Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Liederhalle Stuttgart 67 (JAH-403)

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1967

Duke Ellington Orchestra: Liederhalle Stuttgart 67

Duke Ellington

Jazz Haus

730099040358

HAS 159140

JAH-403

JAZZ

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CD 5,77 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Upon nearing the age of seventy, Duke Ellington was looked upon as the great historical figure of African American music, honored with academic degrees and appearing on the front pages of renowned magazines. Still, he had to and wanted to perform as much as he could and therefore toured the world with his orchestra, from Japan to North Africa to South America and Eastern Europe. During his travels, he was able to stop off in Stuttgart in March 1967 to present a colorful mixed programme made up of a few tried-and-true pieces and many lesser-known compositions. By Ellington's standards, it was a modern concert, exuberant in mood and at times mischievous in arrangements, which allowed some shrill coloring. And it also showed that even an ultimately traditional jazz orchestra in the rocky sixties could develop enough charisma to enthrall an audience like that in the Liederhalle. The revolutions were now being made by others, but Duke Ellington remained the brilliant master of the grand musical gesture.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHNNY HODGES, RUSSELL PROCOPE, alto sax
  • HARRY CARNEY, baritone sax
  • JIMMY HAMILTON, clarinet
  • JIMMY HAMILTON, PAUL GONSALVES, tenor sax
  • BUSTER COOPER, CHUCK CONNORS, LAWRENCE BROWN, trombone
  • CAT ANDERSON, COOTIE WILLIAMS, HERBIE JONES, MERCER ELLINGTON, trumpet
  • DUKE ELLINGTON, piano
  • JOHN LAMB, bass
  • RUFUS JONES, drums

Liederhalle stuttgart, Germany, March6, 1967

TRACKS:

  • 01. Take The "A" Train
  • 02. Johnny Come Lately
  • 03. Swamp Goo
  • 04. Knob Hill
  • 05. Eggo
  • 06. La Plus Belle Africaine
  • 07. Rue Bleue
  • 08. A Chromatic Love Affair
  • 09. Salome
  • 10. The Shepherd
  • 11. Tutti For Cootie
  • 12. Freakish Lights
  • 13. Kixx