These JAZZ RHYTHM tributes to Duke Ellington feature outstanding Ducal performances from 78 rpm discs, a recently restored STEREO recording from 1932, and some of the finest recent Trad Jazz bands performing Ellington's music: New Black Eagles, Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band, and Tomas Ornberg’s Blue Five.
Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra
In 1999 JAZZ RHYTHM celebrated the Centenary of Duke Ellington's birth April 29, 1899.
Ellington recordings ranging from 1929 to the early 1970s you will hear
the recollections of Mercer Ellington, Rex Stewart and the Duke read by
actors Jill Eikenberry, Michael Tucker, and voice actor Joe Hughes.