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Recorded July 27, 1966.


Recorded July 29, 1966.


Recorded July 28, 1966.


Recorded July 29, 1966.


Recorded July 28, 1966.


Recorded July 27, 1966


Recorded July 26, 1966.

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-14 14:22 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Diminuendo in Blue / Blow by Blow
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 8:22
2 Caravan
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:23
3 Rose of the Rio Grande
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:04
4 Tutti for Cootie
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:48
5 Skin Deep
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 11:04
6 Passion Flower
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:52
7 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:06
8 Wings and Things
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 11:01
9 The Star-Crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:19
10 Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:50
11 Madness in Great Ones
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:33
12 Kinda Dukish / Rockin' in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:09
13 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:35
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Main Stem
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:12
2 Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooche
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 9:08
3 West Indian Pancake
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:08
4 El Viti
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:04
5 The Opener
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:24
6 La Plus Belle Africaine
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 12:09
7 Azure
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:44
8 [Duke Ellington introduces Ella Fitzgerald]
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:05
9 Let's Do It
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:08
10 Satin Doll
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:27
11 Cotton Tail
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:31
12 Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:47
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:43
2 Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:36
3 Half the Fun
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:44
4 Madness in Great Ones
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:33
5 The Star-Crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:26
6 I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:48
7 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:58
8 Wings and Things
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 8:49
9 Kinda Dukish / Rockin' in Rhythm
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:32
10 Chelsea Bridge
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:42
11 Skin Deep
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 12:28
12 Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:04
13 Jam With Sam
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:19
14 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:08
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Soul Call
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:52
2 West Indian Pancake
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:02
3 El Viti
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:14
4 The Opener
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:31
5 La Plus Belle Africaine
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 13:44
6 Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:16
7 Trombonio-Bustoso-Issimo
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:05
8 Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:49
9 Half the Fun
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:36
10 Madness in Great Ones
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:59
11 The Star-Crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:36
12 Prelude to a Kiss
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:27
13 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:47
CD 5
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 11:32
2 Thou Swell (incomplete)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:40
3 Satin Doll
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
4 Wives and Lovers
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:22
5 Something to Live For
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:13
6 Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:09
7 The More I See You
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:00
8 Goin' Out of My Head
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:04
9 Só Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:52
10 Lullaby of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:56
11 How Long Has This Been Going On?
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:10
12 Mack the Knife
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:01
CD 6
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooche
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 9:45
2 Soul Call
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:46
3 West Indian Pancake
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:08
4 El Viti
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:36
5 La Plus Belle Africaine
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 13:58
6 Such Sweet Thunder
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:47
7 Half the Fun
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:46
8 Madness in Great Ones
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:15
9 The Star-Crossed Lovers
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:16
10 Wings and Things
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:22
11 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:19
12 Thou Swell
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:00
13 Satin Doll
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:42
14 Wives and Lovers
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:39
15 Something to Live For
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:08
16 Let's Do It
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:56
CD 7
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Sweet Georgia Brown
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:36
2 Goin' Out of My Head
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:34
3 Só Danço Samba (Jazz Samba)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 6:07
4 Lullaby of Birdland
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:06
5 Moment of Truth
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:24
6 Misty
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:26
7 Mack the Knife
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:36
8 Cotton Tail
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:29
9 The Trip
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:02
10 Jive Jam
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 9:55
11 All Too Soon
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:37
12 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:21
13 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 7:16
14 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:27
CD 8: Rehearsal
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 1
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:09
2 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 2
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:31
3 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Instructions
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:35
4 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 3
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:20
5 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 4
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:05
6 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 5
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:02
7 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Instructions 2
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 2:03
8 Blue Fuse No. 2: Preparation
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:45
9 Blue Fuse No. 2: Rehearsal 1
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:06
10 Blue Fuse No. 1: Rehearsal 1
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 0:47
11 Blue Fuse No. 1: Rehearsal 2
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1:21
12 Blue Fuse No. 1: Rehearsal 3
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 3:04
13 The Shepherd: Rehearsal
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:02
14 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Rehearsal 6
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 5:26
15 The Old Circus Train Turn-Around Blues: Complete Rehearsal
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 8:13
16 Tingling Is a Happiness: Rehearsal
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 4:00

