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5.0 out of 5 stars The very best of "unreleased" Ellington, 25 July 2013
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This review is from: DUKE ELLINGTON/THE BEST OF (Audio CD)
When the Duke died in 1974 the Pablo record label went through the late Ellington archives and released 4 albums, including his final classic suite from 1971, the Afro Eurasian eclipse, where the drummer Rufus Jones added real rock rythmns to classic ellingtonia.

Two other albums collected unreleased late period (69-71) pieces again with the driving Rufus Jones on drums. The final album collated 3 suites, 2 late period ones and the superlative Queeen's Suite from the classic 1950s band. The Duke had not authorised its release in his lifetime as the one and only pressed copy was presented to HM The Queen, the whole suite being written in her honour. On release it won the 1975 Grammy for best jazz performance!

So this wonderful and inexpensive Best of Pablo collates 6 tracks from the unreleased late period pieces, showing that Ellington was forever moving forward with organ & flute added to rock drumming, but which is still unmistakebly the Classic Ellington Sound. The 7th track is the complete 20 minute Queen's Suite.

So for anyone looking to investigate "late period" Ellington get this Cd and Afro Eurasian Eclipse and you have the added bonus of the classic Queen's Suite thrown in. A great farewell to one of musics 20th giants
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