Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige

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  • Title: Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige
  • Artist: JoAnn Falletta
  • Genre: Classical, Super Hi-Res
  • Label: 2xHD
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Notes: 352kHZ files require 352khz and higher compatible sound cards, DAC"s, and players.
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Album Name Length Format Sample Rate Price
Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige 1:18:25 $34.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Harlem (arr. M. Peress for orchestra) 14:24 352/24 Album only
2 Black, Brown and Beige (arr. M. Peress for orchestra): Black 08:26 352/24 Album only
3 Black, Brown and Beige (arr. M. Peress for orchestra): Brown 05:26 352/24 Album only
4 Black, Brown and Beige (arr. M. Peress for orchestra): Beige 04:38 352/24 Album only
5 Three Black Kings (completed by M. Ellington): No. 1. King of the Magi 05:08 352/24 Album only
6 Three Black Kings (completed by M. Ellington): No. 2. King Solomon 06:03 352/24 Album only
7 Three Black Kings (completed by M. Ellington): No. 3. Martin Luther King 06:59 352/24 Album only
8 The River Suite (arr. R. Collier for orchestra): I. The Spring 03:30 352/24 Album only
9 The River Suite (arr. R. Collier for orchestra): II. The Meander 03:56 352/24 Album only
10 The River Suite (arr. R. Collier for orchestra): III. The Giggling Rapids 03:00 352/24 Album only
11 The River Suite (arr. R. Collier for orchestra): IV. The Lake 07:18 352/24 Album only
12 The River Suite (arr. R. Collier for orchestra): VI. The River 03:20 352/24 Album only
13 Take the A Train (arr. D. Ellington for orchestra) 06:17 352/24 Album only

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Duke Ellington (1899-1974): 
Harlem (orch. Maurice Peress)
Black, Brown and Beige (orch. Maurice Peress)
Three Black Kings 
(completed by Mercer Ellington)
The River - Suite (orch. Ron Collier)

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967): 
Take the ‘A’ Train (arr. Duke Ellington)

Sal Andolina, clarinet, alto saxophone
Tony Di Lorenzo, trumpet
Amy Licata, violin
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta, conductor

Edward Kennedy ‘Duke’ Ellington wrote some of the twentieth century’s greatest Big Band music, but he also wrote in a variety of forms. The boisterous and evocative Harlem pays tribute to Ellington’s roots, Black, Brown, and Beige sets work songs and spirituals, whilst the suite from The River shows his genius in writing for the stage. Three Black Kings, scored as a ballet, was left unfinished at his death, but shows no lessening of invention. Ellington’s arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s Take the ‘A’ Train became famous around the world after the outbreak of World War II, and ranks among the most widely recorded standards of all time.

Recorded May 9-11, 2012 at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY.

Producer and recording engineer: Tim Handley