The Duke Elington Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943

The Duke Elington Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943

by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


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The Duke Elington Carnegie Hall Concerts, January 1943

This two-CD set captures one of the milestones in Duke Ellington's long and extremely productive career, highlighted by his monumental suite "Black, Brown and Beige" in the only full-length version ever recorded by his orchestra; soon it was only performed as excerpts. In addition, Ellington's all-star orchestra (including such stylists as trumpeters Rex Stewart, Ray Nance, and Shorty Baker; trombonists Tricky Sam Nanton and Lawrence Brown; and a saxophone section boasting Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, and Harry Carney) excels on the shorter pieces, a mixture of older and recent compositions. Every serious jazz library should contain this set.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Prestige
UPC: 0025218540421
catalogNumber: 34004
Rank: 182958

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Johnny Hodges   Reeds
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin
Betty Roché   Vocals
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Ben Webster   Reeds
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Reeds
Duke Ellington   Piano,Leader,Track Performer
Fred Guy   Guitar
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Wallace Jones   Trumpet
Junior Raglin   Bass
Otto Hardwick   Reeds
Chauncey Houghton   Reeds

Technical Credits

Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger,Assistant Arranger
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Francis Scott Key   Composer

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