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Ode To Duke Ellington

LP (Item 58649) Inner City, 1978 — Condition: Used

A warm solo piano tribute to Duke Ellington – kind of a nice "back atcha" effort from Dollar Brand, given that Duke was one of his big champions in the early years of his career! The style here is quite far from Ellingtons, even though Brand plays a few of Duke's compositions – and like other solo sets from the pianist, the tracks have a wonderfully rhythmic feel overall – a ringing, pulsating quality that's totally great – quite different from what you might expect in a solo piano set from anyone else! Titles include "Impressions On A Caravan", "In A Sentimental Mood", "Two Spirituals", "Rose Got It Bad In Harlem".  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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