Duke Ellington The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958 (9-CD)

The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 9
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mood Indigo
  • 2.Sophisticated Lady
  • 3.The Tattooed Bride
  • 4.Solitude
  • 5.Vagabonds
  • 6.Smada
  • 7.Rock Skippin' st the Blue Note

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Skin Deep
  • 2.The Mooche
  • 3.Take the 'A' Train
  • 4.Tone Parallel to Harlem, A (Harlem Suite)
  • 5.Perdido
  • 6.The Controversial Suite: Before My Time
  • 7.The Controversial Suite: Later
  • 8.The Liberian Suite: I Like the Sunrise
  • 9.The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 1
  • 10.The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 2
  • 11.The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 3
  • 12.The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 4
  • 13.The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 5

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Hey Baby
  • 2.Sophisticated Lady
  • 3.Me and You
  • 4.Passion Flower
  • 5.I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 6.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 7.Grievin'
  • 8.Blue Rose
  • 9.I'm Checking Out, Goodbye
  • 10.I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  • 11.Mood Indigo
  • 12.If You Were in My Place (What Would You Do)
  • 13.Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.A Drum Is a Woman
  • 2.Rhythm Pum Te Dum
  • 3.What Else Can You Do with a Drum - Calypso
  • 4.New Orleans
  • 5.Hey, Buddy Bolden
  • 6.Carribbe Joe / Congo Square
  • 7.A Drum Is a Woman, Pt. 2
  • 8.You Better Know It
  • 9.Madam Zajj / Ballet of the Flying Saucers
  • 10.Zajj's Dream
  • 11.Rhumbop / Carribbe Joe, Pt. 2
  • 12.Finale

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Such Sweet Thunder
  • 2.Sonnet for Caesar
  • 3.Sonnet for Hank Cinq
  • 4.Lady Mac
  • 5.Sonnet in Search of a Moor
  • 6.The Telecasters
  • 7.Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
  • 8.Sonnet for Sister Kate
  • 9.The Star-Crossed Lovers
  • 10.Madness in Great Ones
  • 11.Half the Fun
  • 12.Circle of Fourths
  • 13.The Star-Crossed Lovers
  • 14.Circle of Fourths
  • 15.Suburban Beauty
  • 16.A Flat Minor
  • 17.Caf‚ Au Lait
  • 18.Half the Fun aka Lately] - (alternate take)
  • 19.Suburban Beauty - (alternate take)
  • 20.A Flat Minor [Outtakes]
  • 21.Caf‚ Au Lait [Outtakes]
  • 22.Pretty Girl [aka The Star Crossed Lovers - First Recording]

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Solitude
  • 2.Where or When
  • 3.Mood Indigo
  • 4.Autumn Leaves [Full Version]
  • 5.Sky Fell Down, The - (mono)
  • 6.Prelude to a Kiss
  • 7.Willow Weep for Me
  • 8.Tenderly
  • 9.Dancing in the Dark
  • 10.Night and Day
  • 11.Cop-Out - (mono)
  • 12.The Perfume Suite: Under the Balcony
  • 13.The Perfume Suite: Strange Feeling
  • 14.The Perfume Suite: Dancers in Love
  • 15.The Perfume Suite: Coloratura

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Part I
  • 2.Part II
  • 3.Part III (Light)
  • 4.Part IV (Come Sunday)
  • 5.Part V (Come Sunday)
  • 6.Part IV (23rd Psalm)
  • 7.Track 360 - (alternate take)
  • 8.Blues in Orbit - (alternate take)
  • 9.Part I - (alternate take)
  • 10.Part II - (alternate take)
  • 11.Part III (Light) - (alternate take)
  • 12.Part IV (Come Sunday)
  • 13.Part V (Come Sunday)
  • 14.Part VI (23rd Psalm)
  • 15.Studio Conversation
  • 16.Come Sunday [A Cappella]

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Alice Blue Gown
  • 2.Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
  • 3.Got a Date with an Angel
  • 4.Poor Butterfly
  • 5.Satan Takes a Holiday
  • 6.The Peanut Vendor
  • 7.Satin Doll
  • 8.Lady in Red
  • 9.Indian Love Call
  • 10.The Donkey Serenade
  • 11.Gypsy Love Song
  • 12.Laugh, Clown, Laugh

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Avalon
  • 2.Body and Soul
  • 3.Bass-Ment
  • 4.Early Autumn
  • 5.Jones
  • 6.Perdido
  • 7.St. Louis Blues
  • 8.Spacemen
  • 9.Midnight Sun
  • 10.Take the 'A' Train
  • 11.Body and Soul - (alternate take)
  • 12.Jones - (alternate take)

Product Description:

Audio Remasterer: Phil Schaap.
Liner Note Authors: Irving Townsend; Loren Schoenberg.
Recording information: Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (02/04/1958-02/12/1958); Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (02/08/1956-02/11/1956); Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (02/29/1952); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (02/29/1952); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (02/29/1952); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (02/29/1952); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (02/29/1952); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (02/29/1952); Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (08/07/1956-06/01/1961); Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (12/19/1950-04/03/1958); Columbia Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (12/24/1947); Columbia Studios, New York, NY (12/24/1947); Columbia's 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (12/24/1947); Liederkranz Hall, New York, NY (12/24/1947); Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA (12/24/1947); Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, CA (12/24/1947).
While the 1950s were hardly an era where big bands flourished, there were a few exceptions. The Duke Ellington Orchestra is perhaps the best example. While smaller bands with vocalists, or those playing bebop, cool jazz, and later, hard bop, were jazz's new "mainstream" reality, Ellington seized on the arrival of the LP record both to gamble with his catalog of what had become standards in the jazz book, and forge ahead with new creative ideas made possible by the extended playing time afforded by the new format over the three-minutes-and-change limitations of the 78 rpm disc. The Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958, showcases in grand style several phases in the Ellington Orchestra's development. There are extended versions of hits, new suites, high concepts, and new collaborations. The albums presented in this nine-disc box are Masterpieces, Ellington Uptown, Blue Rose (with Rosemary Clooney), A Drum Is a Woman, Such Sweet Thunder (a commission from the Stratford Festival), Ellington Indigos, Black Brown and Beige with Mahalia Jackson, Bal Masque, and Cosmic Scene. The box is compact and handsome; each album is housed in individual LP-styled sleeves with original artwork. The booklet contains complete discographical track annotation and personnel information, as well as a liner essay by Loren Schoenberg, the artistic director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. A cautionary note: the artwork included depicts the track listings of the LPs when they were released; therefore it does not take into account the bonus material Legacy added when remastering these recordings. But all of these discs are the remastered versions and all bonus material is included in the set. Despite the fact that some of these albums -- especially Masterpieces and Uptown, from the early part of the decade -- were initially derided by some critics because of the absence of saxophonist Johnny Hodges, history has proven those analyses incorrect as these sides are now regarded as classics. In the 21st century, these recordings offer a portrait of a band rising to the occasion on each album. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn pushed at the creative boundaries for big bands with ambition and aplomb, creating a new and visionary form of jazz in the process ~ Thom Jurek

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