(2-CD set) This CD features Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra and could have been titled his greatest hits, but this was a ‘Live’ concert that the orchestra played at the famous Pleyel in Paris (France) during a
European tour in 1958. The Orchestra features a mass of talent with
most of Ellington’s top luminaries including Johnny Hodges, William
“Cat” Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Harry Carney and others
including the “Duke” on piano. Ozzie Bailey and Ray Nance provide the
vocals. To the uninitiated this is a fine introduction to the “Duke”
and his music.