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Never on Sunday - Ellington 1965

bob erwig
Never on Sunday Ellington 1965
During a dance concert somewhere in 1965 Duke Ellington features Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. A tophit in those days, one called "Never on Sunday" . Next to Jimmy's playing there is some great full band arrangement with powerful trombone playing by Lawrence Brown
In 1943 Jimmy Hamilton replaced Barney Bigard in the Duke Ellington orchestra, and stayed with Ellington until 1968. His style was very different on his two instruments: on tenor saxophone he had an R&B sound, while on clarinet he was much more precise and correct, though fluent. He wrote some of his own material in his time with Ellington
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