Uptown Downbeat

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Here's instant relief for those who need a quick shot of classic Duke Ellington in the form of 25 recordings made between December 1927 and May 1940 that map the development of this superb big band from the close of the Bubber Miley period to the dawn of what has since come to be called the Blanton-Webster band so named for the combined presence and influence of string bassist Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. Duke Ellington's orchestra was the definitive, breathing embodiment of big-band jazz for about 50 years; a perusal of his collective personnel listing can provide newcomers with plenty of clues for further exploration begin by feeding your search ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
Here's instant relief for those who need a quick shot of classic Duke Ellington in the form of 25 recordings made between December 1927 and May 1940 that map the development of this superb big band from the close of the Bubber Miley period to the dawn of what has since come to be called the Blanton-Webster band so named for the combined presence and influence of string bassist Jimmy Blanton and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. Duke Ellington's orchestra was the definitive, breathing embodiment of big-band jazz for about 50 years; a perusal of his collective personnel listing can provide newcomers with plenty of clues for further exploration begin by feeding your search engine the following names: Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Juan Tizol, Barney Bigard, and Wellman Braud. Vocalists heard on this collection are Ozie Ware, Dick Robertson, and the divine Ivie Anderson.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2004
  • Label: Avid Records Uk
  • EAN: 5022810154624
  • Catalog Number: 546
  • Sales rank: 372,822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 East St. Louis Toodle-Oo - Duke Ellington (3:40)
  2. 2 Washington Wobble - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:01)
  3. 3 Diga Diga Doo - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:02)
  4. 4 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (3:07)
  5. 5 Saratoga Swing - Duke Ellington & His Cotton Club Orchestra (2:49)
  6. 6 Accordion Joe (3:04)
  7. 7 I've Got the World on a String - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:20)
  8. 8 Raisin' the Rent - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:55)
  9. 9 Solitude - Duke Ellington (3:15)
  10. 10 In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:19)
  11. 11 Uptown Downbeat - Duke Ellington (3:25)
  12. 12 In a Jam - Duke Ellington (3:01)
  13. 13 BRaggin' in Brass - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:46)
  14. 14 Dinah's in a Jam - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:51)
  15. 15 Battle of Swing - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:00)
  16. 16 Riding on a Blue Note - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:49)
  17. 17 Smorgasbord and Schnapps - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:41)
  18. 18 Harlem Air Shaft - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:01)
  19. 19 Sepia Panorama - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:27)
  20. 20 Ko Ko - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:46)
  21. 21 Dusk - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:22)
  22. 22 Conga Brava - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (2:59)
  23. 23 Blue Goose - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:25)
  24. 24 Never No Lament (Don't Get Around Much Anymore) - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:21)
  25. 25 Cotton Tail - Duke Ellington's Famous Orchestra (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Orchestra Primary Artist, Piano
Johnny Hodges Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Rex Stewart Cornet
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Louis Metcalf Trumpet
Bubber Miley Trumpet
Ivie Anderson Vocals
Jimmy Blanton Bass
Wellman Braud Bass
Sonny Greer Drums
Hayes Alvis Bass
Harold Baker Trumpet
Barney Bigard Clarinet, Clarinet (Tenor)
Harry Carney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Clarinet
Joe Garland Tenor Saxophone
Fred Guy Banjo, Guitar
Rudy Jackson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Jenkins Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Juan Tizol Trombone, Vocals
Arthur Whetsol Trumpet
Wallace Jones Trumpet
Dick Robertson Vocals
Jungle Band Track Performer
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Ozie Ware Vocals
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Charles Cornell Composer
Dale Wimbrow Composer
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