samedi 31 octobre 2020

The Best of Duke Ellington (1932-1939) (RCA Victor/Columbia).


 RCA Victor/Columbia 88697302362 (2008). 

Disque 1: 

1. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) (Ellington)
2. Lazy Rhapsody (Ellington)
3. Blue Tune (Ellington)
4. Baby, When You Ain't There (Ellington)
5. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy)
6. Creole Love Call (Ellington), master inédit (mx bx. 11264-b)
7. Blue Harlem (Ellington)
8. The Sheik of Araby (Smith-Wheeler-Snyder)
9. Best Wishes (Koehler-Ellington)
10. Blue Ramble (Ellington)
11. Clouds in My Heart (Ellington-Bigard-Mills)
12. Blue Mood (Mills-Hayes)
13. Ducky Wucky (Ellington-Bigard)
14. Jazz Cocktail (Carter)
15. Lightnin' (Ellington)
16. Swing Low (Jenkins-Ellington)
17. Slippery Horn (Ellington)
18. Drop Me Off in Harlem (Ellington)
19. Happy as the Day is Long (Koehler-Arlen)
20. Get Yourself a New Broom (Koehler-Arlen)
21. Bundle of Blues (Ellington)
22. Sophisticated Lady (Ellington-Parish-Mills)
23. Jive Stomp (Ellington)
24. Harlem Speaks (Ellington-Mills)
25. Daybreak Express (Ellington)

Disque 2: 

1. Ebony Rhapsody (rehearsal for "Murder at the Vanities") (Johnson-Coslow)
2. Ebony Rhapsody - pt 2 (Johnson-Coslow), performances inédites (matrices pbs. 79093-1/79094-1)
3. Solitude (Delange-Ellington-Mills)
4. Saddest Tale (Ellington-Mills)
5. Moonlight Fiesta (Mills-Tizol)
6. In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington)
7. Showboat Shuffle (Ellington)
8. Merry-Go-Round (Ellington)
9. Reminiscing in Tempo (Ellington)
10. I Don't Know Why I Love You So (Ellington-Mills)
11. Isn't Love the Strangest Thing? (Coots-Davis)
12. Clarinet Lament (Bigard-Ellington)
13. Echoes of Harlem (Ellington)
14. Trumpet in Spades (Ellington)
15. Yearning for Love (Parish-Ellington-Mills)
16. In a Jam (Ellington)
17. Exposition Swing (Ellington)
18. Uptown Downbeat (Ellington)
19. Scattin' at the Cotton Club (Ellington-Mills)
20. Black Butterfly (Ellington-Mills)

Disque 3: 

1. The New Birmingham Breakdown (Ellington)
2. The New East St. Louis Toodle-o (Ellington-Mills)
3. Caravan (Tizol-Ellington-Mills)
4. Azure (Ellington-Mills)
5. Chatterbox (Stewart-Ellington-Mills)
6. Diminuendo in Blue (Ellington)
7. Crescendo in Blue (Ellington)
8. Harmony in Harlem (Ellington-Hodges-Mills)
9. Dusk on the Desert (Ellington-Mills)
10. Steppin' Into Swing Society (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
11. Prologue to Back and Tan Fantasy (Ellington)
12. The New Black and Tan Fantasy (Ellington)
13. Ridin' on a Blue Note (Ellington-Mills)
14. Lost in Meditation (Ellington-Tizol-Singer-Mills)
15. The Gal from Joe's (Ellington-Mills)
16. Scrounch (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
17. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Ellington-Nemo-Mills-Redmond)
18. Braggin' in Brass (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
19. Carnival in Caroline (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
20. I'm Slappin' Seventh Avenue (Ellington-Nemo-Mills)
21. Dinah's in a Jam (Ellington)
22. Rose of the Rio Grande (Leslie-Warren)
23. Pyramid (Tizol-Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
24. A Gypsy Without a Song (Tizol-Ellington-Gordon-Singer)
25. The Stevedore's Serenade (Gordon-Ellington)

Disque 4: 

1. Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington-Gordon-Mills)
2. Hip Chic (Ellington)
3. Buffet Flat (Ellington)
4. Jazz Potpourri (Ellington)
5. TT on Toast (Ellington)
6. Battle of Swing (Ellington)
7. Blue Light (Ellington)
8. Old King Dooji (Ellington)
9. Boy Meets Horn (Stewart-Ellington-Mills)
10. Slap Happy (Ellington)
11. Pussy Willow (Ellington)
12. Subtle Lament (Ellington)
13. Schmorgasbord and Schnapps (Ellington-Stewart-Fleagle)
14. Portrait of the Lion (Ellington)
15. (I Want) Something to Live For (Ellington-Strayhorn)
16. Solid Old Man (Ellington)
17. Way Low (Ellington)
18. Serenade to Sweden (Ellington)
19. Bouncing Bouyancy (Ellington)
20. The Sergeant Was Shy (Ellington)
21. Grievin' (Ellington-Strayhorn), inédit sur 78-tours (mx WM.1064-A)
22. I Never Felt This Way Before (Ellington)
23. Tootin' Through the Roof (Ellington)
24. Killin' Myself (Ellington)
25. Country Gal (Ellington)

Producteur de la réédition: Michael Brooks. 
Design: www.the-unknown.co.uk
Transferts des 78-tours: Matt Cavaluzzo, Harry Coster. 
Restauration digitale: Harry Coster. 
Remastering digital: Maria Triana. 
Notes de pochette: Bruce Talbot. 

Note: l'information fournie avec cette édition est rudimentaire, mais on pourra déduire le personnel et les dates d'enregistrement en consultant http://www.ellingtonia.com/discography/1931-1940.html

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Disques 1 & 2

Disques 3 & 4

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