'Canonical Ellington' (accompanying Blue Light 27-2)

Gareth Evans’ Canonical Ellington (Blue Light 27-2) contains a selection of 70 recordings by Martin Williams and Gunther Schuller that best illustrate Duke Ellington’s work in the big band idiom, covering the period 1926-1968. Gareth located most of them on Spotify and we’re pleased to present them below:

If that wasn’t enough of a treat, Gareth supplies his own personal list of 70 essential Ellington masterpieces.

Happy listening to you all, from DESUK.