Date: Dec 30th, 2012 · Tags: Jazz CD Reviews

By 1967, the heyday of the big band was over. Rock and Roll ruled as the popular music of the day, and the financial challenges of keeping a large ensemble together for recording–and especially touring–were huge. But m: Duke Ellington –one of American’s finest bandleaders, pianists, and composers–was more than just a genius in the field of music.

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Duke Ellington Orchestra: Big Bands Live