Ken Burns Jazz: Duke Ellington
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In conjunction with the release of Ken Burns' ten-part, 19-hour epic PBS documentary Jazz, Columbia issued 22 single-disc compilations devoted to jazz's most significant artists, as well as a five-disc historical summary. Since the individual compilations attempt to present balanced overviews of each artist's career, tracks from multiple labels have thankfully been licensed where appropriate. This volume features many of Duke Ellington's best-known standards, including "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "Mood Indigo," "Caravan," "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," "Sophisticated Lady," "Take the 'A' Train," and the later-period comeback hit "Satin Doll." For the sake of unity, Ellington's longer-form works aren't emphasized here, nor are extended live tracks like the legendary 1956 Newport Jazz Festival version of "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue," which revitalized Ellington's career. Instead of undertaking the impossible task of recounting that career over a single disc, Ken Burns Jazz concentrates on the Ellington pieces that are burned the most indelibly into jazz history. As such, it's a very strong, cohesive introduction to one of the largest, richest, and most influential bodies of work in American music.
Born: 29 April 1899 in Washington D.C.
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s
Top Albums and Songs by Duke Ellington
||In a Sentimental Mood||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||4:15||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||The Feeling of Jazz||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||5:29||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Angelica||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||5:53||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||My Little Brown Book||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||5:19||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Stevie||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||4:22||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Big Nick||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||4:27||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Take the Coltrane||Duke Ellington & John Coltrane||4:42||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Jeep's Blues||The Essential Duke Ellington||4:39||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Money Jungle||Money Jungle||5:29||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Take The ""A"" Train (Take The ""A"" Train)||The Very Best Of Swing (The Very Best Of Swing)||3:02||0,99 €||View In iTunes|