First Time! The Count Meets the Duke ()

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First Time! The Count Meets the Duke - Duke Ellington with Count Basie's Orchestra
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  1. Battle Royal
  2. To You
  3. Take the 'A' Train
  4. Corner Pocket (aka Until I Met You)
  5. Wild Man (aka Wild Man Moore)
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  1. Battle Royal
  2. To You
  3. Take the 'A' Train
  4. Corner Pocket (aka Until I Met You)
  5. Wild Man (aka Wild Man Moore)
  6. Segue in C
  7. B D B
  8. Jumpin' at the Woodside
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A battle of the bands? Not quite -- more like a mutual admiration society, with the orchestras of both jazz titans playing together. (The Duke is heard on the right side of your stereo/headphones, the Count on the left.) Ellington's elegance and unique voicings meet Basie's rollicking, blues-based Kansas City swing, and it works gloriously. There's no clutter, each band is focused, and they sound great together. This is not the thoughtful, reflective composer side of Ellington (listeners should check out Far East Suite or ...

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