Duke Ellington All Stars Feat. Harry Carney – Sophisticated Lady

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“Sophisticated Lady” is a jazz standard, composed as an instrumental in 1932 by Duke Ellington.

“I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” is a 1938 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics added by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond. The song became a number one hit for Ellington in 1938, and vocal versions by Benny Goodman (with Martha Tilton singing) and Mildred Bailey soon followed. Dinah Washington recorded the song in her album After Hours with Miss “D” in 1954, and Thelonious Monk covered it in 1955 on his album Thelonious Monk Plays the Music of Duke Ellington.


Duke Ellington – piano
Rolf Ericson – trumpet
Lawrence Brown – trombone
Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
Harry Carney – baritone saxophone
Bibi Rovére – bass
Sam Woodyard – drums

Recorded Live at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 30 March 1953. Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Clark Terry(t); Ray Nance(t,vl,v); Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson .