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I can't choose!

I think this week if I could have five cds of Ellington I'd choose my French CBS five cd set of material from '47 to '52. . . such good music, and such variety!

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I can't choose!

I think this week if I could have five cds of Ellington I'd choose my French CBS five cd set of material from '47 to '52. . . such good music, and such variety!

A very interesting and unorthodox choice! That music IS good.

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If I was to pick CDs.....(although I'll probably change my mind tomorrow)

Blanton/Webster

Blues in Orbit (I keep coming back to this one, I really like it)

And His Mother Called Him Bill

Far East Suite

Newport '56

A couple others in the mix are Nutcracker and Money Jungle.

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If I was to pick CDs.....(although I'll probably change my mind tomorrow)

Blanton/Webster

Blues in Orbit (I keep coming back to this one, I really like it)

And His Mother Called Him Bill

Far East Suite

Newport '56

A couple others in the mix are Nutcracker and Money Jungle.

Good choices. For me it would be:

New Orleans Suite

Newport '56

70th Birthday Concert

First Time: Meets Count Basie

Such Sweet Thunder.

I also like Jazz Party. Jimmy Rushing is having SUCH a good time!

gregmo

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Damn, I can see how this is going to go- I read others' choices & I say "I shoulda picked that one!" :lol:

Such Sweet Thunder, great choice.

This is way too hard!

Edited by Free For All

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Damn, I can see how this is going to go- I read others' choices & I say "I shoulda picked that one!" :lol:

Such Sweet Thunder, great choice.

This is way too hard!

Yep, darn near impossible, isn't it?

My five:

Blanton/Webster

Great Paris Concert

Far East Suite

Blues in Orbit

and an outsider in a way, but one I love for its fabulous recorded sound:

Hot Summer Dance

Edited by John Tapscott

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Afro Bossa

Far East Suite

Ellington at Newport

And His Mother Called Him Bill

Concert In The Virgin Islands

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Black beauty Victor

Afro eurasian eclipse

Money Jungle

Side by Side

Far East Suite

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I refuse - pure sadism, that question.

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If you could have only 5 sessions, which ones would they be?

I kinda look at it like his career was one unending session, so put the entire output of 5 bigass HDs, I'll do it like that.

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Piano in the Foreground

Blues In Orbit

Anatomy of a Murder

Piano Reflections

Blanton/Webster Band

There are a few others I would equally put in this list, so I guess 5 really isn't enough for me.

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  • The RCA Centennial box.
  • The Mosaic 30s small group box
  • The Mosaic 30s big group box
  • Such Sweet Thunder
  • The Queen's Suite (because it was my first Ellington).

Cheating, I know. But Blanton/Webster ain't a session, so...

Edited by A Lark Ascending

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[*]The Queen's Suite (because it was my first Ellington).

That one and the 'Togo Brava Suite' nearly made my cut. A tough choice.

I wonder if HRH stores the master next to her Mobley and Braxton Mosaics?

Edited by sidewinder

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I wonder if HRH stores the master next to her Mobley and Braxton Mosaics?

I suspect Margaret nicked it years ago in order to make an impression down at Ronnie's.

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  • The RCA Centennial box.
  • The Mosaic 30s small group box
  • The Mosaic 30s big group box

Cheating, I know. But Blanton/Webster ain't a session, so...

something like that... but add the early Brunswick/Vocalion ("Early Ellington" 3CD) and Okeh ("Okeh Ellington" 2CD) to the Mosaics... and then for me, add "Money Jungle" and the complete 50s Columbia box (non-existant), and then we'd about be there. If that's cheating, see mikeweil's answer for an alternative...

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I refuse - pure sadism, that question.

Agree!

I am keeping out of another ducal Sophie's Choice...

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Back to Back

Great Paris Concert

Fargo

Far East Suite

Festival Session (excluding the drum battle!)

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