World Saxophone Quartet: Plays Duke Ellington

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Plays Duke Ellington
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Studio album by World Saxophone Quartet
Released 1986
Recorded April 1986
Genre Jazz
Length 69:16
Label Elektra/Nonesuch
Producer Robert Hurwitz
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music
(1986)String Module Error: Match not found1986
Plays Duke Ellington
Dances and Ballads
(1987)Dances and Ballads1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Plays Duke Ellington was the seventh album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet, released in 1986.

The album marked a departure for the quartet, in that their first six albums had been of music written by the four musicians themselves; this was their first venture into jazz standards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take the 'A' Train" (Strayhorn) –1:33
  2. "Lush Life" (Strayhorn) –6:30
  3. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington–Gordon–Mills) –2:43
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington–Mills–Parish) –4:41
  5. "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (Ellington–Mills–Nemo) –6:02
  6. "Come Sunday" (Ellington) –7:36
  7. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington–Kurtz–Mills) –5:16
  8. "Take the 'A' Train" (Strayhorn) –4:55



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. World Saxophone Quartet: Plays Duke Ellington at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 31, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 28, 2013.