The Far East Suite

Duke Ellington - The Far East Suite
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January 1, 1967 / Release Date
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Jazz, Big Band / Genres
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The History of The Albums – n° 343

[I also recommend you to read my previous review on Duke Ellington - Money Jungle, in order to better understand the context and this one]. Undeniably passionate, this monument of music named Duke Ellington has crossed the history of Jazz, as if he had been there from the beginning to the end of the last but one revolutionary area. To imagine what this means, consider that Duke Ellington died of cancer at the age of 75 in 1974, with exactly 50 years ... read more
Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960's: #173

Over/Underrated?: Overrated

Duke Ellington has a lot of records. He's one of those guys whose discography needs to be divided up by decade and remarkably, it goes all the way back to the 1920's.

It may be this tremendous longevity that cements him as such a monolith in the history of music. And yet, it may also be this tremendous longevity that makes his discography so hard to approach. Where does one start with the Duke? And admittedly, there ... read more
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Added on: March 31, 2015