Duke Ellington in Moscow - 1971

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 388-389:

At one of Ambassador Beam's receptions, I am delighted to meet Aram Khachaturian. The conductor of the Radio Moscow Jazz Orchestra is also there, and he asks me to attend a special performance next morning at eleven. When I explain through the interpreter that this is much too early for me, his eyes seem about to fill with tears as he explains how important my presence is to him and his people. So we compromise and agree to meet at one o'clock! When I arrive at the hall in the radio station, there he is with his twenty-piece band all ready to go. They are great players, and at the end they ask…   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 388-389. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430049814279 accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Moscow


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Radio Moscow Jazz orchestra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:03:34 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:59:22 +0100