The Jazz Show Episode September 1, 2008

Broadcast on 01-Sep-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

This album is a bit of a misnomer as it was recorded in New York in the studio in March and April 1965, after the band had returned from a short(Ellington's first) to the West Indies. Duke and his alter-ego, Billy Strayhorn wrote some new material for the tour and it's heard here along with some standard Ellington fare. All of the compositions come from within Ellingtonia. The band is relaxed and happy and in creative form and all of the great soloists are playing at their best. They include Johnny Hodges on alto saxophone, Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone, Ray Nance on violin and trumpet, Cat Anderson and Cootie Williams on trumpets, Buster Cooper on trombone, Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet,Lawrence Brown on trombone and of course Ellington on piano, John Lamb on bass and Sam Woodyard on drums and others.This album may not rank with Ellington's masterpieces but it is very representative of how the band would sound on a regular gig on a good night. Duke Ellington forever!

Track Listing:

Elmo Hope · Informal Jazz
Woody'n You
Red Garland · Soul Junction.
Our Delight
Double Digit
Rolf Erickson · Sincerely Ours
The Jazztet · Here and Now
Short John
Dinah Washington · Sings and Wails
Old Man's Darlin'
Love For Sale
Slow Grind
Rob McConnell · The Brass is Back
Crazy Rhythm
Ian McDougall · Nights in Vancouver
Amanda Tosoff · Still Life
Speak Low.
Fraser MacPherson · Our Blues.
Island Virgin
Duke Ellington · Concert in the Virgin
Virgin Jungle
Fiddler on the Diddle
Jungle Kitty
Things Ain't What They
Used To Be.
Chelsea Bridge
The Opener
Mysterious Chick
Barefoot Stomper
Fade Up
Big Fat Alice's Blues
Sotho Blue
Abdullah Ibrahim · Ekaya!