Duke Ellington

Duke (1956-1962), Vol. 2

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The second of three volumes, this two-LP set from French Columbia includes unissued alternate takes and rarities recorded by Duke Ellington for Columbia during 1959-62. Of primary interest to veteran collectors, there is much to enjoy here, including new renditions of the "Asphalt Jungle Suite," "Tulip or Turnip," "Paris Blues," two versions of "Jingle Bells" and a pair of selections from the one-time meeting on record between the Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras that were not included on the original set.