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Battle Royal: The Count online sale popular Meets The Duke outlet sale

Battle Royal: The Count online sale popular Meets The Duke outlet sale
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Despite the much spoken rivalry between them, Duke Ellington and Count Basie were close friends and great admirers of each other s work. Their bands had different styles, both clearly recognizable. The musicians who played in each band and their individual sound were half of the success of both bands, which over the years included such outstanding players as Ben Webster, Lester Young, Harry Sweets Edison, Jimmy Blanton, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Rushing, Jo Jones, Thad Jones and Harry Carney, to name just a few. And they were primarily loyal to their leaders. Although they had known each other since their youth, and on many occasions were featured on the same bill, the Duke and the Count never crossed paths in a recording studio before the 1961 session included here. While their bands performed separately on the same stage many times following the 1961 session, they would never record together again. 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl Limited Collector Edition

Track Listings

1 01 Battle Royal
2 02 to You
3 03 Take the "A" Train
4 04 Corner Pocket [Aka Until I Met You]
5 05 Wild Man [Aka Wild Man Moore]
6 06 Segue in C
7 07 B D B
8 08 Jumpin'' at the Woodside
9 09 One More Once
10 Blues in Hoss'' Flat [Blues in Frankie''s Flat]
11 Perdido (*)
12 What Am I Here For? (*)
13 I''m Beginning to See the Light (*)
14 in a Mellow Tone (*)
15 One O''Clock Jump (*)
16 Wild Man Moore [Paris Blues Version] (*)
17 Battle Royal [Paris Blues Version] (*)

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