Organic Duke The unaccompanied opening notes of this tenor saxist's self-assured Ellington salute are filled with promise. And he delivers — with buoying renditions of "Jump for… Organic Duke The unaccompanied opening notes of this tenor saxist's self-assured Ellington salute are filled with promise. And he delivers — with buoying renditions of "Jump for… Scott Hamilton Jazz
Music Review

Music Review: 'Organic Duke' (1994)

EW's GRADE
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Details Lead Performance: Scott Hamilton; Genre: Jazz

The unaccompanied opening notes of this tenor saxist's self-assured Ellington salute are filled with promise. And he delivers — with buoying renditions of ''Jump for Joy,'' ''Castle Rock,'' and ''The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues.'' But the spell is sometimes broken when he relinquishes the lead to his costar, organist Mike LeDonne. A-

Originally posted Nov 18, 1994 Published in issue #249 Nov 18, 1994 Order article reprints