Refreshing switch-up: though I usually sport a substantial pedals setup, and consider timbral-shaping and the sonic laboratory a big piece of my creative profile . . . well, the last two gigs have been nearly-all Ellington (with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra), and for both I went lean: Gibson 335 straight into a Deluxe Reissue, only a volume pedal in between.  Worked out really well, pushed me in some new/old directions - a purer concentration and connection in some ways, especially with that rich, elemental Ellington material.  

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