[JPL] Ellington playing "deep in the keys"

Tom Reney tr at wfcr.org
Sun Jan 2 10:02:10 EST 2011


Ellington at the piano, reminding one of Gunther Schuller's assertion 
that with "very few exceptions," he's "never encountered a pianist, jazz 
or classical, who could command at once such purity of tone and range of 
dynamics and timbres as Ellington."

And how about the freshness of invention in a tune he'd played thousands 
of times.

John Lamb, bass
Rufus "Speedy" Jones, drums

And here's a great "Perdido" featuring Jimmy Hamilton, Rolf Ericson, and 
Paul Gonsalves.


Tom Reney
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