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Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (180g, QRP, Analogue Productions)

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  • It's tempting for Blues in Orbit to be overlooked when Duke Ellington's best albums are discussed, but truly it's an undisputed gem. There are 11 tracks, none of them is longer than 4:50 and it is all good stuff. There are some familiar favorites such as "In a Mellotone" and "C Jam Blues" as well as less often heard gems like "Blues in Blueprint and "Sweet and Pungent." It is also in stereo, and the arrangements are superb.

    The featured performers include Ellington stalwarts Johnnie Hodges, Ray Nance, Harry Carney and Jimmy Hamilton, as well as the less familiar Booty Wood and Matthew Gee. Johnnie, in particular is well showcased here, taking the lead not only in slow pieces like "Brown Penny" and "Sentimental Lady", but also in the rousing, "Smada."

    The full Analogue Productions reissue treatment is at work on this smashing LP — famed mastering engineer Bernie Grundman handled the remastering from the original analog tapes. The lacquers were plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs. Lastly we've stashed each super-silent 180-gram disc in a premium Stoughton Printing gatefold jacket.

    All of the takes were recorded during after midnight sessions recorded over two nights starting on December 2, 1959 in New York at Columbia Records' studio on East 30th Street. Each night Duke's late dinner arrived at 2 a.m. — a sizzling steak, a pot of coffee with lemons in it, portions of American cheese, and grapefruits. After dinner, and a breather for the band, the sessions finished around dawn in a swinging fashion.

    If you're just getting into jazz, this album is highly recommended as a great way to initiate your collection. The sound is incredible, with packaging to match. Another audiophile home run.

    Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes

    Gatefold old-school "tip-on" on jacket by Stoughton Printing

    Plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

  • Artist: Duke Ellington
    Label: Analogue Productions, Columbia, Sony Music Commercial Music Group
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: US
    Genre: Jazz
    Style: Big Band, Swing
  • A1 Three J'S Blues
    A2 Smada
    A3 Pie Eye'S Blues
    A4 Sweet And Pungent
    A5 C Jam Blues
    B1 In A Mellow Tone
    B2 Blues In Blueprint
    B3 The Swingers Get The Blues Too
    B4 The Swingers' Jump
    B5 Blues In Orbit
    B6 Villes Ville Is The Place, Man