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Duke Ellington

tue 2 feb 2016 17:00 

Concertmaster, composer and pianist Duke Ellington (1899-1974) part 54. Today you will hear four more pieces resulting from the musical meeting between Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong from April 1961. After that another unique meeting from July 1961: the orchestras of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. For this session with both their entire orchestras, both Ellington and Basie brought four pieces with them from their own repertoire.

Sources:
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit – The Master Takes
   (Roulette Jazz 7243 5 24547 2 3)
– Duke Ellington meets Count Basie: First Time
   (Columbia/Legacy CK 65571)