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Track Listing
CD1. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Duke Ellington at Birdland (Live; Birdland NYC, November 20th-24th, 1952)
CD2. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: at Kongressaal, Deutsches Museum, Munich, (Live; November 14th, 1958)
CD3. Duke Ellington at Grøna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm (Live; June 6th 1963)
CD4. Duke Ellington – The Piano Player (Studio; Solo 1961-71)
CD5. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – The Jaywalker (Studio; 1966-67)
CD6. Duke Ellington: New York, New York (Studio; 1970-72)
CD7. Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Togo Brava Suite (Studio; 1971)
8. DVD: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Pathé Studios, NYC. Jan. 9th, 1962
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
The Duke Box 2 (7CD & DVD)
Label:
Storyville
Cat No:
1088617
Format:
CD
Price £42.99
• “Duke Box 2” begins in 1952 and picks up where the first ‘Duke Box’ left off; covering his music-making right up until the autumn of 1972, less than two years before he died. This means that it is filled with a treasure trove of both studio and live recordings; such as Birdland, NYC, from 1952, Kongressaal, Munich from 1958, and Tivoli, Stockholm from 1963. Of particular interest here are the late 60’s and early 70’s studio sessions (mostly recorded in New York). As a bonus, there is a fascinating DVD of the band in action, filmed at Pathé Studios, NYC in 1962. Housed in a lid-off long box, containing a 28 page booklet crammed with unseen photos and full track annotation, and completed with liner notes by Ellington expert Brian Priestley.
Reviews For The Duke Box 2 (7CD & DVD)
Northern Echo - Peter Bevan
Splendid performancesn on this second boxed set, focussed between 1952-1972.
Jazzwise - Alyn Shipton
This is excellent value, 7 discs and a DVD giving a cross sesction of Ellingtons work pre-Newport / early 50's to the triumphant final period. Certainly better than other Ellington releasses in recent years. ****
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