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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Duke Ellington never recorded for Blue Note, but his sessions for Capitol, United Artists and Solid State are all owned along with Blue Note by EMI, making this single-CD sampler possible. On this hodgepodge collection, Duke's orchestra is heard during 1953-54 and at his 70th birthday concert in 1969. In addition, Ellington appears on two trio numbers with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach and plays "Happy Reunion" in 1971 with tenorman Paul Gonsalves in a quartet. Although there are some good performances included 1969's "Take the 'A' Train" is superb, there is a great deal missing, most notably 1954's "Flying Home" and Cat Anderson's miraculous solo on 1969's ...
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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Duke Ellington never recorded for Blue Note, but his sessions for Capitol, United Artists and Solid State are all owned along with Blue Note by EMI, making this single-CD sampler possible. On this hodgepodge collection, Duke's orchestra is heard during 1953-54 and at his 70th birthday concert in 1969. In addition, Ellington appears on two trio numbers with bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach and plays "Happy Reunion" in 1971 with tenorman Paul Gonsalves in a quartet. Although there are some good performances included 1969's "Take the 'A' Train" is superb, there is a great deal missing, most notably 1954's "Flying Home" and Cat Anderson's miraculous solo on 1969's "Satin Doll"; instead one gets the 1953 hit version. Otherwise, the music on this odd set is fine...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/1997
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724385490026
  • Catalog Number: 54900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Satin Doll (2:57)
  2. 2 Stardust (2:26)
  3. 3 One O'Clock Jump (5:12)
  4. 4 Stormy Weather (3:09)
  5. 5 Take the "A" Train (3:55)
  6. 6 4:30 Blues (5:05)
  7. 7 In Triplicate (6:15)
  8. 8 Chile Bowl (2:40)
  9. 9 Janet (2:11)
  10. 10 Happy Reunion (4:25)
  11. 11 Caravan (4:12)
  12. 12 Wig Wise (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Mercer Ellington Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Charles Mingus Bass
Ray Nance Trumpet, Violin
Max Roach Drums
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Harold Ashby Tenor Saxophone
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Willie Cook Trumpet
Rick Henderson Alto Saxophone
Rufus "Speedy" Jones Drums
Wild Bill Davis Organ
Russell Procope Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Norris Turney Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Butch Ballard Drums
Joe Benjamin Bass
Harry Carney Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry Trumpet
Rolf Ericson Trumpet
Victor Gaskin Bass
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Wendell Marshall Bass
Juan Tizol Trombone
Chuck Conners Trombone
David Black Drums
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Noel Walker Producer
Zan Stewart Liner Notes
Dave Dexter Jr. Producer
Alan Souglass Producer
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