is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 and released on the Columbia label. [1 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and stated "the music works quite well for Ellington and his all-star orchestra manage to transform what could be a set of tired revival swing into superior dance music and swinging jazz. While certainly not the most essential Ellington record, At the Bal Masque is a surprise success". [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Alice Blue Gown" (
Harry Tierney, Joseph McCarthy) - 3:02 "
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" ( Frank Churchill, Ann Ronell) - 2:53 "Got a Date with an Angel" (
Jack Waller, Joseph Turnbridge; Sonnie Miller, Clifford Grey) - 2:25 "
Poor Butterfly" ( Raymond Hubbell, John Golden) - 3:40 "Satan Takes a Holiday" (
Larry Clinton) - 3:15 "The Peanut Vendor" (
Moisés Simons, Marion Sunshine, Wolfe Gilbert) - 3:33 "
Satin Doll" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) - 3:48 "
Lady in Red" ( Mort Dixon, Allie Wrubel) - 2:49 "
Indian Love Call" ( Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach) - 3:36 "The Donkey Serenade" (Friml, Stothart,
George Forrest, Robert Wright) - 2:14 "Gypsy Love Song" (
Victor Herbert, Harry B. Smith) - 3:54 "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" (
Ted Fio Rito, Samuel Lewis, Joseph Young) - 3:02
Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York on March 20 (tracks 3, 5 & 12), March 24 (tracks 4 & 6), March 26 (track 9), March 31 (tracks 1, 7, 8 & 10) and April 1 (tracks 2 & 11), 1958.
Personnel [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
The Blanton–Webster Band
Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band
Braggin' in Brass: The Immortal 1938 Year
Masterpieces by Ellington
The Duke Plays Ellington
Dance to the Duke!
Duke Ellington Presents...
The Complete Porgy and Bess
A Drum Is a Woman
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
Such Sweet Thunder
Black, Brown and Beige
Duke Ellington at the Bal Masque
The Cosmic Scene
Back to Back
Side by Side
Anatomy of a Murder
Blues in Orbit
The Nutcracker Suite
Piano in the Background
Swinging Suites by Edward E. and Edward G.
Piano in the Foreground
The Great Summit: The Master Takes
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Featuring Paul Gonsalves
Studio Sessions 1957 & 1962
Midnight in Paris
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Studio Sessions, New York 1962
The Symphonic Ellington
Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Studio Sessions New York 1963
Duke Ellington Plays Mary Poppins
Concert in the Virgin Islands
The Popular Duke Ellington
The Far East Suite
Studio Sessions, 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967, San Francisco, Chicago, New York
...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Second Sacred Concert
Studio Sessions New York, 1968
Latin American Suite
New Orleans Suite
The Suites, New York 1968 & 1970
The Intimacy of the Blues
The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse
Studio Sessions New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
The Intimate Ellington
The Ellington Suites
This One's for Blanton!
Up in Duke’s Workshop
Duke's Big 4