Impulsively Ellington!: A Tribute to Duke Ellington

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Impulsively Ellington is a thoroughly stimulating compilation of Impulse artists covering the greatest composer in jazz history. Ellington may have written countless songs that became standards, but he never played it easy unlike so many covers of his best material. That's why this adventurous collection works. None of the artists -- Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Yuself Lateef and Archie Shepp -- take it easy; even when they play fairly traditionally, there's a sense of exploration, excitement and love in their interpretations. Ultimately, Impulsively Ellington is just a sampler of the label, but on that...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Impulsively Ellington is a thoroughly stimulating compilation of Impulse artists covering the greatest composer in jazz history. Ellington may have written countless songs that became standards, but he never played it easy unlike so many covers of his best material. That's why this adventurous collection works. None of the artists -- Milt Jackson, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Yuself Lateef and Archie Shepp -- take it easy; even when they play fairly traditionally, there's a sense of exploration, excitement and love in their interpretations. Ultimately, Impulsively Ellington is just a sampler of the label, but on that level, it's absolutely winning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1999
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454796323
  • Catalog Number: 547963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cotton Tail - Benny Carter (4:26)
  2. 2 Paris Blues (2:56)
  3. 3 Caravan (7:29)
  4. 4 Chocolate Shake (3:58)
  5. 5 Satin Doll (5:39)
  6. 6 Action in Alexandria (5:10)
  7. 7 Blue Piano - Shirley Scott (3:47)
  8. 8 Duke's Place (5:28)
  9. 9 Mood Indigo (4:45)
  10. 10 Main Stem (3:30)
  11. 11 I Let a Song Go out of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore (4:47)
  12. 12 Rockin' in Rhythm (4:41)
  13. 13 Caravan (4:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Cotton Tail (3:15)
  2. 2 Paris Blues (2:42)
  3. 3 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me (3:35)
  4. 4 In a Mellow Tone (4:26)
  5. 5 Ring Dem Bells (3:30)
  6. 6 Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (6:27)
  7. 7 Warm Fire (4:21)
  8. 8 Fantazm (3:59)
  9. 9 Mood Indigo (4:27)
  10. 10 Prelude to a Kiss (2:39)
  11. 11 Single Petal of a Rose (3:21)
  12. 12 Cotton Tail (7:11)
  13. 13 Black and Tan Fantasy (5:14)
  14. 14 Island Virgin (3:31)
  15. 15 In a Sentimental Mood (6:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louie Bellson Track Performer
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Art Davis Bass
Eric Dolphy Flute, Alto Saxophone
Tommy Flanagan Piano
Curtis Fuller Trombone
John Gilmore Tenor Saxophone
Paul Gonsalves Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Lionel Hampton Track Performer
Louis Hayes Drums
Earl Hines Track Performer
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Milt Jackson Vibes, Track Performer
Elvin Jones Track Performer
Hank Jones Piano
Philly Joe Jones Drums
Thad Jones Cornet
Roger Kellaway Piano
Melba Liston Trombone
Mundell Lowe Guitar
Charles Mingus Track Performer
Ray Nance Cornet
Oliver Nelson Conductor, Track Performer
Walter Perkins Drums
Jerome Richardson Flute, Baritone Saxophone
Charlie Rouse Tenor Saxophone
Pee Wee Russell Track Performer
Shirley Scott Organ, Track Performer
Ed Shaughnessy Drums, Vibes
Archie Shepp Track Performer
Wayne Shorter Conductor
Gabor Szabo Guitar, Sitar, Track Performer
Cedar Walton Piano
Julius Watkins Horn
Ben Webster Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Lawrence Brown Track Performer
Dick Katz Piano
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Garrison Bass
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Connie Kay Drums
George Duvivier Bass
Yusef Lateef Track Performer
McCoy Tyner Piano, Track Performer
Manny Albam Track Performer
Edward Armour Trumpet
Benny Carter Alto Saxophone, Track Performer
Walter Bishop Sr. Piano
Paul Chambers Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet, Track Performer
John Collins Guitar
Harry Cykman Violin
Arnold Eidus Violin
Rolf Ericson Trumpet
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet, Track Performer
Julius Held Violin
Milt Hinton Bass
Lex Humphries Drums
Gus Johnson Drums
Jerry Kail Trumpet
Harry Katzman Violin
Charles McCracken Cello
Tom McIntosh Trombone
Robert "Brother Ah" Northern Horn
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Raoul Poliakin Cello
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Reggie Workman Bass
Ernie Shepard Bass, Vocals
Phil Woods Clarinet, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Joe Venuto Percussion
Sol Shapiro Violin
Tommy Mitchell Trombone
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Johnny Gregg Bass
Steve Davis Bass
Technical Credits
Bob Belden Producer
Oliver Nelson Arranger
Wayne Shorter Arranger
Irving Mills Composer
Benny Carter Arranger
Duke Ellington Composer
Bob Russell Composer
Henry Nemo Composer
John Redmond Composer
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