Consumer Guide: December, 2019

Century-spanning soulfulness and truth telling, rants and classical training

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington: The Great Summit: The Master Takes (Roulette Jazz) The Penguin Guide reports Ellington was “more or less slumming” during this two-day 1961 session while allowing as how it’s Armstrong’s gig anyway and in the end a “moving and quietly eloquent” reflection on Ellington’s songbook—a songbook I should mention is augmented …

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