Historically Speaking (Duke Ellington album)

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Historically Speaking
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1956
Recorded February 7 & 8, 1956
Genre Jazz
Label Bethlehem
Duke Ellington chronology
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
(1956)
Historically Speaking
(1956)
Duke Ellington Presents...
(1956)

Historically Speaking is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1956.[1] The album features updated arrangements of many of Elington's early compositions.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars.[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley) - 3:30
  2. "Creole Love Call" (Ellington, Miley) - 3:47
  3. "Stompy Jones" - 3:53
  4. "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:25
  5. "Jack the Bear" - 3:20
  6. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 2:54
  7. "Ko Ko" - 2:18
  8. "Midriff" (Strayhorn) - 3:52
  9. "Stomp, Look and Listen" - 2:41
  10. "Unbooted Character" - 4:18
  11. "Lonesome Lullaby" - 3:19
  12. "Upper Manhattan Medical Group" (Strayhorn) - 3:09
  • Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago on February 7 & 8, 1956.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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