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Best of Early Ellington
Duke Ellington
Best of Early Ellington
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Duke Ellington
Title: Best of Early Ellington
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Grp Records
Original Release Date: 7/9/1996
Re-Release Date: 7/16/1996
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Orchestral Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011105066020, 0011105066020, 011105166027

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Great Music, Mediocre Sound Quality | Washington, DC | 03/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a fine compilation of tunes culled from the excellent Ellington 3 disc set, "Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings." Included are such gems as East. St. Louis Toodle-O, featuring Ellington's first brilliant soloist, trumpeter and master of the mute Bubber Miley; Black and Tan Fantasy; The Mooche; and Mood Indigo. Other tracks feature such jazz legends as Johnny Hodges on alto, Barney Bigard on clarinet, and Cootie Williams on trumpet. All in all a great set, but the primitive recording methods used in the late 1920s translates to noticeable hiss on several tracks. Sound quality aside, the music on this disc is essential."