Ellington Uptown (album) by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

Ellington Uptown
Ellington Uptown by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1952)
Overall rank: 3,170th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 63 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1952 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1950s (78th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,170th)
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Ellington Uptown is ranked as the best album by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.

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77/100 (from 63 votes)
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10/07/2019 00:22 Fischman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,94565/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 5% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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From panapsal 11/18/2019 09:07
there is a doubt if this album belongs to this year, there is a 1951 release
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From Coconut 03/26/2016 11:51
A fine record by a jazz genius.
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From RoundTheBend 01/30/2016 20:16
Holy drums Batman at the end of Skin Deep! A Train is just a classic and solid scat singing. Dug the Mooche. The rest is pretty standard. Surprised this isn't rated higher with other big Jazz albums of the 50s.
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From 09/18/2013 02:39
I've yet to hear a mediocre recording from The Duke, but this one is something special. It's more energetic and adventurous than his work with the Blanton-Webster band. There are a lot of great tracks, but I especially enjoyed "A Tone Parallel to Harlem."
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From guigs13 02/19/2013 18:43
The first two tracks (Skin Deep and The Mooche) are perfect! Then it starts to be just a normal, nice to listen to jazz. Bus still, a really nice album.
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