The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Continuum

Continuum

  • Release Date: 24 Aug 1999
  • FCD-24765-2

The 1974-'75 recording sessions comprising Continuum were the Duke Ellington Orchestra's first without the Maestro, who died, at 75, in May 1974. Assuming the helm was Duke's son, Mercer Ellington (1919-1996), who as a composer, arranger, and trumpeter had been involved with the organization on and off since the early 1940s, when his father led arguably his finest ensemble of all. The personnel here includes such Ellingtonian giants as trumpeter Cootie Williams and the nonpareil bari… MORE