180-gram vinyl reissue
New 2022 DMM cut utilizing remastered audio files from 2014
Duke Ellington’s big band classic on Bethlehem
Pressed at Precision Record Pressing in Canada
Legendary American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded this album for the Bethlehem label in 1956. AllMusic rated the album 21/2 stars, and stated “… the music is quite enjoyable and it is interesting to hear Duke Ellington playing such tunes as “Laura,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “Indian Summer.”
The remastered 96kHz/24-bit audio files used for this pressing were from a 2014 remastering. A new Direct Metal Mastering cut in 2022 utilizing those files produced the pressing stampers.