The Treasury Shows, Vol. 11

The Treasury Shows, Vol. 11

by Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington


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The eleventh double-CD in this special D.E.T.S. (Duke Ellington Treasury Series) program continues the reissue of all of Ellington's weekly U.S. Treasury-sponsored radio programs. For an hour each week, during 1945 and 1946, Ellington & His Orchestra performed a large chunk of their repertoire including recent originals, famous hits, revivals of earlier material, selections otherwise never recorded by Ellington (particularly during this era), and lengthier works. The only minus to the broadcasts are the numerous bond promos in which Ellington reads a script that finds him begging listeners to invest money in war bonds. Usually these are separate from the music, but this version of "Body and Soul," which was bordering on the classic, is interrupted in the middle by the commercial. Vol. 11 in this valuable series has the broadcasts of August 25 and September 1, 1945 plus, as an extra, selections from a pair of unrelated broadcasts from the New Zanzibar in New York, dating from October 7 and 18, 1945; nine numbers in all. Among the highlights overall are excellent versions of "Mood Indigo" (over six-minutes-long), the piano duet by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn here called "Pianistically Allied" but in the then -ear future renamed "Tonk," "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," an extended version of "Black and Tan Fantasy," "Cotton Tail," the parts of "Body and Soul" that are not interrupted, and "One O'Clock Jump." Among the most impressive soloists overall are tenor-saxophonist Al Sears, altoist Johnny Hodges, trumpeter Cat Anderson and trombonist Lawrence Brown. Duke Ellington collectors will definitely want all of the entries in this extensive series.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2005
Label: Storyville Records
UPC: 0717101901128
catalogNumber: 9039011
Rank: 89227

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Leader
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Joya Sherrill   Vocals
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harry Carney   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton   Trombone
Billy Strayhorn   Piano
Junior Raglin   Bass,Double Bass
Otto Hardwick   Alto Saxophone
Marie Ellington   Vocals
Joseph Nanton   Trombone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Buck Clayton   Composer
Mercer Ellington   Composer
Johnny Hodges   Composer
Harry James   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
John Benson Brooks   Composer
Bubber Miley   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Duke Ellington   Arranger,Composer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Jimmy Hamilton   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
David M.   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Arranger,Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Paul Webster   Composer
D. Andrew Franklin   Composer
Jerry Valburn   Producer,Audio Production
Tom Adair   Composer
Don George   Composer
Irving Taylor   Composer
Martin Block   Composer
E. Howard Anderson   Composer
H. Lee Hooper   Composer
Sid Kuller   Composer
James Hanley   Composer

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