Credits

CD 1

clarinet and tenor saxophone:
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
trumpet:
William “Cat” Anderson (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
Mercer Ellington (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
Herb Jones (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
Cootie Williams (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
drums:
Sam Woodyard (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
double bass:
John Lamb (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
alto saxophone:
Johnny Hodges (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
alto saxophone and clarinet:
Russell Procope (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
piano:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
baritone saxophone, bass clarinet and clarinet:
Harry Carney (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
bass trombone:
Chuck Connors (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
tenor saxophone:
Paul Gonsalves (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
trombone:
Lawrence Brown (jazz trombonist) (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
Buster Cooper (1966-07-26) (tracks 1–13)
arranger:
Rabih Abou-Khalil (track 2)
Joe Lovano (track 6)
composer:
Louie Bellson (track 5)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 1, 1, 4, 9–11)
Ross Gorman (track 3)
Jimmy Hamilton (US jazz clarinettist/saxophonist, arranger, composer) (track 4)
Johnny Hodges (track 8)
Billy Strayhorn (tracks 6, 9–11)
Harry Warren (US composer and lyricist) (track 3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 2)
Juan Tizol (1937) (track 2)
Mercer Ellington (1942) (tracks 7, 13)
lyricist:
Edgar Leslie (track 3)
Ted Persons (tracks 7, 13)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 2)
writer:
Harry Carney (track 12)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 12)
Irving Mills (track 12)
publisher:
Mills Music, Inc. (track 2)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 2)
Tempo Music Inc (track 6)
Lafleur Music Ltd. (1995-12-12 –) (track 2)
arrangements:
Caravan (arranged by Au) (track 2)
live cover recording of:
Wings and Things (1966-07-26) (track 8)
live instrumental cover recording of:
Rose of the Rio Grande (1966-07-26) (track 3)
live instrumental recording of:
Caravan (1966-07-26) (track 2)
Things Ain't What They Used to Be (1966-07-26) (tracks 7, 13)
live recording of:
Diminuendo in Blue (track 1)
Kinda Dukish / Rockin' In Rhythm (1966-07-26) (track 12)
Madness in Great Ones (1966-07-26) (track 11)
Passion Flower (1966-07-26) (track 6)
Skin Deep (1966-07-26) (track 5)
Such Sweet Thunder (1966-07-26) (track 10)
The Star-Crossed Lovers (1966-07-26) (track 9)
Tutti for Cootie (1966-07-26) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Ja-Da Medley (track 2)

CD 2

composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1937) (track 7)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 11)
Irving Mills (1937) (track 7)
live recording of:
Azure (track 7)
Cotton Tail (track 11)

CD 3

composer:
Louie Bellson (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 6)
lyricist:
Paul Francis Webster (1941) (track 6)
later translated versions:
Je suis mordue (track 6)
live recording of:
Jam With Sam (track 13)
Skin Deep (1966-07-27) (track 11)

CD 5

composer:
Billy Strayhorn (track 5)
lyricist:
Billy Strayhorn (track 5)
recording of:
Something to Live For (1938 Billy Strayhorn jazz composition) (track 5)

CD 6

composer:
Billy Strayhorn (track 15)
lyricist:
Billy Strayhorn (track 15)
recording of:
Something to Live For (1938 Billy Strayhorn jazz composition) (track 15)

CD 7

composer:
Teddy Randazzo (track 2)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 8)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1931-08) (track 13)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1940) (track 11)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1941) (track 14)
lyricist:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 8)
Bobby Weinstein (US songwriter) (track 2)
Irving Mills (1931) (track 13)
Carl Sigman (1940) (track 11)
Lee Gaines (1941) (track 14)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 13)
is the basis for:
Swingy Thing (Solo Tenor Horn & Brass Band) (track 13)
later versions:
live cover recording of:
live recording of:
All Too Soon (track 11)
Cotton Tail (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

CD 8: Rehearsal

composer:
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (track 13)
live recording of:

Release

ASIN: US: B000WS4I8A [info]

Release Group

Wikipedia: en: Ella and Duke at the Cote D'Azur [info]