DUKE ELLINGTON (1899-1974): Harlem, Suite Black, Brown, and Beige (both orch. Maurice Peress [b.1930]), Ballet Three Black Kings (compl. Mercer Ellington [1919-1996]), Suite The River (orch. Ron Collier [1930-2003]), BILLY STRAYHORN (1915-1967): Take the 'A' Train (arr. Duke Ellington).
Catalogue Number: 03O100
Description: Ellington orchestrated by various hands; oddly, the Chandos recording of The River suite has two more movements, making it six minutes longer. Still this and Three Black Kings are not over-recorded and this is, of course, at budget-price. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta.