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Duke Ellington: Blues In Orbit

Read "Blues In Orbit" reviewed by Rex  Butters

Teo Macero's first Ellington recordings resurface in the latest version of the master's popular '58-'59 sessions issued as Blues In Orbit. With band still riding high after the '56 Newport triumph and fresh off the road from Europe, they recorded a jukebox full of 45 single-sized tracks that bear riveting performances by several classic Ellingtonians including ...

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Duke Ellington: Blues In Orbit

Read "Blues In Orbit" reviewed by Jim Santella

Featuring the talented solo voices of alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Hamilton, trumpeter Ray Nance, trombonist Booty Wood, and most other members of this 1958-59 Ellington Orchestra, this reissue swings with the blues. Alternate takes are included, and one of those has never been issued before.

“Blues in Blueprint" remains one of ...