Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition, 1927-1973

Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition, 1927-1973

by Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington

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Overview

It's hardly surprising that RCA's 24-disc set The Complete Duke Ellington on RCA was only affordable to the scholars and the fanatical, so the appearance of a compilation of consolidated highlights was inevitable. The thing is, a three-disc set of highlights would still be considered a box set by most standards; after all, Columbia/Legacy's centennial Ellington set was a three-disc set of the highlights of his time at Columbia and OKeh. That said, the three-disc Highlights From the Centennial Edition (1927-1973) is still a great bargain for anyone that can't sink two month's salary into the full set. Trainspotters and fanatics alike will spot missing recordings among these 49 tracks, but nearly all of the essentials from his stint at RCA are here, making it a good alternative for the budget-conscious.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2000
Label: Rca
UPC: 0090266367221
catalogNumber: 63672

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Louie Bellson   Drums
Larry Gales   Bass
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Lena Horne   Vocals
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet,Vocals
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Bubber Miley   Trumpet
Ivie Anderson   Vocals
Ben Riley   Drums
Jimmy Blanton   Bass
Wellman Braud   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
Louis Armstrong   Trumpet
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet
Freddie Jenkins   Trumpet
Money Johnson   Vocals
John Lamb   Bass
Queen Esther Marrow   Vocals
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Tony Watkins   Vocals
Arthur Whetsol   Trumpet
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Mercer Ellington   Composer
Loren Schoenberg   Liner Notes
Steve Backer   Executive Producer
Orrin Keepnews   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Steve Lasker   Reissue Producer
Carol Bobolts   Art Direction
Ted Persons   Composer
Hans Lengsfelder   Composer

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