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Duke Ellington - The Conny Plank Session

Duke Ellington - The Conny Plank Session

Performer: Duke Ellington
Title: The Conny Plank Session
Released: 10 Jul 2015
Cat#: LPGRON140, 5060238631716
Country: Germany
Label: Grönland Records
Size MP3 version: 2701 mb
Size FLAC version: 1152 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 693
Genre: Jazz

Duke Ellington - The Conny Plank Session


1Alerado (Take 1)3:57
2Alerado (Take 2)3:59
3Alerado (Take 3)3:25
4Afrique (Take 1)7:08
5Afrique (Take 2)5:28
6Afrique (Take 3 / Vocal Version)5:24


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDGRON140Duke Ellington The Conny Plank Session ‎(CD, Album)Grönland RecordsCDGRON140Germany2015
CDGRON140Duke Ellington & His Orchestra The Conny Plank Session ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Promo)Grönland RecordsCDGRON140Germany2015
LPGRON140Duke Ellington The Conny Plank Session ‎(LP, Album, TP)Grönland RecordsLPGRON140Germany2015


  • DesignWalter Schönauer
  • Liner NotesHenrik von Holtum
  • Mastered ByIngo Krauss
  • Photography ByReichert
  • ProducerConny Plank


Rehearsal session recorded by Conny (Konrad) Plank in 1970 at Rhenus Studio 7 in Cologne Germany.


  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060238631716
  • Barcode (Printed): 5 060238 631716
  • Label Code: LC23354
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched A): LPGRON 140A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched B): LPGRON 140B


  • Mastered At – Candy Bomber Studio



The six tracks on Duke Ellington's Conny Plank Session include heretofore unreleased recordings made at Colognes Rhenus Studio in 1970. Grönland Records discovered them while investigating reels in the producerengineer's estate. While they do answer some long-held questions, others remain unclear exact personnel, for instance. According to Henrik von Holtum's liner essay, the actual date is unclear as well. A new album with four previously unreleased tracks shows that Ellington remained eclectic in his musical endeavors late into his career. During the final 12 years of his life, Duke Ellington 1899-1974 was notably eclectic in his musical endeavors, but a new recording Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session Grönland, July 10 release shows the maestro working an even broader range of musical territory. To Read the Full Story. Album 2015 6 Songs. Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session - Duke Ellington. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Duke Ellington&His Orchestra - The Conny Plank Session Recorded Rhenus Studio in Cologne 1970 Buy Classic Albums & More Historically Speaking - The Duke, Duke Ellington Presents, Ellington 55 - Duke Ellington. The Conny Plank Session is the only Ellington release I know of to be named for a recording engineer. Conny Plank 19401987 was an acclaimed producer and engineer who would become known for his work with Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, among other musicians. My guess is that Plank happened to be the engineer in the Cologne studio where Ellington was adding yet another session to the countless sessions. More albums from Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. The Treasury Shows, Vol. Live in Cologne, 1969. The Conny Plank Session. Critic Score. User Score. Duke Ellington, Primary Artists. Add Tag. Add Critic Rating