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Private Collection, Vol. 10: Studio Sessions, New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
     

The Private Collection, Vol. 10: Studio Sessions, New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971

by Duke Ellington
 
The last entry in a ten-volume set of mostly unreleased studio and live recordings from Duke Ellington's personal collection, Private Collection, Vol. 10 primarily consists of a 1965 re-recording of Ellington's first major extended work, 1943's "Black, Brown, and Beige." (The sixth part of that nine-part tone poem, "The Blues," is actually a 1971 recording

Overview

The last entry in a ten-volume set of mostly unreleased studio and live recordings from Duke Ellington's personal collection, Private Collection, Vol. 10 primarily consists of a 1965 re-recording of Ellington's first major extended work, 1943's "Black, Brown, and Beige." (The sixth part of that nine-part tone poem, "The Blues," is actually a 1971 recording featuring Tony Watkins on vocals; this is one of the very few times this song was sung by a man.) Removing a couple of sections from the original score -- the wartime march that ended the 1943 version is gone, and the "Beige" section is drastically truncated -- Ellington retains all of the tone poem's vivid, near-symphonic splendor. The rest of the disc consists of a pair of 1966 recordings: a 13-minute take on '50s oft-recorded "Harlem," with some dazzling rhythmic shifts highlighting the orchestra's uncanny musical synchronicity, and "Ad Lib on Nippon," a section of 1963's "The Far East Suite" that doesn't actually have that much of a Japanese character but does feature some sterling bop-like piano-bass jousting by Ellington and John Lamb, followed by an excellent, gently swinging clarinet solo by Jimmy Hamilton.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679123428
catalogNumber:
91234

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Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Bandleader
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Reeds
Johnny Hodges   Reeds
Ray Nance   Violin,Cornet
Paul Serrano   Trumpet
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Harold Ashby   Reeds
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Booty Wood   Trombone
Russell Procope   Reeds
Chuck Connors   Trombone
Norris Turney   Reeds
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Harry Carney   Reeds
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Reeds
Money Johnson   Trumpet
Herb Jones   Trumpet
John Lamb   Bass
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Malcolm Taylor   Trombone
Tony Watkins   Vocals
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Buddy Pearson   Reeds
Herbie Jones   Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Duke Ellington   Producer
Harry Hirsch   Producer
Nancy Stahl   Artwork,Illustrations

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