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Such Sweet Thunder [180g LP] by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
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Artist/Band:Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Name:Such Sweet Thunder [180g LP]
Cat No.:CL-1033
Performed by:& his orchestra
Duke Ellington (arranger,piano)
Description:180-gram, limited edition vinyl reissue pressed in UK by Pure Pleasure Records!
Audio Beat Rated 4/5 Music, 4/5 Sound!
Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London


This music counts among Ellington's most well-realized "concept projects," all inspired by Shakespeare's work and filled with memorable melodies and ample opportunities for solos by Cat Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Quentin Jackson. The Ellington-Strayhorn compositions treat their soloists like actors doing scenes and, in effect, playing parts, even quoting lines after a fashion--Clark Terry "plays" Puck in "Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)," and Johnny Hodges turns in one of the most sensuous performances of his career for "Half the Fun," from Antony and Cleopatra.

Recorded August 7, 1956 through May 3, 1957. Originally released by Columbia. Mono.

Album Tracks:
1. Such Sweet Thunder
2. Sonnet for Caesar
3. Sonnet to Hank Cinq
4. Lady Mac
5. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
6. The Telecasters
7. Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
8. Sonnet for Sister Kate
9. The Star-Crossed Lovers
10. Madness in Great Ones
11. Half the Fun
12. Circle of Fourths
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