Duke Ellington & Orchestra Live in Paris

Salle Pleyel 1958

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Duke Ellington — Bandleader, pianist
Billy Strayhorn — Pianist
Jimmy Woode — Double bassist
Sam Woodyard — Drummer
Cat Anderson — Trumpeter
Ray Nance — Singer, trumpeter
John Sanders — Trombonist
Jimmy Hamilton — Clarinetist
Clark Terry — Trumpeter
Paul Gonsalves — Saxophonist
Ozzie Bailey — Singer
Nelson Williams — Trumpeter
Shorty Baker — Trumpeter

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At his peak, Duke Ellington was a musical God, a debonair genius who could squeeze just the right amount of emotion out of all his notes and convert the complex and intricate into something accessible and adored by almost all listeners. He was also one of the first African-American superstars of the Twentieth Century and carried himself with grace and charm, a role model at a time when society tried its best to reduce and control the achievements of black musicians. 

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Directed by:
Claude Loursais
Venue: Salle Pleyel (Paris, France)
Production date: 1958
Duration: 31 min
Production: © Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) - Paris
Resolution: Full HD

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