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Oscar Peterson

The Complete Duke Ellington Song Books (2 CD)

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Code:
EJC-149707
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
EAN:
8436559462099
Reference:
EJC 55711
Format:
CD
Number of Discs:
2

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2-CD SET

4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

This set compiles both original albums recorded by the great Oscar Peterson celebrating the music of Duke Ellington. He recorded the first in Mono in 1952 with his trio featuring Barney Kessel on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass (Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington, Clef Records MGC-606), and remade exactly the same twelve tunes in Stereo in 1959 (Oscar Peterson Plays Duke Ellington Song Book, Verve MGC-2055) featuring Brown again on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.

PERSONNEL:

OSCAR PETERSON, piano on all tracks, plus:

CD 1 [1-12] RAY BROWN, bass; ED THIGPEN, drums.
Chicago, July 21-August 1, 1959.

CD 1 [13-24] BARNEY KESSEL, guitar; RAY BROWN, bass.
Los Angeles, early December, 1952.

CD 2: Collective personnel:

CHARLIE SHAVERS, ROY ELDRIDGE, trumpet
BILL HARRIS, trombone;
BEN WEBSTER, FLIP PHILLIPS, tenor sax
BENNY CARTER, WILLIE SMITH, alto sax
HERB ELLIS, BARNEY KESSEL guitar
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, GENE KRUPA, drums
ELLA FITZGERALD, vocals, among others.

Recorded live and in the studio at various locations between 1945 and 1962.

CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 74:28

01 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
02 SOPHISTICATED LADY
03 ROCKIN’ IN RHYTHM
04 PRELUDE TO A KISS
05 IN A MELLOW TONE
06 COTTONTAIL
07 JUST A SITTIN’ AND A ROCKIN’
08 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
09 TAKE THE “A” TRAIN
10 I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD
11 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
12 JOHN HARDY’S WIFE
13 DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE
14 SOPHISTICATED LADY
15 ROCKIN’ IN RHYTHM
16 PRELUDE TO A KISS
17 IN A MELLOW TONE
18 COTTONTAIL
19 JUST A SITTIN’ AND A ROCKIN’
20 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
21 TAKE THE “A” TRAIN
22 I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD
23 DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
24 JOHN HARDY’S WIFE

CD 2: TOTAL TIME: 72:22

01 CARAVAN
02 C JAM BLUES
03 BAND CALL
04 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
05 I’VE GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD
06 SOPHISTICATED LADY
07 C JAM BLUES #2
08 ROCKIN’ IN RHYTHM
09 PERDIDO
10 DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
11 SOLITUDE
12 C JAM BLUES #3
13 COTTONTAIL