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Duke Ellington Orchestra at Arizona Musicfest
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 ...
Label: Fantasy Jazz
Track listing: Wiggin' Out, Teach Me Tonight, A Night in Tunisia, Yes, Dove, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Without a Song (38:55)
Gerry Wiggins: Wiggin' Out
by Derek Taylor
Sharing a similar background with many of his fellow organ grinders Wiggins’ first instrument was piano. On this disc he sounds somewhat intoxicated by the sonic possibilities available to him on the electric keyboard and as a result his approach isn’t immediately endearing and takes some getting used to. Favoring a syrupy sustain and an almost ...
Gerry Wiggins (HiFi Jazz: Wiggin' Out
by C. Andrew Hovan
Very much a behind-the-scenes type of musician, pianist Gerald Wiggins is an excellent player who came up during the swing era working with Louis Armstrong and Benny Carter, among others. In the early '50s, he headed to California where he would accompany divas such as Eartha Kitt and Kay Starr, in addition to day gigs in ...