Duke Ellington in Moscow - 1971

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 383:

One hour after our arrival in Moscow we are guests of the Bolshoi Ballet. It is the young troupe--it is wonderful. Next day when we eventually arrive in Leningrad, we are met by a big band that marches across the airfield toward us playing Dixieland jazz, with trombones sliding, clarinets smearing off, and all the musicians blowing in the traditional manner.
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 383. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430048896632 accessed: 5 March, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Duke Ellington
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Dixieland jazz performed by Russian

Experience Information

Date/Time 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:48:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:57:28 +0100