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Fascinatin' Rhythm

Trumpeter/​Arranger/​Leader/​Composer Mer­cer Elling­ton would have been 100 years young on March 11th if things had been dif­fer­ent. While he toiled , for the most part, in his father’s shad­ow, he still left us with some clas­sic jazz pieces such as Blue Serge, Moon Mist, Things Ain’t What They Used To Be, and Jumpin’ Pump­kins. He was also the musi­cal direc­tor and con­duc­tor for the revue of his father’s music, Sophis­ti­cat­ed Ladies’, and his record­ing, Dig­i­tal Duke’, won a Gram­my for best big band instru­men­tal per­for­mance. He passed away in 1996 at age 77. Long live the music of the oth­er Ellington’…

Set #1

Artist Song Album
Guido Basso/Peter Appleyard C Fascinating Rhythm Jazz Canadiana
Benny Carter Orchestra March Wind Aspects
Bobby Shew/Metropole Orchestra Joy Spring Bobby Shew/Metropole Orchestra
Julie London/Pete King Melancholy March Calendar Girl
Duke Ellington Orchestra Things Ain't What They Used To Be 70th Birthday Concert
Diahann Carroll/Mercer Ellington Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe/My Man A Tribute To Ethel Waters

Set #2

Artist Song Album
Mercer Ellington Orchestra Blue Serge Colors In Rhythm
Mercer Ellington Orchestra Maroon " " "
Duke Ellington Orchestra Jumpin' Pumpkins Jumpin' Pumpinkins
Mercer Ellington Orch., feat. Gregory Hines/Judith Jamieson Don't Get Around/I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Sophisticated Ladies
Marian McPartland The Duke Live At Maybeck Hall
Mark Murphy On The Red Clay Royal Bopsters

Set #3

Artist Song Album
Quincy Jones Orchestra Stockhom Sweenin' This Is How I Feel About Jazz
Quincy Jones/Dinah Washinton Makin' Whoopee Queen & Quincy
Bill Henderson /Oscar Peterson Trio The Lamp Is Low B. Henderson with O. Peterson
Kristen Lee Sergeant/Jeb Patton Qt. The Best Is Yet To Come Smolder
Jonathan Bauer C Chattin' Walk Don't Runi

Set #4

Artist Song Album
Mark Murphy I Remember Songs For The Geese
Ron Halldorson Duo, feat. Julian Bradford L C Teach Me Tonight Duologue
Tony Bennett/Stan Getz-Herbie Hancock Qt. Danny Boy Jazz
George Shearing Trio, feat. Louis Stewart It's Only A Paper Moon Music Of Nat King Cole