Duke Ellington: At The Hollywood Empire

Duke Ellington: At The Hollywood Empire


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Our Price: £13.99    Change Currency
Media: CD
Artist: Duke Ellington
Catalogue #: STV1018346
This Item Earns 26 Musicroom Points

Description

This is the first-time release of live radio broadcasts with the Duke Ellington Orchestra from the Hollywood Empire club in Los Angeles in 1949. This 71-minute/17-tune CD was recorded during a transitional period in Ellington's career, when the swing big bands were dying out and bebop was on the rise, and several of the tunes reflect the new bebop trend. Almost half of the compositions performed on this CD were never again performed by Duke Ellington. On this CD the Ellington Orchestra features Billy Strayhorn, Al Hibbler, Ben Webster, Ray Nance, Harry Carney and Johnny Hodges. As is usually the case with Duke Ellington, this CD deserves repeated listening in order to solve the "mystery" of Ellington's wonderful, complex musical ideas.



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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 05/04/2013
Format: Recorded Performance
Length: Not specified
Language: English
Brand: Storyville Records

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