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Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit

 (Numbered - Limited)

Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit


ORG - Original Recordings Group



Product No.:
AORG 120-45
UPC: 858492002206
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM
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180 Gram Vinyl Record
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Two-disc set, 180-gram pressing by RTI cut at 45 RPM

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Limited edition of 2,500 numbered copies

"Blues In Orbit is 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. Ellington and company were just back from a European tour when the bulk of this album was recorded, at one after-midnight session in New York on December 2, 1959, to arrangements that had to be hastily written out when the copyist failed to appear for the gig. So on the one hand, the band was kicking back with these shorter pieces; on the other, the group was also improvising freely and intensely at various points. The title track, recorded more than a year before most of the rest, is a slow blues that puts Ellington's piano into a call-and-response setting with the horns, with Ellington getting in the last word." — All Music Guide

Side A
1. Three J's Blues
2. Smada
3. Pie Eye's Blues
Side B
1. Sweet And Pungent
2. C Jam Blues

Side C
1. In A Mellow Tone
2. Blues In Blueprint
3. The Swingers Get the Blues Too
Side D
1. The Swinger's Jump
2. Blues In Orbit
3. Villes Ville Is The Place, Man

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Oh My... AMAZING!!

posted on 06/02/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: A Rambo
Sonically this is one of the best albums that I have heard. Columbia Red Label on 45 rpm LP is hard to beat. Detail. Separation. Dynamic. Crystal clear. Just amazing. If you you are into jazz you already know about Mr. Ellington. If you are wanting to dip your toe into jazz I can not recommend anything else to start. You will be converted. A must for your collection.

PS If you are not buying 45 rpm LPs when available you are missing out. I know they cost more but what a dynamic difference.

Sick Stuff!

posted on 01/06/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Emmanuel
I will say this in as few words as possible: This is one sick sounding Ellington record. Do yourself a favor, run out and get one, better yet do it on your computer. Hurry!


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