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!