Live at the Blue Note (Duke Ellington album)

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Live at the Blue Note
Live at the Blue Note (Duke Ellington album).jpg
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1959
Recorded August 9, 1959 at The Blue Note, Chicago
Genre Jazz
Length 134:46
Label Roulette
Duke Ellington chronology
Anatomy of a Murder
(1959)
Live at the Blue Note
(1959)
Festival Session
(1959)

Live at the Blue Note is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at The Blue Note nightclub in Chicago for the Roulette label in 1959.[1]

The album was originally released as a single LP and rereleased as a double CD in 1994 with fourteen bonus tracks on the Blue Note label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated "This two-CD set gives one a good example of how Duke Ellington's Orchestra sounded in 1959. Greatly expanded from the original single LP, the release essentially brings back a full night by the Ellington band, three nearly complete sets. The music ranges from old favorites to some newer material".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

Disc 1

  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:17 Bonus track on CD reissue
  2. "Newport Up" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 4:40 Bonus track on CD reissue
  3. "Haupe" [aka "Polly's Theme"] - 3:58
  4. "Flirtibird" - 3:01
  5. "Pie Eye's Blues" - 3:16
  6. "Almost Cried" - 3:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  7. "Duael Fuel (Dual Filter)" - (Ellington, Clark Terry) - 11:37 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 3:56
  9. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Shorty Baker, Ellington) - 7:17
  10. "El Gato" (Cat Anderson) - 4:13 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "C Jam Blues" (Barney Bigard, Ellington) - 4:52 Bonus track on CD reissue
  12. "Tenderly" (Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence) - 5:30 Bonus track on CD reissue
  13. "Honeysuckle Rose" (Andy Razaf, Fats Waller) - 4:20 Bonus track on CD reissue
  14. "Drawing Room Blues" (Strayhorn) - 6:05 Bonus track on CD reissue
  15. "Tonk" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 1:57 Bonus track on CD reissue

Disc 2

  1. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 2:36
  2. "All of Me" (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) - 2:31
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Mercer Ellington) - 2:50
  4. "Jeep's Blues" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) - 3:50
  5. "Mood Indigo" (Bigard, Ellington, Mills) - 11:02 Bonus track on CD reissue
  6. "Perdido" (Juan Tizol) - 4:32
  7. "Satin Doll]" (Ellington, Strayhorn, Johnny Mercer) - 4:48 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. A Disarming Visit by June Christy & Stan Kenton - 2:56
  9. "Newport Up" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 5:03 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy/Creole Love Call/The Mooche" (Ellington, Strayhorn, James "Bubber" Miley) - 9:19
  11. "Passion Flower Strayhorn 5:13
  12. "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 4:29
  13. "El Gato" (Anderson) - 4:18 Bonus track on CD reissue

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 18, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 18, 2010