Some Sweet Thunder - Ellington 1959
The Duke in one of his best periods. This can actually hardly be said. Throughout his career Duke Ellington has been the leading big band as far as providing us with different music colours, compositions, original and creative musicians and a certain looseness by The Duke to make all that happening.
Now with television and superb sound recording facilities the overall impact that his music makes on us becomes even more overwhelming. Together with many of my music- and musician friends I just love the Duke’s sound. I don’t think it will ever be surpassed.