DUKE ELLINGTON ORBIT JAZZ MFSL 24K GOLD SEALED 3 CD SET - rare vinyl collector item


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DUKE ELLINGTON ORBIT JAZZ MFSL 24K GOLD SEALED 3 CD SET

DUKE ELLINGTON ORBIT JAZZ MFSL 24K GOLD SEALED 3 CD SET
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#18694
Ebay Item #
390165108089
Sold Price
$594.99
Bids
1
Auction End date
20 Jan 2017
Seller Location
Lake Forest, California

Item Description


DUKE ELLINGTON-JAZZ PARTY IN STEREO -THE TREMENDOUSLY RARE MFSL SACD BLUES IN ORBIT & TOGETHER FOR THE 1ST TIME/GREAT REUNION WITH LOUIS ARMSTRONG 3 CD SET- ALL FACTORY SEALED MFSL 24 KARAT GOLD MASTERPIECE.


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Each CD was pressed directly from the original studio master session tapes ; the purest source of musical information and engineered to produce the finest CD sound quality available.

Every compact disc delivers the music to you with all the depth, dynamics, and richness of the live recording session. We invite you to hear the three-dimensional quality of the music just as the artist intended for it to sound.

The proprietary mastering technology extracts and transparently stores more musical information from the original master tapes than any other method in existence.

For the discriminating listener, the results include: a wider range of frequencies, increased depth and room dimension cues, clarity, and separation of instruments.

The technology substantially decreases characteristics such as hardness and glare bringing the sound of CD even closer to the warmth and openess of analogue.

Why Buy 24K Gold CDs? Aluminum particles are rough, resulting in pits and irregularities on the playing surface. Gold particles are uniform and have a constant rate of reflection giving an even, reproductive sound quality. Also, 24K Gold CDs will not oxidize or tarnish and will last for years longer than traditional aluminum CDs

Collectors Note: Over the last year about 1% of these MFSL titles were still available at numberous audiophile dealers. Throughout 2007 &over THE LAST DECADE 99.999% of these various titles (tremendously high quality & Valuable) have sold out forever and tripled in value. This title is one of those Sold Out titles and this Mymusicfix listing is your last chance to add this collectors masterpiece to your collection. Do your home work and you will soon realize that you will be one of the last people in the world to own this sonic gem.

BLUES IN ORBIT - INCLUDES J-CARD

The first and only super audio CD released from THE ORIGINALMobile Fidelity was the jazz classic “Blues In Orbit.” This 1958/59 recording ranks as one of Duke’s best albums. It features a host of famous session men including a prominent presence by Johnny Hodges on sax. It is a full band session with many wonderful, introspective moments. “Blues In Orbit” marks the first time that Teo Macero took control of the sound booth on and Ellington session. This is truly one of the Rarest MoFi collectibles because only 2500 copies were ever printed. What a tremendous GIFT this will make any true fan!!

The atmospheric, floating quality (see title) of the production and the mysterious, airy, and sparse arrangements make this record an overlooked gem. The first three tracks, recorded in February 1958, include the slow-moving blues of the title track, on which Duke Ellington's eerie piano fills answer the statements of the full band. "Track 360" is a dramatic aural representation of a train wreck. The remainder of the album was recorded at two midnight sessions in December of the following year. Ray Nance (the only trumpet because of band restructuring) and especially Johnny Hodges offer the most rewarding solo contributions of the date, many of which stand alongside their best ever. Hodges's magnificently fragile and seductive alto graces "Brown Penny" and handles both delicate and driving passages with aplomb on Billy Strayhorn's "Smada" (with the composer in the piano chair) while Nance belts out the bridge. The band also revisits classics from the Ellington songbook: Nance shows his violin prowess on "C Jam Blues" before growling through "In a Mellotone"; "Sentimental Lady" is in Hodges's capable caress

Track Listings


1. Blues in Orbit 2. Track 360 3. Villes Ville Is the Place, Man 4. Brown Penny 5. Three J's Blues 6. Smada 7. Pie Eye's Blues 8. C Jam Blues 9. Sweet & Pungent 10. In a Mellow Tone 11. Sentimental Lady 12. Blues in Blueprint 13. Swingers Get the Blues, Too 14. Swinger's Jump

