The Duke Ellington's Far East Suite

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Duke Ellington could have been forgiven if, by the time he was 67, he had gradually lost his creative desire not to mention his writing skills. But his genius never dimmed as witness the new music "The Far East Suite" and "Ad Lib on Nippon" on this superb set. "The Far East Suite" is in reality eight separate compositions of which the beautiful "Isfahan" a memorable Johnny Hodges feature became the best-known melody; Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton are also among the main stars with the clarinetist being showcased throughout "Ad Lib on Nippon." But it is the writing of Ellington and Strayhorn in their late prime that makes this one of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Duke Ellington could have been forgiven if, by the time he was 67, he had gradually lost his creative desire not to mention his writing skills. But his genius never dimmed as witness the new music "The Far East Suite" and "Ad Lib on Nippon" on this superb set. "The Far East Suite" is in reality eight separate compositions of which the beautiful "Isfahan" a memorable Johnny Hodges feature became the best-known melody; Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton are also among the main stars with the clarinetist being showcased throughout "Ad Lib on Nippon." But it is the writing of Ellington and Strayhorn in their late prime that makes this one of his more memorable recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 743217479725
  • Catalog Number: 174797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tourist Point of View - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (5:12)
  2. 2 Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:16)
  3. 3 Isfahan - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:09)
  4. 4 Depk - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:38)
  5. 5 Mount Harissa (7:50)
  6. 6 Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:05)
  7. 7 Agra - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (2:39)
  8. 8 Amad - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:31)
  9. 9 Ad Lib on Nippon - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (11:39)
  10. 10 Tourist Point of View - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:58)
  11. 11 Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (3:08)
  12. 12 Isfahan - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:11)
  13. 13 Amad - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (4:15)
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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
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet
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
Buster Cooper Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Reeds, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Herb Jones Trumpet
John Lamb Bass
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Track Performer
Herbie Jones Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Brian Bacchus Executive Producer
Ed Begley Engineer
Stanley Dance Liner Notes
Orrin Keepnews Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Brad McCuen Producer
Amy Wenzler Cover Design
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