YOW! – The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra play “Concerto For Cootie”

By Sam Griffith

This is an AWESOME rendition of the Ellington classic “Concerto For Cootie”. A few observations:

  • Big Band Sound! Like the other YOW videos that we have posted, the LCJO has an amazing big band sound that is showcased with this composition.
  • Laying Back! When you are listening to this, check out the moments where the band, or specific instrumental sections, lay back.
  • The second half of this song, when the trumpet melody is “unplunged” is seminal jazz moment. Its fantastic jazz!


YOW!- YouTube of the Week. Stay tuned for more!


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