Duke Ellington Giants of the Big Band Era: On the Air

Giants of the Big Band Era: On the Air
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CD Details

  • Released: March 4, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Acrobat Records


  • 1.Harlem Speaks
  • 2.Caravan
  • 3.One Two Button Your Shoe
  • 4.Sophisticated Lady
  • 5.Rockin' in Rhythm
  • 6.East St Louis Toodle-Oo
  • 7.Grievin'
  • 8.Little Posey
  • 9.The Gal from Joe's
  • 10.Tootin' Through the Roof
  • 11.Day in Day Out
  • 12.Merry Go Round

Product Description:

Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Fred Guy (guitar, piano); Harry Carney (clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Otto Hardwick (clarinet, alto saxophone); Barney Bigard (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Rex Stewart (clarinet, cornet); Johnny Hodges (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Whetsol, Wallace Jones (trumpet); Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, Lawrence Brown (trombone); Juan Tizol (valve trombone); Hayes Alvis, Jimmy Blanton, Billy Taylor (bass instrument); Sonny Greer (drums).
Recording information: Cotton Club, NY (03/18/1937/01/09/1940); Southland Cafe, Boston, MA (03/18/1937/01/09/1940).
ON THE AIR gives contemporary listeners an aural peek into what big band-era listeners heard over the airwaves during the music's heyday. Taken from two live radio broadcasts, one from New York City's Cotton Club in 1937, the other from Boston's Southland Caf‚ in 1940, this sampler pulls selections from those programs, capturing Duke Ellington and his Orchestra in all their glory. Audiophiles might find the sound quality a bit questionable at times, but for many listeners, this will only enhance the age-worn aspect of these recordings, making ON THE AIR something akin to a time machine.

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