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Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest

Read "Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Duke Ellington Orchestra Highlands Church 2015 Arizona Musicfest Scottsdale, Arizona February 6, 2015 The Duke Ellington Orchestra delivered a solid mix of swing and ballads from the colossal repertoire of its namesake and his gifted composing colleague, Billy Strayhorn. The enduring sophistication of their collaborative creativity was interpreted by a ...

Single Petal of a Rose

Label: Renma Recordings
Released: 2012
Track listing: Dedication by Norman Simmons; Single Petal of a Rose; Happy Go Lucky Local; In My Solitude; Johnny Come Lately; Home Grown; Blood Count; In A Mellow Tone; Upper Manhattan Medical Group; Squeeze Me; Lush Life; After Hours; Love You Madly; Lotus Blossom.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duke Ellington Legacy: Single Petal of a Rose

Read "Single Petal of a Rose" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The great Duke Ellington would be proud of the way his family has decided to keep his memory and music alive and kicking for newer generations to enjoy. In 2003, his grandchildren, guitarist Edward Kennedy Ellington II and sister Gaye Ellington, formed The Duke Ellington Legacy, a nine-piece jazz ensemble dedicated to performing the music of ...

Thank You Uncle Edward

Label: Renma Recordings
Released: 2008
Track listing: Perdido; Pretty Woman; Caravan; Mainstem; Day Dream; Toe Tickler; Isfahan; Cottontail; Moon Mist; In A Sentimental Mood; Come Sunday.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duke Ellington Legacy: Thank You Uncle Edward

Read "Thank You Uncle Edward" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Duke Ellington Legacy is a musical consortium initiated by guitarist Edward Kennedy Ellington II, a grandson of the musical Duke. He met saxophonist/composer Virginia Mayhew in 1987, and by 2004, Ellington wanted to so something tangible about his ideas, turning the process over to Mayhew. Thank You Uncle Edward is the product of her ...


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