" from Further Definitions (Impulse!) 51:12
  • Host Outro 56:33
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