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Duke Ellington

Audio Samples

>Ellington, Duke : Caravan
>Ellington, Duke : Le Sucrier Velours
>Ellington, Duke : The Mooche
>Ellington, Duke : Sultry Sunset
>Ellington, Duke : Minnehaha
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
>Ellington, Duke : Sonnet for Caesar
>Ellington, Duke : Star-Crossed Lovers, song
>Ellington, Duke : In a Mellotone
>Ellington, Duke : I let a song go out of my heart
>Ellington, Duke : Don't Get Around Much Anymore
>Ellington, Duke : Prelude to a Kiss
>Ellington, Duke : I got it bad and that ain't good
>Ellington, Duke : Mood Indigo
>Ellington, Duke : In a Sentimental Mood
>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train

Album Summary

>Ellington, Duke : Caravan
>Ellington, Duke : Le Sucrier Velours
>Ellington, Duke : The Mooche
>Ellington, Duke : Sultry Sunset
>Ellington, Duke : Minnehaha
>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
>Ellington, Duke : Sonnet for Caesar
>Ellington, Duke : Star-Crossed Lovers, song
>Ellington, Duke : In a Mellotone
>Ellington, Duke : I let a song go out of my heart
>Ellington, Duke : Don't Get Around Much Anymore
>Ellington, Duke : Prelude to a Kiss
>Ellington, Duke : I got it bad and that ain't good
>Ellington, Duke : Mood Indigo
>Ellington, Duke : In a Sentimental Mood
>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
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Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
The Duke might have bridled at John Harle's arrangement of Ellington standards, but the saxophonist's virtuosity would have brought him to his feet.



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Works Details

>Ellington, Duke : Caravan
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Frank Ricotti (Vibraphone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Andrew Findon (Flute); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Mike Henry (Voice); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Juan Tizol (1900 - 1984).
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Ellington, Duke : Le Sucrier Velours
  • Performers: John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Billy Strayhorn (1915 - 1967).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : The Mooche
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Paul Jones (Harmonica); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Terry Edwards (Voice); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); Edward Beckett (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Sultry Sunset
  • Performers: Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Richard Bennett (Piano); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Minnehaha
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Sarah Leonard (Soprano); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Isfahan, song
  • Performers: Richard Bennett (Piano); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); Roger Williams (Trombone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Sonnet for Caesar
  • Performers: Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : Star-Crossed Lovers, song
  • Performers: John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Richard Bennett (Piano); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : In a Mellotone
  • Performers: Clark Tracey (Drums); John Barclay (Trumpet); Alan Downey (Trumpet); Pete Whyman (Saxophone); David Roach (Saxophone); John Harle (Saxophone); Phillip Eastop (French Horn); Adrian Lane (Trombone); Roger Williams (Trombone); Peter Ripper (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Saxophone); Edward Beckett (Flute); Mark Nightingale (Trombone); Peter King (Saxophone); Henry Lowther (Trumpet); Paul Nieman (Trombone); Andrew Findon (Saxophone); Andrew Findon (Flute); Stuart Brooks (Trumpet); Derek Watkins (Trumpet); Stan Tracey (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Ellington, Duke : I let a song go out of my heart
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : Prelude to a Kiss
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : I got it bad and that ain't good
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : Mood Indigo
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Irving Mills (1894 - 1985), Barney Bigard (1906 - 1980).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : In a Sentimental Mood
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ellington, Duke : Sophisticated Lady, song
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Irving Mills (1894 - 1985), Mitchell Parish (1900 - 1993).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strayhorn, Billy : Take the A Train
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Ensemble: Monty Alexander Trio
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941
  • Studio/Live: Live