The Don Lerman Quartet- Duke Ellington Tribute
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About the Event
Familiar to jazz fans and all music listeners alike, Duke Ellington (1899-1974) recorded and performed extensively with his orchestra in a career that spanned over six decades. As a composer, arranger, pianist, and bandleader, Ellington produced music that "has never been surpassed," according to writer Joop Visser. The large volume and range of his compositions include instrumental pieces, popular songs, orchestral suites, sacred musical works, and several musical comedies and film scores, and an incomplete and unperformed opera. The Don Lerman quartet featuring Larry Dwyer pay tribute to the Duke by performing some of his well-known pieces such as "Cottontail" and "Come Sunday," as well as several of his lesser-known works such as "Lady of the Lavender Mist" and "Golden Cress." Don Lerman on saxophone, Larry Dwyer on piano, Darrel Tidaback on bass, and Lannie Turner on drums will greatly enjoy offering this small sampling from the wonderful musical legacy of Duke Ellington.