Turned out to be well worth the five hours round trip in the car to play mostly Ellington, loose and lithe, with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra in Newton last night.   And more this coming Saturday - Ellington sacred music at Emmanuel Church in Boston, 7:30 pm, Dec. 12, in a benefit for the Community Works coalition of Boston-area social justice organizations.  Keepin’ it happening; an amazing band to be a part of!