Annotation

Notes

Almost certainly re-issued by Fantasy/OJC during the late 80s/early 90s.
4, Prelude to a kiss, composed by: Gordon - Mills - Ellington
6, Just squeeze me (but don't tease me), composed by: Ellington - Gaines
7, Everything but you, composed by: Ellington - George - James

Annotation last modified on 2007-12-22 16:46 UTC.

Tracklist

Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Cotton Tail
4:19
2 The Blues
5:28
3 The Hawk Talks
5:11
4 Prelude to a Kiss
5:42
5 Love You Madly
6:38
6 Just Squeeze Me (but Don't Tease Me)
6:06
7 Everything but You
5:19

Credits

Vinyl 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
drums:
Louie Bellson (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
guitar:
Joe Pass (jazz guitarist) (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
bass:
Ray Brown (jazz bassist) (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
composer:
Louie Bellson (track 3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 1–2, 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1945) (track 7)
Harry James (American big band leader, trumpeter & actor) (1945) (track 7)
engineer:
Val Valentin (1973-01-08) (tracks 1–7)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 1)
Lee Gaines (1941) (track 6)
Don George (1945) (track 7)
producer:
Norman Granz (tracks 1–7)
recording of:
Cotton Tail (1973-01-08) (track 1)
Everything but You (1973-01-08) (track 7)
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) (1973-01-08) (track 6)
Love You Madly (1973-01-08) (track 5)
The Blues (1973-01-08) (track 2)
The Hawk Talks (1973-01-08) (track 3)

Release

drums: Louie Bellson
guitar: Joe Pass (jazz guitarist)
bass: Ray Brown (jazz bassist)
piano: Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader)
engineer: Val Valentin
ASIN: US: B000000XIQ [info]

Release Group

Wikidata: Q3041071 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Duke's Big 4 [info]