Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve; 180 gram vinyl. Original master concert recording from the November 10th, 1969 previously unreleased, respectively released for the first time in 2016. A release in the WDR The Cologne Broadcasts series produced by Jazz historian Dr. Bernd Hoffmann. Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899-May 24, 1974) is the American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne) is the German public broadcasting institution based in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with it's main office in Cologne. Engineered by Rolf-Dieter Weyer and re-mastered by Dirk Franken. Liner notes by journalist and radio host Karsten Mützelfeldt in English and German.