Ellington Is Forever

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Ellington Is Forever
Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1975
Recorded February 4 & 5, 1975
Fantasy Studios, Berkley, California
Genre Jazz
Length 72:45
Label Fantasy
F-79005
Producer Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell chronology
Sky Street
(1975)
Ellington Is Forever
(1975)
Ellington Is Forever Volume Two
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ellington Is Forever is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring compositions associated with Duke Ellington recorded in 1975 and released on the Fantasy Records label.[2] Originally released as a double album set in 1975 it was rereleased on CD in 1993 as Ellington Is Forever Volume 1.

Reception[edit]

The album has been critically well received. The Penguin Guide to Jazz numbers it among the "core collection" which jazz fans should possess.[3] Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This is clearly an affectionate tribute, one born out of close association as well as great appreciation".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jump for Joy" (Duke Ellington, Sid Kuller, Paul Francis Webster) - 1:48
  2. "Caravan" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 8:38
  3. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:37
  4. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 4:33
  5. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 3:15
  6. "C Jam Blues" (Bigard, Ellington) - 15:31
  7. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Ellington, Mills) - 9:34
  8. "I Didn't Know About You" (Ellington, Russell) - 5:11
  9. "My Little Brown Book" (Strayhorn) - 3:28
  10. "Blues Medley: Carnegie Blues/Rocks in My Bed/Jeep's Blues/The Creole Love Call" (Ellington/Ellington/Ellington, Johnny Hodges/Ellington, Milt Jackson, Bubber Miley) - 10:26
  11. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Ellington, Russell) - 2:53
  12. "Take the "A" Train" (Strayhorn) - 2:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gioffre, D. Allmusic Review, accessed August 8, 2012
  2. ^ All About Jazz Kenny Burrell discography accessed August 8, 2012
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.