Duke Ellington The Duke Plays Ellington LP
Capitol Records' 75th Anniversary Vinyl LP Reissue!
The Duke Plays Ellington is an album that was released in 1953 via Capitol
"At the time of its release this was a true rarity, a full album of Duke
Ellington featured with a trio sans his orchestra. Although his talents at the
piano sometimes have been overshadowed by his many accomplishments as a
composer, arranger, and bandleader, Ellington was actually one of the very few
stride pianists (along with Mary Lou Williams) to effectively make the
transition into more modern styles of jazz without losing his own musical
personality; in fact Duke was an early influence on both Thelonious Monk and
Cecil Taylor. Throughout this (album)..., Ellington sounds modern (especially
rhythmically and in his chord voicings) and shows that he could have made a
viable career out of just being a pianist." - allmusic.com
Now reissued on vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
• Vinyl LP
1. In A Sentimental Mood
2. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
3. Reflections In D
4. Who Knows?
6. All Too Soon
1. Prelude To A Kiss
2. B Sharp Blues
3. Passion Flower
6. Dancers In Love