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Carnegie Hall Concerts 1943/1947 (8-CD Box Set)

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Duke Ellington (lead, p, arr), Rex Stewart, Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Al Killian (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln), Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb), Tyree Glenn (tb, vib), Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Al Sears, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, Otto Hardwicke, Russell Procope, Chauncey Haughton (reeds), Fred Guy, Al Lucas (g), Junior Raglin, Oscar Pettiford (b), Sonny Greer, Hillard Brown (d), Betty Roche, Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vcl), Billy Strayhorn (arr)

Reference: 0600753232491

Bar code: 600753232491

Throughout the '40s, the Carnegie Hall concerts by Duke Elington and his orchestra were the annual high points of jazz performance, giving Elington the oportunity to explore his longer, clasical-influenced pieces as well as the pop tunes that made the band's reputation. This box set contains a plethora of material that Ellington recorded at the legendary venue, Carnegie Hall, during the height of the Big Band movement, including the premier performance of Black, Brown & Beige.

These live recordings span the years 1943-1947, featuring 85 performances by Duke Ellington and some of the jazz's greatest musicians.

Complete tracklisting:

Carnegie Hall Concert, January 23, 1943

CD 1
01. The Star Spangled Banner
02. Black And Tan Fantasy
03. Rockin' In Rhythm
04. Moon Mist
05. Jumpin' Punkins
06. Portrait Of Bert Williams
07. Bojangles
08. Black Beauty
09. Koko
10. Dirge
11. Johnny Come Lately
12. Are You Stickin'
13. Black Brown & Beige: Black

Total time: 57:26 min.

CD 2
01. Black Brown & Beige: Brown
02. Black Brown & Beige: Beige
03. Bakiff
04. Ack The Bear
05. Blue Belles Of Harlem
06. Cotton Tail
07. Day Dream
08. Boy Meets Horn
09. 22 Rose Of The Rio Grande
10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
11. Going Up
12. Mood Indigo

Total time: 62:36 min.

Carnegie Hall Concert, December 19, 1944

CD 3
01. Blutopia
02. Midriff
03. Creole Love Call
04. Suddenly It Jumped
05. Pitter Panther Patter 
06. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
07. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Perfume Suite:
08. Introduction
09. Sonata
10. Strange Feeling
11. Dancers In Love
12. Coloratura

Total time: 38:41 min.

CD 4
Selections From Black, Brown & Beige:
01. Work Song
02. The Blues
03. West Indian Dance/Creamy Brown/Emancipation
04. Come Sunday
05. The Mood To Be Wooed
06. Blue Cellophane
07. Blue Skies
08. Frankie And Johnny

Total time: 45:19 min.

Carnegie Hall Concert, January 4, 1946

CD 5
01. Caravan
02. In A Mellow Tone
03. Solid Old Man
Selections From Black, Brown & Beige:
04. Spiritual (Come Sunday)/Work song
05. The Blues
06. Rugged Romeo
07. Sono
08. Air-Condicionated Jungle
09. Pitter Panther Patter 

Total time: 42:20 min.

CD 6
01. Take The “A” Train
A Tonal Group:
02. Melloditti
03. Fugueaditty
04. Jam-A-Ditty
05. Magenta Haze
06. Diminuendo In Blue/Transbluecency
07. Crescendo In Blue
08. Suburbanite
09. I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So
10. Riffin' Drill

Total time: 45:19 min.

Carnegie Hall Concert, December 27, 1947

CD 7
01. The New Look (Snibor)
02. Blue Serge
03. Triple Play
04. Harlem Airshaft
05. Johnny Hodges Medley:
-Junior Hop
-Jeep's Blues
-Mood to be Wooed
06. Mella Brava
07. Kickapoo Joy Juice
8. On A Turquoise Cloud
09. Bakiff
10. Cotton Tail

Total time: 40:79 min.

CD 8
Liberian Suite:
01. I Like The Sunrise
02. Dance #1
03. Dance #2
03. Dance #3
04. Dance #3
05. Dance #4
06. Dance #5
07. Theme Medley:
-East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
-Echoes of Harlem
-Black & Tan Fantasy
-Things Ain't What They Used to Be
08. Basso Profundo
09. New York City Blues
10. Clothed Woman
11. Trumpets no End (Blue Skies) 

Total time: 45:26 min.

Reprocessed, from original source material by Jerry Valburn & Jack Towers
Assembled by Orrin Keepnews
Audio restoration & digital mastering: Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios)
NoNoise reprocessing by the Sonic Solutions System

Art direction: Phil Carroll
Design: Lance Anderson
Original liner notes: Leonard Feather, Jerry Valburn, Stanley Dance & J.R. Taylor

Reissue of the original Prestige/Fantasy 1977 releases.


$27.44  (tax incl.)

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