Duke Ellington

Piano in the Background (EJC 55521)

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Piano in the Background

Duke Ellington

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 126634

EJC 55521

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Piano in the Background

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This release presents Duke Ellington’s complete original album "Piano in the Background" (Columbia CS8346), a revision by the Duke of some of his greatest hits, most of which showcase him as a piano soloist. As a bonus, the complete four-movement “Suite Thursday”, composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and recorded around the same time as this LP.

PERSONNEL:

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA:
Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Andres Merenghito [Fats Ford], Ray Nance (tp),
Gerald Wilson (tp on 1 & 11 only), Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, Lawrence Brown (tb),
Juan Tizol (v-tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl) Johnny Hodges (as),
Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p, cond),
Billy Strayhorn (p, on 5, 7 & 12), Aaron Bell (b), Sam Woodyard (d).

Los Angeles, May 31-June 30, 1960.

*BONUS TRACKS (14-17): Suite Thursday
Same personnel as above except Mathew Gee (tb) replaces Britt Woodman
& Paul Horn (as) replaces Johnny Hodges. Omit Gerald Wilson.
Hollywood, California, October 10, 1960.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. Happy Go Lucky Local
02. What Am I Here For?
03. Kinda Dukish/Rockin’ In Rhythm
04. Perdido
05. I’m Beginning To See The Light
06. Mid-Riff
07. It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
08. Main Stem / 09. Take The “A” Train
10. Lullaby Of Birland
11. The Wailer /
12. Dreamy Sort Of Thing
13. Lullaby Of Birdland [Version 2]
14. Misfit Blues [Suite Thursday Part I] *
15. Schwiphti [Suite Thursday Part II]*
16. Zweet Zurzday [Suite Thursday Part Iii] *
17. Lay-By [Suite Thursday Part IV] *

TOTAL TIME: 76:11