“We Will Play For You ‘The Mooche’ Duke Ellington!”



LimehouseFWith those words, Robert Duis introduced The Limehouse Jazz Band from The Netherlands playing The Duke’s moody number “The Mooche” for their fans at “The Spice of Life”, Cambridge Circus, during their 2014 Autumn UK tour.

I first met Robert at Fest Jazz, Châteauneuf-du-Faou, Brittany, back in July of this year, when I filmed his festival band playing in the town square. When I learned the full band would be touring England this Autumn I determined to catch up with them in London.

So here is my YouTube of the band performing “The Mooche” at The Spice on Friday, 24th October, 2014. It was first recorded by The Duke in October, 1928.

Peter Mark Butler
Editor & Proprietor, Jazz&Jazz

See also: Anything but Rent Party Blues at Fest Jazz with the Limehouse Seven.

Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz

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