Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Harlem

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Taken from a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, this well-recorded CD mostly features trumpeters Cootie Williams and Cat Anderson, tenor-saxophonist Paul Gonsalves and altoist Johnny Hodges as the main soloists in a set with Duke Ellington’s orchestra. “The Opener,” “Blow by Blow” and “The Prowling Cat” have rarely been recorded and even the more familiar pieces are given new life, highlighted by a definitive rendition of “Harlem.” (AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow, https://goo.gl/fLpyoM).

Track listing:

00:00 A1 The Opener (C. Williams, E.Frazer)
03:18 A2 A Happy Reunion (Duke Ellington)
07:07 A3 Blow By Blow (Duke Ellington)
11:10 A4 Caravan ( Ellington, Irving Mills, Tizol)
16:21 A5 Tutti For Cootie ( E.Ellington, J. Hamilton)
23:02 A6 Satin Doll (Strayhorn, Ellington, Mercer)

27:36 B1 Harlem (Duke Ellington)
41:22 B2 Things Ain´t What They Used To Be (Ellington,Mills,Parish)
44:46 B3 All Of Me ( Marks, Simons)
48:09 B4 The Prowling Cat ( Cat Anderson)

Personnel:

Jimmy Woode – bass
Sam Woodyard – drums
Duke Ellington – piano
Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope – saxophone
Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Lawrence Brown – trombone
Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Rolf Ericson – trumpet

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Recorded live at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on March 9, 1964.

Pablo Live 2308-245
Vinyl, LP, Album
US 1985

Producer: Norman Granz

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