The Great Summit - Complete Sessions

Duke EllingtonJanuary 1, 2000
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Disc 1

Songs
1
Duke's Place (1990 Remaster)5:03
2
I'm Just a Lucky so and So (1990 Remaster)3:09
3
Cotton Tail (1990 Remaster)3:42
4
Mood Indigo (1990 Remaster)4:00
5
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (1990 Remaster)2:38
6
The Beautiful American (1990 Remaster)3:08
7
Black and Tan Fantasy (1990 Remaster)3:59
8
Drop Me off in Harlem (1990 Remaster)3:49
9
The Mooche (1990 Remaster)3:38
10
In a Mellow Tone (1990 Remaster)3:48
11
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [1990 Remaster]3:58
12
Solitude (1990 Remaster)4:53
13
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (1990 Remaster)3:31
14
I'm Beginning to See the Light (1990 Remaster)3:37
15
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) [1990 Remaster]3:58
16
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) [1990 Remaster]5:31
17
Azalea (1990 Remaster)5:02

Disc 2

Songs
1
In a Mellow Tone (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]4:15
2
I'm Beginning to See the Light (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]6:56
3
Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]5:42
4
Don't Get Around Much Anymore (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]10:43
5
Duke's Place (False Starts)4:18
6
Drop Me off in Harlem (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]4:57
7
I'm Just a Lucky so and So (False Starts)4:37
8
Azalea (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]8:05
9
Black and Tan Fantasy (False Starts) [2000 Remaster]7:13
10
Band Discussion on Cotton Tail (2000 Remaster)1:08
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27
Released
July 6, 2000
Label
℗ 2000 Roulette Jazz (R) is a registered trademark of Parlophone Records Ltd. ℗ 2000 Parlophone Records, Ltd.
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The 2008 reissue of this album marks a total reconstruction and rethinking of the original LP, and such a complete break from the original album that its story could fill a book. Such Sweet Thunder was originally announced as a stereo and mono release, but only showed up in mono thanks to the technical problems inherent in early stereo in creating a concert-like ambience in which the performance seemed continuous. The reissue presents the original album as it was intended, using alternate takes from the original sessions, plus the stereo masters of the takes used on the original album, all rounded out with a mono outtake or two. The music itself counts among Ellington's most well-realized "concept projects," all inspired by Shakespeare's work and filled with memorable melodies and ample opportunities for solos by Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Quentin Jackson. The Ellington-Strayhorn compositions treat their soloists like actors doing scenes and, in effect, playing parts, even quoting lines after a fashion -- Clark Terry "plays" Puck in "Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)," and Johnny Hodges turns in one of the most sensuous performances of his career for "Half the Fun," from Antony and Cleopatra. These moments more than justify the cost of the CD, and the bonus tracks, many of which are different takes and others are simply material that came from the same sessions, more than double the length of the original LP. The extended notes by Phil Schaap deserve some kind of award for detail and clarity. [Essential Jazz's 2008 edition included bonus tracks.]
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