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Pigfoot Plays Ellington

An entertainingly riotous and delicately atmospheric account of Ellington's legacy is promised


Pigfoot Plays Ellington: Chris Batchelor trumpet/cornet, James Allsopp baritone saxophone/bass clarinet, Liam Noble keyboard, Paul Clarvis drums

Pigfoot Plays Ellington is an imaginative reworking of the remarkable repertoire of Jazz's foremost composer Duke Ellington; from his earliest days of New York's famous Cotton Club, through the powerhouse swing of the 1930s and 40s to the exotica inspired by his extensive international travels of later years.

The members of Pigfoot are devotees of the Ellington sound - the muted rasp of trumpeter Cootie Williams, the poised grace of Harry Carney's baritone, the dense crunch of Duke's piano voicings and the buoyant bounce of drummer Sonny Greer are all reflected in the engaging and individual approaches of these inspired musicians.

"Pigfoot lure you into a world where you can hear it's not safe to go out at night, but you're gonna have a heck of a good time if you do" (Kai Hoffman London Jazz News)

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