Duke Ellington Jazz Party In Stereo on 180g 45RPM 2LP from ORG
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!
Originally intended as a studio booking where Duke Ellington was to record some recent compositions upon he and his band's return from a live stint in Florida, the date soon grew exponentially into an all-out welcome home party of Ellington admirers. Issued on Columbia in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo is distinct in the Duke Ellington oeuvre in that not only does it feature an extremely rare appearance by Dizzy Gillespie (in addition to Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry and Paul Gonsalves), but it also includes two numbers with a total of nine percussionists in all on various instruments such as timpani, vibes, marimbas and xylophone. A party indeed and by the looks of the historic roll call, everybody was invited!
Bass – Jimmy Woode
Drums – Sam Woodyard
Percussion – Robert M. Rosengarden, Bradley Spinney, Chauncey Morehouse, Elden C. Bailey, George Gaber, Harry Breuer, Milton Schlesinger, Morris Goldenberg, Walter E. Rosenberger
Piano – Duke Ellington, Jimmy Jones
Saxophone – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Russell Procope
Trombone – Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson
Trumpet – Andres Ford, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance
Vocals – Jimmy Rushing