Duke Ellington’s ‘Live at the Blue Note’ is an album recorded on August 9, 1959 and released the same year by Roulette.
Track listing : 1.Haupe [aka Polly’s Theme] (Duke Ellington) – 03:58 . 2.Flirtibird (Duke Ellington) – 03:01 . 3.Pie Eye’s Blues (Duke Ellington) – 03:16 . 4.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 03:56 . 5.Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool (Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) – 07:17 . 6.In a Mellow Tone (Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler) – 02:36 . 7.All of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 02:31 . 8.Things Ain’t What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington) – 02:50 . 9.Jeep’s Blues (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges) – 03:50 . 10.Perdido (Juan Tizol) – 04:32 . 11.Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, James Bubber Miley) – 09:19 .
Musicians : Duke Ellington – piano . Cat Anderson – trumpet . Shorty Baker – trumpet . Willie Cook – trumpet . Clark Terry – trumpet . Ray Nance – trumpet, violin . Quentin Jackson – trombone . Britt Woodman – trombone . John Sanders – valve trombone . Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone . Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone . Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet . Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone . Harry Carney – baritone saxophone . Jimmy Woode – bass on(10) . Sam Woodyard – drums .
Recorded at The Blue Note, Chicago on August 9, 1959 .
Released in 1959 by Roulette.
While this is not as spectacular as the ’56 Newport concert, or indeed many of the other works from this period like Anatomy of a Murder, this is still a fine set. Johnny Hodges is subdued but still the finist altoist that ever lived,… […]
The music ranges from old favorites to some newer material and highlights include Billy Strayhorn sitting in on his “Take the ‘A’ Train,” several selections from the recent Anatomy of a Murder soundtrack, versions of “Drawing Room Blues” and “Tonk” that have both Ellington and Strayhorn on piano, an 11-minute rendition of “Mood Indigo” and quite a few features for altoist Johnny Hodges. […]
Duke Ellington’s ‘Live at the Blue Note’
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