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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}

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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}

Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}
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© 1950, 1999 Riverside / Fantasy / OJC | OJC 108 / 00025218610827
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Piano

This CD reissues three unusual combo dates by Duke Ellington. Two of the sessions feature Ellington and his longtime musical partner Billy Strayhorn both playing piano (while assisted by either Wendell Marshall or Joe Shulman on bass and sometimes an unidentified drummer). The futuristic "Tonk" is the best-known performance but all eight numbers (which include "Cotton Tail" and "Johnny Come Lately") are quite fascinating. The remaining date has four songs that primarily serve as features for the cello of Oscar Pettiford who is accompanied by Ellington, bassist Lloyd Trotman, drummer Jo Jones and (on two tunes) the celeste of Strayhorn; "Perdido" and "Take the 'A' Train" are most memorable. Intriguing music.
This is an intriguing album, but it ultimately falls short of other, more essential Ellington. Most of the tracks were originally issued on the Mercer label in 1950. The Riverside release was put together mostly from LPs provided by Ellington collectors because the master tapes were destroyed in a fire. This explains some of the brittleness in the sound quality. But it is worth it to hear one of the few times Ellington and Strayhorn can be heard together, and it contains several classics like "C Jam Blues," "Take The 'A' Train" and "Perdido"

Personnel:
Duke Ellington - piano
Billy Strayhorn - piano, celeste
Wendell Marshall or Joe Shulman - bass
unidentified drummer
Oscar Pettiford - cello
Lloyd Trotman - bass
Jo Jones - drums

Tracks
01 - Cottontail
02 - C Jam Blues
03 - Flamingo
04 - Bang-Up Blues
05 - Tonk
06 - Johnny Come Lately
07 - In A Blue Summer Garden
08 - Great Times
09 - Perdido
10 - Take The 'A' Train
11 - Oscalypso
12 - Blues For Blanton

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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn / Piano Duets Great Times!

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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}

Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn - Piano Duets - Great Times! (1950) {Riverside OJC 108 rel 1999}


All thanks goes to the original releaser!


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