This One's for Blanton!

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This One's for Blanton!
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Studio album by Duke Ellington & Ray Brown
Recorded December 5, 1972
Genre Jazz
Length 39:25
Label Pablo
Producer Norman Granz
Duke Ellington chronology
The Ellington Suites
This One's for Blanton!
Up in Duke’s Workshop

This One's for Blanton! is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington duetting with Ray Brown recorded in December 1972 and released on the Pablo label.[1] The title refers to early Duke Ellington collaborator and influential yet short lived double bass player Jimmy Blanton.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Delightful and often-playful music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice A–[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 5:36
  2. "Pitter Panther Patter" - 3:06
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 4:00
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 5:30
  5. "See See Rider" (Traditional) - 3:07
  6. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: First Movement" (Ray Brown, Ellington) - 4:51
  7. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Second Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 5:11
  8. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Third Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 3:40
  9. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Fourth Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 4:58
  • Recorded at United Recording Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 1972.



  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed April 8, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 8, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 2, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved November 7, 2015.