Duke Ellington The Private Collection, Volume 05: New York, 1968 & 1970

The Private Collection, Volume 05: New York, 1968
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    • Released:
    • Originally Released: 1988
    • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw

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    CD Review - Performance 7 / Sound 5


    • 1.The Degas Suite: Introduction (Opening titles) / Race / Racing / Piano Pastel / Improvisation (Marci
    • 2.The The River: Spring / RThe un / MThe eander / GThe iggling Rapids / LThe ake / FThe alls / W

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    Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Norris Turney (alto saxophone, flute) Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone);
    Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (tenor saxophone); Harry Carney (baritone saxophone); Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington, Dave Burns, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (trumpet); Chuck Connors (trombone, bass trombone); Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Cliff Heathers (trombone); Dave Fitz (marimba, xylophone); Walter Rosenberg (glockenspiel); Joe Benjamin (bass); Rufus Jones (drums); Elayne Jones (tympani).
    Recorded between November 6, 1968 and June 15, 1970. Includes liner notes by Stanley Dance.
    Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano).
    Recording information: 11/06/1968-06/15/1970.
    The prolific composer Ellington kept his band on salary. So when there was "down time"--no tours, concerts or record dates--he'd take his orchestra in the studio to record his music for himself, produced by himself. Works-in-progress, new items, old standbys reworked/re-arranged--this was what the Duke referred to as "the stockpile." Here is a collection of music meant for a movie that was abandoned, and for a ballet. These works are somewhat less "song-oriented" and give us a view of the rich pallet of colors of his extended compositions. Elegant, thoughtful, intricate, clever, sumptuous--and swinging. No hits here--but if you want to hear the adventurous side of Ellington, this IS the place.

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    • UPC: 075679104526
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