Sacred Music of Duke Ellington

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
If a repertory orchestra is going to do something, it might as well go big. Here, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, in combination with the Oregon Repertory Singers and a handful of guests, take on music from Duke Ellington's three Sacred Music concerts. The performances are flawless, running the range from gospel to jazz to something mighty close to American opera, with nary a false note. And the compositions are of the highest caliber, of course essentially by definition, given their creator. An excellent album, with work rivaled only by the original performances from Duke and his band. However, even Duke would be impressed with their rendition of "In the Beginning...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
If a repertory orchestra is going to do something, it might as well go big. Here, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, in combination with the Oregon Repertory Singers and a handful of guests, take on music from Duke Ellington's three Sacred Music concerts. The performances are flawless, running the range from gospel to jazz to something mighty close to American opera, with nary a false note. And the compositions are of the highest caliber, of course essentially by definition, given their creator. An excellent album, with work rivaled only by the original performances from Duke and his band. However, even Duke would be impressed with their rendition of "In the Beginning God."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/17/2006
  • Label: Origin Records
  • UPC: 805558245626
  • Catalog Number: 82456
  • Sales rank: 175,699

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Hadley Caliman Tenor Saxophone
Dee Daniels Vocals
Jay Thomas Trumpet
Larry Fuller Piano
Phil Sparks Double Bass
Mark Taylor Alto Saxophone
Bill Ramsay Baritone Saxophone
Dan Wickham Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
James Caddell Vocals, Recitation
Clarence Acox Drums
Oregon Repertory Singers Choir, Chorus
Gilbert Seeley Conductor, Choir Director
Michael Brockman Conductor
Nichol Eskridge Vocals
Nichol Eskridge Vocals
Michael Brockman Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Bill Anthony Trombone
Dennis Haldane Trumpet
Technical Credits
John Bishop Cover Design
Duke Ellington Composer
Andrew Timar Tap Dancing
Jim Wilke Engineer
Amer Isse Engineer
Clarence Acox Producer, Co-Director
Sanjay Beery Cover Photo
John Høybye Arranger
Michael Brockman Producer
Michael Brockman Audio Production
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