Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Duke Ellington Orchestra live in Holland, 1958

A big "thank you" to Kalamu ya Salaam for posting this fabulous 81 minute concert of the Duke Ellington Orchestra live in 1958, apparently the earliest know full-length Ellington gig caught on tape. Mr. ya Salaam writes in the accompanying blog post:

"Filmed at Amsterdam’s famed Concertgebouw (The Netherlands), this 80-minute concert features the 16-piece Duke Ellington Orchestra two years after their stunning performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, which Duke considered his second birth. This epic performance includes legendary players Clark Terry, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Quentin Jackson and Ray Nance performing some of the most beloved American music ever written."
The sound quality here is very good, too.

Since there seems to be no restriction on embedding, I'm posting the 'tube video here, but all credit must go to Kalumu ya Salaam.

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