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Artist: Duke Ellington Legacy, The
Title: Single Petal Of A Rose
Format: CD
Label: RENMA RECORDINGS
Catalog Number:6403
Barcode:884501711081 itemnumber=1000112009
Price: $9.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 8/21/2012
Availability: In Stock
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9 PIECE JAZZ ENSEMBLE PLAYING NEW ARRANGEMENTS OF DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC. SPECIAL GUEST HOUSTON PERSON - TENOR SAXOPHONE. ARRANGEMENTS BY NORMAN SIMMONS. FOUNDED BY ELLINGTON'S GRANDSON, EDWARD KENNEDY ELLINGTON II. 


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The Duke Ellington Legacy's Single Petal of a Rose offers a ravishing, 21st Century take on the Maestro's music, with special guest Houston Person. Almost four decades after Duke Ellington's passing, he looms larger than ever as a singular giant of American music. With Single Petal of a Rose, slated for release on June 5th, 2012 on Renma Recordings, the talent-laden Duke Ellington Legacy offers an insightful, often-breathtaking tour through a program of masterpieces by Ellington and his inimitable creative partner, Billy Strayhorn. A nine-piece multigenerational ensemble founded by guitarist Edward Kennedy Ellington II, Duke's grandson, the Duke Ellington Legacy doesn't attempt to replicate the Ellington Orchestra's sound. Rather, the band explores sublime ballads, hard-charging flag wavers, lustrous tone poems, and sultry vocals, channeling an essentially Ellingtonian spirit from a contemporary perspective. With savvy music direction by saxophonist Virginia Mayhew and brilliant arrangements by the great Norman Simmons, who also handles piano duties with elegant authority, the band fully adheres to Duke's prime directive, swinging as if their lives depended on it. "The key thing is we're not just playing Ellington arrangements," Ellington says. "These are fresh arrangements reflecting new influences, and that's the point." "...sounds as classic as the day Duke Ellington gave his music birth, while still sounding like a contemporary jazz band" - Susan Frances, Jazzreview.com www.ellingtonlegacy.com www.renmarecordings.com

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