The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943

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The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943
Live album by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Released 1977
Recorded January 23, 1943
Genre Jazz, swing, big band jazz
Length 119:18
Label Prestige P-34004
Producer Orrin Keepnews
Duke Ellington chronology
Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
(1940-42)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943
(1943)
The Carnegie Hall Concerts: December 1944
(1944)

The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at Carnegie Hall, in New York in 1943 and released on the Prestige label in 1977.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and stated "This two-CD set captures one of the milestones in Duke Ellington's long and extremely productive career, highlighted by his monumental suite "Black, Brown and Beige" in the only full-length version ever recorded by his orchestra... Every serious jazz library should contain this set".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions (and arrangements) by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The Star Spangled Banner" (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) - 1:12
  2. "Black and Tan Fantasy" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley) - 6:35
  3. "Rockin' in Rhythm" (Harry Carney, Ellington, Irving Mills) - 4:12
  4. "Moon Mist" - 3:38
  5. "Jumpin' Punkins" - 3:24
  6. "A Portrait of Bert Williams" - 2:56
  7. "Bojangles" - 3:17
  8. "Portrait of Florence Mills (Black Beauty)" - 3:40
  9. "Ko-Ko" - 2:23
  10. "Dirge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:28
  11. "Stomp (Johnny Come Lately)" (Strayhorn) - 2:59
  12. "Are You Sticking?" - 3:13
  13. "Black [First Movement of Black, Brown and Beige]" - 21:52
  14. "Brown [Second Movement of Black Brown and Beige]" - 11:49
  15. "Beige [Third Movement of Black, Brown and Beige]" - 14:34
  16. "Bakiff" (Ellington, Juan Tizol) - 6:36
  17. "Jack the Bear" - 3:19
  18. "Blue Belles of Harlem" - 6:09
  19. "Cotton Tail" - 3:11
  20. "Day Dream" (Ellington, John La Touche, Strayhorn) - 4:02
  21. "Boy Meets Horn" (Ellington, Rex Stewart) - 5:58
  22. "Rose of the Rio Grande" (Ross Gorman, Edgar Leslie, Harry Warren) - 2:33
  23. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 4:39
  24. "Going Up" - 3:56
  25. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 4:38
  • Recorded at Carnegie Hall in New York on January 23, 1943.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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