Piano in the Foreground
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INCLUDES 9 BONUS TRACKS
Duke Ellington’s classic album "Piano in the Foreground" (Columbia CS8829) marks one of the few occasions in which the legendary bandleader devoted a whole album to playing in a trio format. The LP contains a combination of original compositions and jazz standards. Accompanying Duke are bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard. As a bonus we have added two complete Ellington trio sessions from 1957 and three further titles from a 1953 session in the same format.
DUKE ELLINGTON, piano
AARON BELL, bass
SAM WOODYARD, drums
Los Angeles, March 1 & 2, 1961.
BONUS TRACKS [13-21]:
13-18: Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d).
New York, October 10 (tracks 13-14) & March 20 (tracks 15-18), 1957.
19-21: Duke Ellington (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Butch Ballard (d). Los Angeles, April 13, 1953.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01 I CAN’T GET STARTED
03 BODY AND SOUL
04 BLUES FOR JERRY
05 FONTAINEBLEAU FOREST
07 IT’S BAD TO BE FORGOTTEN
08 A HUNDRED DREAMS AGO
10 SEARCHING (PLEADING FOR LOVE)
11 SPRINGTIME IN AFRICA
12 LOTUS BLOSSOM
13 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE [take 1] (*)
14 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE [take 2] (*)
15 PIANO IMPROVISATION No.1 (*)
16 PIANO IMPROVISATION No.2 (*)
17 PIANO IMPROVISATION No.3 (*)
18 PIANO IMPROVISATION No.4 (*)
19 WHO KNOWS? (*)
20 B-SHARP BLUES (*)
21 PASSION FLOWER (*)
Total Time: 78:23 Min.
(*) BONUS TRACKS