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'Improvising Soloist' Ebony and Ivory - The Music of Duke Ellington

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Dobson, A, 'Improvising Soloist' Ebony and Ivory - The Music of Duke Ellington, Sixty Jazz Club, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Performance Practice]

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The Hobart Jazz Octet is a collective of professional musicians in Hobart interested in taking the small ensemble form to a new level, spirit and energy – perfect for Sixty Jazz Club. The band plays original songs and arrangements from band leader / vocalist Aly Rae Patmore. The Duke Ellington ‘Ebony and Ivory’ project is the catalyst on a rolling sea of opportunity, creativity and expanse on ideas of original compositional works and arrangements in styles previously perfected by world class musicians. This new Hobart Jazz Octet plays songs and arrangements by the great Duke Ellington and his loyal instrumentalists and courtiers ie Billy Strayhorn, Juan Tizol, Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges, these blues based melodies, are some of the finest creations in big band and vocal jazz! Alyson Patmore – Vocals/Arrangements Jeremy Williamson – Trumpet Alistar Dobson- Alto and Soprano Saxophone Spike Mason – Tenor and Baritone Saxophone Les Johnson – Trombone Kelly Ottaway – Piano Nick Haywood – Bass Alf Jackson – Drums

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Item Type:Performance Practice
Keywords:jazz, Duke Ellington, improvisation, Sixty Jazz Club, Alistair Dobson, Nick Haywood, Kelly Ottaway, Spike Mason, Alf Jackson, Les Johnston, Jeremy Williamson, Aly Patmore, Hobart Jazz Octet
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Research Field:Music Performance
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:Music
Author:Dobson, A (Mr Alistair Dobson)
ID Code:121785
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Office of the School of TCOTA
Deposited On:2017-10-16
Last Modified:2017-10-17
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