Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1999 Remastered)
Öffnen Sie iTunes, um Hörproben zu wählen und Musik zu kaufen und zu laden.
This compilation of some of Ellington's most popular, enduring, and important RCA Victor sides from a period of 40 years (October 26, 1927, to August 30, 1967) consists of 18 tracks, drawn from the remastered tracks on BMG's 24-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 — "Mood Indigo" sounds light years beyond "Black and Tan Fantasy" or "East St. Louis Toodle-o," and it's only four tracks in, while the development of Ellington's musical language only got more sophisticated. So, this is a rushed history lesson, a handy "Monarch notes"-type look at the man's work. The producers have very shrewdly included the "Mood Indigo-Hot and Bothered-Creole Love Call" experimental long-play (for 1932) medley, clocking in at more than seven minutes, and presented here in stereo, one of the unique elements of the box, to wet the appetite of the budgetary-challenged. Otherwise, all of the expected bases are touched ("Take the 'A' Train," etc.), up through the soaring, lyrical "Come Sunday" from the First Concert of Sacred Music and the upbeat, energetic "Raincheck," from Ellington's 1967 memorial to Billy Stayhorn. As with the box, the sound is largely impeccable, with stunning delineating of the soloists' work and a rich, full texture to the ensemble sections. There's a little sloppiness in the annotation, which could've been cleaner, but this is a otherwise a handy mid-priced compilation and a worthy teaser for a monumental career survey.
Geboren: 29. April 1899 in Washington D.C.
Jahre aktiv: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Top-Alben und Songs von Duke Ellington
||In a Sentimental Mood||The Very Best of John Coltrane||4:16||CHF 1.50||In iTunes ansehen|
||In a Sentimental Mood||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||4:18||CHF 1.50||In iTunes ansehen|
||Take the a Train||Les grands classiques du jazz||2:56||CHF 1.50||In iTunes ansehen|
||The Gal from Joe's||Columbia Original Masters: The Best of Duke Ellington||2:58||CHF 1.90||In iTunes ansehen|
||Mood Indigo||Just Jazz -volume Two||4:00||CHF 1.50||In iTunes ansehen|
||My Little Brown Book||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||5:24||CHF 1.90||In iTunes ansehen|
||Caravan||The Best of Duke Ellington||4:32||CHF 1.90||In iTunes ansehen|
||Jubilee Stomp||The Artist (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)||2:33||CHF 1.90||In iTunes ansehen|
||The Feeling of Jazz||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||5:35||CHF 1.90||In iTunes ansehen|
||Mood Indigo||Duke Ellington - Cotton Club Stomp (1927-1931)||2:56||CHF 1.50||In iTunes ansehen|