Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: The Great Summit/Complete Sessions

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Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: The Great Summit/Complete Sessions
Studio album by Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong
Released 1961
Recorded April 3–4, 1961 RCA Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 67:31 (first disc)
57:56 (second disc)
Label Roulette Records
Producer Bob Thiele

Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington: The Great Summit/Complete Sessions is a 1961 jazz album by jazz giants Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. A limited edition double CD from 2000 not only contains the recordings from the two original LPs, but also a CD of alternate takes. They both lead a small band - Louis Armstrong's All Stars, and play classic compositions by Ellington such as "Mood Indigo" and "Black And Tan Fantasy".

Track listing[edit]

First CD[edit]

Original albums Together for the First Time and The Great Reunion

  1. "Duke's Place"
  2. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So"
  3. "Cotton Tail"
  4. "Mood Indigo"
  5. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me"
  6. "Beautiful American"
  7. "Black and Tan Fantasy"
  8. "Drop Me Off in Harlem"
  9. "The Mooche"
  10. "In a Mellow tone"
  11. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
  12. "Solitude"
  13. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
  14. "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
  15. "Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don't Tease Me)"
  16. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)"
  17. "Azalea"

Second CD, Alternate Takes[edit]

  1. "In a Mellotone"
  2. "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
  3. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me"
  4. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
  5. "Duke's Place"
  6. "Drop Me Off in Harlem"
  7. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So"
  8. "Azalea"
  9. "Black and Tan Fantasy"
  10. "Band Discussion on 'Cotton Tail'"

Personnel[edit]