Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
|Duke Ellington & John Coltrane|
|Studio album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane|
|Recorded||September 26, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
|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.
Coltrane played in a more accessible style during this time, on albums such as John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman and Ballads. Despite their differences in background, style, and age – Ellington was 63 and Coltrane 36 when the tracks were recorded – it has been said[by whom?] that the two interacted seamlessly.
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 honoured 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!
- "In a Sentimental Mood" – 4:14
- "Take The Coltrane" – 4:42
- "Big Nick" – 4:30
- "Stevie" – 4:22
- "My Little Brown Book" – 5:20
- "Angelica" – 6:00
- "The Feeling of Jazz" – 5:34
(Bobby Troup/Ellington/George T. Simon)
- Duke Ellington - piano
- John Coltrane - tenor (all but 3) and soprano (3) saxophones
- 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)
- Billboard Feb 9, 1963
- Allmusic review
- DeMicheal, Don (March 28, 1963). Down Beat: 112. Missing or empty
- 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