Far East Suite [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This third CD edition of Duke Ellington's masterwork, Far East Suite, recorded after two grueling tours of the Middle and Far East in the early- to mid-'60s, is, hopefully, the definitive version. Issued in 2003's Bluebird First Editions series, the album has been lovingly compiled to include a fine set of liner notes by Stephanie Stein Crease the originals are also included on the back panel, as well as seven bonus tracks, all of which are alternate takes, five released here for the first time -- two of the four from the "Special Mix" edition" are here, while two more are left off. The endless repackages of jazz classics are becoming tedious, but this one is worth it. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This third CD edition of Duke Ellington's masterwork, Far East Suite, recorded after two grueling tours of the Middle and Far East in the early- to mid-'60s, is, hopefully, the definitive version. Issued in 2003's Bluebird First Editions series, the album has been lovingly compiled to include a fine set of liner notes by Stephanie Stein Crease the originals are also included on the back panel, as well as seven bonus tracks, all of which are alternate takes, five released here for the first time -- two of the four from the "Special Mix" edition" are here, while two more are left off. The endless repackages of jazz classics are becoming tedious, but this one is worth it. The alternates reveal not only works as they developed, such as the truly transcendent "Isfahan," but even a newer alternate of "Bluebird of Delhi." This is one that Ellington aficionados need.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/7/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828765561426
  • Catalog Number: 55614
  • Sales rank: 35,558

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tourist Point of View (5:17)
  2. 2 Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) (3:17)
  3. 3 Isfahan (4:10)
  4. 4 Depk (2:54)
  5. 5 Mount Harissa (7:45)
  6. 6 Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) (3:05)
  7. 7 Agra (2:40)
  8. 8 Amad (4:31)
  9. 9 Ad Lib on Nippon (11:35)
  10. 10 Tourist Point of View (5:21)
  11. 11 Amad (4:16)
  12. 12 Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) (3:18)
  13. 13 Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) (3:24)
  14. 14 Isfahan (4:20)
  15. 15 Depk (2:49)
  16. 16 Mount Harissa (8:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Mercer Ellington Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Paul Gonsalves Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Cootie Williams Trumpet, Soloist
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Rufus "Speedy" Jones Drums
Russell Procope Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors Trombone
William Cat Anderson Trumpet
Harry Carney Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Buster Cooper Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Herb Jones Trumpet
John Lamb Bass
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
Chuck Conners Trombone
Herbie Jones Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Lawrence D. Brown Trombone, Soloist
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Brian Bacchus Executive Producer
Ed Begley Engineer
Stanley Dance Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Composer
Barry Feldman Reissue Producer
Orrin Keepnews Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Brad McCuen Producer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Amy Wenzler Cover Design
Jen Wyler Remixing, Remastering
Stephanie Stein Crease Liner Notes
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