Ellington '66

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Ellington '66
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1965
Recorded January 19 & 21, 1965
Genre Jazz
Label Reprise
Duke Ellington chronology
Joya Sherrill Sings Duke
(1965)
Ellington '66
(1965)
Concert in the Virgin Islands
(1965)

Ellington '66 is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Reprise label in 1965.[1] The album won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance - Large Group or Soloist with Large Group in 1966.[2]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Matt Collar awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "Ellington '66 is yet another example of how the change in popular music toward an all rock & roll format found jazz musicians attempting crossover material with varying degrees of success... While Ellington '66 isn't a bad recording and actually bests '65 for sheer listening pleasure, it is by no means required listening and will most likely appeal to die-hard Ellington completists".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) - 3:40
  2. "Charade" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) - 2:40
  3. "People" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) - 3:22
  4. "All My Loving" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 3:26
  5. "A Beautiful Friendship" (Stanley Styne, Donald Kahn) 2:47
  6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Lennon, McCartney) - 2:04
  7. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Mancini, Mercer) - 3:23
  8. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) - 3:57
  9. "The Good Life" (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) - 3:16
  10. "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington, Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:31
  11. "Moon River" (Mancini, Mercer) - 2:42
  12. "Ellington '66" (Ellington) - 2:34
    • Recorded at Fine Studios, New York on May 19, 1964 (tracks 2, 3, 8 & 9), January 19, 1965 (tracks 4, 7, 10 & 11) and January 21, 1965 (tracks 1, 5, 6 & 12).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 10, 2010
  2. ^ Grammy Awards Database
  3. ^ a b Collar, M. Allmusic Review accessed May 10, 2010