Duke Ellington – ‘Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969-1973’ – London Jazz News

Duke Ellington – Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival 1969 -1973 (The Lost Recordings TLR2204041. Album review by Len Weinreich) By their own admission, record companies are a clumsy, scatty and careless bunch. And the evidence lies with released album titles informing us that, at some time or other, recorded performances by jazz musicians as … Read more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Essentially Ellington Competition Winners

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the winning high-school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla., took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Mass.) and Orange County … Read more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Winners of Essentially Ellington Competition

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the winning high school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in NYC. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla. took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Ma.) and Orange County School of … Read more

10 Tracks by Duke Ellington (as pianist) that I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In our growing series in which jazz musicians do a deep (and entirely personal and selective) dive into the music of their idols, pianist Liam Noble writes about Duke Ellington as pianist: Duke Ellington. Photo source: New York Public Library A musician once told me he thought that Ellington “couldn’t really play the piano”. I … Read more