by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


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1933 found Duke Ellington going overseas for the first time, and the four songs (and a short interview) that he recorded in London are on this CD. Otherwise things stayed pretty consistent with no major personnel change (Otto Hardwick rejoined the band), Ivie Anderson proving to be a strong asset with her vocals, and such gems as "Merry Go Round," "Sophisticated Lady," "Drop Me Off in Harlem," and "I'm Satisfied" offering further proof that Ellington was the master of the three-minute record, making every bar count. As usual with the Classics series, all of the master takes are included on this CD (repeating songs if they were recorded on different days) but leaving off the alternate takes.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/19/1996
Label: Melodie Jazz Classic
UPC: 3307517063724
catalogNumber: 637
Rank: 194798

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Multi Instruments
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Wellman Braud   String Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney   Multi Instruments
Duke Ellington   Piano,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Fred Guy   Banjo,Guitar
Freddie Jenkins   Trumpet
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Valve Trombone
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone

Technical Credits

Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer,Director
Joe Garland   Contributor
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer

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