Fine early 40s sides by the great all star Ellington Orchestra featuring such legends as Wardell Jones, Ray Nance, Rex Stewart, Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizo, Barney Bigard, Johnny Hodges, Harry Carney, Otto Hardwick, Ben Webster, Fred Guy, Jimmy Blanton, Sonny Greer. Considered by many to be Ellington’s best band. Recorded in Hollywood.
Condition: E-; Plays fine, loud and strong though some intermittent light pop/crackle. Generally clean copy aside from a bit of light to very light scuffing.