Saturday, March 15, 2008

LP Cover of Duke Ellington's “Nutcracker Suite”

[Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: The Nutcracker Suite]

AfriClassical recently excerpted a review of a performance of Duke Ellington's “Nutcracker Suite” by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Bill Eddins. We have also quoted enthusiastic praise of the work on the blog “Jazzin' The Classics With Larry Clinton”. The LP cover for the recording of Ellington's “Nutcracker Suite” has now surfaced and is shown above.
Track listings are:
Overture, Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed Pipes); Peanut Brittle Brigade (March); Sugar rum & Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy); Entr' acte, The Volga Vouty (Russian Dance); Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance); Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers); Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance). [Duke Ellington is profiled at]

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