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The greatest swing and orchestral jazz musician of the past century, Duke Ellington fascinated millions around the world for over fifty years with his captivating compositions and unique style of music. The legendary musician produced award winning works that reshaped the jazz music genre, giving it mainstream success and popularity around the globe. Paying homage to this celebrated artist, the New York’s Carnegie Hall will be presenting pieces from Ellington’s critically acclaimed Sacred Music Concerts in the upcoming months. Written during the last decade of Ellington’s life, the Sacred Concerts feature three recordings that won several awards for the artist. All classical jazz lovers can experience the magic of Ellington’s powerful music by availing Ellington’s Sacred Music tickets.
Born in 1899, Ellington produced a large and diversified repertoire of work during his lifetime. He formed his famous orchestra during the early 1920’s and produced chart breaking recordings that won critical as well as commercial fame. Some of his early orchestra albums include ‘Three Little Words’, ‘The Mooche’, ‘Doin’ the New Low Down’ and ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’. His 1940’s chart-topping R&B recordings include ‘Main Stem’, ‘Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me’, ‘Sentimental Lady’, ‘A Slip of the Lip’ and ‘Don’t Get Around Much Anymore’. During the sixties, Ellington collaborated with several eminent artists like Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra. Throughout his career, Ellington toured around the world, delivering riveting live performances with his highly popular orchestra. The Ellington Orchestra comprised of some of the best jazz players of all time such as saxophonist Johnny Hodges.
In 1965, Ellington released his first recording in the Sacred Concert Series, ‘A Concert of Sacred Music’. The concert made its premiere at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on the request of Reverend John S. Yaryan. The official album of ‘A Concert of Sacred Music’ was extremely well received by the critics and scored a five star rating by Allmusic. The album featured hit tracks like ‘Come Sunday’, ‘New World’s A’Coming’ and ‘Will You Be There’. The ‘Second Sacred Concert’ made its debut in 1968 at New York’s Cathedral of St. John. Alice Babs worked on the track ‘Heaven’ with Ellington Orchestra on this recording. The album of the concert was again well received by the critics as well as fans. It scored four stars by Allmusic and comprised of songs like ‘Praise God and Dance’, ‘The Biggest and Busiest Intersection’, ‘Almighty God’ and ‘Supreme Being’. The last recording in the Sacred Concert Series, ‘Third Sacred Concert’ made its premier in UK at the Westminster Abbey. The album was released in October 1975 to positive reviews.
Throughout his career and even after his death, Ellington continued to earn praises and honors for his immense contribution to the music worldwide. Countless memorials and tributes have been given to the legendary musician over the years. Several artists like Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Claude Bolling and Sonny Stitt have dedicated their albums to Ellington. Ellington won twelve Grammy Awards including a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’. He also won numerous inductions and honors such as ‘NAACP Spingarn Medal’, ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, Pulitzer Prize and Commemorative US Quarter.
Ellington’s Sacred Music will be reproduced on stage by exceptionally gifted and talented musicians such as Music Director David Berger, Jared Grimes, Sean Jones, Norm Lewis, Wynton Marsalis and Vincent Gardner. The Carnegie Hall presentation of the Sacred Music Concert series will feature Ellington’s hit recordings like ‘Father Forgive’, ‘Its Freedom’, ‘David Danced’, ‘Twenty Three Psalms’ and ‘Dance Finale’. So make sure to be a part of this epic musical and reserve your seat by getting Ellington’s Sacred Music tickets.