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Rotterdam 1969

Label: Storyville Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Take The A Train (theme) and C Jam Blues; Kinda Dukish and Rockin’ In Rhythm; Take The A Train (full version); Up Jump; La Plus Belle Africaine; Come Off The Veldt; El Gato (The Cat); Black Butterfly; Things Ain’t What They Used To Be; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Medley 1 – Caravan, Mood Indigo, Sophisticated Lady; Medley 2 – Making That Scene, It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Be Cool And Groovy For Me; Satin Doll; R.T.M; In Triplicate into Satin Doll.

Rotterdam 1969

Label: Storyville Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Take the A Train (theme) / C Jam Blues; Kinda Dukish / Rockin’ in Rhythm; Take the A Train; Up Jump; La Plus Belle Africaine; Come Off the Veldt; El Gato; Black Butterfly; Things Ain’t What They Used to Be; Don’t Get Around Much Anymore; Medley 1: Caravan / Mood Indigo / Sophisticated Lady; Medley 2: Making That Scene / It Don’t Mean a Thing / Be Cool and Groovy for Me; Satin Doll; R.T.M.; In Triplicate into Satin Doll.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Rotterdam 1969

Read "Rotterdam 1969" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's a succulent and long-hidden treat for Duke Ellington aficionados: a wide-ranging and reasonably well-recorded concert performance by the Ellington orchestra from 1969 at the Do Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Many of Ellington's tried-and-true favorites are here, along with a number of lesser-known themes such as tenor Paul Gonsalves' feature, “Up Jump"; “Come ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra: Rotterdam 1969

Read "Rotterdam 1969" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Right up to the end Duke Ellington maintained an ability to surprise lesser mortals with his impish wit. In 1969 he visited the White House to celebrate his 70th birthday and kissed President Richard Nixon on the cheek four times. When Nixon asked why four times, Ellington replied, “One for each cheek." Tricky ...


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