Historically Speaking (Duke Ellington album)

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Historically Speaking
Historically Speaking (Duke Ellington album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedFebruary 7 & 8, 1956
GenreJazz
LabelBethlehem
Duke Ellington chronology
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
(1956)
Historically Speaking
(1956)
Duke Ellington Presents...
(1956)

Historically Speaking is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1956.[1] The album features updated arrangements of many of Ellington's early compositions.

Reception[edit]

Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley) - 3:30
  2. "Creole Love Call" (Ellington, Miley) - 3:47
  3. "Stompy Jones" - 3:53
  4. "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:25
  5. "Jack the Bear" - 3:20
  6. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 2:54
  7. "Ko Ko" - 2:18
  8. "Midriff" (Strayhorn) - 3:52
  9. "Stomp, Look and Listen" - 2:41
  10. "Unbooted Character" - 4:18
  11. "Lonesome Lullaby" - 3:19
  12. "Upper Manhattan Medical Group" (Strayhorn) - 3:09
  • Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago on February 7 & 8, 1956.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 21, 2010
  2. ^ a b Allmusic Review accessed May 21, 2010