Swing Time's tribute to the UK swing orchestra Echoes of Ellington
They came, they played, they conquered. Echoes of Ellington was one of the great UK swing orchestras of the 1990's. Formed in 1991 by Pete Long, they reigned supreme in the UK as interpreters of The Duke's work. Following their 1995 appearance at The Barbican Centre in London as part of the VE Day celebrations, they became a favourite of the London, and then UK Lindy Hoppers. They travelled the world, they recorded and broadcast, they worked with ballet dancers.
In August 2000, Pete Long decided to call it a day.
These pages have been assembled as a tribute to an orchestra that swung with style and humour: Echoes of Ellington.
|The Echoes Connection||Link to Page|
|How did it all start? Read the 1997 interview with Pete Long||Interview|
|Battle of The Bands: Echoes meets The Tubby Hayes Legacy in September 1999||Battle of the bands|
|Salute to Sinatra: Echoes and Robert Habermann in December 1998||Sinatra Tribute|
|Swinging with Echoes: Stories of dance nights with Echoes||Dance Nights|
|The Echoes Connections: Links to related sites||Related Sites|
|Who Were Those Masked Men (and ladies)?||Members of The Orchestra|
|Where Were You? Some dates from Echoes itinery||Echoes Gigs|
|On the Air: Occasional lapses of judgment allowed Pete Long to broadcast to the nation||Radio Echoes|
|The sound lives on: The Main Stem and Rockin' In Ronnie's CDs||Recordings|
|The End Of An Era: Pete Long explains his reasons |
(from Stop Press 6/9/00)
|The Last Blast: Echoes of Ellington at The 100 Club Thursday 19 October 2000||Last Blast|
|Are you an Echoes anorak? Take the quiz!||Echoes Quiz|
|One year on, Echoes returned in Berkhamsted||The Comeback|
If have any memories of Echoes of Ellington which wouldn't scare the kids or frighten the horses, send them to Echoes.
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