Category: Classic Rock
Duke Ellington - The Best Of Early Ellington (CD)
Label: Decca Jazz - *GRD-660,Decca Jazz - GRD-660 • Format: CD Compilation, Club Edition • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing, Big Band
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The performance was released on CD as A Concert of Sacred Music Live from Grace Cathedral and on DVD as Love You Madly/A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral. The official album on RCA, A Concert of Sacred Music, was recorded at two concerts at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26,
Feb 02, · This period is considered by many the best Ellington Band. The next part of this period is covered by the mid forties recordings box, which is the more pop period of Duke's career. There is a large percentage of vocals, and most of the well known "songs" made famous by Duke come from this period.
The best single-source collection of early performances by the Ellington band is The Original Edward “Duke” Ellington Hits (King Jazz KJ / FS), a pair of CD's containing 44 original compositions by Ellington recorded between and , including “Black and Tan Fantasy” and “The Mooche.”.
This three-CD set, which has all of Duke Ellington's recordings for the Brunswick and Vocalion labels, dwarfs all of the earlier reissues that Decca and MCA have put out of this important material/
The Cosmic Scene: Duke Ellington's Spacemen by Duke Ellington (CD, Nov, Mosaic Singles) $ New Digital Duke by Duke Ellington Orchestra/Mercer Ellington (CD, May, GRP (USA)).
Jan 25, · For his earliest bands, including stuff with the great Buber Miley on trumpet, and Trickey Sam Nanton on trombone and all the kind of wah wah and and growling effects they played that helped make Ellington famous, I'd personally recommend the relatively easy to find but OOP collection of early RCA Victor recordings, Early Ellington (), he recorded for a bunch of labels in the period .
This compilation of some of Ellington's most popular, enduring, and important RCA Victor sides from a period of 40 years (October 26, , to August 30, ) consists of 18 tracks, drawn from the remastered tracks on BMG's CD Ellington Centennial box. That's hardly enough to address the range of changes in Ellington's style, but it does give the casual listener a glimpse of that range.
Drawn from Duke Ellington's earliest recordings for Brunswick and Vocalion labels, The Best of Early Ellington is an excellent single-disc sampler that offers some of his most famous songs -- including "Mood Indigo" and "East St. Louis Toodle-oo," as well as "Creole Rhapsody," his first extended composition -- in their first recorded versions.8/