Cover image for Duke Ellington swings the music of the Duke.
Duke Ellington swings the music of the Duke.
Ellingon, Duke, 1899-1974.
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Publication Information:
Cleveland, OH : Telarc, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (74 min., 20 sec.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
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Various performers.

Compact disc.
I'm gonna go fishin' (Mel Tormé, vocal) (3:05) -- In a mellow tone (Oscar Peterson, piano ; Benny Carter, saxophone ; Clark Terry, trumpet ; Lorne Lofsky, guitar ; Ray Brown, bass ; Lewis Nash, drums) (4:52) -- Cotton Tail (Ray Brown Trio with Ulf Wakenius, guitar) (4:16) -- Take the "A" train (Dave Brubeck Quartet) (10:11) -- In a sentimental mood (Jim Hall, guitar) (4:43) -- Do nothing 'till you hear from me (Ahmad Jamal Trio) (5:52) -- Rockin' in rhythm (Mel Tormé, drums) (4:26) -- I got it bad and that ain't good (André Previn, piano ; Joe Pass, guitar ; Ray Brown, bass) (6:09) --Take love easy (Bobby Short, vocals ; and friends) (3:28) -- Satin doll (Oscar Peterson, piano ; Ulf Wakenius, guitar ; Niels-Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, bass ; Martin Drew, drums (8:29) -- Things ain't what they used to be (Dave Brubeck, piano) (4:17) -- Azure (Joe Pass, guitar ; and friends) (7:17) -- If don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing (Mel Tormé, vocal) (6:33).
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Music CD


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Telarc Jazz's contribution to the Ellington centenary was this engaging compilation, all material from the '90s back catalog, with two notable exceptions. As bait for the complete Dave Brubeck collector, they've thrown in a pair of unreleased tracks left over from the Brubeck Quartet's tour of the U.K. in November 1998: a lengthy exploration of "Take The 'A' Train" with a hot solo by tenor Bobby Militello and some polytonal romping by Brubeck and a relaxed solo piano version of Mercer Ellington's "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." Two live tracks with Mel Tormé at his most ingratiating bracket the album ("I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," "It Don't Mean a Thing"), and right in the center is a spiffy Tormé turn at the drums on "Rockin' in Rhythm." The remainder of the tracks are given over to such reliable mainstream stalwarts as Oscar Peterson, the Ray Brown Trio, Jim Hall, Ahmad Jamal, the trio of André Previn, Joe Pass, and Brown and Bobby Short. ~ Richard S. Ginell