The Pianist (album)

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The Pianist
The Pianist (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1974
RecordedJuly 18, 1966 and January 7, 1970
GenreJazz
Length72:17
LabelFantasy
ProducerDuke Ellington
Duke Ellington chronology
Latin American Suite
(1968-70)
The Pianist
(1974)
New Orleans Suite
(1970)

The Pianist is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington compiled from sessions in 1966 and 1970, and released on the Fantasy label in 1974.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated, "Duke Ellington had so many talents (composer, arranger, bandleader, personality) that his skills as a pianist could easily be overlooked. Fortunately he did record a fair amount of trio albums through the years so there is plenty of evidence as to his unique style which was both modern and traditional at the same time".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington
  1. "Don Juan" - 2:36
  2. "Slow Blues" - 4:00
  3. "Looking Glass" - 2:55
  4. "The Shepherd" [Take 1] - 5:50
  5. "The Shepherd" [Take 2] - 6:35
  6. "Tap Dancer's Blues" - 2:53
  7. "Sam Woodyard's Blues" - 6:37
  8. "Duck Amok" - 3:43
  9. "Never Stop Remembering Bill" - 4:29
  10. "Fat Mess" - 2:58
  • Recorded at RCA Studio A in New York, NY on July 18, 1966 (tracks 1-7), and in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 1970 (tracks 8-10).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 11, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 11, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.