Latin American Suite

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Latin American Suite
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1972
Recorded November 5, 1968 & January 7, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 36:43
Label Fantasy
Producer Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington chronology
70th Birthday Concert
(1969)
Latin American Suite
(1968-70)
The Pianist
(1966-70)

Latin American Suite is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington mainly recorded in 1968, with one track completed in 1970, and released on the Fantasy label in 1972.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3 stars and states "It's a shame that Ellington chose not to keep any of these originals in his repertoire once work was completed on this album".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Oclupaca" - 4:20
  2. "Chico Cuadradino" (Ellington, Mercer Ellington) - 5:00
  3. "Eque" - 3:30
  4. "Tina" - 4:34
  5. "The Sleeping Lady and the Giant Who Watches over Her" - 7:25
  6. "Latin American Sunshine" - 6:52
  7. "Brasilliance" - 5:02
  • Recorded at National Recording Studio in New York, NY on November 5, 1968 (tracks 1-3 & 5-7) and January 7, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada (track 4).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 1, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed June 1, 2010