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Blues in Orbit Limited 180gram Audiophile LP

Duke Ellington

Label: Music on Vinyl
Release Date: 16 January 2012
Format: LP Vinyl

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Duke Ellington Blues in Orbit Limited 180gram Audiophile LP

Overview:
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.

Featured Tracks:
Side A:
A1 Three J's Blues
A2 Smada
A3 Pie Eye's Blues
A4 Sweet & Pungent
A5 C Jam Blues

Side B:
B1 In A Mellow Tone
B2 Blues In Blueprint
B3 The Swingers Get The Blues, Too
B4 The Swinger's Jump
B5 Blues In Orbit
B6 Villes Ville Is The Place, Man
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