Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - 70th Birthday Concert (2LP)

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Duke Ellington - Piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Duke Ellington]

Rufus “Speedy” Jones - Drums

Victor Gaskin - Bass

Johnny Hodges - Saxophones

Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney - Trumpets

Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Rolf Ericson, Mercer Ellington - Trombones

Lawrence Brown, Chcuck Connors - Organ

Wild Bill Davis - Piano

 

2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Live

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Pure Pleasure Records

Original Label : United Artists

Recorded live on November 25th and 26th 1969 at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England by Bob Auger

Produced by Noel Walker

Remastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios from the orginal analogue stereo tapes.

Originally released in 1969

Reissued in April 2007


Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Rockin’ In Rhythm
  2. B.P. Blues
  3. Take The “A” Train
  4. Tootie For Cootie

Side B:

  1. 4:30 Blues
  2. El Gato
  3. Black Butterfly
  4. What They Used To Be
  5. Laying On Mellow

Side C:

  1. Satin Doll
  2. Azure Te (Paris Blues)
  3. In Triplicate 4. Perdido

Side D:

  1. Medley: Prelude To A Kiss/ I’m Just A Lucky So And So/ I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/ Do Nothin’ Til You Hear From Me/ Just Squeeze Me/ Don’t Get Around Much Anymore/ Mood Indigo/ Sophisticated Lady/ Caravan
  2. Black Swan
  3. Closing Speech – End Of Concert

 

Reviews :

"This double LP ranks as one of Duke Ellington’s finest recordings of his final decade. The live performance gives listeners a good idea as to just how Duke’s ensemble sounded in concert, and it serves as both a retrospective and a display of the strengths of Ellington’s mighty band. Among the many highlights are definitive renditions of "Rockin' in Rhythm" and "Take the 'A' Train" (the latter has some wonderful Cootie Williams trumpet), a few features for altoist Johnny Hodges, a tenor battle on "In Triplicate," a few guest spots for organist Wild Bill Davis, and a 16-and-a-half-minute, nine-song medley that really works well. The most memorable chorus of all is an incredible high-note display by Cat Anderson on "Satin Doll" that is arguably his most miraculous solo ever; each note he hits is virtually impossible to play on the trumpet, and is in tune, too. This gem is essential for all serious jazz collections. " AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

"It was one of the many nights to remember during the orchestra’s British and European tour of 1969. Duke played two concerts that evening, each approaching two and a half hours in duration, each without intervals. At the second show he regaled the audience with 32 separate compositions, stayed on stage to do an encore with quartet only, after Johnny Hodges had led the exhausted orchestra away, and then, past midnight, went into a small back room to listen to the whole rumbustious evening played back to him on tape. The men in the small back room, engaged with dials and consoles and tuners, were the United Artists production team who helped to create this album from the concerts at Manchester and at Bristol. Duke, sitting there easily, eyes closed, smiling like some great all-wise Buddha, seemed pleased with what he heard. From time to time he would say “beautiful!” to some flight of Johnny Hodges’ or Cootie’s. That is how this album is: Beautiful." Except from the sleeve notes by Derek Jewell, Jazz/Pop Critic, The Sunday Times

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4.5 / 5  ,  Discogs : 4 / 5

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