DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA - The Conny Plank Session LP

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA - The Conny Plank Session LP

SGD 40.00

Label: Groenland Records Duke Ellington’s musical works are seemingly well documented; the likelihood of finding a good,unreleased Duke Ellington recording is slight at best.When Grönland Records called and told me they had found exactly that in Conny Plank’s estate and asked me if I wanted to give it a listen, I felt pretty honored, and excited. The music of Duke Ellington is – in my worldview – to jazz what Bach’s oeuvre is to classical music: THE great benchmark, or – to raise it up onto an even higher pedestal – the Old Testament, the alpha and omega. With both Bach and Ellington, you can sit down at a piano simply to go through it building chords and something great always happens. This music is so rich, and it is virtually indestructible.

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