Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


Strictly limited to 3,000 black HQ-180 pressings, Ellington Indigos on 45rpm HQ-180 will once again redefine definitive. Pre-order now due June 2024

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Duke Ellington & His Orchestra


Numbered, limited-edition black vinyl

Mastered with a 1:1 flat transfer of the original the analogue master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

Two 45-rpm LPs pressed at RTI

Four all-analogue mono bonus tracks on vinyl for the first time

The Full Impex Treatment packaging featuring a 16-page heavy-stock booklet with rare photos and new historical notes by producer/author/historian Charles L. Granata

Strictly limited to only 3,000 pressings

Duke Ellington’s gorgeous 1958 release, already an audiophile stand out on Impex 33-rpm vinyl and 24k Gold CD, gets all the stops pulled out on their 65th Anniversary 45-rpm LPs.

Exclusive new packaging and all-analogue mastering provides experiential and immersive musical engagement that has The Absolute Sound’s Wayne Garcia calling it “A musical masterpiece, sonic knockout. What a record!” 5/5 music – 5/5 sonics

Strictly limited to 3,000 black HQ-180 pressings, Ellington Indigos on 45rpm HQ-180 will once again redefine definitive for this timeless jazz orchestra standard!

Ray Nance – trumpet
“Cat” Anderson – trumpet
“Shorty” Baker – trumpet
Clark Terry – trumpet
Willie Cook – trumpet
Sam Woodyard – drums
John Sanders – trombone
Britt Woodman – trombone
Quentin Jackson – trombone
Jimmy Wood – bass
Johnny Hodges – sax
Harry Carney – sax
Russell Procope – sax
Jimmy Hamilton – sax
Paul Gonsalves – sax
Duke Ellington = piano


Track List: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Side One:

Where or When
Mood Indigo

Side Two:

Autumn Leaves
Prelude To a Kiss
Willow Weep for Me

Side Three:

Dancing In the Dark
Night and Day*

Side Four:

All the Things You Are*
The Sky Fell Down*
Love (My Heart, My Mind, My Everything)*

Additional information


Black Vinyl, Indigo Purple Vinyl


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