This groovy vibraphonist can wail with big jazz groups (including his own, Groove Collective), but he can also play crisply in a pared-down setting. Sir Duke is a collection of Ellingon duets with guitarist Marc Ribot on Knitting Factory Records.
A fine collection of works by minimalist composer Steve Reich is now available on Nonesuch. Called Triple Quartet, the title work is a world premier recording by Kronos, and the CD also includes an electric guitar version of the 1967 "Violin Phase," as well as new renditions of "Music for Large Ensemble" and "Vermont Counterpoint."
Listen: "Triple Quartet - First Movement" (performed by Kronos Quartet)