Live at the Whitney

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Live at the Whitney
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1995
Recorded April 10, 1972
Genre Jazz
Label Impulse!
Duke Ellington chronology
Togo Brava Suite
(1971)
Live at the Whitney
(1972)
The Ellington Suites
(1959-72)

Live at the Whitney is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972 and released on the Impulse! label in 1995.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated, "Although Duke apparently planned very little in advance, his program is a well-rounded set of old standards and newer (and more obscure) works. A week short of his 73rd birthday, Ellington's fingers sound a little rusty in spots, but he clearly gets stronger as the concert progresses".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. Opening Remarks - 1:06
  2. "Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy/Prelude to a Kiss/Do Nothing till You Hear from Me/Caravan" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley/ Ellington Irving Mills/Ellington, Bob Russell/Juan Tizol) - 6:51
  3. "Meditation" - 2:39
  4. "A Mural from Two Perspectives" - 2:56
  5. "Sophisticated Lady/Solitude" (Ellington, Mills/Ellington, Mills, Eddie DeLange) - 4:44
  6. "Soda Fountain Rag" - 1:18
  7. "New World A-Comin'" - 9:02
  8. "Amour, Amour" - 1:41
  9. "Soul Soothing Beach" - 2:51
  10. "Lotus Blossom" (Billy Strayhorn) - 2:35
  11. "Flamingo" (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) - 1:35
  12. "Le Sucrier Velours" - 1:44
  13. "The Night Shepherd" - 2:45
  14. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Ellington) - 3:04
  15. "Mood Indigo" (Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 2:06
  16. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James) - 1:23
  17. "Dancers in Love" - 2:13
  18. "Kixx" - 1:35
  19. "Satin Doll" (Ellington,Strayhorn) - 3:07
  • Recorded at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on April 10, 1972.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 10, 2010