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Duke Ellington Orchestra March 67 (Liederhalle Stuttgart 1967) (Arthaus: 101703) [CD]

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Duke Ellington , Cat Anderson , Cootie Williams , Herbie Jones , Mercer Ellington , et al. Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Arthaus
  • ASIN: B0064UJSRQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,589 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Johnny Come Lately 3:35£0.59  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Knob Hill 7:05£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Eggo 4:17£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. La plus belle africaine18:06Album Only
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Listen  8. A Chromatic Love Affair 2:32£0.59  Buy MP3 
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Listen11. Tutti For Cootie 3:03£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Freakish Lights 4:17£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Kixx 4:01Album Only


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Ellington considered two topics to be off-limits: illness and death. It was for this reason he refused to make a will to the last, fearful of tempting fate and provoking his own demise. He was able to maintain his orchestra (the most important thing in my life) with the millions he earned from Tempo, his music publishing company always conscious of the need to surround himself with individualists; some players stayed with him for decades. Almost constantly on the road following his comeback in Newport in 1956, his career staging posts were largely marked by the studio recordings. He released around 35 albums between 1960 and 1967 alone, including adaptations of classical works, the Far East Suite and the Sacred Concerts. 1967 was a year of triumphs: the outstanding trumpeter Cootie Williams, unbelievable in The Shepherd and Tutti for Cootie, was back on board; but then tragedy struck again a few weeks after the Stuttgart concert with the death of Dukes alter ego Billy Strayhorn. Throwing caution to the wind and refusing to rely solely on time-served hits, Duke and his 14 musicians launch themselves into the new adventure. Johnny Come Lately breaks the ice, Swamp Goo featuring clarinettist Russell Procope has the magical Jungle Sound, Paul Gonsalves tenor sax dances though Knob Hill, Cat Andersons trumpet hit the stratosphere and Harry Carneys baritone horn gives a close-up account of A Chromatic Love Affair.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivering on a promise 25 Dec 2012
By Udeen
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Do I really need another live recording of the Duke, and from this fallow period in his career?

The liner notes inform us that "Jazzhaus is a new music label. It presents audio and video recordings of live performances from the archives of Sudwestrundfunk in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz, Southwest Germany... The SWR archives are possibly the most comprehensive reservoir of unpublished live jazz recordings worldwide: 3,000 hours of footage in stunning sound quality and featuring over 400 ensembles and soloists..."

I cannot comment on any other Jazzhaus releases. All I can say is that in the case of this 1967 recording of the Duke and His Orchestra, Jazzhaus have delivered on their extravagant promise. It's not a set-list that I would have chosen: Swamp Goo, Eggo, La Plus Belle Africaine, Rue Bleue, A Chromatic Love Affair, Salome, Tutti For Cootie and Kixx are not very interesting compositions in themselves. What makes this set worth getting is that it presents these minor pieces in the best possible light. Yes, the sound quality is stunning, and Ellington always strikes me as a man who will rise to the occasion: give him decent surroundings to work in and he will reward you.

''Johnny Come Lately' breaks the ice', we are informed. Try out Amazon's MP3 sample and you'll see what this means. As the orchestra makes its entrance, it becomes clear that the 1967 model needed time to get up a head of steam. When the orchestra does get into its stride, a good time is had by all. There's a very nice balance which highlights the efforts of two players in particular: John Lamb on bass and the piano player himself, who is in fine fettle.

'Knob Hill' and 'Freakish Lights' are better known as 'Mount Harissa' and 'Blood Count' respectively.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ELLINGTON CONCERT WITH A DIFFERENCE 30 Jan 2013
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I'm indebted to the 5-star reviewer for telling it as it is. That no serious Ellington collector should ignore this concert recording - even if he already has several from this period when the Duke was touring Europe almost every year. It's first virtue is great sound which one doesn't usually find with live concert recordings. I also like the absence of Dukal warhorses which no doubt were played but are not included on this disc. I would also recommend it just for 2 of Cootie Williams's unique specialities after rejoining Ellington. For once one doesn't get the usual Johnny Hodges 3 number interlude but one track called "Freakish Lights" which is in fact "Blood Count". I can't quite agree with the reviewer about "Kixx". It starts out great, at very high speed with the entire band creating terrific momentum, but after 3 1/2 minutes one is subjected to a particularly awful drum solo. But having been to Ellington concerts I don't think he should be blamed. This is what a large percentage of attendees want to her - as evidenced by wild applause at its conclusion. To hire a drummer with the nickname "speedy" does seem to indicate he was more than happy to cater to proletarian tastes - but if this enabled him to fill European concert halls who are we to complain if it we end up with great CD's like this?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Recording Quality 18 April 2014
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There is a sense with this that Duke was trying to impress with shear noise. The first
six tracks are the best especially, Swamp Goo, which has the jungle rhythm of The Mooche
Rufus Jones's drumming is prominent in the mix and for me too prominent.
Great to hear Johnny Hodges at this period, 1967.
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5.0 out of 5 stars big band jazz 31 Jan 2013
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must rate as one of the best recorded concerts by ellington,the band seem in fine form,,most solos are excellent,and the music,while not groundbreaking is at least a pleasant change from his usual concert fare!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delivering on a promise 25 Dec 2012
By Udeen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Do I really need another live recording of the Duke, and from this fallow period in his career?

