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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Artist: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Title Of Album: Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53
Year Of Release: 2013
Label (Catalog#): Acrobat Music [ACTRCD9033]
Country: United States
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Swing
Quality: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log,scans)
Bitrate: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Time: 3:48:23
Full Size: 549 mb / 932 mb

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Rare 'Live' Recordings 1952-53 (2013)

Just about anything that is released by Duke Ellington is worth hearing, but this 3 disc set is important in that it covers a period of Ellingtonia that is rarely heard; when Hodges and others left the venerable band to pursue solo careers, leaving the leader to gather new artists and new sounds. Big Band jazz was no longer the “thing” as bebop and Rhythm and Blues were the big money makers. Still The Duke kept moving forward, bringing in Clarke Terry/tp, Paul Gonsalves/ts and Louie Bellson with his double bass drums to create some new sparks.

The shows are from January, March and April of 1952 and April of 1953, with one of the recordings from an unknown show and the others from NYC and those jazz centers Yakima, Washington and Portland, Oregon. Paul Gonsalves gets featured on some of the material here, with a gorgeous “Warm Valley,” while Jimmy Hamilton growls on the tenor on “Hi Ya Sue.” Bellson gets to hit the sticks on “Skin Deep” and “The Hawk Talks” while Cat Anderson hits the ozone layer with his trumpet on “Summertime.” Ray Nance’s violin and Harry Carney’s bass clarinet make a rich “Sophisticated Lady” while the former gets some opportunities to mug with the mic on “Tulip or Turnip” and “Basin Street Blues.”

More singing is presented by deep voice Jimmy Grissom on ”Blues at Sundown” and “Solitude” and operatic Betty Roche glows on “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good.” Nothing for Duke to be ashamed of here, with the band sounding alive and well.


Disc: 1
1. The Hawk Talks
2. Frustration
3. Sultry Serenade
4. Sophisticated Lady
5. Perdido
6. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
7. A Tone Parallel To Harlem
8. Take the 'A' Train
9. Medley: VIP's Boogie, Jam With Sam
10. Monologue
11. Blues At Sundown
12. Skin Deep
13. Medley Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo, I'm Beginning To See The Light, Prelude To A Kiss, It Don't Mean A Thing, Solitude, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Disc: 2
1. Tulip or Turnip
2. Basin Street Blues
3. Primping At The Prom
4. Johnny Come Lately
5. Moonstone
6. Time On My Hands
7. Margie
8. Chelsea Bridge
9. Midriff
10. Phalanges
11. VIP's Boogie
12. Solitude
13. Summertime
14. My Little Brown Book
15. Good Girl Blues
16. The Hawk Talks
17. Take the 'A' Train
18. Happy Birthday To You

Disc: 3
1. Ting-a-ling
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. C Jam Blues
4. Passion Flower
5. Happy Go Lucky Local
6. Summertime
7. Warm Valley
8. Sultry Serenade
9. Hi Ya Sue
10. Sophisticated Lady
11. Things Ain't What They used To Be
12. The Hawk Talks
13. C Jam Blues
14. Tenderly

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