Duke Ellington’s ‘Jazz Party’ getting deluxe audio treatment

News / Preorders / January 24, 2017

Duke Ellington’s Jazz Party is getting a deluxe reissue through Analogue Productions. We’ve got a 200-gram LP, with music that has been mastered from the original analog tape, and then cut at 33 RPM by the great Bernie Grundman. The listing refers to it as a “dead-silent background pressing.” Packaging includes a gatefold, tip-on jacket.

The new pressing will be released on Feb. 24.

Dizzy’s spectacular trumpet blooms here amidst the Ellingtonian aggregate. The sometimes tender, sometimes shouting blues style of Jimmy Rushing provides nice contrast in one of the most varied and satisfying Ellington recordings ever. Originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, Jazz Party In Stereo contains a formidable gallery of jazz stars including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, Johnny Hodges, Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, and more!

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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