Duke Ellington Blues In Orbit 180g Import LP

Duke Ellington

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180 Gram Vinyl! One of the Greatest Composers of the 20th Century!

Duke Ellington is seen by many as one of the frontrunners of Jazz and as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He was a part of the Harlem Renaissance and many feel that because of him, Jazz gained recognition as a art form. Many of his instrumental songs have become Jazz standards, and his distinctive style remains a shining beacon in music. Thanks to a stellar performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 there was a renewed interest in his music and his orchestra, and they performed all over the world.

'Blues In Orbit' was mostly recorded during one after-midnight session after they had returned from a run of shows in Europe. It presents a Big Band in full swing; there is true synergy at work here that could only come from a group of musicians that expect – and get – the best from each other. Free flowing improvisations and straightforward arrangements show a band that is kicking back, relaxing, and doing it nice 'n' easy.

"...[I]t captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter..." - Bruce Eder,

Duke Ellington, composer, piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Matthew Gee, composer, baritone horn, trombone
Milt Gabler, composer
James Hamilton, composer
John Latouche, composer
Sam Woodyard, drums
Billy Strayhorn, guest artist, composer, piano
Clark Terry, guest artist, trumpet
Johnny Hodges, guest artist, reeds, alto saxophone
Harry Carney, reeds, baritone sax
Paul Gonsalves, reeds
Bill Graham, reeds
Russell Procope, reeds
John Sanders, trombone
Michael Booty Wood, trombone
Britt Woodman, trombone
Quentin Jackson, trombone
Cat Anderson, trumpet
Shorty Baker, trumpet
Ray Nance, trumpet, violin

• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Grammy Award-Winning Musician
• Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
• 1971 Induction for the Songwriter's Hall of Fame

Side A:

1. Three J's Blues
2. Smada
3. Pie Eye's Blues
4. Sweet And Pungent
5. C Jam Blues
Side B:
1. In A Mellow Tone
2. Blues In Blueprint
3. The Swingers Get The Blues, Too
4. The Swinger's Jump
5. Blues In Orbit
6. Villes Ville Is The Place, Man

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