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Blues In Orbit


Download links and information about Blues In Orbit by Duke Ellington. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:00:49 minutes.

Artist: Duke Ellington
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:00:49
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No. Title Length
1. Three J's Blues 2:52
2. Smada 2:36
3. Pie Eye's Blues 3:25
4. Sweet & Pungent 4:01
5. C Jam Blues 4:50
6. In a Mellow Tone 2:40
7. Blues In Blueprint 3:41
8. The Swingers Get the Blues, Too 3:07
9. The Swinger's Jump 3:51
10. Blues In Orbit 2:27
11. Villes Ville Is the Place, Man 2:31
12. Track 360 2:01
13. Sentimental Lady 4:00
14. Brown Penny 3:00
15. Pie Eye's Blues 3:30
16. Sweet & Pungent 3:50
17. The Swinger's Jump 3:49
18. Blues In Orbit 2:37
19. Track 360 2:01



Perhaps the most sonically alive and dynamic recording in the Ellington catalog, Blues in Orbit revisits a few chestnuts from the old repertoire and adds several appealing new compositions. The two tracks recorded in 1958 are both standouts: the title track features a call and response between the band and Ellington on piano, while “Track 360” is a tense, dramatic audio reproduction of a train collision. The remainder of the tracks were recorded in December of 1959 and feature Ray Nance as the band’s only trumpeter. His growl is used to good effect on “Sweet & Pungent,” a moody, unhurried blues, while the distinctive “Blues in Blueprint” is a quiet and reflective interlude that finds Nance at his most delicate. On the old standby, “C Jam Blues,” Nance picks up the violin for an impressive solo turn. Alto Johnny Hodges takes center stage for tender readings of “Sentimental Lady” and “Brown Penny.”