2021 popular Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: The sale Stereo popular & Mono Versions outlet sale

2021 popular Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: The sale Stereo popular & Mono Versions outlet sale

2021 popular Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: The sale Stereo popular & Mono Versions outlet sale
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Presented here both in its Stereo and Mono versions (the Mono version appears here on CD for the first time ever), this album was Duke Ellington and John Coltranes only recorded encounter ever. For the occasion, Trane and Duke were accompanied by the bassist and drummer of their respective groups (who alternated from track to track), Aaron Bell and Sam Woodyard (from Dukes rhythm section), and Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones (from Tranes rhythm section). I was really honored to have the opportunity of working with Duke, explained the saxophonist following their collaboration. Four Ellington-related tunes performed by Coltrane at different sessions have been added here as a bonus, as well as five of Ellingtons other versions of songs from the album, and John Coltranes Quartet reading of Big Nick, his only original composition on Duke Ellington & John Coltrane. In the late 1950s, it was common for big labels to record performances simultaneously in Mono and Stereo, and then releases both versions at the same time, with different reference numbers. This was explained at the time by the fact that Stereo was still a very recent innovation, and not everyone had sound systems capable of reproducing the new technology. The Stereo albums (CD 1), thus, were slightly more expensive than their Mono counterparts. Over time, the Mono versions (CD 2) were condemned to oblivion, and only recently some music fans have begun to value these long forgotten masters, which capture classic performances from a different aural point of view. On the present release, both versions of this masterpiece can be compared.

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