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04/07/2011

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 04 July 2011

Clare Teal presents the second part of the BBC Big Band in concert with singer Viktoria Tolstoy as they perform music by Duke Ellington.

Recorded at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury as part of the recent 2011 Sounds New festival, her set includes Satin Doll, Don't Get Around Much Anymore and Sophisticated Lady.

The band and conductor Joerg Achim Keller also perform movements from one of Duke Ellington's later works, UWIS (University of Wisconsin Suite). Written in 1972 the pieces include Loco Madi, Having At It and Black Butterfly.

Tonight's conductor Joerg Achim Keller is one of the jazz world's most accomplished writers of today and musical director of the Hamburg-based NDR Big Band. His arranging credits include the works of a diverse list of composers including Duke Ellington, Ornette Coleman, Burt Bacharach, Bert Kaempfert, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin for an equally diverse list of soloists including Chet Baker, the Brecker Brothers and Jack Bruce.

Music Played

6 items
  • Image for Big Band SFB

    Big Band SFB Loco Madi

    Composer: Duke Ellington

  • Image for Big Band SFB

    Big Band SFB Black Butterfly

    Composer: Duke Ellington

  • Image for Big Band SFB

    Big Band SFB Having At It

    Composer: Duke Ellington

  • Image for Viktoria Tolstoy

    Viktoria Tolstoy Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    Composer: Duke Ellington & Bob Russell Arranger: Joerg Achim Keller

  • Image for Viktoria Tolstoy

    Viktoria Tolstoy "Sophisticated Lady"

    Composer: Duke Ellington & Mitchell Parish Arranger: Joerg Achim Keller

  • Image for Viktoria Tolstoy

    Viktoria Tolstoy It Don't Mean A Thing

    Composer: Duke Ellington Arranger: Joerg Achim Keller

  • Viktoria Tolstoy & the BBC Big Band

    Viktoria Tolstoy & the BBC Big Band

    Gukbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival 2011

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