Kurt Elling with Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Vince Mendoza
Tutti for Cootie - arrangement by Jesse Passenier - original composition by jazz legend big band leader Duke Ellington, written for his famous trumpeter Cootie Williams.
Vocalese based on a Cootie Williams trumpet solo - The lyrics are written by Kurt Elling himself, and this occasion was the première for this vocalese and arrangement.
This video is from the "grande finale" concert of the Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop 2012
Featured drummer: Ulysses Owens Jr.
Venue: LantarenVenster Rotterdam, March 24, 2012
This was my first opportunity to work with a legendary musician like Kurt Elling - and Vince Mendoza, another legend and probably the biggest example for me as a composer and arranger. I've been very lucky getting this chance and it has kick-started my carreer as a composer and arranger, for that I'm ever so grateful.
Welcome everyone, cheers, and enjoy the music!
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