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“Jazz Omnibus” and Duke Ellington

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2 hours ago, medjuck said:

What's "the studio version"? 

Apologies, was thinking of another board thread re "Asphalt Jungle" when I posted that.  I meant as opposed to the live versions to be found on The Great Paris Concert and In The Uncommon Market.  Derrick Bang's book on movie/TV crime and spy jazz from 1950-1970 mentions Ellington recording a three-part version, "The Asphalt Jungle Suite," and then the subsequent 45 that included "Asphalt Jungle Twist" on the b-side.  All of this makes me wish yet again that Mosaic would do completist justice to the Sony-owned Ellington catalogue from 1947-52 and 1956-62.  

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On 24-1-2021 at 7:36 PM, ghost of miles said:

Apologies, was thinking of another board thread re "Asphalt Jungle" when I posted that.  I meant as opposed to the live versions to be found on The Great Paris Concert and In The Uncommon Market.  Derrick Bang's book on movie/TV crime and spy jazz from 1950-1970 mentions Ellington recording a three-part version, "The Asphalt Jungle Suite," and then the subsequent 45 that included "Asphalt Jungle Twist" on the b-side.  All of this makes me wish yet again that Mosaic would do completist justice to the Sony-owned Ellington catalogue from 1947-52 and 1956-62.  

I would be very happy if Mosaic did this.

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On 1/24/2021 at 10:36 AM, ghost of miles said:

Apologies, was thinking of another board thread re "Asphalt Jungle" when I posted that.  I meant as opposed to the live versions to be found on The Great Paris Concert and In The Uncommon Market.  Derrick Bang's book on movie/TV crime and spy jazz from 1950-1970 mentions Ellington recording a three-part version, "The Asphalt Jungle Suite," and then the subsequent 45 that included "Asphalt Jungle Twist" on the b-side.  All of this makes me wish yet again that Mosaic would do completist justice to the Sony-owned Ellington catalogue from 1947-52 and 1956-62.  

A minimum of 25 cds if they included the live things such as the Newport albums. The '47-52 would be six cds all by itself.

 

 

gregmo

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2 hours ago, gmonahan said:

A minimum of 25 cds if they included the live things such as the Newport albums. The '47-52 would be six cds all by itself.

 

 

gregmo

Right, it would definitely have to br two sets, and I wasn’t envisioning live material being included in a 1956-62 box. I could swear Scott said at one point a few years ago that they were looking at a possible late 1940s/early 50s Columbia collection, but that seemed to give way to the 1920s/30s Sony-owned overview they were considering. I’ll ask him about all of this tomorrow if I get him on the phone for an Armstrong pre-order.

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I've managed to get hold of a lot of the 47-52 material. It's not all great. 

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13 minutes ago, medjuck said:

I've managed to get hold of a lot of the 47-52 material. It's not all great. 

Agreed--I have most of it too, after having bought the French CBS CD set that came out a long time ago in addition to the domestic reissues that Sony did in the late 1990s.  But I'd still bite on a Mosaic treatment, Ducalist that I am.  And there's plenty of good material as well.  Actually--not in terms of a Mosaic, though--I find myself lately favoring a number of live recordings from this era, like the 1948 Carnegie Hall date.

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Besides, now that "Kitty" is gone from YouTube (I think?), Mosaic has an obligation TO THE WORLD.

Or somebody does.

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On 02/02/2021 at 2:41 AM, medjuck said:

I've managed to get hold of a lot of the 47-52 material. It's not all great. 

Have you checked out this World Broadcasting series - available on CD in 5 volumes ?

https://archive.org/details/cd_duke-ellington-and-his-orchestra-volume-1_duke-ellington-his-orchestra

https://archive.org/details/cd_duke-ellington-and-his-orchestra-volume-3_duke-ellington-his-orchestra

https://archive.org/details/cd_duke-ellington-and-his-orchestra-volume-4_duke-ellington-his-orchestra

https://archive.org/details/cd_duke-ellington-and-his-orchestra-volume-5_duke-ellington-his-orchestra

(volume 2 is not on the Internet Archive site)

EDIT: my mistake, you mention 47-52, and these are from 1943 and 1945...

Edited by hopkins

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On 2/2/2021 at 8:41 PM, medjuck said:

I've managed to get hold of a lot of the 47-52 material. It's not all great. 

Maybe it grows on one over the years (I've been listening to these sides from the CBS France set about 30 years) but I really like nearly all of this stuff, such variety, lots of humor.

Edited by jazzbo

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