ia a 1959 album by Jazz Party Duke Ellington which contains a "formidable gallery of jazz stars" guesting, including Dizzy Gillespie and Jimmy Rushing (formerly the vocalist for Count Basie). It was reissued in CD in 1997 on the  Mobile Fidelity label.
Critical reception [ edit ]
Described as "an example of the ever-surprising repertoire...characteristic of late Ellington",
 Jazz Party has been praised particularly for its unique percussion pieces.   Village Voice reviewer Gary Giddins indicated that the percussion song "Malletoba Spank" "will rattle in your brain until you die". The multi-part "Toot Suite" has been described as intriguing,  though underrated, featuring strong statements from Ellington regulars and guests.  Dizzy Gillespie's guest solo on "U.M.M.G." (the first studio recording of that piece) attracts much attention as well, and has been labeled both "enterprising" and "inspired".   
Track listing [ edit ]
"Malletoba Spank (
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:39 "Red Garter (Toot Suite, Pt. I)" (Ellington, Strayhorn) – 3:42
"Red Shoes (Toot Suite, Pt. II)" (Ellington, Strayhorn) – 3:50
"Red Carpet (Toot Suite, Pt. III)" (Ellington, Strayhorn) – 7:42
"Ready, Go! (Toot Suite, Pt. IV)" (Ellington, Strayhorn) – 6:35
"U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)" (Strayhorn) – 4:32
All of Me" ( Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 2:32 "Tymperturbably Blue" (Ellington, Strayhorn) – 4:23
"Hello Little Girl" (Ellington) – 7:51
Personnel [ edit ]
Performance [ edit ]
Production [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Puccio, John. (November 1998). "Duke Ellington: Jazz Party in Stereo." Sensible Sound.
^ Allmusic review
^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
^ a b c Crouch, Stanley. (January 12, 2005). The late show. Slate. Accessed September 8, 2007.
^ a b c Dance, Stanley. (November 1998). Duke Ellington: Jazz Party. Jazz Times. Accessed September 8, 2007.
^ See also All Music review, sidebar.
^ Giddins, Gary. (1999) The long-playing duke Village Voice. Accessed September 8, 2007.
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