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Duke Ellington Vol. 1 (1927-34)

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Duke Ellington Vol. 1 (1927-34)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Duke Ellington
Producers:
CDS
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

The hallmarks of Duke Ellington’s Jungle Band — growling brass that hinted of danger and strange-sounding reed harmonies that skinned the ears of ’20s sophisticates — have never sounded more vibrant than on this volume of his earliest hits, Duke Ellington, Vol. 1 (1927-34). Original recordings of ”The Mooche,” ”Black and Tan Fantasy,” and ”Creole Love Call” — numbers that belong in any basic jazz collection — have been brilliantly remastered in digital stereo. A

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