The Jaywalker

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The Jaywalker
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 2004
Recorded March 29 & August 18, 1966 and March 23, April 24 & June 23, 1967
Genre Jazz
Label Storyville
Duke Ellington chronology
Berlin '65 - Paris '67
(1965-7)
The Jaywalker
(1966-67)
The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World
(1967)

The Jaywalker is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring tracks recorded in 1966 and 1967 and released on the Storyville label in 2004.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3½ stars and states "some tracks are obviously not as polished as his later (and better-known) studio or live recordings. But it is always fascinating to hear works in progress by Ellington... Serious collectors of Ellington will enjoy this compilation".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The Shepherd" - 6:29
  2. "Up Jump" - 3:06
  3. "Rue Bleu" - 3:02
  4. "Chromatic Love Affair" - 4:02
  5. "Salomé" (Raymond Fol) - 4:14
  6. "Blood Count" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:50
  7. "El Viti" - 3:27
  8. "Kixx" - 3:55
  9. "Eggo" -5:37
  10. "I'm Hip Too" - 0:36
  11. "Amta" - 2:51
  12. "Warr" - 4:23
  13. "Little Purple Flower" - 4:32
  14. "Traffic Cop" - 3:50
  15. "Untitled Blues" - 4:52
  16. "Polícia" - 1:42
  17. "The B.O. of Traffic" - 0:43
  18. "Mac" - 2:37
  19. "Traffic Extension" - 5:37
  20. "Star" - 0:54
  21. "Cross Climax" - 0:27
  22. "B.O. Man" - 3:11
  23. "Tin Soldier" - 2:24
  • Recorded at RCA Studio in New York on March 29, 1966 (track 7), August 18, 1966 (track 23), March 23, 1967 (tracks 14-22), April 24, 1967 (tracks 8-13) and June 23, 1967 (tracks 1-6).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed May 7, 2010