Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session

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Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1976
Recorded February 22, 1963
Barclay Studios, Paris
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Duke Ellington chronology
The Symphonic Ellington
Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Serenade To Sweden

Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1963 but not released on the Atlantic label until 1976.[1] The album features members of Ellington's orchestra performing with Stephane Grappelli and Svend Asmussen.


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Duke Ellington except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Take the "A" Train"   Billy Strayhorn  
2. "In a Sentimental Mood"   Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Irving Mills 3:47
3. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"   Ellington, Bob Russell 3:58
4. "Day Dream"   Ellington, Strayhorn 3:11
5. "Cotton Tail"     4:39
6. "Pretty Little One"   Strayhorn 4:25
7. "Tricky's Licks"     3:18
8. "Blues in C"     3:54
9. "String Along With Strings"     6:26
10. "Limbo Jazz"     5:25
11. "The Feeling of Jazz"   Ellington, George T. Simon, Bobby Troup 3:22



  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed May 10, 2010