Diggin’ The Duke is the exciting new release from vocal enchantress Deborah J. Carter. With this program Deborah shines a very new and personal light on known and unknown repertoire of Duke Ellington. Deborah, with Mark Zandveld and Leo Bouwmeester, rearranged from a contemporary perspective a selection of Ellington’s compositions, and Deborah composed original lyrics to a few of his instrumentals. They use a variety of swing, Latin and fusion rhythms and adventurous harmonies.
Deborah J. Carter, Vocals & Flute | Leo Bouwmeester, Piano | Mark Zandveld, Bass | Gunnar Graafmans, Drums & Percussion | Efraim Trujillo, sax | Hermine Deurloo, Harmonica | Mateusz Pulawski, Guitar | Alex Simu, Clarinet d’amour | Emiel Wienholts, Sax