Tuesday, April 22, 2014

One Night Stand - 1945

Here's another part of the 1944 Esquire All Stars Show on One Night Stand.  This is the first part...



 This part of the program originates from Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles. The first tune is, "Bluetopia."  When the Duke introduces the first selection as being commissioned by "Paul Whiteman, the King of Jazz," several hoots of derision from the audience interrupt him, and the Duke begins the introduction again. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.