The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse

by Duke Ellington


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The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse

This CD reissue brings back one of Duke Ellington's most intriguing works from his later years. "Acht O'Clock Rock" actually shows the influence of rock while some of the other selections hint at both African folk music and more advanced areas of jazz. However the familiar Ellington sound was still very much intact in 1971. The main soloists include Harold Ashby and Paul Gonsalves on tenors, baritonist Harry Carney (featured on "Didjeridoo") and altoist Norris Turney; the versatility of drummer Rufus Jones really helps the colorful music.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218664523
catalogNumber: 645
Rank: 49147

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Harold Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Booty Wood   Trombone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Norris Turney   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Harry Carney   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Money Johnson   Trumpet
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Malcolm Taylor   Trombone

Technical Credits

Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Duke Ellington   Composer
Roger Rhodes   Engineer
Jim Stern   Remixing
Phil Carroll   Art Direction

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