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Jed Levy Quintet: Mood Ellington

Tenorist/flutist Jed Levy’s Mood Ellington can be both admired and enjoyed for its imaginative reworkings of some lesser-known Duke Ellington compositions, all performed with skill and affection by a stellar quintet. The only well-known tune among them is “Mood Indigo,” and it receives an appealing reharmonization. The rest of the well-balanced program consists of relatively unfamiliar pieces such as “Action in Alexandria,” “Circle of Fourths” and “Dancers in Love.”

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