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|1. Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo)|
|2. Sonnet For Caesar|
|3. Sonnet To Hank Cinq|
|4. Lady Mac|
|5. Sonnet In Search Of A Moor|
|6. The Telecasters|
|7. Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will Lead Them Up And Down) (Puck)|
|8. Sonnet For Sister Kate|
|9. The Star-Crossed Lovers (AKA Pretty Girl)|
|10. Madness In Great Ones (Hamlet)|
|11. Half The Fun (AKA Lately)|
|12. Circle Of Fourths|
|13. The Star-Crossed Lovers (AKA Pretty Girl) (Stereo LP Master)|
|14. Circle Of Fourths (Stereo LP Master)|
|15. Suburban Beauty (Master Take)|
|16. A Flat Minor (Preferred Take)|
|17. Cafe Au Lait (Preferred Take)|
|18. Half The Fun (AKA Lately) (Alternate Take)|
|19. Suburban Beauty (Alternate Take)|
|20. A Flat Minor (Outtakes)|
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Something in the very particular transparency of the scoring - the lightness of the brass writing.
This is Duke Ellington's classic work in honour of Shakespeare and the yearly Shakespearen Festival in Stratford Ontario, Canada.
This review is an excerpt from my "So You'd Like To..." guide called, "Explore the Music of Duke Ellington: Part I."
This recording is the sin-qua-non of Ellington's recordings. The "must-haves" of The Duke's discography are indeed numerous, but this one heads the list.Published 5 months ago by Bob Drew
Five Stars for "Such Sweet Thunder."
Don't know enough to say anything more than I like this music. Ellington is tops.
If you're looking for the famous Puck quote, it was left intact on this digital version:
Up And Down, Up And Down (I Will lead Them Up And Down)
The sound quality isn't... Read more
I got this disc several weeks ago and have listened to it many times since then. It is genuinely great (at least in my book), and I'm writing this review because an album this... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by C Dub
About 15 years ago, I bought a CBS import CD of this album. After reading all these reviews, I just played it to make sure I'm right. Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by chris35
This album by Duke Ellington, was quite amazing. Duke's extensive knowledge of the big band and how it functions harmonically is quite breathtaking. Read morePublished on May 21, 2009 by Matthew Benavidez
[The pictured Spanish edition finally arrived. Despite the advertising, it's not the Columbia LP version with CT/Puck's famous quotation at the end. Read morePublished on September 18, 2008 by Caponsacchi
<Reference the LP version> I've argued this is the greatest jazz album while conceding there are many perfect works - Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" at the top. Read morePublished on December 23, 2007 by D. Taylor
This is Duke Ellington's suite in tribute to Shakespeare. Most of the selections are inspired by a particular character (Othello, Caesar, Henry V, for example), and most feature... Read morePublished on March 25, 2006 by Bomojaz