Live at the Blue Note (Duke Ellington album)

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Live at the Blue Note
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1959
Recorded August 9, 1959 at The Blue Note, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 134:46
Label Roulette
Duke Ellington chronology
Anatomy of a Murder
(1959)
Live at the Blue Note
(1959)
Festival Session
(1959)

Live at the Blue Note is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at The Blue Note nightclub in Chicago for the Roulette label in 1959.[1]

The album was originally released as a single LP and rereleased as a double CD in 1994 with fourteen bonus tracks on the Blue Note label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This two-CD set gives one a good example of how Duke Ellington's Orchestra sounded in 1959. Greatly expanded from the original single LP, the release essentially brings back a full night by the Ellington band, three nearly complete sets. The music ranges from old favorites to some newer material".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

Disc 1

  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Newport Up" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 4:40 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "Haupe" [aka "Polly's Theme"] - 3:58
  4. "Flirtibird" - 3:01
  5. "Pie Eye's Blues" - 3:16
  6. "Almost Cried" - 3:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Duael Fuel (Dual Filter)" - (Ellington, Clark Terry) - 11:37 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 3:56
  9. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Shorty Baker, Ellington) - 7:17
  10. "El Gato" (Cat Anderson) - 4:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Ellington) - 4:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 5:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 4:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Drawing Room Blues" (Strayhorn) - 6:05 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Tonk" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 1:57 Bonus track on CD reissue

Disc 2

  1. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 2:36
  2. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 2:31
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington) - 2:50
  4. "Jeep's Blues" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) - 3:50
  5. "Mood Indigo" (Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 11:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 4:32
  7. "Satin Doll]" (Ellington, Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) - 4:48 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. A Disarming Visit by June Christy & Stan Kenton - 2:56
  9. "Newport Up" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 5:03 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche" (Ellington, Strayhorn, James "Bubber" Miley) - 9:19
  11. "Passion Flower Strayhorn 5:13
  12. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 4:29
  13. "El Gato" (Anderson) - 4:18 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 18, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 18, 2010