Conductor, composer and pianist Duke Ellington (1899-1974)
In today’s programme (episode 154), you can listen to a selection from the concerts in venue De Doelen in Rotterdam on 7 November 1969 and the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on 26 November 1969, two out of many concerts he gave during his five-week European tour.
D.E. : Duke Ellington’s 70th Birthday Concert (2CD-set Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32746 2 8)
D.E. : D.E. & His Orchestra Rotterdam 1969 (Storyville 101 8440)