TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Michael Fremer's 100 Recommended All-Analog LP Reissues Worth Owning – Rated 3/100!
Michael Fremer Rated 9/11 Music, 9/11 Sonics!
Heavy-Weight 180 Gram Audiophile All-Analog Pressing!
Newly Remastered with the Same Analog Tapes Used for the 2012 Impex Records Release by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
Pressed at RTI!
"Absolutely a sonic masterpiece… Hugely recommended, and one of the Best Ellington reissues to date!"
Impex Records makes your nights a little bit cooler with this Limited Edition, 180 Gram All-Analog shot of pure Duke at his most soulfully nocturnal. An elegant, romantic set of ballads from the master of American large-group jazz. Ellington Indigos is a 1958 jazz album by Duke Ellington. Indigos features performances of jazz standards such as "Mood Indigo", "Autumn Leaves", "Prelude To a Kiss" and more!
"The legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington was so famous for his poise and charm that it should be no surprise that he had a pithy story at the ready whenever he was asked about one of his most famous and enduring works, "Mood Indigo." Of the song he and his orchestra recorded for the very first time on this day in 1930, Ellington was fond of saying, "Well, I wrote that in 15 minutes while I was waiting for my mother to finish cooking dinner." As neatly as that version fit with his well-tended reputation for effortless sophistication, the true account of the song's development reflects the gifts for collaboration and adaptation that were always critical elements of Ellington's genius."