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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Afro-Bossa (2012) (970 кbps 44 khz)

14-02-2015, 06:57
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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Afro-Bossa (2012) (970 кbps 44 khz)

Artist: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Title Of Album: Afro-Bossa
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: Reprise/WEA/Warner
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 34:39
Total Size: 218 MB


01. Afro-Bossa (Ellington) - 3:05
02. Purple Gazelle (Ellington) - 2:42
03. Absinthe (Strayhorn) - 3:33
04. Moonbow (Ellington) - 2:32
05. Sempre Amore (Ellington) - 3:13
06. Silk Lace (Ellington) - 2:30
07. Tigress (Strayhorn) - 3:04
08. Angu (Ellington) - 2:40
09. Volupte (Ellington) - 2:42
10. Bonga (Ellington) - 2:48
11. Pyramid (Ellington-Gordon-Mills-Tizol) - 3:01
12. Eighth Veil (Ellington-Strayhorn) - 2:49

Duke Ellington - piano
Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams - trumpets, percussion
Ray Nance - cornet, violin
Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper - trombones
Chuck Connors - bass trombone
Russell Procope - alto saxophone, clarinet
Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone
Harry Carney - baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
Billy Strayhorn - piano, percussion
Ernie Shepherd - bass
Sam Woodyard – drums

Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn combined old and new compositions to create the album Afro-Bossa, a suite consisting of a dozen pieces that was never performed in its entirety in concert, though several of the works remained in the band's repertoire. The title cut is a new work, though the "Bossa" does not refer to Brazilian music; instead, it is a mix of African and Latin influences that slowly builds with insistent percussion to a blazing finale of brass and reeds. "Purple Gazelle" (which was also recorded as "Angelica" in Ellington's small group session with John Coltrane, was described by the pianist as a "ragtime cha-cha." Cootie Williams (on muted trumpet), Ray Nance, Paul Gonsalves, and the composer are all featured soloists. Ellington returns to the jungle sound with the exotic "Moonbow," showcasing a trio of dissonant clarinets and Nance's effective plunger mute work on trumpet, along with the matchless altoist Johnny Hodges. Strayhorn's "Tigress" puts the spotlight on Gonsalves, Williams, and clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton in an infectious Latin setting. "Pyramid" dates from 1938, written by Ellington with Juan Tizol, but it is trombonist Lawrence Brown who takes over Tizol's role, along with contributions by baritonist Harry Carney and Williams. This is easily one of Duke Ellington's essential studio recordings of the 1960s, though it isn't as widely recognized as it ought to be.

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