Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

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The Ellington Suites [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

  • Release Date: 17 Sep 2013
  • OJC-34614-02

Concord Music Group will release five new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on September 17, 2013. Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks (some previously unreleased), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series celebrates the 40th anniversary of Pablo Records, the prolific Beverly Hills-based label that showcased some of the most influential jazz artists and recordings of the 1970s and '80s.

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ABOUT DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

 

During the Duke Ellington orchestra's heyday, musicians would sometimes speak almost with pleasure of having caught it on an off night. Their seeming pleasure was usually a mixture of admiration, envy, and jealousy, because its genuine off nights were surprisingly few, as multiplying live recordings have continued to prove.

Ellington and his men were among the world's most seasoned travelers. Although hardened by one-nighters and road tours throughout North America, they adjusted to air travel with a surprising equanimity. Journeys from city to city or state to state were transposed, as it were, into journeys from country to country and even from continent to continent.