Portraits of Duke Ellington

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded just a month after Duke Ellington's death, this tribute album reissued on CD features guitarist Joe Pass just beginning to become famous, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Bobby Durham jamming on eight Ellington tunes and "Caravan" which was penned by one of Duke's key sidemen, Juan Tizol. The interplay between the three musicians is quite impressive, and Pass' mastery of the guitar is obvious he didn't really need the other sidemen. Highlights include "In a Mellow Tone," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good." Recommended.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Recorded just a month after Duke Ellington's death, this tribute album reissued on CD features guitarist Joe Pass just beginning to become famous, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Bobby Durham jamming on eight Ellington tunes and "Caravan" which was penned by one of Duke's key sidemen, Juan Tizol. The interplay between the three musicians is quite impressive, and Pass' mastery of the guitar is obvious he didn't really need the other sidemen. Highlights include "In a Mellow Tone," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," and "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good." Recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218071628
  • Catalog Number: 2310716
  • Sales rank: 34,022

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Pass Primary Artist, Guitar
Ray Brown Bass
Bobby Durham Drums
Technical Credits
Norman Granz Producer
Ray Brown Contributor
Joe Tarantino Mastering
Phil Stern Cover Photo
Benny Green Liner Notes
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