Duke Ellington’s ‘The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943’ is a live album recorded on January 23, 1943 at Carnegie Hall In New York City and released in 1977 By Prestige.
Track Listing : 1.The Star Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) – 01:12 . 2.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington, James Bubber Miley) – 06:35 . 3.Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 04:12 . 4.Moon Mist (Duke Ellington) – 03:38 . 5.Jumpin’ Punkins (Duke Ellington) – 03:24 . 6.A Portrait Of Bert Williams (Duke Ellington) – 02:56 . 7.Bojangles (Duke Ellington) – 03:17 . 8.Portrait Of Florence Mills (Black Beauty) (Duke Ellington) – 03:40 . 9.Ko-Ko (Duke Ellington) – 02:23 . 10.Dirge (Billy Strayhorn) – 03:28 . 11.Stomp (Johnny Come Lately) (Billy Strayhorn) – 02:59 . 12.Are You Sticking? (Duke Ellington) – 03:13 . 13.Black [First Movement Of Black, Brown And Beige] (Duke Ellington) – 21:52 . 14.Brown [Second Movement Of Black Brown And Beige] (Duke Ellington) – 11:49 . 15.Beige [Third Movement Of Black, Brown And Beige] (Duke Ellington) – 14:34 . 16.Bakiff (Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol) – 06:36 . 17.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) – 03:19 . 18.Blue Belles Of Harlem (Duke Ellington) – 06:09 . 19.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) – 03:11 . 20.Day Dream (Duke Ellington, John La Touche, Billy Strayhorn) – 04:02 . 21.Boy Meets Horn (Duke Ellington, Rex Stewart) – 05:58 . 22.Rose Of The Rio Grande (Ross Gorman, Edgar Leslie, Harry Warren) – 02:33 . 23.Don’T Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 04:39 . 24.Going Up (Duke Ellington) – 03:56 . 25.Mood Indigo (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 04:38
Musicians : Duke Ellington – Piano Except (10 – 11) . Billy Strayhorn – Piano On (10 – 11) . Rex Stewart – Cornet . Shorty Baker – Trumpet . Wallace Jones – Trumpet . Ray Nance – Trumpet, Violin . Lawrence Brown – Trombone . Joe Nanton – Trombone . Juan Tizol – Valve Trombone . Otto Hardwicke – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet . Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone . Chauncy Haughton – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone . Ben Webster – Tenor Saxophone . Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone . Fred Guy – Guitar . Junior Raglin – Bass . Sonny Greer – Drums
Recorded On January 23, 1943 At Carnegie Hall In New York.
Released In 1977 By Prestige.
Ellington’s all-star orchestra (including such stylists …excels on the shorter pieces, a mixture of older and recent compositions. Every serious jazz library should contain this set. […]
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Had it not been for the inclusion of Ellington’s (in)famous extended piece, Black, Brown And Beige, performed here, at the Carnegie Hall, for only the second time, this would have been a less important release than it is. […]
The fact that he was finally allowed to play that venue was quite significant in itself, but became even more auspicious when it became the place he debuted his most ambitious composition, […]