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70th Birthday Concert
Duke Ellington
70th Birthday Concert
Genres: Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Duke Ellington
Title: 70th Birthday Concert
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Release Date: 8/15/1995
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 724383274628, 724383274659, 072438327462

CD Reviews

Review of Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert | 12/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD not only is an excellent tribute to one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, but it also is a great CD with some of the best jazz music I ever have heard. Cat Anderson's trumpet ability in "El Gato" is just amazing. His range and volume alone make this CD worth buying. The way be nails double and trible high notes, and how he builds off his melody make for a really exciting trumpet solo.Billy Strayhorn's "Take the A Train" also is a great song. Besides it being one of the greatest and well known jazz piano songs ever, the version on this CD is the best I have ever heard. I think that it is important to realize the monumental impact jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Count Basie have had on the jazz world. These men struggled against racism and discrimination and stood out in the crowd. Duke's superior ability had made him a jazz legend, and this CD is basically the best of his work. Overall, this is a great CD with great takes of great songs. Any jazz fan would love this one - trust me. A great tribute to the father of jazz."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Duke establishes yet another indelible mark on the jazz world with the release of this stupendous live recording. This concert not only captures the essence of Ellington's artistry; it ultimately reveals to fans the evolution from Duke's primitive, earliest works to the sophisticated, rich arrangements captured here; and evokes an intense aura of energy that is certain to rivet listeners. I have also worn out my LP and am ordering a replacement CD. This is one of the finest jazz recordings you will ever own."
A Fitting Tribute to the Genius of Duke Ellington | usa | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This Set is Incredible.The Band&Duke are's a Grand Tribute to one of The Greatest Teachers The Music World Has ever Heard.The Music always sounds so Fresh&Alive.that's The Legacy Of Duke."