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Duke Ellington Swings!: The Music of the Duke

  • 1. I'm Gonna Go Fishin' - Mel Torm
    2. In a Mellow Tone - Clark Terry/Lewis Nash/Lorne Lofsky/Oscar Peterson/Robert Brown/Benny Carter
    3. Cotton Tail - Ray Brown Trio/Ulf Wakenius
    4. Take the "A" Train - Dave Brubeck Quartet
    5. In a Sentimental Mood - Jim Hall
    6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me - Ahmad Jamal Trio
    7. Rockin' in Rhythm - Mel Torm
    8. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) - Joe Pass/Andr Previn/Robert Brown/Ray Brown
    9. Take Love Easy - Bobby Short
    10. Satin Doll - Martin Drew/Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen/Oscar Peterson
    11. Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Dave Brubeck (previously unreleased)
    12. Azure - Joe Pass
    13. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Mel Torm
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 83429

  • Credits

    Includes liner notes by Donald Elfman.
    Personnel: Mel Torm (vocals, drums); Bobby Short (vocals); Jim Hall, Lorne Lofsky, Ulf Wakenius (guitar); Clark Terry (trumpet); Dave Brubeck, Andr Previn , Oscar Peterson (piano); Lewis Nash , Martin Drew (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Donald Elfman.
    Telarc Jazz's contribution to the Ellington centenary was this engaging compilation, all material from the '90s back catalog, with two notable exceptions. As bait for the complete Dave Brubeck collector, they've thrown in a pair of unreleased tracks left over from the Brubeck Quartet's tour of the U.K. in November 1998: a lengthy exploration of "Take The 'A' Train" with a hot solo by tenor Bobby Militello and some polytonal romping by Brubeck and a relaxed solo piano version of Mercer Ellington's "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." Two live tracks with Mel Torm at his most ingratiating bracket the album ("I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," "It Don't Mean a Thing"), and right in the center is a spiffy Torm turn at the drums on "Rockin' in Rhythm." The remainder of the tracks are given over to such reliable mainstream stalwarts as Oscar Peterson, the Ray Brown Trio, Jim Hall, Ahmad Jamal, the trio of Andr Previn, Joe Pass, and Brown and Bobby Short. ~ Richard S. Ginell

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