Duke Ellington In Coventry, 1966 (Import)

Author/Artist: Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington In Coventry, 1966 (Import)

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Catalogue no: 1018448

Media: CD

Author/Artist: Duke Ellington

Category: Music

Genre: Jazz

Barcode: 0717101844821

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2018

Release Date: 27-07-2018

Availability: In stock

$28.95
During the year of 1966 Duke Ellington was touring Europe, giving concerts in many of the major cities of Europe, and touring England for a
During the year of 1966 Duke Ellington was touring Europe, giving concerts in many of the major cities of Europe, and touring England for a couple of weeks in February, with concerts, among others, in London, Liverpool, Manchester - and Coventry. Duke Ellington's sacred concerts had many incarnations, more than the three on the commercial records: The First (1965), The Second (1968) and The Third (1973). At concerts Ellington often made changes in the proceedings - let out some numbers, and played others, and altered the succession of numbers played. The soloists could be different too. Likewise at Coventry Cathedral on a winter's Monday, February 21st 1966. The Coventry concert had its centerpiece in "In The Beginning God", but apart from that it was no ordinary sacred concert: Two numbers, Come Sunday and Tell Me It's The Truth would have a vocal on the issued record and in other performances of A Concert of Sacred Music the previous year, but were purely instrumental here - and the two numbers following In The Beginning God had no connection to a religious theme. With him on the day in Coventry Cathedral were some highly professional British vocalists, The Cliff Adams Singers and the baritone singer George Webb, giving the performance a special quality, which the band acknowledged by playing on the top of their game. The concert was filmed for TV, and part of it was telecast. Two numbers were regrettably omitted from the TV production, but are on this CD, a powerful version of Light (Montage) from Black, Brown And Beige, and the above-mentioned Come Easter. The concert also includes a premiere and only performance of a new Ellington composition Come Easter, a near premiere of another new Ellington piece West Indian Pancake, and one of the first performances of a piece which would become an important part of many concerts during the following years; La Plus Belle Africaine. It was a rather new piece of Ellington's, the first known performance being from Paris only three weeks before. In Coventry it serves as an encore to the show, and concludes a unique concert in a proper way. sit atop drum & bass, jungle and garage beats.

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