VA - Azure Ellington: Blue Note Plays the Duke (1998) [Swing, Big Band]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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VA - Azure Ellington: Blue Note Plays the Duke (1998) [Swing, Big Band]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Artist: Various
Album: Azure Ellington: Blue Note Plays the Duke
Genre: Swing, Big Band
Label: Blue Note/EMI/Capitol
Released: 1998
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
  1. Duke Ellington - Rockin' in Rhythm (5:47)
  2. Nina Simone - It Don't Mean a Thing (2:27)
  3. Kenny Burrell - Caravan (9:57)
  4. Booker Ervin - Take the "A" Train (3:46)
  5. Richard "Groove" Holmes & Les McCann - Satin Doll (6:04)
  6. Nat King Cole - Mood Indigo (3:23)
  7. Stan Kenton - Don't Get Around Much Anymore (3:13)
  8. James Newton - Cottontail (6:57)
  9. Lou Rawls - Just Squeeze Me (2:47)
  10. Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Duke's Place (5:08)
  11. Jimmy McGriff - In a Mellow Tone (3:33)
  12. Clifford Jordan - Sophisticated Lady (5:19)
  13. Phineas Newborn - Chelsea Bridge (6:46)
  14. Billy Strayhorn - Passion Flower (3:46)
  15. Duke Ellington - Unlisted Bonus Track (3:41)

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Tapping into the deep vaults of Blue Note and Capitol Records, the compilers of this Duke Ellington tribute deliver both classic vocal sides and hard bop instrumentals. Kicked off, appropriately enough, with Ellington's own version of "Rockin' in Rhythm," the mix includes the A-list likes of Nat King Cole ("Mood Indigo"), Kenny Burrell ("Caravan"), Nina Simone ("It Don't Mean a Thing"), and Clifford Jordan ("Sophisticated Lady"). Shifting between vintage tracks from the '50s and '60s and more modern turns cut during the '80s, the disc also features big band favorite Stan Kenton; Ellington's writing partner, Billy Strayhorn; Hammond B-3 great Jimmy McGriff; and multi-style singer Lou Rawls. A well-balanced and fetching compilation.'
Review by Stephen Cook

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