Duke Ellington records with an orchestra, ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ for Columbia (1951)

Duke Ellington‘s ‘Masterpieces by Ellington’ is an album recorded on December 18, 1950 with an orchestra and released in 1951 by Columbia.

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.

(Source Duke Ellington – Masterpieces by Ellington | The Official Website of Jazz Legend Duke Ellington)


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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). […]

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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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