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Best of Duke Ellington

July 22, 2008 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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2:56
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By T. Fisher TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 25, 2010
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This is a nice collection of Duke Ellington music and a value for the price on offer. It is not a perfect collection, but overall this is a solid set.

The set concentrates on music from early in Ellington's career. His first hit in the US charts, from 1927 -- East St. Louis Toodle-oo is included, as are three of his five singles from the charts in 1928: Black and Tan Fantasy, Creole Love Call, and The Mooche. His last hit on the charts was in 1954, and of course he continued performing and writing more serious music ("suites") practically right up until his death in 1974. The latest recording included here appears to be I'm Beginning to See the Light, from 1945. (I hope I didn't miss anything, but as far as I can tell that's the case.)

There are a few small glitches in the sound. I mainly mean little digital pops and bloops that are artifacts created in the encoding process. I heard them only in a few places -- most prominently on "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "Solitude". According to what I have read in another review, these may be caused when a recording interface is pushed too hard, or there is not enough disk space, or the writing of the MP3 is not fast enough for some other reason, causing an overload of information and resulting in defects in the sound. Whatever the cause, I docked a star for this because I think this problem could have been avoided by using the proper equipment.

The other sound issue is that these are, of course, old recordings, and they sound like it. But that is inherit in any collection of early Duke Ellington music, so that's fair.

One could certainly quibble with the "Best of" title. Ellington had 78 records on the charts in 1927-1954. And many would regard his suites -- sometimes closer to classical music than bandstand jazz -- as his best, or at least most significant work. Still, this is a solid collection and a worthwhile buy. Recommended.
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By Joshua on October 17, 2012
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I am a baby boomer and I remember The Duke when I was a kid growing up. My favorite music was Take the A Train and Satin Doll and now that I am working with our troops and I play the instrumental music while they are present and it is so soothing to their minds. The Duke was such a very kool dude and all of his music is very appropriate for house parties or just spring cleaning the house or just on the phone. It really does help your mood. Enjoy those old instrumentals,
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Oh, I still am in awe of this divine music! For me, Duke Ellington is the king, the God of jazz. He was an experimenter and innovator in music. It were subject to any musical images, which he ingeniously embodied in his work. This CD presents music by Duke Ellington. However, even in such a small amount of listening to these masterpieces, you can attain a real pleasure. It's musical masterpieces that created the genius of Duke Ellington. His music will be eternal!
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Duke Ellington is never a disappointment and this CD is wonderful. I listen to it daily and friends always comment on how cool it is.
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By R. Dalton on August 4, 2009
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If you don't have many of these songs, buy this inexpensive entry point to Ellington's genius.
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No one played Jazz like Duke and no one has ever done it since~!....the group of musicians were masters of their craft, and this collection is as testament to their ability and skill
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By JENNY on July 31, 2013
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Its nice to have some of the old standards on my mp3 player. He had some great music, and it's a pleasant experience.
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This is a wonderful cd with most of my favorite Ellington tunes on it by the Duke himself. I highly recommend it.
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