Arranger/Bandleader Mark Masters enlists Duke Ellington Orchestra veteran Art Baron to reimagine the music of the iconic bandleader’s most revered era. Masters & Baron Meet Blanton & Webstertransforms Ellington classics through a contemporary lens with Masters’ virtuosic ensemble and special guest trumpeter Tim Hagans. That inspiration is carried forward by the brilliant arrangements of Masters, who rearranges these classic compositions with his own unique interpretation. In addition to his own virtuosic Mark Masters Ensemble, the project spotlights the legendary Art Baron, the last trombonist hired by Ellington himself in 1973. The project brings together a generation spanning summit meeting that offers a fresh perspective on some of jazz’s greatest compositions.