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Duke Ellington

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 07 October 2012

It's a jazz truism that, though Duke Ellington played piano, his real instrument was his band. But it's also true that he had a great and unique keyboard style, as full of colour and imagination as his orchestrations. Geoffrey Smith Jazz will present the full glory of Ellington the pianist, in solos and ensembles large and small.

Music Played

13 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Duke Ellington Soda Fountain Rag

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p. 1972

    Live at The Witney, Impulse, IMP11732 (1); Tr.6

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    Duke Ellington Swampy River

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p. October 1928

    Blue Feeling, Past Perfect, PPCD 78103. Tr.5

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    Duke Ellington Back Room Romp

    Composer: R Stewart, Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Rex Stewart, c; Freddy Jenkins, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, cl, bs; Brick Fleagle, g; Hayes Alvis, b; Jack Maisel, d. July 1937

    Ken Burns Jazz, Columbia/Legacy, 5010304 2. Tr.13

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    Duke Ellington Dancers in Love

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Junior Raglin, b. 1945

    Black, Brown & Beige, Bluebird, PD86641 (3), CD2, T.12

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    The Duke Ellington Trio Frankie and Johnny

    Composer: Jack A. Benarty, arr. Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d. May 1945

    Ellington Plays the Blues, HMV, 7EG8129 S1 / T2

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    Duke Ellington The Minor Goes Muggin'

    Composer: Sy Oliver Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Gerry Goff, Mickey Mangano, George Seaberg, Charlie Shavers, t; Dorsey, Karl de Karske, Tex Satterwhite, Dick Noel, tb; Gus Bivona, c, as; Sid Cooper, as; Babe Fresk, Vido Musso, ts; Bruce Branson, as, bs; Bob Bain, g; Sid Block, b; Buddy Rich, d. String section (14 violins; 2 violas; 2 cellos) May 1945

    The Best of Ellington, RCA Victor, 09026 63459 2. Tr.12

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    Duke Ellington The Clothed Woman

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Harold Baker, t; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Carney, bs; Junior Raglin, b; Sonny Greer, d. December 1947

    Masterpieces 1926 - 1949, Proper, 1200. D4, Tr.22

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    Duke Ellington Tonk

    Composer: Billy Strayhorn Performers: Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn p. October 1946

    Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition, RCA, RCDJ-63458-2. D2, Tr. 17

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    Duke Ellington Lotus Blossom

    Composer: Billy Strayhorn Performers: Duke Ellington, p. August 1967

    …And His Mother Called Him Bill, Bluebird, ND86287 (1); Tr. 9

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    Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington I'm Just a Lucky So and So

    Composer: Ellington and M. David Performers: Louis Armstrong, v; Duke Ellington, p; Mort Herbert, b; Danny Barcelona, d. April 1961

    The Great Summit – The Master Takes, Roulette, 7243 5 24547 2 3. Tr. 2

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    Duke Ellington The Single Petal of a Rose

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p. May 1964

    The Great Concerts: London & New York, Nimbus, N127045 (2); D2, Tr. 13

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    Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Stompy Jones

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Johnny Hodges, as; Harry Sweets Edison, t; Les Spann, g; Al Hall, b; Jo Jones, d. February 1959.

    Side By Side, Verve, 521 405-2. Tr. 1

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    Duke Ellington Ad Lib on Nippon

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Duke Ellington, p; Cootie Williams, William Cat Anderson, t; Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, t, flhn; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; John Lamb, b; Rufus Jones, d. December 1966

    The Far East Suite – Special Mix, Bluebird, 07863665512 (1); Tr. 9

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