Ellington Uptown by Duke Ellington/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (CD, Legacy)
Great music from the Duke (as always) at a great price!
Being an Ellington fan for years, I was surprised to find that I had never acquired this album, let alone listened to it, and I remember it being mentioned quite highly on the liner notes for another Ellington album of the same vintage-DUKE ELLINGTON PLAYS ELLINGTON (CL 558)...Read full review
2-CD: BENNY GOODMAN - At Carnegie Hall 1938: Complete
THE jazz milestone-fully restored with revelations.
Have always loved listening to this concert, and now Legacy recordings has finally restored every note and pretty much everything inbetween to give us the most comprehensive documentation of the night that jazz became legit-Benny Goodman's landmark 1938 jazz concert at Carne...Read full review
Nat King Cole
Meh-the "King" deserves a better book
Very disappointing book about the life and career of one of our greatest jazz pianists and vocal stylists-Nat "King" Cole. Pretty much a long magazine article with no real analysis of the records and the career, except for the constant "but the jazz community....resented hi...Read full review