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A Classic from Duke

Duke Ellington’s orchestra with its version of the Nutcracker Suite and Kenny Baker and his reformed dozen play a Johnny Hodges composition.

Meanwhile Johnny Hodges also plays a Hodges original and Freddy Hubbard performs his version of Caravan. Miles Davis and Gil Evans get together for that big orchestral sound while vocal group Take 6 sing the only clue that Christmas is just round the corner.

We remember clarinettist Monty Sunshine. He died recently and there are examples of him playing as the leader of the group.

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Wed 22 Dec 2010 19:00