The Music of Duke Ellington with Guildhall Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Guildhall Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Martin Hathaway
A spectacular evening of Duke Ellington’s music. This concert represents the School’s relationship with the Duke Ellington Society UK, which tirelessly supports the revival of the music of the most important composer in jazz.
What makes the evening's music so spectacular is that, according to my information, the Guildhall Repertory Jazz Orchestra will be performing the complete music from Ellington's final Columbia album All American In Jazz, transcribed by Michael Kilpatrick.
I'm not aware that Ellington himself ever performed any of this music live outside the recording studio, much less the complete work.