Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks] ()

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  1. Skin Deep
  2. The Mooche
  3. Take the "A" Train
  4. A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite)
  5. Perdido
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  1. Skin Deep
  2. The Mooche
  3. Take the "A" Train
  4. A Tone Parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite)
  5. Perdido
  6. Controversial Suite, Pt. 1: Before My Time
  7. Controversial Suite, Pt. 2: Later
  8. The Liberian Suite: I Like the Sunrise
  9. The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 1
  10. The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 2
  11. The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 3
  12. The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 4
  13. The Liberian Suite: Dance No. 5
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Although some historians have characterized the early '50s as Duke Ellington's "off period" (due to the defection of alto star Johnny Hodges), in reality, his 1951-1952 orchestra could hold its own against his best. This set has many classic moments, including Betty Roche's famous bebop vocal on "Take the 'A' Train," a version of "The Mooche" that contrasts the different clarinet styles of Russell Procope and Jimmy Hamilton, a hot "Perdido" that is highlighted by some great Clark Terry trumpet, Louie Bellson's drum solo on ...

Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks] 2008, Legacy

UPC: 886972468921

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Ellington Uptown [Bonus Tracks] 2004, Columbia/Legacy

UPC: 696998706620

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