Brian Priestley

Love You Gladly

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British pianist Brian Priestley pays tribute to Duke Ellington on this LP, performing six Ellington songs (four of which are obscure) plus his own originals "Ducalypso," "Blooz For Dook" and "Love You Gladly." Heading a septet that also includes trumpeter Digby Fairweather, trombonist Derek Wadsworth and the reeds of Don Rendell and Olav Vas, Priestley gave the Ellington tunes new arrangements, and the result is a fresh set of swinging music; even "Mood Indigo" sounds new. Worth checking out.