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Great Paris Concert [Collectables]
     

The Great Paris Concert [Collectables]

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by Duke Ellington
 

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This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest

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This set came about, in part, as a result of Ellington's signing to Frank Sinatra's Reprise label in November 1962, with the ending of his exclusive contract to Columbia. Six numbers from the three Paris dates were initially edited and released by Reprise as part of the ten-song Duke Ellington's Greatest, but the bulk of the performances from those shows didn't surface until many years later as The Great Paris Concert on two LPs. The Great Paris Concert is raw and largely unedited, and depicts the full Ellington band in extraordinary form, oozing excitement -- from the saxophone showcase on opener "Rockin' in Rhythm," the various sections of the band take flight at different points throughout this set, which includes such contemporary numbers as Ellington's theme music for an all but forgotten television series, The Asphalt Jungle, and excerpts from Such Sweet Thunder. Johnny Hodges is showcased in several solos, most notably on "Suite Thursday," a work whose original studio incarnation he missed appearing on. Cootie Williams ("Tutti for Cootie"), Paul Gonsalves ("Cop Out"), Ray Nance ("Bula"), and Cat Anderson ("Jam with Sam") get their own moments in the spotlight.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431781821
catalogNumber:
7818
Rank:
33586

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Violin,Cornet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Roy Burrowes   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Ilhan Mimaroglu   Collator
Ernie Shepard   Bass
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone

Technical Credits

Irving Mills   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Harry Carney   Composer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Ervin Drake   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Jimmy Hamilton   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ross Gorman   Composer
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Edgar Leslie   Composer
H.J. Lengsfelder   Composer

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The Great Paris Concert [Collectables] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the year when recorded, Atlantic Records must have dispatched their greatest sound technicians along with then state of the art recording equipment, coupled with the cooperation of the music gods and a little help from the Duke himself to produce not only the best live recorded concert by Duke Ellington, but arguably one of the greatest jazz records ever released. The sound is beautiful and the band, well, all that I can say is Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Cootie Williams, along with the Duke and Billy Strayhorn . This is one meaty, jazzy, ''rockin' in rhythm'' experience and a must for any serious record collector. You will not be disappointed, but you may receive an instant education on the history of a jazz country called Duke Ellington.