The first two Ellingtonian concerts at legendary NY hall. A combination of the 23 Jan 1943 and 28 Jan 1943 concerts was originally released on a Prestige 3 LP set and later on the double CD 2PCD 34004-2. A great part of the 19 Dec 1944 concert was originally released on a double LP and later on the double CD 2PCD 24073-2. All these recordings are now included on this 3CD set.
The Definitive Records label was established to release definitive editions from the musical legacy by time-honoured artists most appreciated by generations of aficionados in all musical fields. As an alternative to the overproduction of boring, fussy "integral" sets, Definitive Records offers a selected, colourful program of good-quality, anthological re-issues which have been compiled according to strict criteria, making sure that the listener will get:
An essential collection designed to fight back the saturation of bulky re-issues currently affecting the recording business.
- Cream-of-the-crop recordings by each artist
- Digital remastering in 24-bit high resolution
- Bonus tracks of meaningful value according to context
- Accurate, to-the-point liner notes
- Modern packaging and design