Love Songs

Love Songs

by Duke Ellington
     
 

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At some point in their lifetime, everyone should treat themselves to a listen of Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll." If there is ever to be a true understanding of great jazz, exposure to one of the genre's original masters is a must, and "Satin Doll" provides an ideal glimpse at the popular big band-style of music that defined the early to mid-1900s. This timeless classic

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At some point in their lifetime, everyone should treat themselves to a listen of Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll." If there is ever to be a true understanding of great jazz, exposure to one of the genre's original masters is a must, and "Satin Doll" provides an ideal glimpse at the popular big band-style of music that defined the early to mid-1900s. This timeless classic can be found on the 2001 release Love Songs, an ongoing series of CD collections of the same name on Columbia Legacy Records. (Other collections in the Love Songs series for 2001 include sets from Frank Sinatra, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and the Isley Brothers on Epic Legacy.) Fans of even the most contemporary, electrified styles are sure to appreciate the smooth horn and wind arrangements, backed by cool rhythm sections that recall the days of zoot suits, swinging pocket watches, and slicked-back hair. Vocalists fortunate enough to collaborate with the Duke Ellington Orchestra were truly given a rare opportunity to perform with a legend. Rosemary Clooney absolutely shines on "I Got It Bad," and it's been said that this song was among the maestro's favorite career moments. Love Songs also features recordings from the celebrated pairing of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras. "Corner Pocket," "The Star-Crossed Lovers," and "To You" are sounds to behold and make you wonder why today's musical heavy-hitters don't collaborate in a similar fashion. There is one displacement on Love Songs; the album could have done without "Creole Love Call." This amalgam of opera-style singing, courtesy of Kay Davis, with jazz is an odd inclusion to this otherwise stylish set.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2001
Label:
Columbia Europe
UPC:
5099750149621
catalogNumber:
5014962

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano
Rosemary Clooney   Vocals
Hibbler   Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Mercer Ellington   Horn
Jimmy Forrest   Reeds
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Paul Gonsalves   Reeds,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Johnny Hodges   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Charlie Rouse   Reeds
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Aaron Bell   Bass
Lou Blackburn   Trombone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Dave Burns   Trumpet
Willie Cook   Trumpet
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Harry Breuer   Percussion
Jimmy Grissom   Vocals
Gordon Jackson   Trombone
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Wilbur Bascomb   Trumpet
Harry Carney   Reeds,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Sonny Cohn   Trumpet
Henry Coker   Trombone
Kay Davis   Vocals
Frank Foster   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Fred Guy   Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Reeds,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Killian   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Chauncey Morehouse   Percussion
Ed Mullens   Trumpet
Dolores Parker   Vocals
Sonny Payne   Drums
Benny Powell   Trombone
John Sanders   Trombone,Bass Trombone
Brad Spinney   Percussion
Juan Tizol   Trombone
Frank Wess   Flute,Reeds,Tenor Saxophone
Sam Woodyard   Drums
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Nelson Williams   Trumpet
Yvonne Lanauze   Vocals
Elden C. Bailey   Percussion
George Gaber   Percussion
Morris Goldenberg   Percussion
Milton Schlesinger   Percussion
Eddie Jones   Bass
Francis Williams   Trumpet
Albert Sears   Saxophone
Fats Ford   Trumpet
Herman Grimes   Trumpet
Walter E. Rosenburg   Percussion
Robert M. Rosengarden   Percussion
Andrew Ford   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Freddie Green   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Seymour Simons   Composer
Gerald Marks   Composer
Donald Wolf   Composer

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