Live and Rare

LABELS: RCA Bluebird
ALBUM TITLE: Duke Ellington
PERFORMER: Duke Ellington (p), with his orchestra of 1969-73 & Boston Pops Orchestra
CATALOGUE NO: 09026 63953 2


The 1973 Eastbourne concert on this set was a Parthian shot from jazz’s greatest musician, while the Boston Pops concert throws Ellington’s compositions up on a broader screen. There are also tracks with the 1969 band as well as two parties with Ellington sitting in with Earl Hines at one, and Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith at the other. A wonderful slice of history. SN