In the beginning of this month, we published Ken Steiner’s Zoom presentation last year to TDES about Ellington 1941. Due to technical problems, this presentation had to be cut short and Ken did not get the opportunity to talk about and play Salute To Canada Lee and Billy Strayhorn’s Raincheck.
Last week, we arranged a Zoom meeting with Ken in which he did it.
In the Salute To Canada Lee broadcast, Ellington plays two songs from Jump For Joy, which was to open a week later.
Raincheck is the Victor version from 2 Dec, 1941 with Strayhorn himself is at the piano. Enjoy!