The Duke In Munich




This previously unissued Duke Ellington Orchestra CD contains 24 numbers (66 minutes, including two 9-minute suites), recorded live in Munich, Germany, in 1958.The band consists of practically the same musicians who play much of the same music as performed on Ellington's famous come-back concert/album, "Newport, 1956". The music performed on the CD is entirely from the Ellington/Billy Strayhorn songbook. Featured soloists are Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, Harry Carney on baritone, Clark Terry on trumpet, Britt Woodman on trombone, and Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet. The musicians are obviously having a ball and playing at the top of their powers; there is never a dull moment with many fine solos: check out Johnny Hodges on "Jeep's Blues""

Ray Nance (tp, vo, vln), Clark Terry (tp, fh), Cat Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (tb), John Sanders (vtb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russel Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vo)

Recorded November 14, 1958

Take The “A” Train
Newport Up
Sophisticated Lady
Sonnet To Hank Cinq
What Else Can You Do With A Drum?
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Jeep’s Blues
Take The “A” Train (Fragment)
Hi Fi Fo Fum
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
In A Sentimental Mood
Mood Indigo
I’m Beginning To See The Light
Sophisticated Lady
I Got It Bad
Just Squeeze Me
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Satin Doll
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Don”t Get Around Much Anymore
Diminuendo In Blue/Wailing Interval

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