Tracklist

CD 1
#TitleRatingLength
1It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)3:11
2In a Sentimental Mood3:18
3Solitude3:14
4Caravan
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney
clarinet:
Barney Bigard
double bass:
Billy Taylor Sr. (jazz bassist)
drums (drum set):
Sonny Greer
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
trombone:
Juan Tizol
trumpet:
Rex Stewart
recording of:
Caravan (on 1937-05-14)
lyricist:
Irving Mills (in 1937)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1937) and Juan Tizol (in 1937)
arranger:
Ako Doma
publisher:
American Academy of Music, Inc., Duke Ellington Music, EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP-affiliated), Famous Music Corporation, Mills Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Harmony and Lafleur Music Ltd. (from 1995-12-12 to present)
2:41
5I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
alto saxophone and soprano saxophone:
Johnny Hodges
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney
double bass:
Billy Taylor Sr. (jazz bassist)
drums (drum set):
Sonny Greer
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist)
trumpet:
Cootie Williams
recording of:
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (on 1938-03-03)
lyricist:
Irving Mills (in 1938), Henry Nemo (in 1938) and John Redmond (House vocalist) (in 1938)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1938)
3:10
6Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
double bass:
Edgar Brown
drums (drum set):
Sonny Greer
guitar:
Fred Guy
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope and Al Sears
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist), Tyree Glenn and Claude Jones
trumpet:
Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb (Sr., jazz trumpeter), Herman Grimes (trumpeter), Shelton "Scad" Hemphill, Ray Nance and Francis Williams (trumpeter)
lead vocals:
Al Hibbler
recording of:
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me (on 1947-11-18)
lyricist:
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith “Bob” Russell) (in 1943)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1943)
publisher:
Music Sales Corporation (American copyright holder in both popular and classical music) and Sony/ATV Harmony
version of:
Concerto for Cootie
3:05
7Don't Get Around Much Anymore
double bass:
Oscar Pettiford
drums (drum set):
Sonny Greer
guitar:
Fred Guy
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope and Al Sears
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist), Tyree Glenn and Claude Jones
trumpet:
Harold "Shorty" Baker, Wilbur "Dud" Bascomb (Sr., jazz trumpeter), Shelton "Scad" Hemphill, Ray Nance and Francis Williams (trumpeter)
lead vocals:
Al Hibbler
recording of:
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (on 1947-11-20)
lyricist:
Bob Russell (US songwriter/lyricist Sidney Keith “Bob” Russell) (in 1942)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1940)
publisher:
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher), EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Harmony, フジパシフィックミュージック SBK事業部 and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label)
version of:
Never No Lament
3:04
8Sophisticated Lady
double bass:
Wendell Marshall
drums (drum set):
Sonny Greer
horn:
Mercer Ellington
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
piano [2nd piano]:
Billy Strayhorn
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist), Tyree Glenn and Quentin Jackson
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Andrew “Fats” Ford (trumpeter), Ray Nance and Nelson Williams (jazz trumpeter)
lead vocals:
Yvonne Lanauze
recording of:
Sophisticated Lady (on 1950-12-18)
lyricist:
Mitchell Parish and Irving Mills (in 1932)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1932)
publisher:
Duke Ellington Music, Famous Music Corporation and Mills Music, Inc.
part of:
Sophisticated Ladies (1981 musical)
11:35
9I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney
double bass:
Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance and Clark Terry (American swing trumpeter)
recording of:
I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) (on 1956-07-07)
lyricist:
Paul Francis Webster (in 1941)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1941)
3:44
10Perdido
double bass:
Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves and Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
Clark Terry (American swing trumpeter)
recording of:
Perdido (original instrumental version) (on 1958-04-03)
composer:
Juan Tizol
2:50
11In a Mellow Tone
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney
double bass:
Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set):
James Johnson (US jazz drummer)
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
piano [2nd piano]:
Billy Strayhorn
tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer)
trombone:
Matthew Gee (jazz trombonist), Mitchell Wood and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
Ray Nance
recording of:
In a Mellow Tone (on 1959-12-03)
lyricist:
Milt Gabler (in 1939)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1939)
publisher:
EMI Robbins
2:42
12Mood Indigo
double bass:
Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Rick Henderson (jazz saxophonist), Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
trombone:
Quentin Jackson and John Sanders (US jazz trombonist)
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Willie Cook, Ray Nance and Clark Terry (American swing trumpeter)
recording of:
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (on 1957-09-09)
lyricist:
Irving Mills (in 1930)
composer:
Barney Bigard (in 1930) and Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1930)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music Inc. (ASCAP-affiliated) (in 1930), EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (in 1930) and Lawrence Wright Music Co., Ltd. (in 1930)
3:07
13Prelude to a Kiss
recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (on 1957-10-01)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (on 1957-10-01) and Russell Procope (on 1957-10-01)
baritone saxophone and bass clarinet:
Harry Carney (on 1957-10-01)
bass:
Jimmy Woode (on 1957-10-01)
cello:
Ozzie Bailey (on 1957-10-01), Jimmy Grissom (on 1957-10-01) and Ray Nance (on 1957-10-01)
clarinet:
Harry Carney (on 1957-10-01), Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (on 1957-10-01) and Russell Procope (on 1957-10-01)
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard (on 1957-10-01)
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (on 1957-10-01)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves (on 1957-10-01) and Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (on 1957-10-01)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (on 1957-10-01), John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) (on 1957-10-01) and Britt Woodman (on 1957-10-01)
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson (on 1957-10-01), Willie Cook (on 1957-10-01), Harold Baker (on 1957-10-01), Ray Nance (on 1957-10-01) and Clark Terry (American swing trumpeter) (on 1957-10-01)
instrumental recording of:
Prelude to a Kiss (on 1957-10-01)
lyricist:
Irving Gordon (US songwriter) (in 1938) and Irving Mills (in 1938)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1938)
publisher:
J. R. Lafleur & Son Ltd. and Lafleur Music Ltd.
4:44
14Satin Doll
double bass:
Jimmy Woode
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
trombone:
Quentin Jackson, John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson, Harold "Shorty" Baker, Andrew “Fats” Ford (trumpeter), Ray Nance and Clark Terry (American swing trumpeter)
recording of:
Satin Doll (on 1959-02-19)
lyricist:
Johnny Mercer (in 1953)
additional composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1953)
composer:
Billy Strayhorn (in 1953)
publisher:
Campbell Connelly & Co. Ltd., Duke Ellington Music, Tempo Music Inc and WB Music Corp. (1929-2019)
2:45
15I'm Beginning to See the Light
double bass:
Aaron Bell
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist), Juan Tizol, Mitchell Wood and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
Willie Cook, Andrew “Fats” Ford (trumpeter), Ed Mullens and Ray Nance
recording of:
I’m Beginning to See the Light (on 1960-05-31)
lyricist:
Don George (in 1944)
composer:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader) (in 1944), Johnny Hodges (in 1944) and Harry James (US big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (in 1944)
publisher:
Anne-Rachel Music Corp.
2:06
16Take the "A" Train
double bass:
Aaron Bell
drums (drum set):
Sam Woodyard
piano:
Duke Ellington (US composer, pianist & jazz bandleader)
saxophone:
Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer), Johnny Hodges and Russell Procope
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist), Mitchell Wood and Britt Woodman
trumpet:
Willie Cook, Andrew “Fats” Ford (trumpeter), Ed Mullens, Ray Nance and Gerald Wilson (US jazz trumpeter/bandleader/composer/arranger)
recording of:
Take the “A” Train (original instrumental version) (on 1960-06-30)
composer:
Billy Strayhorn
5:29