As it is international Jazz Day, here are a handful of albums that should be in every jazz library.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974), like Louis Armstrong, is one of the cornerstones of the Jazz world. A gifted composer, pianist and band leader, Ellington's career spanned over 50 years. Ellington got the nickname Duke from childhood friends who noticed his ease of grace and dapper dress sense and felt that he had the echoes of … Continue reading Duke Ellington #1
Here is a bit of Duke Ellington for Sunday Morning https://youtu.be/x0PlS8nuceA Ragtag Daily Prompt: Tune
A Song from the album you are taking to a desert island. In honesty I think I would be taking a compilation not an album but ok... Duke Ellington: Upton Ellington is the album and the track I have chosen is hos signature tune- which was written for him by Billy Strayhorn- Take the A … Continue reading 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 15
Today I went to the club to see the Eagles Jazz Band, I have always enjoyed Matt Palmer and his band so this would be something to raise my spirits a little and will be the second time I have been to the club this year, I went two weeks ago to see JB's Jazz … Continue reading Jazz in the Afternoon