Black, Brown And Beige (ft. Mahalia Jackson) (2 x 180g LP)

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Format: 2LP 
Label: Pure Pleasure  
Year: 2016  

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


A1 Part I
A2 Part II
A3 Part III (Aka Light)

B1 Part IV (Aka Come Sunday)
B2 Part V (Aka Come Sunday)
B3 Part VI (23rd Psalm)

C1 Track 360 (Aka Trains) [Alternate Take]
C2 Blues In Orbit (Aka Tender) [Alternate Take]
C3 Part I [Alternate
C4 Part II [Alternate Take]
C5 Part III (Aka Light) [Alternate Take]

D1 Part IV (Aka Come Sunday) [Alternate Take]
D2 Part Ⅴ (Aka Come Sunday) [Alternate Take]
D3 Part VI (23rd Psalm) [Alternate Take]
D4 Studio Conversation (Mahalia Swears)
D5 Come Sunday (A Cappella)

Originally released in 1958.

Alto Saxophone – Bill Graham
Baritone Saxophone – Harry Carney
Bass – Jimmy Woode
Drums – Sam Woodyard
Piano – Duke Ellington
Violin – Ray Nance
Tenor Saxophone – Paul Gonsalves
Trombone – Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson
Trumpet – William "Cat" Anderson, Clark Terry, Harold Shorty Baker
Trumpet, Violin – Ray Nance
Valve Trombone – John Sanders
Vocals – Mahalia Jackson

Phil Schaap wrote:

"Black, Brown, & Beige is Duke Ellington's musical representation of the African American experience in the United States. It is arguably The Maestro's greatest work. The triumph of telling so important a story so well through music alone makes Duke Ellington's Black, Brown, & Beige a masterpiece.

"Black, Brown, & Beige also displays Duke's, and Jazz's, highest achievement in long form. Whether you perceive it as a three movement symphony or accept Ellington's own personalized terminology "Tone Parallel," Black, Brown, & Beige matches conceptually and in artistic content the musical continuity of Western Classical's greatest names in their lengthiest works."

This expanded edition includes an extra LP of alternate recorded takes and studio outtakes. As with all Pure Pleasure releases, it's a limited pressing on 180g vinyl using all-analog mastering, and the 2LP set is delivered in a sturdy gatefold sleeve.

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