Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
|Duke Ellington & John Coltrane|
|Studio album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane|
|Recorded||September 26, 1962|
|Studio||Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey|
|Duke Ellington chronology|
|John Coltrane chronology|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
It was one of Ellington's many collaborations in the early 1960s with musicians such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus, and placed him with a quartet (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums), rather than a big band. The quartet was filled out by the bassist and drummer from either of their bands. The album featured Ellington standards (e.g., "In a Sentimental Mood"), new Ellington compositions, and a new Coltrane composition ("Big Nick").
I was really honored to have the opportunity of working with Duke. It was a wonderful experience. He has set standards I haven't caught up with yet. I would have liked to have worked over all those numbers again, but then I guess the performances wouldn't have had the same spontaneity. And they mightn't have been any better!
|1.||"In a Sentimental Mood"||4:14|
|2.||"Take the Coltrane"||Ellington||4:42|
|3.||"Big Nick"||John Coltrane||4:30|
|5.||"My Little Brown Book"||Billy Strayhorn||5:20|
|7.||"The Feeling of Jazz"||5:34|
- Duke Ellington - Piano
- John Coltrane - Tenor (all but #3) and Soprano (#3) Saxophone
- Jimmy Garrison - Bass (#2, #3, #6)
- Aaron Bell - Bass (#1, #4, #5, #7)
- Elvin Jones - Drums (#1-3, #6)
- Sam Woodyard - Drums (#4, #5, #7)
- Allmusic review
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- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Billboard, February 9, 1963, p. 28.
- "Duke Ellington: 'Duke Ellington & John Coltrane'". NPR. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- "John Coltrane". WARR. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- Excerpt from the CD booklet