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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington "sat in" with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs; some performances have his usual sidemen bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Although it would have been preferable to hear Coltrane play in the Duke Ellington orchestra instead of the other way around, the results are quite rewarding. Their version of "In a Sentimental Mood" is a high point, and such numbers as "Take the Coltrane," "Big Nick," and "My Little Brown Book" are quite memorable. Ellington always recognized talent, and Coltrane seemed quite happy to be recording with a fellow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington "sat in" with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs; some performances have his usual sidemen bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Although it would have been preferable to hear Coltrane play in the Duke Ellington orchestra instead of the other way around, the results are quite rewarding. Their version of "In a Sentimental Mood" is a high point, and such numbers as "Take the Coltrane," "Big Nick," and "My Little Brown Book" are quite memorable. Ellington always recognized talent, and Coltrane seemed quite happy to be recording with a fellow genius.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Impulse Records
  • UPC: 011105016612
  • Catalog Number: 166
  • Sales rank: 1,127

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington (4:12)
  2. 2 Take the Coltrane - Duke Ellington (4:40)
  3. 3 Big Nick - Duke Ellington (4:25)
  4. 4 Stevie - Duke Ellington (4:20)
  5. 5 My Little Brown Book - Duke Ellington (5:20)
  6. 6 Angelica - Duke Ellington (5:56)
  7. 7 The Feeling of Jazz - Duke Ellington (5:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
John Coltrane Primary Artist, Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Elvin Jones Drums
Aaron Bell Bass
Jimmy Garrison Bass
Sam Woodyard Drums
Technical Credits
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Stanley Dance Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Liner Notes
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
Bob Thiele Producer
Todd Whitelock Mastering
Jason Claiborne Graphic Design
Hollis King Art Direction
Bob Ghiraldini Cover Photo
Joe Lebow Liner Design
Robert Flynn Cover Design
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Two Giants On One CD

    Duke Ellington and John Coltrane are, individually, two tremendously influential and vital figures in the world of jazz who could do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. But when you combine their talents on record, then you have a recording that's not only music, it's also a piece of history. There is something very satisfying about hearing Duke Ellington playing so called modern jazz. Evidence of the versatility of this giant of American music as if evidence were needed. Coltrane is the star of this set but Duke is ..well ..Duke ! How can you go wrong?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautiful

    I haven't heard the whole album yet, but i must highly recommend this album on the basis of what i've heard. I, first of all, couldn't believe that these two giants would come together, especially since Coltrane was right on the verge of his final, avant-garde period. Nevertheless, it's fantastic. The most beautiful track is the first one, "In a sentimental mood." Its awesome simplicity rivals Kind of Blue, in a way. Definately check this album out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My top 5 most played albums

    I've listened to this album soooooooo much that I'm on my third copy of the vinyl. Really, this one is a classic, and is absolutely beautiful from start to finish

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    Posted October 28, 2008

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