Duke Ellington – The Duke: Historically Speaking (1956/2014) [ProStudioMasters FLAC 24/96]

Duke Ellington – The Duke: Historically Speaking (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:39:16 minutes | 503 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | © Bethlehem Records / Verse Music Group
Recorded: Chicago, IL, February 7 & 8, 1956

Awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966, Duke Ellington called his music “American music” rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as “beyond” category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered one of the 20th century’s best composers and band leaders. Ellington’s reputation has increased since his death in 1974, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best sellers. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board. This 1956 session features Ellington and 14 sidemen performing updated recordings of some of the best from Ellington’s career going back to 1926.

1 East St. Louis Toodle-O 3:29
2 Creole Love Call 3:46
3 Stompy Jones 3:53
4 The Jeep Is Jumpin’ 2:25
5 Jack the Bear 3:19
6 In a Mellow Tone 2:54
7 Ko-Ko 2:18
8 Midriff 3:51
9 Stomp Look and Listen 2:40
10 The Unbooted Character 4:17
11 Lonesome Lullaby 3:17
12 Upper Manhattan Medical Group 3:07

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry – trumpet
Ray Nance – trumpet, violin
Quentin Jackson, John Saunders, Britt Woodman – trombone
Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet
Paul Gonzalves – tenor saxophone
Harry Carney – baritone saxophone
Duke Ellington – piano
Jimmy Woode – bass
Sam Woodyard – drums





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