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Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks]
     

Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks]

by Duke Ellington
 

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Although some historians have characterized the early '50s as Duke Ellington's "off period" (due to the defection of alto star Johnny Hodges), in reality, his 1951-1952 orchestra could hold its own against his best. This set has many classic moments, including Betty Roche's

Overview

Although some historians have characterized the early '50s as Duke Ellington's "off period" (due to the defection of alto star Johnny Hodges), in reality, his 1951-1952 orchestra could hold its own against his best. This set has many classic moments, including Betty Roche's famous bebop vocal on "Take the 'A' Train," a version of "The Mooche" that contrasts the different clarinet styles of Russell Procope and Jimmy Hamilton, a hot "Perdido" that is highlighted by some great Clark Terry trumpet, Louie Bellson's drum solo on "Skin Deep," a definitive version of "The Harlem Suite," and the two-part "Controversial Suite," which contrasts New Orleans jazz with futuristic music worthy of Stan Kenton. One of the great Duke Ellington sets. The 2004 edition features gorgeously remastered sound, and adds no less than six bonus cuts: the enigmatic: "Dances 1-5," and the stunningly beautiful "I Feel Like Sunrise."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972468921
catalogNumber:
724689
Rank:
20441

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Louie Bellson   Drums
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Betty Roché   Vocals
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Smith   Alto Saxophone
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Tyree Glenn   Trombone,Vibes
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Sonny Greer   Drums,Timpani
Harry Carney   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Claude Jones   Trombone
Killian   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Junior Raglin   Bass
Francis Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
John Hamilton   12-string Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Producer
Irving Mills   Composer
George Avakian   Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Reissue Producer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer,Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Harold Chapman   Engineer
Benjamin Porter   Engineer
Fong Y. Lee   Packaging Manager
Michael Books   Reissue Producer

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