Rodney Whitaker

All Too Soon: The Music of Duke Ellington

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MUSIC REVIEW BY Editor, Dusty Grooves

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A very fresh take on the songs of Duke Ellington - presented here by bassist Rodney Whitaker, with a tight combo sound that resonates strongly with his other great records! The tunes are definitely Duke's, but the presentation is pure Whitaker - hip, soulful, and reworked with nicely contemporary elements - played by a strong lineup that features Michael Dease on trombone, Brian Lynch on trumpet, Diego Rivera on tenor, Richard Roe on piano, and Karriem Riggins on drums - plus vocals from Rockelle Whitaker at a few points too. It's nice to have the bass up in the lead on some of these tunes - and titles include "Cotton Tail", "All Too Soon", "Perdido", "Come Sunday", "Azure", "Caravan", "Harlem Air Shaft", and "Take The A Train".






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