Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956

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Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1987
Recorded January 3, March 18 & 19, 1956, late January 1957 and February 1957.
Genre Jazz
Label LMR
Duke Ellington chronology
A Drum Is a Woman
(1956)
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
(1956-57)
Such Sweet Thunder
(1957)

Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956 is the first volume of The Private Collection a series documenting recordings made by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington for his personal collection which was first released on the LMR label in 1987 and later on the Saja label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated "Each of the sets has its interesting moments, offering previously unknown compositions and performances".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "March 19th Blues" (Ellington, Irving Mills) - 5:27
  2. "Feet Bone" - 2:42
  3. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington, Manny Kurtz, Mills) - 3:05
  4. "Discontented" - 3:02
  5. "Jump for Joy" (Ellington, Sid Kuller, Paul Francis Webster) - 1:52
  6. "Just Scratchin' the Surface" - 3:05
  7. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Irving Gordon, Mills) - 3:29
  8. "Miss Lucy" - 3:16
  9. "Uncontrived" - 5:12
  10. "Satin Doll" (Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:34
  11. "Do Not Disturb" - 2:46
  12. "Love You Madly" - 3:21
  13. "Short Sheet Cluster" - 2:35
  14. "Moon Mist" - 3:27
  15. "Long Time Blues" - 8:39
  • Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago on January 3, 1956 (tracks 2, 4, 6, 11 & 15), March 18, 1956 (tracks 9 & 13), March 19, 1956 (tracks 1, 7 & 8), late January 1957 (track 3) and February 1957 (tracks 5, 10, 12 & 14).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed June 21, 2010