Duke Ellington Presents...

Duke Ellington Presents...

by Duke Ellington

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Overview

Duke Ellington Presents...

This unusual set only has four Duke Ellington compositions among the 11 songs. He features a different soloist on most of the songs (which include seven standards not associated with Ellington's music). There are showcases for trumpeter Cat Anderson, Ray Nance (who sings and plays violin on "I Can't Get Started"), singer Jimmy Grissom, baritonist Harry Carney, and the altos of Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope, as well as two apiece for clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton and tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves. The closing "Blues" gives many of the players an additional opportunity to be heard. Although this set is not essential, the music is quite enjoyable and it is interesting to hear Duke Ellington playing such tunes as "Laura," "My Funny Valentine," and "Indian Summer."

Product Details

Release Date: 08/02/2005
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663747027
catalogNumber: 37470

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Duke Ellington   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Cat Anderson   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Ray Nance   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Willie Cook   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Jimmy Woode   Bass
Jimmy Grissom   Vocals
Russell Procope   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Harry Carney   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Clark Terry   Trumpet,Violin,Vocals
Jimmy Hamilton   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
John Sanders   Trombone
Sam Woodyard   Drums

Technical Credits

Duke Ellington   Arranger
Rick Essig   Engineer
John Latouche   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Greg Vaughn   Engineer
Lyn Bradley   Reissue Package Design
Shawn Amos   Reissue Producer
Pamela Goodchild   Reissue Assistant
John Roberts   Artwork
Joseph Paul Murranyi   Liner Notes
Jeff Palo   Producer

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