2 LP ON 1 CD PLUS 2 BONUS TRACKS
4 1/2 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
This release presents Duke Ellington’s complete original 1962 LP All American in Jazz (Columbia CS8590), which features Duke playing jazz versions of the music from the Broadway hit All American. Also included is the long out of print album Midnight in Paris (Columbia CS8077). Recorded that same year, it consists of a variety of songs related to France, which were composed or arranged by Duke and Billy Strayhorn. Alternate versions of two of the songs from the album have been added as a bonus. PERSONNEL:
DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA.
Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Howard McGhee (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln), Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Cleveland, Chuck Connors (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl), Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn (p), Aaron Bell (b), Sam Woodyard (d), among others.
[1-10]: ALL AMERICAN IN JAZZ: New York, January 2-23, 1962.
[11-23]: BONUS ALBUM
: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: New York, January-June, 1962.
(*) BONUS TRACKS (24-25):
(24): Ray Nance (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar), Billy Strayhorn (p), Aaron Bell (b), Sam Woodyard (d), Milt Grayson (vcl). Chicago, Illinois, March 16, 1962.
(25): Jimmy Gourley (guitar solo). From Duke Ellington’s original soundtrack to the fi lm Paris Blues. Paris, France, December 15-16, 1960.INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLETTRACKLISTING
01. BACK TO SCHOOL
02. I'VE JUST SEEN HER (AS NOBODY ELSE HAS SEEN HER)
03. WHICH WAY?
04. IF I WERE YOU
05. ONCE UPON A TIME
07. OUR CHILDREN
08. I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT ALONE
09. WE SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE
10. WHAT A COUNTRY!
11. UNDER PARIS SKIES
12. I WISH YOU LOVE
13. MADEMOISELLE DE PARIS
14 COMME CI, COMME ÇA
15. SPEAK TO ME OF LOVE
16. A MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
17. (ALL OF A SUDDEN) MY HEART SINGS
18. GUITAR AMOUR
19. THE PETITE WALTZ
20. PARIS BLUES
21. JAVAPACHACHA (APACHE)
22. NO REGRETS
23. THE RIVER SEINE
24. PARIS BLUES [rare vocal version] (*)
25. GUITAR AMOUR [solo guitar version] (*)
TOTAL TIME: 78:32 Min.