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Ellington: Black, Brown, and Beige - Harlem - Three Black Kings - The River - Take the 'A' Train

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta

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"This is not only a keeper, but a fantastic introduction to Ellington’s sound world ... to JoAnn Falletta, you go, girl! Give us another disc like this!"
- Fanfare

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1
Harlem (arr. M. Peress for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Maurice Peress; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
14:27
Black, Brown, and Beige  
2
Black (arr. M. Peress for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Maurice Peress; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
8:25
3
Brown (arr. M. Peress for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Maurice Peress; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
5:26
4
Beige (arr. M. Peress for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Maurice Peress; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:38
Three Black Kings  
5
No. 1. King of the Magi (completed by M. Ellington)
Duke Ellington; Mercer Ellington; Sal Andolina; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
4:44
6
No. 2. King Solomon (completed by M. Ellington)
Duke Ellington; Mercer Ellington; Sal Andolina; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:27
7
No. 3. Martin Luther King (completed by M. Ellington)
Duke Ellington; Mercer Ellington; Sal Andolina; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:59
The River Suite  
8
I. The Spring (arr. R. Collier for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Ron Collier; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:30
9
II. The Meander (arr. R. Collier for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Ron Collier; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:57
10
III. The Giggling Rapids (arr. R. Collier for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Ron Collier; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:00
11
IV. The Lake (arr. R. Collier for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Ron Collier; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
7:18
12
VI. The River (arr. R. Collier for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Ron Collier; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
3:19
13
Take the 'A' Train (arr. D. Ellington for orchestra)
Duke Ellington; Billy Strayhorn; Sal Andolina; Tony Di Lorenzo; Amy Licata; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta
6:19
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:29
"... the pieces all display Ellington’s genius for captivating melodies, dramatic effect and surging energy. The Buffalo forces deliver with bounce and brio ... his magnum opus Black, Brown and Beige shines in its orchestral setting ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... we badly needed a top-notch survey of Ellington’s orchestral music and this inspiring disc fits the bill perfectly. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic have yet to make a finer record. The performances are just marvelous. The various instrumental soloists are all brilliant, captured in bright, natural, high-impact sound. This is a very necessary release ... it’s a joy."
- ClassicsToday.com

On this landmark recording, JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrate the stunning depth of Duke Ellington’s musical knowledge and diversity and his astonishing talent as a composer. Although known primarily for his jazz works, Ellington was both active and prolific in the world of concert music. A must have for fans of what Ellington called "American Music."
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*Recorded in PCM 96 kHz / 24-bit.
Mastered in PCM 352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit and DSD 2.8224 MHz / 1-bit.

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry

This album was mastered using our 2xHD proprietary system.
In order to achieve the most accurate reproduction of the original recording we tailor our process specifically for each project, using a selection from our pool of state-of-the-art audiophile components and connectors.The process begins with a transfer to analog from the original 96kHz/24-bit resolution master, using cutting edge D/A converters. The analog signal is then sent through a hi-end tube pre-amplifier and (if needed) will be EQ’d before being recorded directly in DXD using the dCS905 A/D and the dCS Vivaldi Clock. All connections used in the process are made of OCC silver cable.

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