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Duke Ellington Ellington Indigos - Indigo Purple Special Edition 45RPM Numbered + Bonus Tracks US 2-LP vinyl set

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DUKE ELLINGTON Ellington Indigos (65th Anniversary Impex Records 12-track double album 2-LP debuting a super-quiet, super-limited-edition solid Indigo Purple Vinyl edition! Made in collaboration withour friends at the Los Angeles Orange County Audio Society in honor of their 30th Anniversary, we carefully selected vinyl chips, with help from the vinyl gurus at RTI, to craft one of the quietest color LPs ever made - all without dramatically changing the tonal excellence of the original recording. Available for the first time on AAA 45RPM vinyl, mastered by Chris Bellman and featuring 4 AAA Bonus Tracks, individually numbered from a one-time-only pressing of just 1000 copies. Deluxe heavyweight hi-gloss gatefold picture sleeve with 16-page booklet of new notes & archival photos. A stunning presentation!)

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 our 65th Anniversary 45-rpm LPs! Exclusive new packaging and all-analog mastering provides experiential and immersive musical engagement that has The Absolute Sound's Wayne Garcia calling it, "A musical gem, sonic knockout. What a record!" 5/5 music - 5/5 sonics

We're also debuting a super-quiet, super-limited-edition solid Indigo purple vinyl edition! Made in collaboration with our friends at the Los Angeles Orange County Audio Society in honor of their 30th Anniversary, we carefully selected vinyl chips, with help from the vinyl gurus at RTI, to craft one of the quietest color LPs ever made - all without dramatically changing the tonal excellence of the original recording!

Strictly limited to 3,000 black and 1,000 purple HQ-180 pressings, Ellington Indigos on 45rpm HQ-180 will once again redefine definitive for this timeless jazz orchestra standard!

-Special Los Angeles and Orange County Audiophile Society Edition
-Numbered, Limited-Edition Indigo Purple Vinyl
-Mastered with a 1:1 Flat Transfer of the Original Analog Master Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering
-Two 45-rpm LPs Pressed at RTI
-Four All-Analog Mono Bonus tracks on Vinyl for the First Time*
-The Full Impex Treatment Packaging featuring a 16-Page Heavy-Stock Booklet with Rare Photos & New Historical Notes by Producer/Author/Historian Charles L. Granata
-Indigo Purple Vinyl Strictly Limited to Only 1,000 Pressings

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

Side One:
1. Solitude
2. Where or When
3. Mood Indigo

Side Two:
1. Autumn Leaves
2. Prelude To a Kiss
3. Willow Weep for Me

Side Three:
1. Tenderly
2. Dancing In the Dark
3. Night and Day*

Side Four:
1. All the Things You Are*
2. The Sky Fell Down*
3. Love (My Heart, My Mind, My Everything)*

Next to Kind of Blue, Ellington’s Indigos may be the biggest jazz audiophile chestnut, an LP every record collector worth his or her salt has made a top priority of bagging. It’s a recording made by Columbia in 1958 at the height of its recording prowess, and the fabulous sound achieved in this recording is among the very best things Columbia ever recorded. Ellington was being “rediscovered” in the 1950s and while some may carp that he wasn’t up to his earlier standards, the sessions he recorded for Columbia are still among recorded music’s highest achievements.

The arrangements and song selection on this album are out of this world. Paul Gonsalves’ solo on “Where or When” is one of the most beautiful recordings he ever made. This reissue by Impex was mastered by Kevin Gray. The highs have not disappeared from the tapes–cymbals retain their shimmer and the upper registers of the piano have not suffered from tape degradation. Indeed, in the high frequencies the Impex has more information than my original pressing. Improvements can also be noted in the middle registers, where the instruments have a slightly fuller, more textured sound than on the already fine original. This is ear and soul candy wrapped in a tidy package.

Artist - Duke Ellington (click link for complete listing)
Title - Ellington Indigos (click link for more of the same title)
Year of Release - 2024
Format - 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label - Impex Records
Catalogue No - IMP6060-45 (click link for more)
Country of Origin - United States (USA)
Language - Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Audiophile – This is an Audiophile item. Click link for similar items
Additional info - Sealed, Picture Sleeve
Barcode - 196588340918
Condition - Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info. Ref No - DA32LEL839070
Related Artists - Al Hibbler, Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Betty Roché, Billy Strayhorn, Booty Wood, Brooks Kerr, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Cootie Williams, Cootie Williams & Rex Stewart, Cozy Cole, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Harold Ashby, Harold Ashby & Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Jimmy Grissom, Jimmy Hamilton, Lawrence Brown, Mercer Ellington, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Taft Jordan, The Clarinet Summit, The Duke's Trumpets, The Ellingtonians.

Big Band & Swing, Jazz.

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