Sunday, November 24, 2013

Duke Ellington's Afro-Eurasian Eclipse: Chinoiserie (Alternative Recordings)

In addition to the primary source studio recording of Chinoiserie that Duke made in 1971, there is a good deal to learn from the maestro's alternative versions of the "riki-tiki" piano introduction and Harold Ashby's tenor solo on several alternative recordings by Duke.  They are found on:

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra: Cool Rock
Duke Ellington: Rugged Jungle
As I type this blog post, another recording of Chinoiserie has been released only days ago.  It is found on:

Duke Ellington: Last Trip To Paris

Look also to the 1992 Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra CD:

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Live In Swing City: Swingin' With The Duke

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