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Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington, born 29 April 1899 in Washington, DC, was one of the most influential and important American musician. The pianist, composer and bandleader who felt the term '' American Music '' is more appropriate than jazz is presented here in all its brilliance and glory - with seventeen of his best albums from the 1950s that are as diverse as excellent.
The carefully selected and digitally processed albums in this 10-CD set covers a wide spectrum - from the revered classics to absolute rarities. The collection begins with the legendary piano duo of Ellington and his longtime collaborator Billy Strayhorn, coupled with '' Ellington Uptown '', a 51/52-album with some of the most important recordings of Ellington, such as '' The Mooche '', '' Take The A Train '' or '' A Tone Parallel To Harlem ''.
CD 2 begins with '' The Duke Ellington Plays '', a wonderfully rare recording of the Dukes of his favorite instrument (and a precursor to the legendary sets '' Piano In The Foreground / Background '', both of which are available on CD 5) , '' At Bal Masque '' completes CD 2, an album about the Scott Yanow wrote on allmusic.com: '' The music works great for Ellington, and his all-star orchestra succeeds tired Swing Revival in elegant dance music and . to turn swinging jazz '' Although not the defining album of the Master, 'at Bal Masque's still a surprise success.' '
Two wonderful suites of the Dukes found on CD 3 place: his Shakespeare tribute' 'Search Weet Thunder, from the year 1957 and his deeply religious album '' Black, Brown and Beige '', with Gospel superstar Mahalia Jackson, Frontsängering of the famous orchestra with musicians such as Clark Terry and Paul Gonsalves as soloists. The soundtrack for Otto Preminger's' 'Anatomy Of A Murder' 'found on CD 4th place, along with two more' 'dukishen''Interpretationen of Edvard Grieg's' Peer Gynt' 'and Billy Strayhorn's'' Suite Thursday ''.
CD 6 presents the rare '' Duke Ellington Presents '' and the fantastic '' Blue Rose '', Ellington duet with singer Rosemary Clooney, the aunt of Hollywood star George Clooney. Two rare albums are also available on CD 7. The Dukes of cooperation with Satchmo, the singing trumpet player par excellence, and the other great big band leader of his time: Count Basie. The famous '' Newport 1958 '' concert featured Gerry Mulligan and his Orchestra (CD 8), while the incredible Audiobook CD 9-opera '' A Drum Is A Woman '' presents. Written by Ellington and Strayhorn, it describes the journey of the rhythm of the islands in the city - a rare treat! Finally, we find Duke Ellington and his alto sax player Johnny Hodges '' Side By Side '' on a recording. The album was awarded 4 stars in Downbeat 1959.