Duke Ellington’s ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’

Duke Ellington’s ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra.

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Track Listing : 1.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) – 15:27 . 2.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 11:29 . 3.The Tattooed Bride (Duke Ellington) – 11:43 . 4.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Eddie Delange) – 08:26

Musicians : Cat Anderson – Trumpet . Harold Baker – Trumpet . Shorty Baker – Trumpet . Lawrence Brown – Trombone . Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone . Mercer Ellington – French Horn . Andrew “Fats” Ford – Trumpet . Fats Ford – Trumpet . Tyree Glenn – Trombone, Vibraphone . Paul Gonsalves – Reeds . Sonny Greer – Drums . Jimmy Hamilton – Clarinet, Reeds . Johnny Hodges – Reeds . Quentin Jackson – Trombone . Yvonne Lanauze – Vocals . Wendell Marshall – Bass . Ray Nance – Trumpet . Russell Procope – Clarinet, Reeds . Billy Strayhorn – Piano . Clark Terry – Trumpet . Nelson Williams – Trumpet

Production : Produced By Henri Renaud

Package : Stan Fraydas – Design, Original Sleeve Design

Recorded On December 18, 1950.

Released 1951 By Columbia.

Duke Ellington

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All About Jaz
Never afraid to recast his compositions, Ellington provides new insights into his own music. It provides us listeners with that rare glimpse at genius reconsidering genius. T […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Masterpieces by Ellington is just that, a masterpiece. The transition into LPs really allowed Ellington to expand his talents and the talents of the members of his band. Often, greatest hits albums come out when a group has run out of gas (i.e. the Scorpions). […]

Money Jungle Safari
The album leads with an epic reading of “Mood Indigo” running 15 minutes-plus. It is an exceptionally satisfying piece of music, even by the composer’s stratospheric standards. […]

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