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Duke Ellington Orchestra British Tour – October 1958 002

Duke Ellington Orchestra British Tour – October 1958 002

Inside front cover and page 1 of a souvenir brochure for Duke Ellington's tour of Britain 5th - 26th October 1958, presented by Harold Davison and Norman Granz. The inside front cover features adverts for Duke Ellington records on Decca, with a photograph of Duke Ellington on page 1.

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Catalogue Reference Number NJA/PRO/6
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Date Made 1958
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Event Date 5th - 26th October 1958
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THE DUKE—1926
LONDON ORIGINS OF JAZZ label AL 3551 This record presents the Duke with his earliest groups in recordings of fascinating historical interest which no jazz historian should be without.
DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS FAMOUS ORCHESTRA, VOLS. 1 & 2 CORAL LRA 10027 and LRA 10028 These volumes cover the period from 1927 to 1931 with important formative recordings like East St. Louis toodle-oo, Mood indigo and the significant Creole rhapsody.
HARLEM JAZZ 1930 BRUNSWICK LA 8565 which compares the Ellington Orchestra with the Don Redman, Fletcher Henderson and Luis Russell bands of the same period and includes two important recordings of 1929 and 1930.
THE DUKE IN LONDON DECCA EP DFE 6376 celebrates the last visit of the full orchestra to this country in 1933 with great sidemen like Cootie Willimas, Joe Nanton, Barney Bigard and Johnny Hodges.
DUKE ELLINGTON rca ep rcx-1006 This EP from the ‘Gold Standard Series' covers some of the famous recordings of 1934, 1940, 1941 and 1945 including the band's theme tune Take the ‘A ' train written by Billy Strayhorn.
Finally two great LPs on the LONDON JAZZ SERIES label
HISTORICALLY SPEAKING—THE DUKE ltz-n 15029 on which the modern band, recorded in 1956. re-creates some of the great successes of earlier years.
and
DUKE ELLINGTON PRESENTS LTZ-N 15078
on which Ellington showcases some of his leading sidemen in
new arrangements of some of the best popular songs.
THE DECCA RECORD COMPANY LTD DECCA HOUSE ALBERT EMBANKMENT LONDON SE11
NORMAN GRANZ
in association with
HAROLD DAVISON
PRESENTS
DUKE
ELLINGTON
AND HIS
FAMOUS
ORCHESTRA
IN CONCERT
ON A TOUR OF GREAT BRITAIN
5th OCT -26th OCT. 1958