Aberdeen Jazz Festival Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert Jazz

Aberdeen Jazz Festival Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert

A very rare performance of Ellington's wonderful "Sacred Music". Both serious and swinging the music is reverent and hip: encompassing jazz, classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel, blues and dance. Ellington called it “the most important thing I have ever done”. Written for jazz big band, vocal soloists, choir and tap dancer, its rarity is not surprising, but Ellington devotee Pauline Black has gathered a large  cast of amateur and professional musicians to recreate this remarkable music in the stunning surrounds of St Machar’s Cathedral.
 


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