Far East Suite [Bonus Tracks]

Far East Suite [Bonus Tracks]

by Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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This third CD edition of Duke Ellington's masterwork, Far East Suite, recorded after two grueling tours of the Middle and Far East in the early- to mid-'60s, is, hopefully, the definitive version. Issued in 2003's Bluebird First Editions series, the album has been lovingly compiled to include a fine set of liner notes by Stephanie Stein Crease (the originals are also included on the back panel), as well as seven bonus tracks, all of which are alternate takes, five released here for the first time -- two of the four from the "Special Mix" edition" are here, while two more are left off. The endless repackages of jazz classics are becoming tedious, but this one is worth it. The alternates reveal not only works as they developed, such as the truly transcendent "Isfahan," but even a newer alternate of "Bluebird of Delhi." This is one that Ellington aficionados need.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765561426
catalogNumber: 55614
Rank: 45470

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Gonsalves   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Johnny Hodges   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Cootie Williams   Trumpet,Soloist
Lawrence Brown   Trombone,Soloist
Rufus "Speedy" Jones   Drums
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Chuck Connors   Trombone
William Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Buster Cooper   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
John Lamb   Bass
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Chuck Conners   Trombone
Herbie Jones   Trumpet,Flugelhorn

Technical Credits

Brian Bacchus   Executive Producer
Ed Begley   Engineer
Stanley Dance   Liner Notes
Duke Ellington   Composer
Barry Feldman   Reissue Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Brad McCuen   Producer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Amy Wenzler   Cover Design
Jen Wyler   Remixing
Stephanie Stein Crease   Liner Notes

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