This Sunday Music Music finds the first snow of the season has come and gone, and in it's wake the dark gloomy days of Rochester weather settles in as clocks have turned back to Standard time. Nothing helps life the gloom that good music. To that end we have, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra The Complete Ellington Indigos. This is a CD re-issue of all the material from the original sessions recorded in September 9 to October 14, 1957. It seems there were numerous releases in Mono and Stereo LPs, CDs that omitted certain tunes or used alternate takes. It nice to find re-issues like this that extra material, so you don't mind buyng it again even if you have the original LP, (which in this case I don't) Of course, I'd be remissed if I didn't mention, my father Sam Woodyard, plays drums on the sessions.
Next, we have John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension Live at Ronnie Scott's. It's a nice follow up seeing him perform at his Farewell tour date recently. This was recorded in March of this year (2017) and many of the tunes were part of the farewell tour playlist.