Duke Ellington Complete Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1951-1958


Catalog: MOCCD-14222
Format: 9 CD
Original release: 2012
Genre: Jazz
Barcode: 8718627235232

SKU: 9C3585 Categories: ,


This essential Ellington library features rare bonus tracks and new state-of-the-art mixes of some of the most enduring recordings in American jazz history. The initial Columbia album, ‘Masterpieces By Ellington’, found the maestro embracing the new technology, displaying grand arrangements of his popular anthems. Other visionary projects soon followed: ‘Ellington Uptown’, featuring the masterful composition like “A Tone Parallel To Harlem” and ‘Blue Rose’ with singer Rosemary Clooney and ‘Black, Brown and Beige with majestic contributions from Mahalia Jackson. ‘Such Sweet Thunder’ is a masterpiece with Johnny Hodges at his voluptuous best. Ranging from ambitious themed projects to extended remakes of early classics, this collection emphasizes how restlessly wide-ranging the maestro was!

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CD1: “Masterpieces By Ellington”
1. Mood Indigo
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. The Tattooed Bride
4. Solitude
Bonus Tracks
5. Vagabonds
6. Smada
7. Rock Skippin’ At The Blue Note
CD2 : “Ellington Uptown”
1. Skin Deep
2. The Mooche
3. Take The “A” Train
4. A Tone Parallel To Harlem (Harlem Suite)
5. Perdido
“The Controversial Suite”
6. Before My Time
7. Later
“The Liberian Suite”
8. I Like The Sunrise
9. Dance No. 1
10. Dance No. 2
11. Dance No. 3
12. Dance No. 4
13. Dance No. 5
CD3: “Blue Rose”
1. Hey Baby
2. Sophisticated Lady
3. Me And You
4. Passion Flower
5. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
6. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
7. Grievin’
8. Blue Rose
9. I’m Checking Out – Goodbye
10. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
11. Mood Indigo
Bonus Tracks
12. If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do)
13. Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’
CD4: “A Drum Is A Woman”
1. A Drum Is A Woman
2. Rhythm Pum Te Dum
3. What Else Can You Do With A Drum – Calypso
4. New Orleans
5. Hey, Buddy Bolden
6. Carribee Joe/Congo Square
7. A Drum Is A Woman – Part Two
8. You Better Know It
9. Madam Zajj/Ballet Of The Flying Saucers
10. Zajj’s Dream
11. Rhumbop/Carribee Joe – Part Two
12. Finale
CD5: “Such Sweet Thunder”
1. Such Sweet Thunder
2. Sonnet For Caesar
3. Sonnet For Hank Cinq
4. Lady Mac
5. Sonnet In Search Of A Moor
6. The Telecasters
7 .Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down)
8. Sonnet For Sister Kate
9. The Star-Crossed Lovers
10. Madness In Great Ones
11. Half The Fun
12. Circle Of Fourths
Bonus Tracks
13. The Star-Crossed Lovers (Stereo L.P. Master)
14. Circle Of Fourths (Stereo L.P. Master)
15. Suburban Beauty
16. A Flat Minor
17. Café Au Lait
18. Half The Fun (Aka Lately – Alternate Take)
19. Suburban Beauty (Alternate Take)
20. A Flat Minor (Outtakes)
21. Café Au Lait (Outtakes)
22. Pretty Girl (Aka The Star-Crossed Lovers – First Recording)
CD6: “Ellington Indigos
1. Solitude
2. Where Or When
3. Mood Indigo
4. Autumn Leaves (Full Version)
5. The Sky Fell Down
6. Prelude To A Kiss
7. Willow Weep For Me
8. Tenderly
9. Dancing In The Dark
Bonus Tracks
10. Night And Day
11. Cop-Out
“The Perfume Suite”
12. Under The Balcony
13. Strange Feeling
14. Dancers In Love
15. Coloratura
CD7: “Black, Brown And Beige”
1. Part I
2. Part II
3. Part III (Light)
4. Part IV (Come Sunday)
5. Part V (Come Sunday)
6. Part VI (23rd Psalm)
Bonus Tracks
7. Track 360 (Alternate Take)
8. Blues In Orbit (Alternate Take)
9. Part I (Alternate Take)
10. Part II (Alternate Take)
11. Part III (Light) (Alternate Take)
12. Part IV (Come Sunday)
13. Part V (Come Sunday)
14. Part VI (23rd Psalm)
15. Studio Conversation
16. Come Sunday (A Cappella)
CD8: “At The Bal Masque”
1. Alice Blue Gown
2. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
3. Got A Date With An Angel
4. Poor Butterfly
5. Satan Takes A Holiday
6. The Peanut Vendor
7. Satin Doll
8. Lady In Red
9. Indian Love Call
10. The Donkey Serenade
11. Gypsy Love Song
12. Laugh, Clown, Laugh
CD9: “The Cosmic Scene”
1. Avalon
2. Body And Soul
3. Bass-Ment
4. Early Autumn
5. Jones
6. Perdido
7. St. Louis Blues
8. Spacemen
9. Midnight Sun
10. Take The “A” Train
Bonus Tracks
11. Body And Soul (Alternate Take)
12. Jones (Alternate Take)

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