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  1. All Aboard
  2. Observation Car
  3. Union Pacific Big Boy
  4. Smokestack Shuffle
  5. Northbound-Southbound
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  1. All Aboard
  2. Observation Car
  3. Union Pacific Big Boy
  4. Smokestack Shuffle
  5. Northbound-Southbound
  6. Dining Car
  7. Night Train
  8. Engine
  9. Bullet Train
  10. Sleeper Car
  11. Station Call
  12. The Caboose
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On 1999's Big Train, Marsalis tries on the mantle of Duke Ellington in the latter's centennial year and finds that it suits him. A 52-minute big band suite modeled after Ellington's long-form essays, it purports to evoke the moods, sounds and feelings of a cross-country train trip with selections named after a train's various cars. Like an Ellington suite, the sections run together; after the striking "All Aboard," you're in Ellington country, right down to the plunger mute wah-wah riffs. "Union Pacific" paraphrases "Rockin ...

Big Train 1999, Columbia

UPC: 074646986028

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