- Battle Royal [Import]
- (180 Gram Vinyl, Bonus Tracks)
- Artist: Duke Ellington Meets Count Basie
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 2/21/2012
Limited 180 gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1961 album including two bonus tracks. Despite the much spoken rivalry between them, Duke Ellington and Count Basie were close friends and great admirers of each other's work. Although they had known each other since their youth, and on many occasions were featured on the same bill, the Duke and the Count never crossed paths in a recording studio before the 1961 session included here. While their bands performed separately on the same stage many times following the 1961 session, they would never record together again. Wax Time.