Duke Ellington at the Alhambra

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Duke Ellington at the Alhambra
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Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 2002
Recorded October 29, 1958
Genre Jazz
Label Pablo
Duke Ellington chronology
Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II
(1958)Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II1958
Duke Ellington at the Alhambra
Jazz Party
(1959)Jazz Party1959

Duke Ellington at the Alhambra is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 at the Alhambra Theater, Paris and released on the Pablo label in 2002.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Much of the music on this CD from Duke Ellington's 1958 Paris concerts is familiar to collectors from its appearance on various European bootleg labels, but Pablo does a better job arranging and annotating this music, which was recorded by Radio France with permission".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:21
  2. "Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche" - 8:53
  3. "Newport Up" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 5:10
  4. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 5:43
  5. "Juniflip" - 4:19
  6. "Frustration" - 4:18
  7. "Rockin' in Rhythm" (Harry Carney, Ellington, Irving Mills) - 6:03
  8. "Jeep's Blues" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) - 3:31
  9. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 2:47
  10. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 4:07
  11. "Jam With Sam" - 3:52
  12. "Hi Fi Fo Fum" - 7:02
  13. "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" -10:41
    • Recorded at the Alhambra Theatre, Paris on October 29, 1958.



  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 15, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed June 15, 2010