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by Duke Ellington
     
 

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Duke Ellington never recorded for Blue Note, but his sessions for Capitol, United Artists and Solid State are all owned (along with Blue Note) by EMI, making this single-CD sampler possible. On this hodgepodge collection, Duke's orchestra is heard during 1953-54 and at his 70th birthday concert in 1969. In addition, Ellington appears on two trio numbers with bassist

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Duke Ellington never recorded for Blue Note, but his sessions for Capitol, United Artists and Solid State are all owned (along with Blue Note) by EMI, making this single-CD sampler possible. On this hodgepodge collection, Duke's orchestra is heard during 1953-54 and at his 70th birthday concert in 1969. In addition, Ellington appears on two trio numbers with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach and plays "Happy Reunion" in 1971 with tenorman Paul Gonsalves in a quartet. Although there are some good performances included (1969's "Take the 'A' Train" is superb), there is a great deal missing, most notably 1954's "Flying Home" and Cat Anderson's miraculous solo on 1969's "Satin Doll"; instead one gets the 1953 hit version. Otherwise, the music on this odd set is fine...

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385490026
catalogNumber:
54900

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Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Charles Mingus   Bass
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin
Max Roach   Drums
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Rick Henderson   Alto Saxophone
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Wild Bill Davis   Organ
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Norris Turney   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Butch Ballard   Drums
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Harry Carney   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Chuck Conners   Trombone
David Black   Drums

Technical Credits

Noel Walker   Producer
Zan Stewart   Liner Notes
Dave Dexter   Producer
Alan Souglass   Producer

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