Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year

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Braggin’ in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Braggin' in Brass.jpg
Compilation album by Duke Ellington
Released 1991
Recorded August 4 & 9, September 2, December 19 & 22, 1938
Genre Jazz
Label Portrait
Duke Ellington chronology
Braggin’ in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
(1938)
The Blanton–Webster Band
(1940-42)

Braggin’ in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year is a compilation album of American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington's 1938 recordings for the Brunswick label which was released in 1991.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album 4 stars stating "this 1938 incarnation of Ellington's group held their own with many fine compositions, a seamless sense of swing, and a wealth of unique solo contributions, elements that set the group apart throughout the big-band era. Maybe not as essential as other Ellington titles, but still highly recommended".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "Please Forgive Me" (Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) - 2:59
  2. "Lambeth Walk" (Douglas Furber, Noel Gay) - 2:27
  3. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Gordon, Mills) - 2:56
  4. "Hip Chic" - 2:55
  5. "Buffet Flat" - 2:24
  6. "Mighty Like the Blues" (Leonard Feather) - 2:34
  7. "Jazz Potpourri" - 2:55
  8. "T.T. on Toast" (Ellington, Mills) - 2:45
  9. "Battle of Swing" - 2:56
  10. "Blue Light" - 2:36
  11. "Blue Light" [alternate take] - 2:40
  12. "Boy Meets Horn" (Ellington, Rex Stewart) - 2:59
  13. "Slap Happy" - 2:44
  • Recorded at ARC-Brunswick Studios in New York on August 4, 1938 (track 1), August 9, 1938 (tracks 2-5), September 2, 1938 (track 6), December 19, 1938 (tracks 7-9), and December 22, 1938 (tracks 10-13).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed May 24, 2010