C Jam Blues

Duke Ellington

After hours jam

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The clock shows 3 AM and all the cats are getting are getting off from their gigs.

This is when the real music happened.

Big band dance jobs payed the bills, but it was the playing after show where the musicians had their real fun and the music was moved forward.

Filmed in 1942.

Personnel:

Duke Ellington, piano
Ray Nance, violin
Rex Stuart, trumpet
Ben Webster, tenor sax
Joe Nanton, trombone
Barney Bigard, clarinet
Junior Raglin, bass
Sonny Greer, drums
 

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