Label: Blue Bird - 82876-60090-2 • Format: CD Compilation, Club Edition Includes DVD • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band
This compilation of some of Ellington 's most popular, enduring, and important RCA Victor sides from a period of 40 years October 26,to August 30, consists of 18 tracks, drawn from the remastered tracks on BMG's CD Ellington Centennial box.
That's hardly enough to address the range of changes in Ellington 's style, but it does give the casual listener a glimpse of that range -- "Mood Indigo" sounds light years beyond "Black and Tan Fantasy" or "East St.
Louis Toodle-o," and it's only four tracks in, while the development of Ellington 's musical language only got more sophisticated. So, this is a rushed history lesson, a handy "Monarch notes"-type look at the man's work. The producers have very shrewdly included the "Mood Indigo-Hot and Bothered-Creole Love Call" experimental long-play for medley, clocking in at more than seven minutes, and presented here in stereo, one of the unique elements of the box, to wet the appetite of the budgetary-challenged.
Otherwise, all of the expected bases are touched "Take the 'A' Train," etc. As with the box, the sound is largely impeccable, with stunning delineating of the soloists' work and Maria - Marshall & Alexander - Lovers Forever rich, full texture to the ensemble sections.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Duke Ellington - The Centennial Collection In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Release Date April 13, Genre Jazz. Recording Date October 26, - August 30, Track Listing. Black and Tan Fantasy. Duke Ellington. East St. Louis Toodle-Oo. Rockin' in Rhythm. My Old Flame.
Jack the Bear. Day Dream. Take Born In The 70s - Fruit Bats - Spelled In Bones "A" Train. Billy Strayhorn. Work Song. The Minor Goes Muggin'. Sy Oliver. Long, Long Journey. Leonard Feather. Come Sunday. Sophisticated Lady. Rain Check. Jack the Bear Duke Ellington. Duke Ellington feat: Johnny Hodges.
Take the "A" Train Billy Strayhorn. Work Song Duke Ellington. Long, Long Journey Leonard Feather. Duke Ellington feat: Esquire All-Americans. Come Sunday Duke Ellington. Rain Check Billy Strayhorn.
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