This One’s For Blanton


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This One’s For Blanton

This One's For Blanton

Duke Ellington & Ray Brown

180-gram vinyl

Cut from metal parts mastered by Doug Sax from the original analogue master tape

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Housed in Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket

Duke Ellington teams up here with bassist Ray Brown in a set reminiscent of Duke’s work with Jimmy Blanton three decades before.

In addition to the four-part “Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass,” the duo plays five standards (including “Pitter Panther Patter” from the Blanton days and three other Ellington-associated tunes).

When he died in 1942, 21-year-old Blanton had liberated the string bass from its traditional role as an accompanist.

Brown, and another Blanton disciple, Oscar Pettiford, carried forward Blanton’s work of developing the bass into a solo instrument.

Their contributions had a great deal to do with bebop’s becoming a mature music.

More than 30 years after Blanton’s death, Brown went into a studio with Ellington to pay homage to his idol.

Their duets echo the famous ones of Ellington and Blanton and demonstrate Brown’s creativity and virtuosity on the Blanton model.

Track List: This One’s For Blanton

Side 1

1. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me

2. Pitter Panther Patter

3. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

4. Sophisticated Lady

5. See See Rider

Side 2

1. First Movement

2. Second Movement

3. Third Movement

4. Fourth Movement


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Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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