Thursday, 1 May 2014

“Open letter to Duke”

(Duke Ellington) 
In this week that the world celebrates the 115th birthday anniversary of Duke Ellington (29 April 1899, Washington DC, US), one of the preeminent composers of the 20th century, pianist and bandleader, bassist Charles Mingus, himself a distinguished composer, writes an “Open Letter to Duke” (personnel: Mingus, bass; Willie Dennis, trombone; Shafi Hadi, alto saxophone; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Horace  Parlan, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums; recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, US, 12 May 1959)

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  1. Great Jazz piece. My first time of listening to him. Thanks, Prof Ekwe-Ekwe, for the highlight.

  2. Many thanks, George. Very best!