Annotation

Notes

Don't be deluded into thinking this is a genuine Pablo release - it's not.
This is part of a late serie dedicated to highlighting blues cuts from musicians otherwise considered essentially as jazz.
Though most of the takes come from the late period, some are obviously way earlier.
Half of the selection is live.
This set certainly is a bit confusing: not good enough for serious amateurs (everything is already elsewhere in their collection), and not blow-it-and-pike enough to act as a sampler, it stays in between.
Neither an album nor a compilation, it still provides remarkable material, among the best tunes performed by Ella.
Avoid? Dig?

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-22 03:10 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Smooth Sailing
3:09
2 Duke's Place
4:39
3 St. Louis Blues
3:08
4 "C" Jam Blues
11:04
5 Fine and Mellow
6:06
6 Happy Blues
6:13
7 Billie's Bounce
5:01
8 I'm Walkin'
5:36
9 Fine and Mellow
2:50
10 St. Louis Blues
5:22
11 Basella
10:30

Credits

CD 1

composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1942) (track 4)
later versions:
Duke’s Place (track 4)
recording of:
"C" Jam Blues (track 4)

Release

ASIN: US: B000000XLE [info]