Duke Ellington - New Orleans Suite album
This late-period Duke Ellington album is perhaps most notable for including altoist Johnny Hodges' final recordings. In fact, Hodges was supposed to record his first soprano solo in nearly 30 years on "Portrait of Sidney Bechet," but he passed away before the second session. The set consists of the five-song "New Orleans Suite" plus tributes to Wellman Braud, Bechet (tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves took Hodges' place as its soloist), Louis Armstrong (a feature for trumpeter Cootie Williams), and Mahalia Jackson.
Recorded on April 27, 1970 (tracks A1, A2, A4, B1 and B3), and on May 13, 1970 (A3, A5, B2 and B4) at the National Recording Studios, New York City.
New Orleans Suite is the eighth studio album by American pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Atlantic label in 1970. The album features the final recordings of longtime Ellington saxophonist Johnny Hodges, who died between the album's two recording sessions. The album won a Grammy Award in 1971 for Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band. The suite was commissioned by George Wein for the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival.
New Orleans Suite is the 1971 album by Duke Ellington. Released on Atlantic, it was the last album to feature Johnny Hodges, who died within the recording sessions for the album. This pressing doesn't have the reissue date but it's either from the late 80's or early 90's. NEW ORLEANS SUITE runs in the vein of lengthy, orchestrally rich, dazzlingly complex pieces centered around a particular theme or concept, for which the Duke is so well known.
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The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. All compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes)" - 2:30. Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)" - 4:37. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)" - 3:05.
New Orleans Suite is the eighth studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Atlantic label in 1970. The album features the final recordings of longtime Ellington saxophonist Johnny Hodges, who died between the album's two recording sessions The suite was commissioned by George Wein for the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival.
New Orleans Suite is a big band music album recording by DUKE ELLINGTON released in 1971 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette.
|A1||Blues For New Orleans||7:40|
|A2||Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies||4:00|
|A3||Portrait Of Louis Armstrong||3:02|
|A4||Thanks For The Beautiful Land On The Delta||3:38|
|A5||Portrait Of Wellman Braud||4:05|
|B2||Portrait Of Sidney Bechet||3:55|
|B3||Aristocracy A La Jean Lafitte||3:27|
|B4||Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson||4:53|
- Bass – Joe Benjamin
- Composed By, Arranged By, Piano – Duke Ellington
- Drums – Rufus Jones
- Engineer – Roger Rhodes
- Organ – Wild Bill Davis (tracks: 1)
- Saxophone [Alto], Clarinet – Russell Procope
- Saxophone [Baritone] – Chuck Connors, Dave Taylor*
- Saxophone [Baritone], Clarinet – Harry Carney
- Saxophone [Tenor] – Johnny Hodges
- Trombone – Booty Wood, Julian Priester
- Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Cottie Williams*
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Al Rubin*, Fred Stone, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson
NotesWhite label promo, monaural d/j copy.
Labels include text "SAMPLE COPY NOT FOR SALE"
Orange label on cover. Stock sleeve SD 1580
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (label text): (A-13605 PR)
- Matrix / Runout (runout text): A-13605-B AT W DK
|SD 1580||Duke Ellington||New Orleans Suite (LP, Album)||Atlantic||SD 1580||US||1971|
|SD 1580||Duke Ellington||New Orleans Suite (LP, Album, Gat)||Atlantic||SD 1580||Canada||1971|
|AMCY-1085||Duke Ellington||New Orleans Suite (CD, Album, Promo, RE)||Atlantic||AMCY-1085||Japan||1991|
|ATL 50 403||Duke Ellington||New Orleans Suite (LP, Album, RE, Gat)||Atlantic||ATL 50 403||Europe||1977|
|sd 1580, 768||Duke Ellington||New Orleans Suite (LP, Album)||Atlantic, Atlantic||sd 1580, 768||Turkey||Unknown|