Ellington Is Forever

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Ellington Is Forever
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Studio album by Kenny Burrell
Released 1975
Recorded February 4 & 5, 1975
Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Genre Jazz
Length 72:45
Label Fantasy
Producer Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell chronology
Sky Street
(1975)Sky Street1975
Ellington Is Forever
Ellington Is Forever Volume Two
(1975)Ellington Is Forever Volume Two1975
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[2]

Ellington Is Forever is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring compositions associated with Duke Ellington recorded in 1975 and released on the Fantasy Records label.[3] Originally released as a double album set in 1975 it was rereleased on CD in 1993 as Ellington Is Forever Volume 1.


The album has been critically well received. The Penguin Guide to Jazz numbers it among the "core collection" which jazz fans should possess.[4] Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars stating "This is clearly an affectionate tribute, one born out of close association as well as great appreciation".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jump for Joy" (Duke Ellington, Sid Kuller, Paul Francis Webster) - 1:48
  2. "Caravan" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol) - 8:38
  3. "Chelsea Bridge" (Billy Strayhorn) - 4:37
  4. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 4:33
  5. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 3:15
  6. "C Jam Blues" (Bigard, Ellington) - 15:31
  7. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Ellington, Mills) - 9:34
  8. "I Didn't Know About You" (Ellington, Russell) - 5:11
  9. "My Little Brown Book" (Strayhorn) - 3:28
  10. "Blues Medley: Carnegie Blues/Rocks in My Bed/Jeep's Blues/The Creole Love Call" (Ellington/Ellington/Ellington, Johnny Hodges/Ellington, Milt Jackson, Bubber Miley) - 10:26
  11. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Ellington, Russell) - 2:53
  12. "Take the "A" Train" (Strayhorn) - 2:57



  1. ^ a b Gioffre, D. Allmusic Review, accessed August 8, 2012
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 33. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ All About Jazz Kenny Burrell discography accessed August 8, 2012
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) [1992]. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 201. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.