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James Newton (2)The African Flower (The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn)

Label:Blue Note – BT 85109, Blue Note – BT-85109
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Direct Metal Mastering
Country:France
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Contemporary Jazz

Tracklist

A1Black And Tan Fantasy
Written-ByB. Miley*, D. Ellington*
5:43
A2Virgin Jungle
Written-ByB. Strayhorn*, D. Ellington*
11:10
A3Strange Feeling
Written-ByB. Strayhorn*, D. Ellington*
4:53
B1Fleurette Africaine (The African Flower)
Written-ByDuke Ellington
4:12
B2Cottontail
Written-ByDuke Ellington
6:55
B3Sophisticated Lady
Written-ByD. Ellington*, Mills*, Parish*
4:05
B4Passion Flower
Written-ByBilly Strayhorn
5:49
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Notes

Recorded June 24 and 25, 1985, at RCA Studio B.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (runout, side A): BT 85109 A 21 M9 361162 3
  • Matrix / Runout (runout, side B): BT 85109 B21 M9 361163 3
  • Price Code: PM 264
  • Rights Society (logo): SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The African Flower - The Music Of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (LP, Album)Blue NoteBT 85109US1985
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The African Flower - The Music Of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (Cassette, Album)Blue Note4BT 85109US1985
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The African Flower - The Music Of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (Cassette, Advance, Album)Blue Note4BT 85109US1985
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The African Flower (The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) (LP, Album)Toshiba EMI, Blue NoteBNJ 91013, BT 85109Japan1985
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The African Flower (The Music Of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn) (LP, Album, Promo)Blue Note, Blue NoteBNJ 91013, BT 85109Japan1985

Reviews

  • rastislav.sutak's avatar
    Hard to believe that so unique album was last reissued in 80´s. Maybe inspiration for upcoming Tone Poet or Classic Reissues Series. Anyway true gem from to me unknown musician. I did find this record in local store for 15 euro. I am collecting vinyl through three decades, but there is plenty of something that kicks me...Original arrangements some of rare early songs of Ellington an Strayhorn looks very fresh, but without missing the soul of those two legends. The music combines bit faster Cotton Tail enriched by quality of musicians with solo/sensual piece (Sophisticated Lady) or baritone textured voice of Greyson (Strange Feeling). The highlight of the album " dancing" Virgin Jungle brought new air and energy with superb contrast of Dara´s cornet. And of course the remembering African Flower with exotic ornaments along relaxing sound of flute and violin, with the same sort of mystery like in Money Jungle version - wonderful. The sound coresponds to starting digital fashion with rather "bassy" sound, but no tragedy. Easily recommended.

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