Friday, January 15, 2010

Entering an Old but New World

Duke Ellington's music, as performed by his orchestra, is so large, so refined, so warm, so fascinating, so painfully beautiful at times. I am just a neophyte to it all, since my love of jazz has been mostly limited to smaller groups, trios, quartets, quintets, and so on. But an entire orchestra, led by the Duke, at full throttle, simply is "beyond category." I thank God for this gift of aesthetic goodness.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Groothuis,

    Can you consider seasoning your posts on jazz with some pieces from YouTube or some other online source?

    When you speak about a jazz player, you could search for a piece that goes with what your write. I would play and listen.