Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972468921
  • Catalog Number: 724689
  • Sales rank: 2,584

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Al 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
Al 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
Al 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
Mark Wilder Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Harold Chapman Engineer
Benjamin Porter Engineer
Fong Y. Lee Packaging Manager
Michael Books Reissue Producer
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