Live in Monrteal – 1964

The Duke Ellington Orchestra

Dark footage, hot music from Casa Loma

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It’s not your eyes.

This is an old “kinoscope” and a bit underexposed (a least on the one and only copy we’ve found), but the music is hot.

Le Jazz Hot Room in Montreal’s famed Casa Loma Club on April 20, 1964 with the cameras of Radio-Canada rolling.

Many interesting camera angles and the picture does lighten up from time to time.

I love the relaxed feel of the show and the hip and appreciative Montreal audience.

It was a special evening – and now, you can be there.

Playlist:

Boo-Dah (00:00)
Take The “A” Train (4:18)
Afro-Bossa (5:56)
Perdido (10:37)
Never On Sunday (14:29)
Happy Reunion (18:36)
Wailing Interval (22:07)
Caravan (26:14)
Banquet (32:02)
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (34:22)
Skillipoop (39:11)
The Prowling Cat (43:19)

Medley:

[Intro fanfare (46:32 )]
Satin Doll (47:04)
Solitude (48:27)
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (49:45)
Mood Indigo (50:26 )
I’m Beginning To See The Light (52:41)
Sophisticated Lady (53:16)
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (56:17)
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (57:40)
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart & Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (59:23)
Take The “A” Train (1:02:15)

– Ken McCarthy