Tag Archive: Duke Ellington

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Photos Only
Total Size: 189 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 850 | Genre: Jazz

Rosemary Clooney may have seemed to be a surprising choice to be featured with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, but this collaboration is extremely successful in spite of the fact that Clooney was unable to join the band in the studio due to complications of a very difficult pregnancy. The solution was for the band to record the music (after Billy Strayhorn made the first of several trips to Los Angeles to consult with her). The results are stunning and not in the least bit canned, due to the professionalism of all parties involved and a stellar engineering of the separately recorded tracks. Read More

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges – Side By Side (1959) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges - Side By Side (1959) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington And Johnny Hodges – Side By Side (1959) {2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Back & Front Covers Included
Total Size: 1.85 GB (ISO) + 856 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CVRJ 6109 SA | Genre: Post Bop, Swing

Although it is billed as a Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges album, Side by Side is a 1959 album mostly under the leadership of Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington’s alto saxophonist for many years. Ellington only appears on three of this album’s tracks.Read More

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit  (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 258 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.47 GB (SACD ISO) + 738 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 757 | Genre: Jazz

Blues in Orbit lacks the intellectual cache of the suites and concept pieces that loomed large in Ellington’s recordings of this period, but it’s an album worth tracking down, if only to hear the band run through a lighter side of its sound — indeed, it captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter.Read More