This Saturday, the CJRO will perform two Ellington works from the LP (remember those?) “Ella at Duke’s Place. Heidi Schmidt is singing Passion Flower and Something to Live For. The lyrics to these Billy Strayhorn tunes are from a poetic and passionate era in song writing, and last night the band played, and Heidi Schmidt sang, with the feeling and respect Stayhorn’s writing deserves. Beautiful stuff, indeed.
Read more about the event here.