Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Studio album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins
Released February 1963
Recorded August 18, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 39:05
Label Impulse!
A-26
Producer Bob Thiele
Duke Ellington chronology
Midnight in Paris
(1962)
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
(1963)
Studio Sessions, New York 1962 (1962)
Coleman Hawkins chronology
Coleman Hawkins Plays Make Someone Happy from Do Re Mi
(1962)
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
(1963)
Desafinado
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Down Beat 4/5 stars[2]

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins recorded on August 28, 1962 and released in February 1963 by Impulse! Records.[3]

In 1995, the New York Times described it as "one of the great Ellington albums, one of the great Hawkins albums and one of the great albums of the 1960s"[4].

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Duke Ellington, except where otherwise stated.

  1. "Limbo Jazz" — 5:14
  2. "Mood Indigo" (Ellington, Barney Bigard) — 5:56
  3. "Ray Charles' Place" — 4:04
  4. "Wanderlust" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) — 5:00
  5. "You Dirty Dog" — 4:19
  6. "Self-Portrait (of the Bean)" — 3:52
  7. "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" (Ellington, Hodges) — 4:49
  8. "The Ricitic" — 5:51
  9. "Solitude" (Ellington, Eddie DeLange)[5] — 5:51
     

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Bob Thiele (producer)
  • Rudy Van Gelder (engineer)
  • Joe Alper (photography)
  • Jason Claiborne (graphic design)
  • Stanley Dance (liner notes)
  • Hollis King (art direction)

  • Michael Cuscuna (liner notes, reissue producer)
  • Erick Labson (digital remastering)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ DeMicheal, Don (March 28, 1963). Down Beat: 112. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Feb. 9, 1963, p. 29.
  4. ^ Watrous, Peter. (December 17, 1995) "Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins" New York Times. Accessed September 19, 2007.
  5. ^ CD reissue only. Solitude was until the 1995 CD reissue never part of the album. Originally issued on the compilation album The Definitive Jazz Scene-Volume 1 (Impulse! A-99) in the 1960s.