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Duke Ellington is featured in a complete performance at Basin Street East in New York City on this CD, as it was originally broadcast on WNEW, complete with his verbal exchanges with host William B. Williams. Unlike many of his concerts, there is no long medley of hits; instead, Ellington offers an interesting mix of old and new songs. The newer material includes his "gutbucket bolero," known as "Afro Bossa" (also titled "Bula"), featuring the gruff, muted trumpet of Cootie Williams, and the high-note theatrics of Cat Anderson . Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at Basin Street East, New York City. The Complete Concert of 14 January 1964. Exact Audio Copy V. from 2. September 2016.
In the January 1943 concert, Ellington introduced his first extended suite, "Black, Brown and Beige 1940. At Basin Street East (Music & Arts). London: The Great Concerts (MusicMasters). New York Concert (Musicmasters). Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings of Duke Ellington, 1926–1931 (GRP/Decca, 3 discs). The Best of Early Duke Ellington (1926–1931, GRP/ Verve, 1 disc). Masterpieces, 1926–1949 (Proper, 4 discs). The Beginning Vol. 1 (1926–1928, Decca Jazz Heritage Series, 1 disc, DL 9224).
Duke Ellington experienced a rebirth of his popularity in the 1960s after a success at the Newport Jazz Festival. He took his band back on the grueling tour around the country, only rarely to play New York. This recording was done live at Basin Street East, as Duke's old stomping grounds, The Cotton Club, wasn't doing much at this time. I have no idea why this CD is so hard to find other than it was produced by Music and Arts Programs of American, Inc. rather than a regular record label. There is also an awards ceremony in the middle of the album where the Duke is presented with awards from Jazz Magazine.
Duke Ellington Related artists. Ellington '65 - Hits Of The 60's(Original Album Series). 1999 Ellington At Newport 1956 (complete). 1999 Ellington At Newport 1956. 1991 The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943. 1991 The Okeh Ellington. 1991 The Duke's Men - Small Groups Vo. 1965 Ellington'66(Original Album Series). 1965 Concert In The Virgin Islands. 1965 Concert In The Virgin Islands (Reissue 2011).
Duke Ellington Orchestra. 2014 Via Asiago 10. The Duke Ellington Story, Vol. 3. Duke Ellington Orchestra. 2. 1. The Treasury Shows, Vol. 14. The Very Best Of. 1962 Live Guard Session Plus Duke Ellington Live at Basin. Simple and Sweet - The Complete Sustaining Broadcasts - Volume 2, From Paradise Cabaret & Restaurant, New York, 23rd December 1938 & 6th January 1939. Glenn Miller & His Orchestra.
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. Concert in the Virgin Islands released: 2011. The Complete 1932-1940 Brunswick, Columbia and Master Recordings of Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra released: 2010. Jazz Profiles released: 2008. Best of Duke Ellington released: 2008. The Complete Ellington Indigos released: 2008. Mellowin': His Legendary Tunes released: 2007. The Chronological Classics: Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1953 released: 2005. The Complete Legendary Fargo Concert released: 2004