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Original Recordings Group [ORG] / Columbia

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Ellington Jazz Party | 45rpm 2LP

$95.00

Original Recordings Group [ORG] / Columbia

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Ellington Jazz Party | 45rpm 2LP

$95.00

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Jazz Party is a 1959 album by Duke Ellington which contains a "formidable gallery of jazz stars" guesting, including Dizzy Gillespie and Jimmy Rushing (formerly the vocalist for Count Basie).

Described as "an example of the ever-surprising repertoire...characteristic of late Ellington", Jazz Party has been praised particularly for its unique percussion pieces.Village Voice reviewer Gary Giddins indicated that the percussion song "Malletoba Spank" "will rattle in your brain until you die".The multi-part "Toot Suite" has been described as intriguing, though underrated, featuring strong statements from Ellington regulars and guests. Dizzy Gillespie's guest solo on "U.M.M.G." (the first studio recording of that piece) attracts much attention as well, and has been labeled both "enterprising" and "inspired". - Wiki

“This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on "U.M.M.G." (a meeting that should have been repeated often but sadly never was), Jimmy Rushing (Count Basie's former vocalist) sings "Hello Little Girl," and both Johnny Hodges ("All of Me") and Paul Gonsalves ("Ready Go!") have chances to blow.” – AllMusic

About Duke Ellington:

"Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category. He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the twentieth century's best known African American personalites. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Simply put, Ellington transcends boundaries and fills the world with a treasure trove of music that renews itself through every generation of fans and music-lovers. His legacy continues to live onand will endure for generations to come. Winton Marsalis said it best when he said "His music sounds like America." Because of the unmatched artistic heights to which he soared, no one deserved the phrase “beyond category” more than Ellington, for it aptly describes his life as well. He was most certainly one of a kind that maintained a llifestyle with universal appeal which transcended countless boundaries.

Duke Ellington is best remembered for the over 3000 songs that he composed during his lifetime. His best known titles include; "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", “Solitude", "In a Mellotone", and "Satin Doll". The most amazing part about Ellington was the most creative while he was on the road. It was during this time when he wrote his most famous piece, "Mood Indigo"which brought him world wide fame.

Duke Ellington's popular compositions set the bar for generations of brilliant jazz, pop, theatre and soundtrack composers to come. While these compositions guarantee his greatness, whatmakes Duke an iconoclastic genius, and an unparalleled visionary, what has granted him immortality are his extended suites. From 1943's Black, Brown and Beige to 1972's The Uwis Suite, Duke used the suite format to give his jazz songs a far more empowering meaning, resonance and purpose: to exalt, mythologize and re-contextualize the African-American experience on a grand scale."" - DukeEllington.com

 

 

Item description:

Artist:

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra

Title:

Ellington Jazz Party

Label:

Original Recordings Group [ORG] Music / Columbia

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2012 | Original - 1959

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Big Band, Swing

Catalog No:

ORG 131

Condition:

New