11:44 AM GMT 21/05/2013
Bandleader, pianist composer and musical icon, Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington took his final curtain on May 24, 1974. He amassed an impressive collection of awards, including the US Medal Of Freedom, 12Grammys and France's Légion d'honneur, but his most glittering legacy remains the sublime music he recorded in a career that spanned more than five decades. This month's How To Buy Challenge is a beast; how best to enjoy it? What's the pick of his early material? What do you need to hear of the prime middle period of the 30s and 40s? What about later LPs like Ellington At Newport? How about his religious music, or his arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite? And which are the best compilations?
Tell us, please. The best recommendations will appear in the April issue of MOJO.
Posted by Ross_Bennett at 12:12 PM GMT 22/01/2013