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Such Sweet Thunder

10 May 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Mar 1999
  • Label: Columbia/Legacy
  • Copyright: Originally Recorded 1957, Originally Released 1957, 1982, 1984, (P) 1999 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:15:28
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  • ASIN: B001I8XFJQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,609 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Chopper on 3 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is a fine example of the compositional talents of Duke Ellington and his alter ego, Billy Strayhorn. The atmosphere created by the arrangements is quite special, and certainly unique. Each track takes for inspiration a character from Shakespeare and the tunes themselves range from orchestral set pieces designed for atmosphere (Sam Woodyards drums are an education) to settings for some truely incredible solo performances, particularly from Johnny Hodges who will melt your heart with "star crossed lovers" in a performance that stamps his authority on the alto ballad.
On a more general note, I do find it frustrating to hear some jazz fans describe Ellingtons best as being over come the 1940s. This is absolutely untrue. Albums like this, along with Anatomy of a Murder, the Far East Suite and the New Orleans Suite, show how Ellington had matured as a composer and how he could write for the individual musicans in his orchestra, all of whom, when they wanted to be, were amoung the finest to play thier respective instruments.
If you have never heard this music before i think you will be suprised. If you have heard it before, this release, with its bonus tracks and informative liner notes, is certainly worth the money. Enjoy!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 17 Nov 2009
Format: Audio CD
No, if it weren't for the liner notes I would NEVER have guessed that Shakespeare is the inspiration for Ellington's (and Strayhorn's) work here. But, it of small consequence to my listening enjoyment. Mature composer/arranger, Ellington reaches yet another of his peaks ("Blues in Orbit", "Black Brown&Beige", "Uptown", "Jazz Party"...) one can never get tired of.

Aided by the usual pack of great players - Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves... - the big band gives a richness of emotion, wide array of tones and musical innuendo;
something for every Ellington fan, recommendable to fans of swing and modern jazz alike.
The bonus tracks give additional pleasure.
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Essential replacement for my damaged 33 vinyl which I've loved and treasured for more than fifty years. I can now educate my grandchildren.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Raithby on 12 Mar 2013
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Until i made this purchase it had been 45-50 years since I last heard this. It still sounds as fresh as it did then. Although I am not a devotee of Ellington this is, I feel, one of those works which anyone who has an interest in Jazz should hear.
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