Duke Ellington Ellington Indigos on 180g LP
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Analog Tapes & Pressed on 180g Audiophile Vinyl for the Very First Time!
From the cats who brought you Time Further Out and Friday and Saturday Nights At the Blackhawk, Impex Records is pleased to present Duke Ellington's classic 1958 Columbia Records release Ellington Indigos. Ellington and his all-star ensemble lay back on this beautiful set of swinging, romantic ballads now available for the first time in pristine 180g vinyl.
Kevin Gray's all-analog mastering brings out the nocturnal mood, while keeping things warm and mellow. A deep soundstage, mellifluous lows and crystalline highs make Indigos a perfect accompaniment to your late night listening! The sophisticated 9-song affair features definitive readings of such jazz standards as "Mood Indigo," "Autumn Leaves" and "Prelude To a Kiss" among others.
"This reissue by Impex was mastered by Kevin Gray. The highs have not disappeared from the tapes - cymbals retain their shimmer and the upper registers of the piano have not suffered from tape degradation. Indeed, in the high frequencies the Impex has more information than my original pressing. Improvements can also be noted in the middle registers, where the instruments have a slightly fuller, more textured sound than on the already fine original. This is ear and soul candy wrapped in a tidy package." - Dennis Davis, HiFi+ Magazine, January 2013
Duke Ellington Ellington Indigos Track Listing:
2. Where or When
3. Mood Indigo
4. Autumn Leaves
5. The Sky Fell Down
6. Prelude To a Kiss
7. Willow Weep For Me
9. Dancing In the Dark