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Salute to Strayhorn

Planet D Nonet

Salute to Strayhorn

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“The band retains the agility of a small group,” says Spangler, “but with the harmonic palette of a larger one.

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Planet D Nonet

The band’s repertoire is unmatched, in one set paying tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, and in another the proto-R&B sounds of Detroit artists such as Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams and King Porter. On some nights an audience might be treated to an entire evening devoted to the Afro-futuristic rhythms of Sun Ra—to whom the name Planet D Nonet is a deferential nod, if not a wink.

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Planet D Nonet Nominated for “Outstanding Jazz Recording” for “Salute to Strayhorn”

Planet D Nonet follow up their debut release, “Swingin’ the D” with a huge sophomore project entitled, “Salute to Strayhorn”

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