‘Great Times!’ by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

‘Great Times!’ by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn is an album recorded on September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 and released the same year by Riverside.

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Track Listing : 1.Cotton Tail (Duke Ellington) – 02:55 . 2.C Jam Blues (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington) – 02:58 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) – 03:00 . 4.Bang-Up Blues (Duke Ellington) – 03:08 . 5.Tonk (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 02:59 . 6.Johnny Come Lately (Billy Strayhorn) – 03:01 . 7.In A Blue Summer Garden (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 04:06 . 8.Great Times (Duke Ellington) – 02:56 . 9.Perdido (Juan Tizol) – 02:57 . 10.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 02:20 . 11.Oscalypso (Oscar Pettiford) – 02:44 . 12.Blues For Blanton (Duke Ellington) – 02:36

Musicians : Duke Ellington – Piano . Billy Strayhorn – Piano On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8), Celeste On (10 – 11) . Oscar Pettiford – Cello On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Wendell Marshall – Bass On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4) . Joe Schulman – Bass On (5 – 6 – 7 – 8) . Lloyd Trotman – Bass On(9 – 10 – 11 – 12) . Jo Jones – Drums On (9 – 10 – 11 – 12)

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Package : Jack Maher – Liner Notes

Recorded September 13, October 3 & November, 1950 At A New-York Studio.

Released In 1950 By Riverside.

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allmusic
The futuristic “Tonk” is the best-known performance but all eight numbers (which include “Cotton Tail” and “Johnny Come Lately”) are quite fascinating. […]

Amazon
This is a fun CD although not one of Duke’s greatest. We don’t often get to hear him play and it helps demonstrate what a great collaboration he had with Billy Strayhorn. […]

‘Great Times!’ by Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

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