Annotation

Recording locations and time:
Track 1 - The Plaza Hotel, new York, September 9, 1958
Track 2 - January 23, 1956
Track 3 & 9 - Newport, September 8, 1959
Track 4 - Newport July 6/7, 1956
Track 5 - New York, December 2, 1959
Track 6, 13 & 15 - Hollywood, July 14, 1960
Track 7 - June 30, 1960
Track 8 & 11 - January 27, 1956
Track 10 - Hollywood, December 19, 1936
Track 12 - New York, December 9, 1957
Track 14 - Chicago, February 14, 1940
Track 16 - Newport, July 7, 1956
Track 17 - New York, February 19, 1959

Annotation last modified on 2016-10-30 02:14 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Take the “A” Train
2:54
2 Sophisticated Lady
2:57
3 Perdido
4:29
4 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
3:36
5 In a Mellow Tone
2:39
6 Mood Indigo
3:45
7 Happy Go Lucky Local
2:58
8 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
2:49
9 Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
2:55
10 Caravan
3:09
11 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
2:38
12 Dancers in Love
2:17
13 Something to Live For
2:43
14 Solitude
2:55
15 Black Beauty
3:11
16 Black and Tan Fantasy
6:23
17 U.M.M.G.
4:28

Credits

CD 1

clarinet and tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (1956-01-23) (track 2)
trumpet:
William "Cat" Anderson (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Willie Cook (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Ray Nance (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Cootie Williams (1956-01-23) (track 2)
William "Cat" Anderson (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Shorty Baker (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Andrew “Fats” Ford (trumpeter) (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Ray Nance (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Clark Terry (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
drums:
Sam Woodyard (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Sam Woodyard (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
bass:
Jimmy Woode (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
double bass:
Jimmy Woode (1956-01-23) (track 2)
percussion:
Chauncey Morehouse (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Bobby Rosengarden (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Johnny Hodges (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Russell Procope (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Russell Procope (1956-01-23) (track 2)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1956-01-23) (track 2)
piano accordion:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
baritone saxophone:
Harry Carney (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Harry Carney (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Paul Gonsalves (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Britt Woodman (1956-01-23) (track 2)
Quentin Jackson (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
Britt Woodman (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
valve trombone:
John Sanders (US jazz trombonist) (1956-01-23) (track 2)
composer:
Barney Bentall (track 13)
Juan Tizol (track 3)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 6)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 8)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1932) (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1934) (track 14)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 10)
Juan Tizol (1937) (track 10)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1938) (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1939) (track 5)
Billy Strayhorn (1939) (track 1)
Mercer Ellington (1942) (track 9)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1946) (track 7)
Billy Strayhorn (1946) (track 7)
lead vocals:
Rosemary Clooney (track 2)
lyricist:
Gary Fraser (track 13)
Mitchell Parish (track 2)
Ted Persons (track 9)
Irving Mills (1930) (track 6)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 8)
Eddie DeLange (1934) (track 14)
Irving Mills (1934) (track 14)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 10)
Irving Mills (1938) (track 11)
Henry Nemo (1938) (track 11)
John Redmond (House vocalist) (1938) (track 11)
Milt Gabler (1939) (track 5)
Joya Sherrill (1944) (track 1)
producer:
Irving Townsend (track 17)
remixer:
Larry Keyes (track 17)
writer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 12, 14)
Irving Mills (1932) (track 2)
publisher:
Duke Ellington Music (tracks 2, 10)
Famous Music Corporation (tracks 2, 10)
Mills Music, Inc. (tracks 2, 10)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 10)
Tempo (Please do not use for release label) (track 1)
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 6)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 6)
recorded at:
CBS 30th Street Studio in New York, New York, United States (1959-02-19 – 1959-02-25) (track 17)
arrangements:
Caravan (arranged by Au) (track 10)
has revision:
Take the “A” Train (Nikki Yanofsky version) (track 1)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 8)
later versions:
Perdido (with lyrics) (track 3)
recording of:
(In My) Solitude (track 14)
Caravan (track 10)
Dancers in Love (track 12)
In a Mellow Tone (track 5)
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (track 6)
Perdido (original instrumental version) (track 3)
Take the "A" Train (track 1)
Sophisticated Lady (1956-01-23) (track 2)
version of:
Take the "A" Train (Initial instrumental version) (track 1)