Blue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown

Blue Light/Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown

by Duke Ellington
     
 
These two original Duke Ellington albums on one CD from the Columbia Records vaults are quite different. Blue Light consists mostly of ballads originally recorded in the late '30s and not initially released until the early '50s. Included are two standards, the classic "Prelude to a Kiss" and lengthy epic "Reminiscing in Tempo." From 1951, Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown

Overview

These two original Duke Ellington albums on one CD from the Columbia Records vaults are quite different. Blue Light consists mostly of ballads originally recorded in the late '30s and not initially released until the early '50s. Included are two standards, the classic "Prelude to a Kiss" and lengthy epic "Reminiscing in Tempo." From 1951, Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown, which was reissued on CD in Japan, is the companion LP included in this package, and includes many Ellington favorites -- "Skin Deep" (featuring drummer Louie Bellson), "The Mooche," "Take the 'A' Train," "Perdido," and another magnum opus, "A Tone Parallel to Harlem." It's good to have both of these recordings on a single disc, and though they are not quintessential Ellington sides, they still can be easily recommended to all.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/24/2006
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431784327
catalogNumber:
7843
Rank:
227112

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Tom-Tom
Louie Bellson   Drums,Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Betty Roché   Vocals
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Hayes Alvis   Bass
Louis Bacon   Trumpet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet
Harry Carney   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Jimmy Hamilton   Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Saxophone
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Billy Taylor   Bass
Freddy Guy   Guitar
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer

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