4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS
This release presents Duke Ellington and John Coltrane’s only recorded encounter ever (Impulse AS30), featured here in its entirety. For the occasion, Trane and Duke were accompanied by the bassist and drummer of their respective groups (who alternated from track to track), Aaron Bell and Sam Woodyard (from Duke’s rhythm section), and Jimmy Garrison and ElvinJones (from Trane’s rhythm section). Four Ellington-related tunes performed by Coltrane at different sessions have been added here as a bonus, as well as the original studio version of “The Feeling of Jazz”, taped by the Ellington band a few months before the Ellington-Coltrane date took place.
JOHN COLTRANE, tenor & soprano sax
DUKE ELLINGTON, piano
JIMMY GARRISON, bass (on 2, 3 & 6)
AARON BELL, bass (on 1, 4, 5 & 7)
ELVIN JONES, drums (on 1-3 & 6)
SAM WOODYARD, drums (on 4, 5 & 7)
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, September 26, 1962.
(*) BONUS TRACKS:
[8-11]: John Coltrane’s small group versions of songs from the Ellington book.
New Jersey, 1957-58.
: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra. New York, July 3, 1962.INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLETTRACKS
01. IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD
02. TAKE THE COLTRANE
03. BIG NICK
05. MY LITTLE BROWN BOOK
07. THE FEELING OF JAZZ
08. SOLITUDE (*)
09. I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD (*)
10. LUSH LIFE (*)
11. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE (*)
12. THE FEELING OF JAZZ (*)
TOTAL TIME: 76:50 Min.