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Track Listing
CD1
1. Skin Deep 6:49
2. The Mooche 6:37
3. Take The “A” Train 8:03
4. Perdido 8:25
5. The Controversial Suite Part 1 (Before My Time) 6:09
6. The Controversial Suite Part 2 (Later) 4:15
7. A Tone Parallel To Harlem (The Harlem Suite) 13:49
8. The Liberian Suite: I Like The Sunrise 4:28
9. The Liberian Suite: Dance #1 4:50
10. The Liberian Suite: Dance #2 3:27
11. The Liberian Suite: Dance #3 3:45
12. The Liberian Suite: Dance #4 3:05
13. The Liberian Suite: Dance #5 5:08

CD2
1. Mood Indigo 15:27
2. Sophisticated Lady 11:29
3. The Tattooed Bride 11:44
4. Solitude 8:27
5. The Tattooed Bride [Live At Carnegie Hall] 12:23
6. Come On Home 2:50
7. The Liberian Suite: I Like The Sunrise [Instrumental V-Disc Alternate Take] 4:35
8. The Liberian Suite: I Like The Sunrise [Vocal Alternate Take] 4:30
9. The Liberian Suite: Dance #1 [Alternate Take] 4:58
10. The Liberian Suite: Dance #3 [Incomplete Take] 1:36
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces (2CD)
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
Cat No:
EJC55655
Format:
CD
Price £10.99
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• The advent of the long playing record offered an opportunity for Duke Ellington to be more ambitious when taking his compositions into the studio. Presented here on a double CD is all the existing material from the sessions which produced three outstanding Ellington albums with superb orchestra lineups.

• “Ellington Uptown” was originally issued in two different versions, one containing The Harlem Suite and the other replacing it with The Controversial Suite. Both are included here.

• The “Liberian Suite” was Ellington’s first international commission, written at the request of the government of Liberia to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the country’s founding. Alternate takes from the session have been added as well as a live version of “The Tattooed Bride”, a tune which then appeared on the Masterpieces LP
Reviews For Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces (2CD)
Jazz Journal - Anthony Troon
The spirit and teh execution always demand attention. *****
Just Jazz - Pete Lay
This is another worthy addition to the Duke Ellington catalogue available to the Duke's fans
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