Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the July 2007 Issue of Stereophile! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Duke Ellington's 70th Birthday Concert was recorded during a 1969 tour by United Artists. Tracks include "Satin Doll", "Perdido, "Take the 'A' Train" and a medley constructed from 9 jazz classics including "Prelude To A Kiss", "Mood Indigo", "Sophisticated Lady", "Caravan" and more!
This legendary concert captures one of the final lineups of Ellington's touring band performing a retrospective program that touches on all eras and styles of the composer's long and prolific career. Included here is everything from timeless early Cotton Club classics like "Rockin' in Rhythm" to later, more complex compositions like "Black Swan."