Blue Note Plays Ellington and Strayhorn

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Throughout the years, Blue Note has boasted a rich, varied roster more often than not, and their artists frequently tackled standards on their records. Therefore, it only makes sense that the label decided to compile several highlights from these standards as the Blue Note Plays series in 1999. Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn contains 12 highlights from five different decades. It's a lot of time to cover, and it has to be said that a lot of great performances were left in the vaults. Nevertheless, what is here is very good indeed, whether it's McCoy Tyner's "In a Mellow Tone," Horace Silver's "Prelude to a Kiss," Sonny Clarks' "I'm Just a Lucky So and ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Throughout the years, Blue Note has boasted a rich, varied roster more often than not, and their artists frequently tackled standards on their records. Therefore, it only makes sense that the label decided to compile several highlights from these standards as the Blue Note Plays series in 1999. Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn contains 12 highlights from five different decades. It's a lot of time to cover, and it has to be said that a lot of great performances were left in the vaults. Nevertheless, what is here is very good indeed, whether it's McCoy Tyner's "In a Mellow Tone," Horace Silver's "Prelude to a Kiss," Sonny Clarks' "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" and Joe Henderson's "Happy Reunion," or Horace Parlan's "C-Jam Blues," Michel Petrucciana's "Take the 'A' Train" and Joe Lovano's "Chelsea Bridge." All the performances are stylish and accomplished, making this an excellent bargain-priced sampler.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724352080922
  • Catalog Number: 20809

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ron Carter Bass
Sonny Clark Piano, Track Performer
Roy Hargrove Trumpet
Louis Hayes Drums
Joe Henderson Tenor Saxophone
John Hicks Piano
Billy Higgins Drums
Jay Hoggard Vibes
Sam Jones Bass
Joe Lovano Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
James Newton Flute, Track Performer
Greg Osby Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Horace Parlan Piano, Track Performer
Michel Petrucciani Piano, Track Performer
Lonnie Plaxico Bass
Horace Silver Piano, Track Performer
Bobby Watson Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
James Williams Piano
George Tucker Bass
Curtis Lundy Bass
Al Harewood Drums
Jymie Merritt Bass
Kenny Washington Drums
Rick Rozie Bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
McCoy Tyner Piano, Track Performer
Pheeroan akLaff Drums
Art Blakey Drums, Alto Saxophone
Al Foster Drums
Roland Hanna Piano
Clifford Jordan Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Frank Lacy Trombone
Junko Onishi Piano, Track Performer
Curly Russell Bass
Rodney Whitaker Bass
Wesley Landers Drums
Technical Credits
Joe Lovano Producer
Greg Osby Producer
Michel Petrucciani Producer
Gilles Avinzac Producer
Michael Berniker Producer
Stanley Crouch Producer
Michael Cuscuna Producer
Alfred Lion Producer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Hitoshi Namekata Producer
Junko Onishi Producer
Tom Evered Liner Notes
Gordon H. Jee Art Direction
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