Duke Ellington by Susanne Schapowalow.
Nina Simone - The Legend
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was born 114 years ago today in Washington, D.C. In this April 1950 photo, he is illustrating part of the reason the name “Duke” was bestowed upon him by childhood friends who admired him for his killer style. He even wore suits and ties in high school and once blew everyone away at a party when he showed up in a shimmy back herringbone suit that was shirred and pleated in the back—a style that no one else was wearing at the time. Photo by Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images.
Donald Byrd “Live at Montreux July 5, 1973″
Great gift from Blue Note Records, they gave us a never-released concert by the late, great trumpeter Donald Byrd, recorded at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival, stream below, enjoy!
Personnel: Donald Byrd, Trumpet, Fluegelhorn, Vocals; Fonce Mizell, Trumpet, Vocals; Allan Barnes, Tenor Sax, Flute; Nathan Davis, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax; Kevin Toney, Electric Piano; Larry Mizell, Synthesizer; Barney Perry, Electric Guitar; Henry Franklin, Electric Bass; Keith Killgo, Drums, Vocals; Ray Armando, Conga, Percussion.
Eddie Palmieri - “Spirit Of Love”
Phil Upchurch - “Black Gold”
Karriem Riggins - “Round The Outside” Video.
Tony Williams Lifetime - “Wildlife”