Duke Ellington - Plays Mary Poppins + Afro Bossa + 2 Bonus Tracks!
Cat. no: 55001
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
Duke Ellington: ‘Plays Mary Poppins’ + ‘Afro Bossa’ + 2 Bonus Tracks Limited Edition - Deluxe 6-Panel Digipak - 6-Page Booklet With Updated Liner Notes
Perhaps the most prolific composer in jazz, Duke Ellington rarely recorded music beyond his own works or those of his co-leader, Billy Strayhorn. This release presents one of the very few exceptions, Duke’s arrangement of the Richard and Robert Sherman score for the film Mary Poppins.
While one would expect that an album released on the crest of the bossa nova craze would consist of a compilation of Brazilian classics, Ellington’s Afro-Bossa also presented here in its entirety, consists entirely of compositions by Duke and Billy Strayhorn, and is a highly personal album.
Two Ellington arrangements of movie hits, “Hello Dolly!” and “Moon River”, have been added as a bonus.
DUKE ELLINGTON & His Orchestra featuring: Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Ray Nance (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p), John Lamb (b), Sam Woodyard (d), among others.
Tracks: Plays Mary Poppins: A Spoonful Of Sugar / Chim Chim Cher-Ee / Feed The Birds (Tupppence A Bag) / Let’s Go Fly A Kite / Stay Awake / I Love To Laugh / Jolly Holiday / Sister Suffragette / The Perfect Nanny / Step In Time / The Life I Lead / Supercalifragillisticexpialidocious / Afro Bossa: Afro-Bossa / Purple Gazelle / Absinthe / Moonbow / Sempre Amore / Calin (Silk Lace) / Tigress / Angu / Volupt / Bonga / Pyramid / The Eight Veil / Bonus Tracks: Hello Dolly! / Moon River