DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
08/3 December 2008 - March 2009
Our 30th Year of Publication
FOUNDER: BENNY AASLAND
Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium
Telephone: +32 3 315 75 83
News from Washington, D.C.
I have some news from the Duke Ellington Society of Washington, D.C.
We are planning to test mailing some of our newsletters as pdf files. This will be mostly for courtesy copies. If you are a member you will continue to receive the newsletter in the mail.
I have put many back issues of the newsletter on the DC Ellington Society webpage. These are old copies from our archives, some of which were supplied by DEMS. Perhaps it is worth mentioning in DEMS that these old DC Ellington Society newsletters are available online.
Our page is here: http://depanorama.net/desociety/index.htm
There is a link to the archives from that page. Or people can get to it from the link on http://depanorama.net
A Duke Ellington Panorama
New CD in the DEMS collection
The first thing that I will do as soon as this Bulletin is on line, is answering a “heavy request” for a copy of the Santiago de Chile concert of 26Nov71. A reader of Dems Bulletin, who was 14 years old at the time, attended this concert and would very much like to have a copy. It will certainly take more than one CD, so a double CD is in the planning. I will keep as usual the masters here, for making more copies. Before you start asking me for a copy you should know that a part of the concert has been used for the DEMS cassette CA-31, “released” at the end of 2003.
This is again the last Bulletin of the year, the right moment to wish all DEMS readers (former DEMS members) a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Believe me, if you have worries about the situation in the world, nothing helps better than to listen to Duke’s music. I am happy if I have been of any help for the collecting of his recordings.