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Album Review

As part of Columbia's This Is Jazz series, this volume collects Ellington sides waxed for the label between 1927 and 1959. Even on later remakes of classics like "Mood Indigo," "Take the 'A' Train," and "C-Jam Blues," the quality stays pretty high simply because of the high caliber of almost any Ellington organization. The seventh volume is worth purchasing alone for "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" from 1956's In Newport album featuring Paul Gonsalves' legendary solo.

Biography

Born: 29 April 1899 in Washington D.C.

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works...
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This Is Jazz #7, Duke Ellington
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Easy Listening, Swing, Big Band, Trad Jazz
  • Released: 27 March 1996

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