Duke Ellington : Jazz Party in Stereo

Duke Ellington : Jazz Party in Stereo


Duke Ellington, Jimmy Jones (piano), Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Russell Procope (saxophone), Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (trombone), Andres Ford, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance (trumpet), Jimmy Woode (bass), Sam Woodyard (drums), Robert M. Rosengarden, Bradley Spinney, Chauncey Morehouse, Elden C. Bailey, George Gaber, Harry Breuer, Milton Schlesinger, Morris Goldenberg, Walter E. Rosenberger (percussion) and Jimmy Rushing (vocals)

Columbia 8127

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

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A1 - Malletoba Spank
A2 - Red Garter (Toot Suite, Pt. I)
A3 - Red Shoes (Toot Suite, Pt. II)
A4 - Red Carpet (Toot Suite, Pt. III)
A5 - Ready, Go! (Toot Suite, Pt. IV)
B1 - U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
B2 - All Of Me
B3 - Tymperturbably Blue
B4 - Hello Little Girl

Recorded on February 19 and 25, 1959 at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York City.

Duke Ellington called his music "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category." He remains one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music and is widely considered as one of the 20th century's best known African American personalites. As both a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board. He received 13 Grammy Awards and was honored with the French Legion of Honor in 1973.

Ellington influenced millions of people both around the world and at home. He gave American music its own sound for the first time. In his 50-year career, he played over 20,000 performances in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East as well as Asia.
Simply put, Ellington transcends boundaries and fills the world with a treasure trove of music that renews itself through every generation of fans and music-lovers. His legacy continues to live on and will endure for generations to come. Winton Marsalis said it best when he said "His music sounds like America." Because of the unmatched artistic heights to which he soared, no one deserved the phrase "beyond category" more than Ellington.

Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!

"This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on 'U.M.M.G.' (a meeting that should have been repeated often but sadly never was), Jimmy Rushing (Count Basie's former vocalist) sings 'Hello Little Girl,' and both Johnny Hodges ('All of Me') and Paul Gonsalves ('Ready Go!') have chances to blow." — Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Bernie Grundman, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.