Duke Ellington - Historically Speaking The Duke , 180 Gram Vinyl

Duke Ellington - Historically Speaking The Duke , 180 Gram Vinyl

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A big band classic from Duke Ellington and his orchestra! Digitally remastered on 180-gram black vinyl. Recorded in Chicago, February 1957

Recorded for Bethlehem Records in 1956, Duke Ellington's Historically Speaking is an album of updated arrangements of earlier Duke classics, including "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo," "In a Mellow Tone," and "Creole Love Call." The orchestra, with the recent return of saxophonist Johnny Hodges to the Ellington fold and the modernizing influence of drummer Sam Woodyard on drums, sounds rejuvenated, making this album a strong contender for one of Ellington's finer efforts of the 1950s.

Includes liner notes by Joseph P. Muranyi & Jacklyn Levine. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered.

Duke Ellington, conductor, piano
Russell Procope, clarinet, alto saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone
Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone
Harry Carney, bass saxophone
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, trumpet
Ray Nance, Britt Woodman, John Saunders, Quentin Jackson, trombone
Jimmy Woode, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums


Side A
East St. Louis Toodle-O (2014 Remastered Version)
Creole Love Call (2014 Remastered Version)
Stompy Jones (2014 Remastered Version)
The Jeep Is Jumpin' (2014 Remastered Version)
Jack the Bear (2014 Remastered Version)
In a Mellow Tone (2014 Remastered Version)
Side B
Ko-Ko (2014 Remastered Version)
Midriff (2014 Remastered Version)
Stomp Look and Listen (2014 Remastered Version)
Unbooted Character (2014 Remastered Version)
Lonesome Lullaby (2014 Remastered Version)
Upper Manhattan Medical Group (2014 Remastered Version)