Duke In Blue

November 2, 1999 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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5:18
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5:58
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2:54
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5:11
30
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5:16
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4:12
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4:52
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2:37
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3:54
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3:40
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3:35
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4:27
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3:47
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3:26
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 29, 1999
  • Release Date: November 2, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 59:07
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00138H8B2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,622 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 26, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I RECENTLY SAW "E" PLAY A MOSTLY SOLO SET AT SNUG HARBOR IN NEW ORLEANS. A LOT OF THESE SONGS WERE IN THAT SET, AND IT IS GOOD TO HAVE A RECORDING OF THEM. EVEN WHEN DUKE WAS ALIVE, SOLO PIANO PERFORMANCES BY HIM WERE RARE. "E" IS ONE OF FEW MUSICIANS WHO CAN GIVE US THIS TYPE OF REPRESENTATION OF DUKE'S MUSIC. WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE THIS IMMENSE TALENT AVAILABLE. I HOPE YOU GET ACHANCE TO ENJOY THIS DISK.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "perryink2" on August 29, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Last year, a select few jazz musicians and vocalists celebrated the centennial of the Edward Kennedy `Duke' Ellington's birth with their own interpretations of the composer and pianist's catalogue. This one, courtesy of the Marsalis family patriarch, is one of the best. Marsalis (who admits he once thought of Ellington as a senior citizen back when he himself was a Bebop absorbed teenager enamored of so-called `hip' jazz players like Charlie Parker and Thelonius Monk) goes it alone on the ivories for this collection of decidely alternative choices from Duke's repetoire. That the flavour of New Orleans courses through the song selection on Duke In Blue is hardly surprising considering Marsalis' roots in that city. But he avoids the trap of being staid and overly faithful of Duke's sheet music; sprinkling just the right amount of spice on the uptempo tracks, including a steaming broil of The Mooche, an exceptionally zesty slice of improvisation (Caravan) and a finger-sizzling rendition of Squatty Roo. The ballads (Prelude To A Kiss, Sophisticated Lady, Mood Indigo) are spared radical reinvention but they do provide Marsalis the chance to showcase the soft and delicately expressive side of his piano playing. While the up and down mood and sparse instrumentation of Duke In Blue might throw some people off, Marsalis' tribute is an unpretentious and distinctive as it gets.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. van den Assem on April 13, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Ellis Marsalis : Duke in Blue

1. The Mooche
2. Prelude To A Kiss
3. Squatty Roo
4. Sophisticated Lady
5. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
6. Mood Indigo
7. Caravan
8. Come Sunday
9. Creole Love Call
10. Reflections In D
11. Drop Me Off In Harlem
12. Melancholia
13. Medley: I'm Beginning To See The Light - Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me - In A Mellow Tone
14. Duke In Blue

Only the sound samples of 1-11 are given here (with the correct sound)
but wrongly labelled with compositions by Thelonious Monk.
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