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Will Big Bands Ever Come Back?


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  • Audio CD (4 April 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B0007QJ1ZC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 621,135 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Erskine Hawkins’ Tuxedo Junction
2. Glen Gray’s Smoke Rings
3. Stan Kenton’s Artistry In Rhythm
4. Wayne King’s the Waltz You Saved For Me
5. Woody Herman’s Woodchopper’s Ball
6. Les Brown’s Sentimental Journey
7. Louis Armstrong’s When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
8. Count Basie’s One O’Ciock Jump
9. Benny Goodman’s Good-Bye
10. Fred Waring’s Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
11. Paul Whiteman’s Rhapsody In Blue
12. Duke Ellington’s Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Product Description

(2005/COLLECTABLES) 12 tracks, original 1962;Medium 1
  1. Tuxedo Junction
  2. Smoke Rings
  3. Artistry In Rhythm
  4. The Waltz You Saved For Me
  5. Woodchopper's Ball
  6. Sentimental Journey
  7. When It's Sleepy Time Down South
  8. One O'Clock Jump
  9. Good-Bye
  10. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
  11. Rhapsody In Blue
  12. Don't Get Around Much Anymore

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 11 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Hardly the best Ellington around, hardly the most clear concept (how did they choose the tunes?), but it's still Ellington... Since I hear the fiddle, I guess it's Ray Nance, I can also hear, I think, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves....
It's mostly for Ellington maniacs and swing completists (and vice versa)...
It's interesting to hear what will Duke's band do on Artistry in Rhythm, One O'Clock Jump or Rhapsody in Blue, but once you satisfy the curiosity, I don't think you'll be playing this one if you have, I don't know.... Uptown, Blues in Orbit, Afro-Bossa, At Newport, Jazz Party...

BTW, you'll probably get a better bargain than the one listed under this album if you go with Original Album Series... I sure did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
only for the fans 7 Sep 2012
By Steve Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I am a big Jazz fan, I like some of Duke Ellington big band stuff and I really like most of the small combo stuff I have heard him on. I got this as part of a larger boxed set (reviewed on my blog - click my name to see link to it in my profile). The idea is quite attractive - he covers theme tunes played by other big bands so we get to hear some Jazz Standards we are used to hearing from other bands played by Ellington. The result is rather boring and much weaker then the Dukes essential big band records. Even for big band fans this is an OK record but no more - as the Duke recorded so many great records I would pass on this one.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very nice but hardly essential Ellington 11 May 2010
By Nikica Gilic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Hardly the best Ellington around, hardly the most clear concept (how did they choose the tunes?), but it's still Ellington... Since I hear the fiddle, I guess it's Ray Nance, I can also hear, I think, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton....
It's mostly for Ellington maniacs and swing completists (and vice versa)...
It's interesting to hear what will Duke's band do on Artistry in Rhythm, One O'Clock Jump or Rhapsody in Blue, but once you satisfy the curiosity, I don't think you'll be playing this one if you have, I don't know.... Uptown, Blues in Orbit, Afro-Bossa, At Newport, Jazz Party...
Prime Ellington 29 Jun 2014
By Kettle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If anybody knows how to make the ordinary EXTRAordinary it's Ellington. Cover tunes or not Will Big Bands Ever Come Back? is Ellington firing on all cylinders. It's fun Ellington...it's unexpected Ellington...but most of all, it's colorful Ellington! And colorful Ellington is a wonderful thing.

Nothing here is splashy or extrovert. But it's not intended to be. The focus is instead on finding creative rhythms, sassy solos, and delicate instrumental interplay. And the subtlety is on a high order. What this adds up to is music with a unique character which might not give up is secrets easily, but certainly doesn't deserve to be dismissed. Dedicated listening is mandatory. Which is no bad thing - it's Ellington after all!
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