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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session

Unreleased Ellington studio sessions have a paucity to match the plentitude of his vault live releases, so this crafty little quickie-just 29 minutes-is something of a revelation. The unlikely setup: Duke in Cologne in 1970 to record for synth-maven engineer Conny Plank, a man accustomed to working with Kraftwerk rather than swing titans. But it’s … Read More “Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session”

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