Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Take the 'A' Train
2:56
2 Jack the Bear
3:18
3 Ko-Ko
2:44
4 Morning Glory
3:19
5 Conga Brava
2:58
6 Concerto for Cootie
3:17
7 Bojangles
2:44
8 Never No Lament
3:18
9 Blue Goose
3:20
10 Cotton Tail
3:11
11 A Portrait of Bert Williams
3:11
12 Harlem Air Shaft
3:00
13 All Too Soon
3:32
14 Sepia Panorama
3:21
15 My Greatest Mistake
3:25
16 In a Mellotone
3:18
17 Warm Valley
3:24
18 Across the Track Blues
2:59
19 Jumpin' Punkins
3:33
20 John Hardy's Wife
3:28
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Blue Serge
3:22
2 Bakiff
3:23
3 Are You Sticking?
3:04
4 Just a Settin' and a Rockin'
3:35
5 The Giddybug Gallop
3:32
6 Jump for Joy
2:55
7 Five O'Clock Drag
3:14
8 Chelsea Bridge
2:55
9 Raincheck
2:30
10 Perdido
3:09
11 The 'C' Jam Blues
2:40
12 Main Stern
2:49
13 Black and Tan Fantasy
2:50
14 Sophisticated Lady
2:41
15 Tonight I Shall Sleep
2:58
16 Rockabye River
3:04
17 Suddenly It Jumped
2:49
18 Beale Street Blues
2:53
19 Indiana
2:47
20 Blue Is the Light
3:02

Credits

CD 1

clarinet and tenor saxophone:
Barney Bigard (track 8)
trumpet:
Wallace Jones (track 8)
Cootie Williams (track 8)
cornet:
Rex Stewart (track 8)
membranophone:
Sonny Greer (track 8)
guitar:
Fred Guy (track 8)
double bass:
Jimmy Blanton (track 8)
alto saxophone:
Otto Hardwick (track 8)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Johnny Hodges (track 8)
alto saxophone, baritone saxophone and clarinet:
Harry Carney (track 8)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 8)
tenor saxophone:
Ben Webster (track 8)
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (track 8)
valve trombone:
Juan Tizol (track 8)
composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 6, 8, 10–11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1939) (track 16)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (track 13)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 10)
Milt Gabler (1939) (track 16)
Carl Sigman (1940) (track 13)
publisher:
EMI Robbins (track 16)
later versions:
recording of:
All Too Soon (track 13)
Cotton Tail (track 10)
In a Mellow Tone (track 16)
Never No Lament (1940-05-04) (track 8)