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Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington's Far East Suite album flac Performer: Duke Ellington
Title: Duke Ellington's Far East Suite
Style: Big Band, Swing
Released: 2002
Country: US
MP3 album: 1631 mb
FLAC album: 1584 mb
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Jazz

Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington that won the Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Large Group or Soloist with Large Group. Ellington and Billy Strayhorn wrote the compositions. The album was reissued in 1995 with four previously unreleased alternate takes. In 2003, Bluebird Records issued the album on CD with additional bonus takes. Strayhorn died in May 1967, making Far East Suite one of the last albums recorded during his life to feature his compositions.

Duke Ellington could have been forgiven if, by the time he was 67, he had gradually lost his creative desire not to mention his writing skills.

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years. Born in Washington, . Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s o. ore . Year: 1967. 1. Tourist Point of View. Blue Pepper (Far East of the Blues).

Far East Suite by Duke Ellington. com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. com's standard return policy will apply. For about forty years I have been aware of this album but never heard it. What a treat. One of the best later Ellingtons, as enjoyable as the magnificent New Orleans Suite. Far East Suite ( a misnomer but Duke is entitled to indulge in misleading titles! ) is beautifully composed and arranged by Ellington and Strayhorn and the numbers, varying in tempo and emotional and descriptive content, cohere into a satisfying whole. Jimmy Hamilton's is particularly striking both as a soloist and in the clarinet led ensembles (with Russell Procope).

Duke Ellington's Far East Suite has never enjoyed the accolades lauded upon some of the Maestro's other major works. Black, Brown and Beige and Such Sweet Thunder are in the Ellington canon; Far East, it seems, was left behind. That may be due to its dated Orientalism. During the two years that Ellington and Strayhorn pieced it together (building off the Impressions of the Far East suite first performed in England in 1964), Ellington also premiered the music theater piece My People, wrote the music for a production of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens and, of course, toured his band as much as possible. As a result, the nine pieces (three by Strayhorn) that make up the suite are scattered and lack an overriding theme; the concept is carried out in the titles more than the music

The Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, recorded in New York City on 19 December to 21 December 1966. The nine compositions on the original album were all composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (except for one by Ellington). Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 5 brand new listings.

Blue Pepper (Far East Of The Blues) (3:04) 07. Agra (2:38) 08. Amad (4:29) 0. Cootie Williams & William "Cat" Anderson - tp; Mercer Ellington & Herbie Jones - tp, flgn Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors - tb Jimmy Hamilton - ts, cl, Johnny Hodges - as, Russell Procope - as, cl, Paul Gonsalves - ts, Harry Carney - bars Duke Ellington - p John Lamb - b Rufus Jones - d.


1 Tourist Point Of View 5:14
2 Bluebird Of Dehli (Mynha) 3:13
3 Isfahan 4:07
4 Depk 2:51
5 Mount Harissa 7:43
6 Blue Pepper (Far East Of The Blues) 3:02
7 Agra 2:37
8 Amad 4:28
9 Ad Lib On Nippon 11:34

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  • Manufactured By – BMG Funhouse, Inc.


  • Bass – John Lamb
  • Composed By – Billy Strayhorn (tracks: 1 to 8), Duke Ellington
  • Drums – Rufus Jones
  • Liner Notes – 油井正一*
  • Piano – Duke Ellington
  • Producer [Original Recording] – Brad McCuen
  • Reeds – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope
  • Trombone – Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown
  • Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington


Recorded in RCA Victor's studio A, New York City on December 19, 20 & 21 1966.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LSP-3782 Duke Ellington The Far East Suite ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor LSP-3782 US 1967
RD-7894 Duke Ellington And His Orchestra Duke Ellington's Far East Suite ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor RD-7894 UK 1967
7640-1-RB Duke Ellington The Far East Suite ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM) Bluebird 7640-1-RB US 1988
LPM-3782 Duke Ellington The Far East Suite ‎(LP, Album, Mono) RCA Victor LPM-3782 US 1967
07863 66551 2 Duke Ellington The Far East Suite - Special Mix ‎(CD, Album, RM) BMG Music, Bluebird 07863 66551 2 Europe 1995