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Duke Ellington

tue 19 jan 2016 17:00 

Conductor, composer and pianist Duke Ellington (1899-1974) part 53. One of the most important meetings from the history of jazz: the one between Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Ellington brought 17 compositions, played the role of ‘musical director’ and played – in stead of Billy Kyle, Armstrong’s normal pianist – piano in the Louis Armstrong All Stars. Recordings from 3 and 4 april 1961.

sources:
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit – The Master Takes
   (Roulette Jazz 7243 5 24547 2 3)
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Making of The Great Summit
    (Roulette Jazz 7243 5 24548 2 2)