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Duke Ellington – Recollections Of The Big Band Era (1963/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington – Recollections Of The Big Band Era (1963/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:21 minutes | 1,35 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: | Front cover | @ Rhino Atlantic

Featuring familiar titles such as: “Ciribiribin,” and “Auld Lang Syne”, this one-of-a-kind set is beautifully remastered and presented in pristine HD quality. This tribute to the big pop-orchestra bands of Ellington’s heyday stands on its own.

These recordings of big-band standards that Duke Ellington originally did for Reprise in the early ’60s. One suspects there was a quid pro quo here — he would cut these ’30s and ’40s standards, which were certain to make money, for Reprise, and that same label, in turn, would record his symphonic music. The material is done in a smooth, swinging style, more laid-back than what the Count Basie orchestra of the same period would have done with this same stuff, but with enough fire and boundless elegance to make it more than worthwhile.

01 – Minnie the Moocher
02 – For Dancers Only
03 – It’s a Lonesome Old Town When You’re Not Around
04 – Cherokee
05 – The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
06 – Let’s Get Together
07 – I’m Gettin’ Sentimental over You
08 – Chant of the Weed
09 – Ciribiribin
10 – Contrasts
11 – Christopher Columbus
12 – Auld Lang Syne


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