Dizzy Gillespie

A Portrait of Duke Ellington (EJC 55456)

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1960

A Portrait of Duke Ellington

Dizzy Gillespie

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 124549

EJC 55456

JAZZ

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A Portrait of Duke Ellington

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CD 8,26 €

INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS

This release presents Dizzy Gillespie’s complete 1960 album A Portrait of Duke Ellington (Verve MG-VS-68386), the trumpeter’s heartfelt homage to the Duke. Consisting entirely of compositions by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, it features Dizzy fronting an orchestra heavy with wind instruments including trombone, woodwinds, flute, tuba and French horns, plus a rhythm section featuring Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums. As a bonus, the subsequent entry in Gillespie’s discography following the album, consisting of three rarely heard numbers by Diz at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival.

PERSONNEL:

DIZZY GILLESPIE, trumpet on all tracks, with:

BENNIE GREEN (trombone)
ROBERT DE DOMINICA (flute)
STAN WEBB, PAUL RICHIE, JOHN MURTAUGH, ERNEST BRIGHT (woodwinds)
RICHARD BERG, RAY ALONGE, JOE SINGER (French horns)
JOHN McALLISTER (tuba)
GEORGE DEVENS (vibes)
HANK JONES (piano)
GEORGE DUVIVIER (bass)
CHARLIE PERSIP (drums)

New York, April 27-28, 1960.


[12-14] BONUS TRACKS:
Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Leo Wright (as, fl), Junior Mance (p), Art Davis (b),
Al Dreares (d). Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 1, 1960.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. IN A MELLOW TONE 3:46
02. THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE 4:55
03. SERENADE TO SWEDEN 4:24
04. CHELSEA BRIDGE 2:37
05. UPPER MANHATTAN MEDICAL GROUP 3:07
06. DO NOTHIN’ TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME 2:40
07. CARAVAN 5:22
08. SOPHISTICATED LADY 3:21
09. JOHNNY COME LATELY 3:39
10. PERDIDO 4:52
11. COME SUNDAY 3:01
12. LORRAINE 4:24*
13. NORM’S NORM 5:14*
14. A NIGHT IN TUNISIA 9:58*

TOTAL TIME: 61:24