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Most Duke Ellington tribute concerts and recordings rely on just a handful of his compositions (Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, In A Sentimental Mood, etc.). The Duke Ellington Society refers to these songs as “the usual suspects.” While they are worthy … Continue reading
A look at some of the outside projects done by Johnny Hodges during his second tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Piano solo, duet and trio interpretations of Ellington compositions by Duke and others….
William Alexander “Sonny” Greer was the Ellington band’s first drummer; his tenure was from 1923-51.