On Jan. 23, 1967, Duke Ellington was in Copenhagen where he filmed two programs at TV-Byen Studio. The first was an octet of band members playing Ellington hits. The second was a trio featuring Ellington with bassist John Lamb and drummer Rufus Jones. One of the songs they performed was The Fringe of the Jungle. Also known as Eggo, the Ellington TV performance marked the first time he recorded the song. On the 117th anniversary of Ellington's birth, here's the trio footage...
I love jazz because it has allowed me to find my own voice.
I was first exposed to jazz as a child through my parents.
The best show I ever attended was Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. AMAZING!!!
The first jazz record I bought was Carmen Sings Monk.
My advice to new listeners is to listen with your heart and feel with your experiences.