Treasury Shows, Vol. 7

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The seventh two-CD set in the important Treasury Shows series that reissues Duke Ellington's radio broadcasts of his Treasury shows of 1945-1946 has more than its share of worthy music. Reissued in full are the broadcasts of June 30 and July 7, 1945, plus additional material performed at the Café Zanzibar on October 7 and 17 of the same year. Although this particular edition of the Ellington Orchestra has long been underrated, Duke's 1945 band had 11 major soloists in addition to the full-time writing of Billy Strayhorn. Ellington's promos are a bit difficult to sit through and one of them inexcusably comes in the middle of a four-song Strayhorn medley, but in general those...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The seventh two-CD set in the important Treasury Shows series that reissues Duke Ellington's radio broadcasts of his Treasury shows of 1945-1946 has more than its share of worthy music. Reissued in full are the broadcasts of June 30 and July 7, 1945, plus additional material performed at the Café Zanzibar on October 7 and 17 of the same year. Although this particular edition of the Ellington Orchestra has long been underrated, Duke's 1945 band had 11 major soloists in addition to the full-time writing of Billy Strayhorn. Ellington's promos are a bit difficult to sit through and one of them inexcusably comes in the middle of a four-song Strayhorn medley, but in general those can be skipped. It is worth it for the valuable music, which includes such numbers as "Caravan," "Honeysuckle Rose," a transformation of "One O'Clock Jump," a revival of "Old King Dooji," "Blue Belles of Harlem," "The Perfume Suite," and "Ring Dem Bells." "Diminuendo in Blue" and "Crescendo in Blue," which at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival would sandwich a marathon Paul Gonsalves tenor solo, in this setting are bridged by "Carnegie Blues." Of the many soloists, tenor saxophonist Al Sears and trombonist Tricky Sam Nanton are standouts, as are altoist Johnny Hodges and the many trumpeters. All of the entries in this valuable series are well worth acquiring by Ellington fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • Label: Storyville Records
  • UPC: 717101900725
  • Catalog Number: 9039007
  • Sales rank: 175,577

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Take the "A" Train (0:43)
  2. 2 Caravan (4:05)
  3. 3 Fickle Fling (2:45)
  4. 4 Ellington Bond Promo (1:14)
  5. 5 Kissing Bug (2:51)
  6. 6 Honeysuckle Rose (3:04)
  7. 7 Day Dream (3:26)
  8. 8 One O'Clock Jump (5:05)
  9. 9 Ellington Bond Promo (1:15)
  10. 10 Take the "A" Train (Theme) (3:05)
  11. 11 Return and Introduction to Billy Strayhorn Medley (0:17)
  12. 12 Medley: Chelsea Bridge/(I Want) Something to Live For/Clementine/E ... (14:35)
  13. 13 (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato (3:14)
  14. 14 Carnegie Blues (3:07)
  15. 15 I'm Beginning to See the Light/Into Ellington Bond Promo (4:02)
  16. 16 Old King Dooji (2:33)
  17. 17 Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Theme) (1:23)
  18. 18 Take the "A" Train (Theme) (0:28)
  19. 19 Clementine (3:09)
  20. 20 I'll Buy That Dream (3:22)
  21. 21 Come to Baby, Do! (3:13)
  22. 22 Harlem Air Shaft (3:13)
  23. 23 Everything But You (1:11)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Take the "A" Train (0:44)
  2. 2 Blue Belles of Harlem (5:53)
  3. 3 I'm Beginning to See the Light (3:24)
  4. 4 Ellington Bond Promo (1:50)
  5. 5 Can't You Read Between the Lines? (2:30)
  6. 6 Trio in Blue Medley: Diminuendo in Blue/Carnegie Blues/Crescendo ... (9:48)
  7. 7 Ellington Bond Promo (1:31)
  8. 8 The Mood to Be Wooed/Station Break (1:42)
  9. 9 Take the "A" Train (Theme) (0:30)
  10. 10 The Perfume Suite: Balcony Serenade/Strange Feeling/Dancers in ... (14:02)
  11. 11 Ellington Bond Promo (1:46)
  12. 12 Hollywood Hangover (3:39)
  13. 13 I Don't Mind (3:20)
  14. 14 Ring Dem Bells (3:30)
  15. 15 Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Theme)/Into Broadcast Close (2:43)
  16. 16 Take the "A" Train (Theme) (1:42)
  17. 17 Fancy Dan (3:27)
  18. 18 Walkin' With My Honey (1:43)
  19. 19 Go Away Blues (2:31)
  20. 20 Homesick, That's All (3:27)
  21. 21 I'd Do It All Over Again (1:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Ellington Primary Artist, Piano, Bandleader
Al Hibbler Vocals
Cat Anderson Trumpet
Johnny Hodges Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance Trumpet, Vocals
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Rex Stewart Trumpet
Lawrence Brown Trombone
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Joya Sherrill Vocals
Sonny Greer Drums
Harry Carney Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Kay Davis Vocals
Fred Guy Guitar
Jimmy Hamilton Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Claude Jones Trombone
Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton Trombone
Billy Strayhorn Piano
Junior Raglin Bass
Otto Hardwick Alto Saxophone
Bill Abernathy Announcer
Edward Kennedy Ellington Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Duke Ellington Arranger
Eddie Durham Composer
Billy Strayhorn Arranger
Jerry Valburn Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
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