Ellington Showcase

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Ellington Showcase
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1955
Recorded April 9, July 1 & December 29, 1953, January 17, June 17, 1954, May 17 & 18, 1955.
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Duke Ellington chronology
Dance to the Duke!
(1954)
Ellington Showcase
(1954)
Blue Rose
(1956)

Ellington Showcase is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Capitol label at various sessions in 1953-5.[1] The album has not been released on CD but the tracks have appeared on The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington released by Mosaic Records in 1995.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "Blossom" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:29
  2. "Big Drag" - 2:51
  3. "Don't Ever Say Goodbye" - 3:01
  4. "Falling Like a Raindrop" - 3:02
  5. "Gonna Tan Your Hide" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 6:13
  6. "Harlem Air Shaft" - 3:54
  7. "La Virgen De La Macarena" (Bernardo Bautista Monterde) - 4:02
  8. "Clarinet Melodrama" (Jimmy Hamilton) - 5:42
  9. "Theme For Trambean" (Hamilton) - 3:26
  10. "Serious Serenade" - 2:50
    • Recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles on April 9, 1953 (track 1), at Universal Studios in Chicago on July 1, 1953 (track 2) December 29, 1953 (track 3), January 17, 1954 (track 4), May 17, 1955 (tracks 6 & 7), and May 18, 1955 (tracks 8-10), and at Capitol Studios in New York on June 17, 1954 (track 5).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed May 24, 2010