City Hall Records Catalog

Independent Record Distribution since 1973
News Upcoming Releases WaxToWatch OnSale Artists Labels Genres Related Contact  
Cityhall > Catalog >Blues In Orbit Site Map | Prev ¦ Next
Artist: Ellington, Duke
Title: Blues In Orbit
Format: LP 200 Gram Vinyl
Label: ANALOGUE PROD. - AAPJ
Catalog Number:56
Barcode:753088005619 itemnumber=1000119526
Price: $51.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 5/6/2016
Availability: Not Currently In Stock
Return Eligibility: NON-RETURNABLE
Additional Musical Category Notes:
 


Show Cart View Cart Or Checkout

It's tempting for Blues in Orbit to be overlooked when Duke Ellington's best albums are discussed, but truly it's an undisputed gem. There are 14 tracks, none of them is longer than 4:50 and it is all good stuff. There are some familiar favorites such as "In a Mellotone" and "C Jam Blues" as well as less often heard gems like "Blues in Blueprint and "Sweet and Pungent." It is also in stereo, and the arrangements are superb. The featured performers include Ellington stalwarts Johnnie Hodges, Ray Nance, Harry Carney and Jimmy Hamilton, as well as the less familiar Booty Wood and Matthew Gee. Johnnie, in particular is well showcased here, taking the lead not only in slow pieces like "Brown Penny" and "Sentimental Lady", but also in the rousing, "Smada."

Track Listing
 1. 
Three J’s Blues

 2. 
Smada

 3. 
Pie Eye’s Blues

 4. 
Sweet and Pungent

 5. 
C Jam Blues

 6. 
In A Mellow Tone

 7. 
Blues In Blueprint

 8. 
The Swinger’s Get The Blues Too

 9. 
The Swinger’s Jump

10. 
Blues In Orbit

11. 
Villes Ville Is The Place, Man

Additional Technical Information Available For This Album
Release Format: LP         
Vinyl Weight: 200 grams
All text and graphics © 2000-2010 City Hall Records,San Rafael,CA - All Rights Reserved
This page was last updated: 05/25/19