Modern Jazz Quartet’s ‘For Ellington’

Modern Jazz Quartet’s ‘For Ellington’ is a tribute album recorded on February 1-3, 1988 in New-York City and released the same year by East West.

Track Listing : 1.For Ellington (John Lewis) – 08:01 . 2.Jack The Bear (Duke Ellington) – 05:04 . 3.Prelude To A Kiss (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 05:05 . 4.It Don’T Mean A Thing (If It Ain’T Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 05:45 . 5.Ko Ko (Duke Ellington) – 05:44 . 6.Maestro E.K.E. (Milt Jackson) – 05:37 . 7.Sepia Panorama (Duke Ellington) – 05:32 . 8.Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 06:33 . 9.Come Sunday (Duke Ellington) – 04:11

Musicians : Milt Jackson – Vibraphone . John Lewis – Piano . Percy Heath – Bass . Connie Kay – Drums, Percussion . The Modern Jazz Quartet – Band

Production : Produced By Nesuhi Ertegun Stephen Innocenzi – Mastering . Mike Moran – Engineer

Package : Bob Defrin – Art Direction . Leonard Feather – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 1-3, 1988 At A Studio In New York City.

Released In 1988 By East West.

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Chicago Tribune
Thank heavens, then, that “For Ellington“ is a very different story-a welcome renewal for the MJQ and, it seems safe to say, an instant jazz classic. […]

allmusic
Also quite noteworthy are their two newer pieces, John Lewis’s “For Ellington” and Milt Jackson‘s “Maestro E.K.E.” which perfectly capture the spirit of Ellington’s music. The ballads sometimes get a little sleepy but on a whole this is a very enjoyable release. […]

Modern Jazz Quartet’s ‘For Ellington’

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