Duke Dreams

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Duke Dreams
Duke Dreams.jpg
Studio album by Ran Blake
Released 1981
Recorded May 27 and June 2, 1981
Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy
Genre Jazz
Length 39:14
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Ran Blake chronology
Improvisations
(1981)
Duke Dreams
(1981)
Suffield Gothic
(1984)

Duke Dreams (subtitled The Legacy of Strayhorn-Ellington) is an album of solo piano performances of material written by or associated with Duke Ellington by the American jazz pianist Ran Blake recorded in 1981 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "While hinting at Duke's piano style, Ran Blake often reharmonizes and greatly reinvents his music... Highly recommended".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Duke Dreams" (Ran Blake) - 2:58
  2. "Something to Live For" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 5:42
  3. "Me and You" [Take 1] - 2:20
  4. "Drop Me Off in Harlem" - 2:04
  5. "Duke" (Dave Brubeck) - 3:45
  6. "Blue Rose" - 2:49
  7. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - 2:52
  8. "Black and Tan Fantasy" (Ellington, Bubber Miley) - 5:15
  9. "Animal Crackers" (Sam Coslow, Harry Link, Fred Rich) - 1:26
  10. "Me and You" [Take 2] - 1:58
  11. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills) - 2:27
  12. "Take the "A" Train" (Strayhorn) - 5:38

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed July 13, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 13, 2011