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Do not overlook.....,
This review is from: Blues In Orbit (Audio CD)
I know its tempting for any fan to say everything their favorite artist does is great...BUT..this really does contain some unique and special Ellington. In particular we get to hear Jimmy Hamilton on tenor (are rare treat) to great effect in the opening number 'Three J's blues'. It contains many other interseting tracks too, a kind of Ellington you dont hear too much, things like 'sweet and pungent' and all those other great blues. Harry Carney on 'Mellow tone' too.
The highlight for me has to be the bonus tracks - especially 'Sentimental Lady' and 'Brown penny'. If you are a fan of Johnny Hodges then these two tracks are reason enough to buy this CD. They really are Hodges at his very best.