Midnight in Paris (album)

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Midnight in Paris
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1962
Recorded January 30 & 31, June 21 & 26, 1962
Genre Jazz
Label Columbia
Duke Ellington chronology
Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962
(1957-62)
Midnight in Paris
(1962)
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
(1962)

Midnight in Paris is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1962 for the Columbia label.[1] The album features performances of compositions inspired by or associated with Paris.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 1½ stars and stated "One of the odder Duke Ellington collections... Pretty music but far from essential".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Under Paris Skies"
  2. "I Wish You Love"
  3. "Mademoiselle De Paris"
  4. "Comme Çi Comme Ça"
  5. "Speak To Me Of Love"
  6. "A Midnight In Paris"
  7. "My Heart Sings"
  8. "Guitar Amour"
  9. "The Petite Waltz"
  10. "Paris Blues"
  11. "Javapachacha"
  12. "No Regrets"
  13. "The River Seine"
  • Recorded at Columbia Studio A, New York on January 30, 1962 (tracks 5, 8 & 10), January 31, 1962 (tracks 4, 9 & 11), February 27, 1962 (track 1), June 21, 1962 (tracks 3 & 6), and June 26, 1962 (tracks 2, 7, 12 & 13).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 16, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 16, 2010