Label: Columbia - CL 2363 • Series: Columbia Archive Series • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Promo • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Swing
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra is perhaps the greatest of all Jazz bands. The group stayed together for over fifty years and recorded and wrote some of America’s greatest music. The band started in New York City under name of the Washingtonians in
Duke Ellington brought a level of style and sophistication to Jazz that it hadn’t seen before. Although he was a gifted piano player, his orchestra was his principal instrument. Like Jelly Roll Morton before him, he considered himself to be a composer and arranger, rather than just a musician. Undated photograph of Ellington and group in Louis Thomas’ cabaret, R St. NW in Washington ted Reading Time: 5 mins.
· Live concerts, location recordings and broadcast transcriptions of Duke Ellington and his Famous Orchestra from to reveal a distinctive body of work separate but parallel to the studio sessions. The music heard below highlights Ellington’s biggest stars recorded at dances, live shows and the legendary Fargo, North Dakota ted Reading Time: 9 mins.
· Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Duke Ellington And His Orchestra. –. Label: Classics (11) – CLASSICS Series: The Classics Chronological Series – Offer Count: 1.
Piano, Arranged By, Directed By – Duke Ellington Soprano Saxophone – Johnny Hodges (tracks: 1 to 11, 14, 16 to 21, 23) Tenor Saxophone – Barney Bigard (tracks: 1 to 11, 14 to 23).
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