Ellington, Duke

CD Card Company, 2008DVD

Issue: 14.3

Jazz Ruler Type: BigBand
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 2
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: There are 21 selections featuring Duke and his big band in the Swing Era. The sound and picture aren’t great (black & white) but the elegance is easily appreciated. Duke’s musicians were disciplined and polished professionals. Examples are Cootie Williams (t) on “Fly Me To The Moon ” and Johnny Hodges (sax) on “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be”. They provided entertainment for listening and dancing to appreciative audiences everywhere. They defined cool in “C-Jam Blues”! This is an enjoyable excerpt of jazz history.


Publicist: Music Video Distributors