The Intimacy of the Blues

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The Intimacy of the Blues
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1986
Recorded March 15, 1967 and January 7 & June 15, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 42:00
Label Fantasy
Producer Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington chronology
Orchestral Works
(1970)
The Intimacy of the Blues
(1967-70)
The Intimate Ellington
(1969-71)

The Intimacy of the Blues is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1967 and 1970, and released on the Fantasy label in 1986.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and states "Duke Ellington did a remarkable number of private recordings with small groups taken from his orchestra and the selections included on this CD reissue are some of the best... Excellent music".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The Intimacy of the Blues" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:01
  2. "Out South" - 2:37
  3. "Tell Me 'Bout My Baby" - 3:19
  4. "Kentucky Avenue" - 4:01
  5. "Near North" - 2:36
  6. "Soul Country" - 2:10
  7. "Noon Mooning" - 6:04
  8. "Rockochet" - 4:22
  9. "Tippy-Toeing Through the Jungle Garden" - 5:55
  10. "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin''" (Ellington, Strayhorn, Lee Gaines) - 3:00
  11. "All Too Soon" (Ellington, Carl Sigman) - 3:51
  • Recorded at RCA Studio B in New York, NY on March 15, 1967 (tracks 1-6), in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 1970 (tracks 7-9)and at National Recording Studio, New York, NY on July 15, 1970 (tracks 10 & 11).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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