Eastbourne Performance

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Eastbourne Performance
Eastbourne Performance.jpg
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1975
Recorded December 1, 1973
Genre Jazz
Label RCA
Duke Ellington chronology
Third Sacred Concert
Eastbourne Performance

Eastbourne Performance is a live album by American pianist, composer and band leader Duke Ellington featuring his final recorded concert at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne, England in December 1973 and released on the RCA label in 1975.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars and states "The Ellington Orchestra was a bit weaker than it had been (many of the veterans had either died or retired) but it was still a mighty outfit... Actually the most impressive soloist on the album (which has yet to be reissued on CD) is Ellington himself... A fitting ending to a truly remarkable career".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The Piano Player"
  2. "Creole Love Call"
  3. "Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care to Know)" (Mack David, Ellington)
  4. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin)
  5. "New York, New York"
  6. "Pitter Panther Patter" (Ellington, Jimmy Blanton)
  7. "How High the Moon" (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis)
  8. "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams)
  9. "Tiger Rag" (Nick La Rocca, Eddie Edwards, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields, Harry Da Costa)
  10. "Woods"
  11. "Meditation"
  • Recorded in concert at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, England on December 1, 1973.



  1. ^ Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews accessed April 8, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 8, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.