Yale Concert

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Yale Concert
Yale Concert.jpg
Live album by Duke Ellington
Released 1973
Recorded January 26, 1968
Genre Jazz
Label Fantasy
Duke Ellington chronology
Francis A. & Edward K.
(1967)Francis A. & Edward K.1967
Yale Concert
Second Sacred Concert
(1968)Second Sacred Concert1968

Yale Concert is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded at Woolsey Hall, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1968 and released on the Fantasy label in 1973.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated "The great Duke Ellington Orchestra was still intact and in its late prime at the time of this performance from 1968. With the death of Billy Strayhorn the year before, Ellington (perhaps sensing his own mortality) accelerated his writing activities, proving that even as he neared 70, he was still at his peak".[2]

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

Only one title, "Boola Boola" was actually recorded in front of an audience. The rest was taped in a studio with audience noise dubbed on.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "The Little Purple Flower, Parts 1 & 2" - 10:47
  2. "Put-tin" (Ellington/Strayhorn) - 3:58
  3. "A Chromatic Love Affair" - 3:58
  4. "Boola Boola" (Allan M. Hirsh) - 3:18
  5. "A Johnny Hodges Medley: Warm Valley/Drag" (Strayhorn) - 7:59
  6. "Salome" (Raymond Fol) - 3:28
  7. "Swamp Goo" - 4:33
  8. "Up Jump" - 3:08
  9. "Take the "A" Train" (Strayhorn) - 3:35
  • Recorded at Woolsey Hall, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut on January 26, 1968.



  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 10, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.