The liner notes inform us that "Jazzhaus is a new music label. It presents audio and video recordings of live performances from the archives of Sudwestrundfunk in Stuttgart, Baden-Baden and Mainz, Southwest Germany... The SWR archives are possibly the most comprehensive reservoir of unpublished live jazz recordings worldwide: 3,000 hours of footage in stunning sound quality and featuring over 400 ensembles and soloists..."

I cannot comment on any other Jazzhaus releases. All I can say is that in the case of this 1967 recording of the Duke and His Orchestra, Jazzhaus have delivered on their extravagant promise. It's not a set-list that I would have chosen: Swamp Goo, Eggo, La Plus Belle Africaine, Rue Bleue, A Chromatic Love Affair, Salome, Tutti For Cootie and Kixx are not very interesting compositions in themselves. What makes this set worth getting is that it presents these minor pieces in the best possible light. Yes, the sound quality is stunning, and Ellington always strikes me as a man who will rise to the occasion: give him decent surroundings to work in and he will reward you.

"'Johnny Come Lately' breaks the ice", we are informed. Try out Amazon's MP3 sample and you'll see what this means. As the orchestra makes its entrance, it becomes clear that the 1967 model needed time to get up a head of steam. When the orchestra does get into its stride, a good time is had by all. There's a very nice balance which highlights the efforts of two players in particular: John Lamb on bass and the piano player himself, who is in fine fettle.

'Knob Hill' and 'Freakish Lights' are better known as 'Mount Harissa' and 'Blood Count' respectively. These are songs that would make it onto my wish list. I'm awarding five stars in spite of the inclusion of the dreadful 'Kixx', 10 minutes and 24 seconds that make me wonder how a man as richly talented as Ellington could have been prepared to allow himself such appalling lapses of taste.

Do I really need it? I would say that no self-respecting collector of live Ellingtonia can be without this one, and I'm now off to check whether other Jazzhaus recordings similarly live up to their promise.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound and playing! 20 Mar 2013
By Charles Andrew Griffith - Published on Amazon.com
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Duke's band from their 1967 European tour. Excellent sound quality and remastering! the track "Knob Hill" is actually "Mount Harissa" from the Far East Suite. And "Freakish Lights" is the famous Strayhorn composition "Blood Count". "Freakish Lights" was the original early title for the piece. Excellent Duke piano throughout! Unfortunately there was not room on the cd to include tunes like "Wild Onions" and "Up Jump" from the same concert. These can be found on an older vinyl version of the concert, "Live In Stuttgart Vol. 1". The vinyl does not contain several of the tunes found on the cd, however. Excellent live Ellington!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Band Live 8 Mar 2013
By Morehouse 1960 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an excellent album, with the clarity of the instruments being superb. Cat Anderson, Johnnie Hodges & Cootie Williams gave some excellent solos throughout the album. But Paul Gonsalves solo on the tune "Knob Hill" was just superb. Then the Duke of Ellington was his usual excellence.

I highly recommend this album to anyone who considers themselves lovers of the Big Band.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly great 14 Feb 2013
By KH Birmingham - Published on Amazon.com
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There is nothing quite like hearing the Duke live, and this CD is no exception. The sound quality is fabulous, and the energy the band delivers in response to the audience is almost like being there. In some ways, though, the experimental nature of the songs on this CD might disappoint a listener expecting traditional Duke material. The trumpet, while impressive, is so shrill that the effect he generates is almost painful. (It's probably the intention behind it, I'll confess.) Wonderful in many ways, but not my preference when it comes to the Duke.
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