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Ellington soars to unmatched artistic heights alongside impressive jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges and Jimmy Rushing!
The tremendously detailed audio effect achieved by Columbia's engineers is brought back to life on this 200-gram LP from Analogue Productions. You want Duke and his men at their best, this is it!
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 20th century's best known African American personalities. He received 13 Grammy Awards and was honored with the French Legion of Honor in 1973. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Dizzy's spectacular trumpet blooms here amidst the Ellingtonian aggregate. The sometimes tender, sometimes shouting blues style of Jimmy Rushing provides nice contrast in one of the most varied and satisfying Ellington recordings ever. Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!
So what has been done to perfect this brilliant reissue? Mastering by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape, for starters. Naturally Analog Productions turned to their own Quality Record Pressings for the finest 200-gram, dead-silent background pressing. Top it off with a Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jacket with beautiful full-size inner pictures and you've got an audiophile's dream. A can't miss for your collection!
"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.com
200g Vinyl - 33 1/3rpm
Mastered from original analog tape
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket
Limited Edition - Less than 1,000 records per stamper, released in limited quantities
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet
Ray Nance, trumpet
Clark Terry, trumpet
Cat Anderson, trumpet
Shorty Baker, trumpet
Andres Ford, trumpet
Johnny Hodges, saxophone
Paul Gonzalves, saxophone
Harry Carney, saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton, saxophone
Russell Procope, saxophone
Britt Woodman, trombone
Quentin Jackson, trombone
John Sanders, trombone
Duke Ellington, piano
Jimmy Jones, piano
Jimmy Woode, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums
Jimmy Rushing, vocalist
Morris Goldenberg, percussionist
George Gaber, percussionist
Elden C. Bailey, percussionist
Chauncey Morehouse, percussionist
Harry Breuer, percussionist
Robert M. Rosengarden, percussionist
Walter E. Rosenberger, percussionist
Bradley Spinney, percussionist
Milton Schlesinger, percussionist
1. Malletoba Spank
2. Red Garter (Toot Suite, Pt. I)
3. Red Shoes (Toot Suite, Pt. II)
4. Red Carpet (Toot Suite, Pt. III)
5. Ready, Go! (Toot Suite, Pt. IV)
6. U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
7. All Of Me
8. Tymperturbably Blue
9. Hello Little Girl