The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944

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The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1977
Recorded December 19, 1944
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
Duke Ellington chronology
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943
(1943)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944
(1944)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1946
(1946)

The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944 is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at Carnegie Hall, in New York in 1944 and released on the Prestige label in 1977.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Lots of great moments from this brilliant orchestra occurred during this concert".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Blutopia" - 4:22
  2. "Midriff" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:00
  3. "Creole Love Call" - 6:29
  4. "Suddenly It Jumped" - 2:50
  5. "Pitter Panther Patter" - 2:57
  6. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - 3:56
  7. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 5:17
  8. "Perfume Suite: Introduction" - 0:54
  9. "Perfume Suite: Sonata" - 3:15
  10. "Perfume Suite: Strange Feeling" - 5:09
  11. 'Perfume Suite: Dancers in Love" - 2:33
  12. "Purfume Suite: Coloratura" - 3:24
  13. "Work Song" - 7:00
  14. "The Blues" - 5:25
  15. "Three Dances: West Indian Dance/Creamy Brown/Emancipation Celebration" - 6:29
  16. "Come Sunday" - 11:48
  17. "The Mood to Be Wooed" - 4:47
  18. "Blue Cellophane" - 3:15
  19. "Blue Skies" (Irving Berlin) - 3:34
  20. "Frankie and Johnny" (Traditional) - 8:08
  • Recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York on December 19, 1944.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 17, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 17, 2010