Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Masterpieces by Ellington (1951) [APO Remaster 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:38 minutes | Front Cover | 2,23 GB
or DSD64 2.0 Mono (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 2,19 GB
or FLAC Mono (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1,09 GB
Masterpieces by Ellington is the first LP album by American pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington, recorded for the Columbia label in 1950. It was one of the earliest 12-inch LPs to take advantage of the extended time available and consisted of four tracks, three of them “concert arrangements” of Ellington standards and one, “The Tattooed Bride”, a recent tone poem. The original 1951 release under the “Columbia Masterworks” banner featured a red cover which was replaced by the more modern blue cover in 1956. This album was re-released with additional bonus tracks recorded at later sessions from 1951.