This One's For Blanton
Duke Ellington & Ray Brown
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||Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||5:32||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Pitter Panther Patter||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||3:02||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Things Ain't What They Used To Be||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||3:56||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sophisticated Lady||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||5:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||See See Rider||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||3:04||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fragmented Suite For Piano And Bass (Movement 1)||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||4:47||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fragmented Suite For Piano And Bass (Movement 2)||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||5:08||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fragmented Suite For Piano And Bass (Movement 3)||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||3:36||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Fragmented Suite For Piano And Bass (Movement 4)||Duke Ellington & Ray Brown||4:59||£0.99||View In iTunes|
For this set of duets, pianist Duke Ellington is teamed up with bassist Ray Brown in performances a bit reminiscent of Duke's work with Jimmy Blanton three decades before. In addition to the four-part "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass," the duo plays five standards (including "Pitter Panther Patter" from the Blanton days and three other Ellington-associated tunes). Delightful and often-playful music.
A classic of understatement
This album features just the piano and bass and is simply wonderful jazz. It's strength is it's simplicity and the magic is often in what's left out rather than what's put in. Only great musicians can do something this simple that sounds this good.
Born: 29 April 1899 in Washington D.C.
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s