‘Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington’ is an album by Monk playing well-known songs by Ellington, recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 and released the same year by Riverside.
Track listing : . 1.It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 04:38 . 2. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) – 04:27 . 3.I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 05:52 . 4.Black and Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington, Bubber Miley) – 03:24 . 5.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills) – 03:13 . 6.I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, John Redmond) – 05:40 . 7.Solitude (Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills) – 03:42 . 8.Caravan (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) – 05:55 .
Musicians : . Thelonious Monk – piano . Oscar Pettiford – bass . Kenny Clarke – drums .
Production . Produced by Orrin Keepnews . Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer .
Recorded July 21 and 27, 1955 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ .
Released in 1955 by Riverside.