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New Record Added – “Command Performance” — 5 Comments

  1. Great to see this email about the concerts. In “85” I lost all my albums and photo memories and have missed hearing the band. Command Performance was my favorite and often wished I could get a copy again. Now thankfully I will be able to enjoy Ed Gloss in his solo again. Thanks george

  2. Thank you, Dan! Anyone have any idea what year this album was released?

    I’ve downloaded this and all of the albums to my computer so I can play them any time. I have over 300 files and 22 hours of concert band, dance band, choir, and organ music. All remind me that all of us bandsmen made special music and had special opportunities. There were also some special musicians – especially in the earlier years. I’ve also noticed that Duke chose many numbers in multiple years.

    Band, Sir!

    Dave Getz 76C

  3. There’ll always be good-natured discussion about which of Duke’s bands over the years was a notch or two above other bands. I’ve got to say, I’m glad I didn’t have to audition for a seat in the trombone section of the band featured in Command Performance (1956 was it?), because I think I might have been thrilled to qualify to merely empty the spit valves of these guys. Wow, did they bark! Given the challenging literature this band performed, the likelihood that these cuts were one-take, the Command Performance band demonstrated an exemplary performance level. Candidly, those of us who performed the Command Performance in the White House for President Nixon in 1969 (I think it was) would acknowledge that this record is a genuine Command Performance.

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