Requisite: Duke Ellington, ‘This One’s for Blanton!’ (1975, Pablo)

Originally published on June 3, 2022. By Bob Weinberg Few practitioners have changed the way their instrument is played forever, but Jimmy Blanton ranks high among them. Playing with Duke Ellington’s band for just two years — he died of tuberculosis in 1941 at the age of 23 — the virtuoso bassist liberated the double

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