Black, Brown and Beige is a 1958 jazz album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, featuring Mahalia Jackson. The album is a recording of a revised version of Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige suite. After a disappointing critical response to its first performance in 1943, Ellington divided the three-part suite into six shorter sections, leaving in "Come Sunday" and "Work Song", and it is this version that is recorded here. All tracks by Duke Ellington.
Latin American Suite is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington mainly recorded in 1968, with one track completed in 1970, and released on the Fantasy label in 1972. All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated.
Written during his first tour of Central and South America in 1968, Ellington premiered several of the pieces during concerts in the Southern hemisphere, though he didn't record it until returning to the . with one piece ("Tina") being recorded separately over a year after the other tracks. Oclupaca" is an exotic opener showcasing Paul Gonsalves' robust tenor, while Ellington gets in an Oriental kick during his driving blues "Chico Cuadradino" (jointly written with his son Mercer)
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: 1928 (Classics). Complete Vol. 1: 1925–1928 (Columbia – France) (released 1973). Duke Ellington: The Beginning 1926–1928 (Decca Jazz Heritage Series). The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1927–1928 (Classics). In the January 1943 concert, Ellington introduced his first extended suite, "Black, Brown and Beige 1940. Anatomy of a Murder (Columbia – soundtrack album). Live at the Blue Note (Roulette). Festival Session (Columbia). All American in Jazz (Columbia). Featuring Paul Gonsalves (Fantasy). Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962 (LMR) released as The Private Collection Volume Seven in 1987.
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