TOGETHER FOR THE 1ST TIME/GREAT REUNION - ORIGINAL JAPAN ULTRADISC

Detailed item info

Track listing 1.Duke's Place
2.I'm Just a Lucky So and So
3.Cotton Tail
4.Mood Indigo
5.Do Nothin' till You Hear From Me
6.Beautiful American, The
7.Black and Tan Fantasy
8.Drop Me Off in Harlem
9.Mooche, The
10.In a Mellowtone
11.It Don't Mean a Thing
12.Solitude
13.Don't Get Around Much Anymore
14.I'm Beginning to See the Light
15.Just Squeeze Me
16.I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
17.Azalea

Details Playing time: 68 min. Contributing artists: Barney Bigard, Danny Barcelona, Mort Herbert, Trummy Young Producer: Bob Thiele Distributor: n/a Recording type: Studio Recording mode: Stereo SPAR Code: AAD
Album notes 2 LPs on 1 CD.
Full performer name: Louis Armstrong/Duke Ellington.
THE GREAT REUNION was recorded April 3, 1961. Includes liner notes by Stanley Dance.
2 LPs on 1 CD.
THE GREAT SUMMIT: THE MASTER TAKES was originally released as THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG & DUKE ELLINGTON SESSIONS.
Personnel: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Duke Ellington (piano); Trummy Young (trombone); Barney Bigard (clarinet); Mort Herbert (bass); Danny Barcelona (drums).
Producer: Bob Thiele.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at RCA Studios, New York, New York on April 3 & 4, 1961. Includes liner notes by Dan Morgenstern.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster using 24-bit technology.
Disc 1 is the previously released THE COMPLETE LOUIS ARMSTRONG & DUKE ELLINGTON SESSIONS. Disc 2 is a bonus CD of conversations, false starts and outtakes from the same sessions.
Personnel: Louis Armstrong (vocals, trumpet); Duke Ellington (piano); Trummy Young (trombone); Barney Bigard (clarinet); Mort Herbert (bass); Danny Barcelona (drums).
Producer: Bob Thiele.
Reissue producer: Michael Cuscana.
Recorded at RCA Studios, New York, New York on April 3 & 4, 1961. Includes liner notes by Dan Morgenstern.
Digitally remastered by Ron McMaster.
One of the most historic jazz records ever recorded, THE COMPLETE SESSIONS brings together, for the first and only time, the two most influential figures in jazz. Living up to the expectations placed upon such a meeting would, of course, be impossible, but this album is wonderful by any standard. The format is an interesting one in that basically Duke Ellington assumed Billy Kyle's piano chair in the 1961 version of Armstrong's All Stars band. Rather than performing Armstrong's usual repertoire, however, the two giants chose to record a selection of Ellington's best compositions.
The resulting album allowed Duke to play some of his most sensitive, relaxed jazz piano on record and gave Satchmo a chance to stretch out on some unfamiliar material, which he does with his usual flair and inventiveness. High points include Armstrong's boisterous solos, amazing improvised scatting and extra lyrics on a high-energy version of "Cottontail" and Ellington's lean, supple lines on "Duke's Place." The seemingly infallible trombonist Trummy Young contributes swinging, bluesy solos throughout and clarinetist Barney Bigard plays with an air of sophistication that well suits the Ellington vibe.
These are Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington's only recorded studio sessions working together. As the two men were arguably the most definitive improviser and bandleader/composer of the century respectively, that alone makes this collaboration of high interest. Originally released as two LPs on Roulette, "Together for the First Time" and "The Great Reunion of..." these sessions were well produced and well recorded the first time around. This two CD set brings together all 17 official cuts, and elegantly places all the outtakes, false starts, alternate takes, and session conversations on a second disc with its own set of liner notes.
Historical significance aside, this is simply some really great music. Armstrong's singing is relaxed and full of humor and grit, and the small combo setting means we get to hear more of Ellington's piano than usual. The group is rounded out with members of Armstrong's band, and includes the reunion of Duke and his former employee, clarinetist Barney Bigard. Duke's repertoire brings out the best in Armstrong, and he returns the favor, casting even the most familiar of these tunes in a fresh light. An exceptional recording through and through.

Editorial reviews ...Disc one provides the thrills, while disc two offers serious fans insights into the process of collaboration between the 2 most important jazz musicians of the 20th century.
JazzTimes(10/01/2000)
4 stars out of 5 - ...Overall, it's a bluesy and upbeat set....but the band has no trouble getting mean and moody for the likes of 'Solitude'. Still wonderful

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