Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Sessions
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||Take the "a" Train||Duke Ellington||4:22||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||In a Sentimental Mood||Duke Ellington||3:47||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||Duke Ellington||3:58||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Day Dream||Duke Ellington||3:11||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Cotton Tail||Duke Ellington||4:39||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Pretty Little One||Duke Ellington||4:25||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Tricky's Licks||Duke Ellington||3:18||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Blues In C||Duke Ellington||3:54||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||String Along With Strings||Duke Ellington||6:26||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||Limbo Jazz||Duke Ellington||5:25||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
||The Feeling of Jazz||Duke Ellington||3:22||1,29 €||View in iTunes|
This small group session was recorded in 1963 for Atlantic, and originally issued in 1976, two years after Duke Ellington's death. It showcases a small group that features string players in the front line. Ray Nance, the Duke's own violinist, is here as is the legendary Stephane Grappelli and violist Svend Asmussen. The rest of the players include tenor man Paul Gonsalves, drummer Sam Woodyard, bassist Ernie Shepard, alto saxist Russell Procope, and trombonist Buster Cooper. Ellington plays piano no all but two tunes where Billy Strayhorn replaced him. The program is a collection of Ellington and Strayhorn standards from "Blues in C" and "Take the 'A' Train," to "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Cotton Tail," and the wonderful "Limbo Jazz." The soloist and group interplay are gentle, swinging, and utterly and completely graceful and elegant. There is a lighthearted tenderness in this set that borders on sentimentality without ever going there. And the feeling is loose, relaxed, and full of warmth throughout.
Born: 29 April 1899 in Washington D.C.
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s