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8 Classic Albums [Audio CD] Duke Ellington [Box set, Original recording remastered]

Duke Ellington Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Real Gone Jazz
  • ASIN: B006UFCFBQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,721 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Such Sweet Thunder
2. Sonnet for Caesar
3. Sonnet to Hank Cinq
4. Lady Mac
5. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Alice Blue Gown
2. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
3. Got a Date With an Angel
4. Poor Butterfly
5. Satan Takes a Holiday
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Main Theme/Anatomy of a Murder
2. Flirtbird
3. Way Early Subtone
4. Hero to Zero
5. Low Key Lightly
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. I Can't Get Started
2. Cong-go
3. Body and Soul
4. Blues for Jerry
5. Fontainebleau Forest
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Product Description

Includes the following albums - Such Sweet Thunder, Black Brown and Beige, Duke Ellington At The Bal Masque, The Cosmic Scene, Anatony Of A Murder, Nutcracker Suite, Piano In The Foreground, Together Again

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Love You Madly' 1 Nov 2012
By ACB (swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Edward 'Duke' Ellington 29/4/89-24/5/74. His last words were, " Music is how I lived and how I will be remembered". Never truer words spoken. I don't really have to say much more except to review this 8 album offering on 4CDs at another ridiculous price. I will not duplicate the tracks as Mr Glenn Cook has done this. This may add to the personnel and appeal.

1) SUCH SWEET THUNDER: 7/8/56. A major work. Duke was a Shakespeare fan as was Billy Strayhorn. The title comes from 'Midsummer Night's Dream' inspired by Othello's story to Desdemona. Cat Anderson(t),Ray Nance(t)Clarke Terry(t) Willie Cook(t),Joe Sanders(tbn), Britt Woodman(tbn),Quentin Jackson(tbn), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds), Jimmy wood (bs), Sam Woodyard(d), Ellington. 'Hanq Cinq' is a remarkable showcase for Woodman. 'Sister Kate' is a sad moving tale. 'Up and Down' is a vehicle for Clarke Terry. A wonderful album.

2)BLACK BROWN AND BEIGE: Feb 1958. Originally when released personnel and dates were confusing. Cat Anderson(t),Ray Nance(t,vn), Quentin Jackson(tb), Britt Woodman(tb),Johnn Sanders(tb,v-tb), Bill Graham (as,ts), Russell Procope(as,cl),Jimmy Hamilton(cl,ts), Paul Gonsalves(ts),Harry Carney(bs,cl),Jimmy Woode(b), Sam Woodyard(d),Mahalia Jackson(v),Ellington. Numbered in parts. 'Work Song' and 'Come Sunday' are probably the standout tracks with Woodyard, Carney and Jackson working in unison. Mahalia Jackson is singing gospel accompanied by Ellington. (Bessie Smith may have given more?)

3) AT THE BAL MASQUE: (March/April 1958). Same personnel as above with Betty Glammann(harp), Terry Snyder(percussion), Candido Carmero (bongo), Margeret Tynes, Joyce Sherrill, Ozzie Bailey (choir). Apparently a fantasy of Ellington's rooms.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Track Listings 15 April 2012
By Glenn Cook HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Thought the Track Listings would be of use.
These sets feature 2 albums on each CD but the CDs in these sets often fail to include the Albums titles.
But Byrdman has notified me that he was "pleasantly surprised that the booklet listed the musicians for each album, and that the inlay card listed the song titles under each album title." Just goes to show someone does care.

RK Hunter has made a very interesting comment that there is a 'hidden' album in this set.
Please read his comment and all wil be revealed.

But he track listing and split still may be of use so here it is.

Here is the list
CD 1:

Such Sweet Thunder (1957):
1 Such Sweet Thunder
2 Sonnet For Caesar
3 Sonnet To Hank Cinq
4 Lady Mac
5 Sonnet In Search of a Moor
6 The Telecasters
7 Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
8 Sonnet For Sister Katie
9 The Star Crossed Lovers
10 Madness In Great Ones
11 Half the Fun
12 Circle of Fourths
Black, Brown and Beige [feat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bits and pieces 30 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This set contains a selection of the Duke's albums from about 1957-1961. This was an uneven period for him - lots of excellent music but plenty of sets which are merely ordinary, or even downright bad. What you get here are four suites (Black, Brown & Beige, Such Sweet Thunder, The Nutcracker, Anatomy of a Murder), one live Big Band album (at the Bal Masque), a small group disc with horns (The Cosmic Scene), a collaboration with Louis Armstrong (also small group) and a trio record (Piano in the Foreground).

So first, the suites. Such Sweet Thunder is to me the best album on the set, and one of Duke's very best big band suites. The concept - a suite of music inspired by Shakespeare's plays - seems pretty bizairre, but this really is one of the Duke's best suites and contains some really atmospheric, brooding and beautiful music. Black, Brown & Beige is *almost* as good, but is hampered by the fact that it isn't complete (not because the makers of this set have omitted anything - this album version doesn't have the full suite as it was originally conceived) and it always feels more like an "excerpts from" than a whole coherent work, which is exactly what is.

I find less to recommend in the other two suites. Anatomy of a Murder seems to be quite popular but it's always seemed quite anonymous music to me, when compared with Ellington's best. The Nutcracker - well, this one is certainly entertaining. Throw it on at Christmas for an alternative seasonal soundtrack. I'm never quite sure whether this one was supposed to be a serious attempt or a bit of a laugh on Strayhorn/Ellingtons' parts. Personally, I like it, but find it pretty difficult to take it seriously and certainly wouldn't rate it up there with the better discs on this set.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
I am still working my way through these albums but what I have heard has so far been really good. I have not been a big band fan but this set of albums and a similar set by Count... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL COLLECTION
FABULOUS set of this band.As a comprehensive introduction to Ellington try it.You won't be disappointed.
Anyone who has an interest in jazz should buy this. Recommended.
Published 6 months ago by Thomas B. Curry
5.0 out of 5 stars Good recordings
Bought as a present and were well received. Played and played since having them. Would recommend these to any Ellington fans. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs V S Hogan-Buckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, good bargon.
I like this set, and for this price you get so much. I myself like the Armstrong album the most.
Published 9 months ago by Fmj Van Weegberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
I heard Gordon Vernick's podcast on the Ellington version of "The Nutcracker" and really enjoyed it. Read more
Published 14 months ago by A. R. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Duke
Ordered it, payed for it, turned up when you said it would. What more is there to say? Can you think of anything?
Published 15 months ago by David Maude-Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Ellington supreme
Great value and an important record of one of the great bands of all time.
Only slightly disappointed as one of the discs is mis named its not "Duke Ellington and the... Read more
Published 18 months ago by art
4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Ellington
I've never had an Elllington CD before buying this one. I had a vague image of him as a big-band leader of inconsequential background music (anyone who knows jazz will already... Read more
Published 18 months ago by D A LIEBERMAN
2.0 out of 5 stars Father in Laws Present
Bought as xmas present for my father in law who is a big Ellington fan. He thinks its great although not my choice in music.
Published 20 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to Duke Ellington
Good recordings, great price, a must for new jazz fans and old alike. Minimal sleeve notes but all the track listings seem to be there but if you have trouble please refer to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by PETER JAMES
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