Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – The Popular Duke Ellington (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – The Popular Duke Ellington (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 42:15 minutes | 1,45 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © RCA Records
Recorded: RCA Hollywood Recording Studio B in Los Angeles, CA on May 9 (#1,2,9), May 10 (#5,6,10,11) and May 11 (#3,4,7,8), 1966

The Popular Duke Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington featuring many of the tunes associated with his orchestra rerecorded in 1966 and released on the RCA label in 1966.

This CD reissue from 1997 features Duke Ellington and His Orchestra running through 11 of the leader’s hits and a lesser-known blues tune, “The Twitch.” The 1966 version of his big band still had all of its main stars, including such major voices as trumpeters Cootie Williams and Cat Anderson, trombonists Lawrence Brown and Buster Cooper, altoist Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves on tenor, and clarinetist Jimmy Hamilton. All are featured on The Popular Duke Ellington. Since the material is all very familiar, and mostly quite concise (nothing over six minutes long, and a version of “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me” that is under two minutes), few surprises occur. But Ellington fans will enjoy this well-played effort. –AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1 Take the A Train 04:36
2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 02:35
3 Perdido 03:13
4 Mood Indigo 05:07
5 Black and Tan Fantasy 05:10
6 The Twitch 03:07
7 Solitude 03:34
8 Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me 01:52
9 The Mooche 05:33
10 Sophisticated Lady 03:01
11 Creole Love Call 03:05

Duke Ellington – piano
Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams – trumpet
Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper – trombone
Chuck Connors – bass trombone
Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet
Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Jimmy Hamilton – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
Harry Carney – baritone saxophone
John Lamb – bass
Sam Woodyard – drums