NDR Bigband

Ellingtonia - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9233-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92332 5
  • German Release: 01/02/1999
  • Genre: Bigband
Only digitally available

Ellingtonia „The Homage to Duke Ellington"In the 1oo-plus years since jazz was born, there have been two artists whose contributions to the music have made them, unassailably, the most significant and influential of all - Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. As Leonard Feather once observed, "Duke is to composed and orchestrated jazz what Louis Armstrong is to jazz improvisation. "This album, which features some of the classic compositions from the vast Ducal pantheon, is released in celebration of the centenary of Edward Kennedy Ellington, who was born in Washington D.C on April 29, 1899 and died in New York on May 24, 1974.Ellington’s creative output, which began in 1917 when he made his professional debut and continued up to within a few weeks of his death, was simply staggering. Between November 1924 and February 197...

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NDR Bigband conducted by Dieter Glawischnig , Steve Gray , Arif Mardin
featuring Tomasz Stanko /Heinz Sauer /Slide Hampton /Nils Landgren /[[Christof Lauer]]

Recording Information

Recorded by Hannes Carstens except #6 recorded by Sönke Hennings at Studio 1 NDR, Hamburg, 1984 and 1998, #9 recorded by Scott D. Bauer at Marriot-Hotel, New York, Congress of International Association of Jazz Educators, January 8, 1998
Mastered by Walter Quintus
Produced by Wolfgang Kunert and Axel Dürr for NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk