Duke Ellington - the 1960's

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, pages 280-285:

In 1965, I was invited by Dean C. J. Bartlett and the Reverend John S. Yaryan to present a concert of sacred music in Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, as part of a year-long series celebrating the completion and consecration of that great Episcopal cathedral atop Nob Hill. I recognized this as an exceptional opportunity… All the members of the band played in character. Cootie Williams growled, Cat Anderson sent notes flying around the roof, Louis Bellson made an elegant percussion declaration, Harry Carney stated the theme with power and dignity, Johnny Hodges "sang" "Come Sunday" as only …   more >>
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Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 280-285. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429615075955 accessed: 20 May, 2024


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

Listening to

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sacred concert music
written by Duke Ellington
performed by Ester Merrill, Jimmy McPhail, Tony Watkins, Paul Gonsalves, Jon Hendricks, Harry Carney, Cootie Williams, Johnny Hodges, William "Cat" Anderson, Louie Bellson

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:17:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:55:40 +0100