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listen  1. Who Knows?Duke Ellington 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. RetrospectiveDuke Ellington 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. B Sharp BluesDuke Ellington 2:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Dancers In LoveDuke Ellington 1:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Reflections In DDuke Ellington 3:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. MelancholiaDuke Ellington 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Prelude To A KissDuke Ellington 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. In A Sentimental MoodDuke Ellington 2:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Things Ain't What They Used To BeDuke Ellington 2:55$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. All Too SoonDuke Ellington 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. JanetDuke Ellington 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Kinda DukishDuke Ellington And His Orchestra 2:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Audio CD (April 16, 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol Jazz
  • ASIN: B000005HFA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,293 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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These 1953 recordings brought Duke the pianist into clear focus, proving him to be a clever, quirky, thoughtful, and bold improviser--often simultaneously. Ellington wrote 8 of these 15 cuts specifically for this record, while offering new interpretations of classics such as "Prelude to a Kiss," "In a Sentimental Mood," and "All Too Soon" plus Billy Strayhorn's delicate "Passion Flower" and son Mercer's "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." As strong as those readings are, the highlights here are the new pieces. "Reflections in D," "Retrospection," and "Melancholia" are spooky-but-serene tone poems; "Montevideo" and "Kinda Dukish" (actually the introduction to "Rockin' in Rhythm") are jagged and urgent; and "Janet," a two-minute suite in three parts, combines both moods. The lesser-known "Dancers in Love" (from The Perfume Suite) receives a delightful treatment that shows just how much can be said with one title and two minutes. --Marc Greilsamer

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A very great man and a true musical aristocrat.
ilprofessore
This is a great showcase of the Duke's piano virtuosity -- not to mention his beautiful compositions.
Inntee
Anyone who is seriously interested in Ellington's music, should listen to this one.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By David Graham on September 13, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This was my favorite Ellington disk on vinyl, and one of the first I replaced with a CD--with one additional track, happily. It's easy to hear how much Monk was influenced by Ellington, just as others have noted. Duke really was an amazing pianist, endlessly inventive, humorous, quirky, and lyrical. His orchestral music is great, of course, but if you're a fan of piano trios, this is one of the all-time best.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Michael R. Lachance on August 6, 2000
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Everything you need to appreciate Ellington is here on this CD. His skill at composition and his magical ear are illustrated beyond compare. You will hear the depth and mood of the slow pieces and the outright swing of the faster ones. Kinda' Dukish has always been a favorite and the syncopation and timing on this track is utterly amazing. This CD is required Ellington.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael S. Goldfarb on July 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
There's not much to add to what the other reviewers have said. I've owned the LP of this album since the 70s, and it's just flat-out wonderful!
Ellington is generally remembered as a genius composer and bandleader, but he was also an ace pianist. These solo and trio performances show that his unique style encompassed everything from the stride/ragtime/barrelhouse styles he heard in his youth to the sophisticated chromatic "modern" approach of the 50s. And he could be just as expressive alone on the piano as with his orchestra full of monster soloists...
Great stuff!
(Also recommended for hearing Duke as pianist: the 1961 sessions with Louis Armstrong, now available in a couple of different CD packages. Fantastic!)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bruce horner on August 2, 2000
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Anyone who doubts Ellington's talents as a pianist should listen to this album. On many of these cuts he sounds like the missing link between stride and Monk. If you've listened to the piano playing on 1940's "Ko Ko" (only about 20 years ahead of its time) you probably won't be too surprised at how progessive Ellington's playing could be. Here we have most of the facets of his playing: jagged rhythms, impressionistic tone poems, swinging arabesques... Did I mention how damn FUN this album is to listen to? Few people fused genius with sheer entertainment like Ellington.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Inntee on March 31, 2006
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This is a great showcase of the Duke's piano virtuosity -- not to mention his beautiful compositions. Not a perfect recording, though, since there's a fair amount of high-end hiss, but still quite enjoyable. Almost as good as Money Jungle!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Watts on July 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is simply one delightful cd. I discovered this in college in the early 1980's, and every now and then I've lost touch with it. Then I find it and return to it and find myself in the same state of stunned delight that I was in when I first heard this in college (as an album).

Ellington is a master of evoking the most wonderful moods, whether tender, happy, playful--and usually a combination of all of these.

There are so many wonderful songs here that it is a shame to pick out a favorite. But I will do so anyway.
"B-Sharp Blues"-hip, fun, playful, happy, vibrant--the words fail here. Perhaps my all-time favorite on this cd has to be "Prelude to a Kiss." This is the most romantic, tender and yet vital piece of music I have heard.

One day, I will slow dance all night, with the cd on repeat, with a beautiful woman to "Prelude to a Kiss." Hasn't happened yet. But one day! I will have to take precautions, I know, for it will so easy for the Good Lord to conclude after that night that I've had more than my share of joy and life. But no, Lord, I'd want another day, another month, another series of decades to dance to all the beautiful songs on "Piano Reflections."
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Really beautiful recording of Duke in a trio setting -- shows off his piano without all the hype of a big band behind him. Sort of a cross between Eubie Blake and Bill Evans!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John007Ha! on May 15, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Back in the day, as a young piano student, I used to check this record out of my local library again & again & again. The vinyl title was "The Duke Plays Ellington." Later, when I went looking for it on CD, I couldn't find it. Once I came across a European import in a jazz record store in Chicago--same title, not the same recording though. Later, thanks to the excellent Ellington discography on Wikipedia, I discovered the re-issue title of this treasured recording. Piano, bass & drums. Ellington's incomparable compositions, fingerings and arrangements. There is a brilliant informality to this record. A must for Ellington fans and any student of piano.
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