Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington: Three Suites

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

One of Duke Ellington's most delightful adaptations of another composer's material is his reworking of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite into jazz; this version is a classic and well worth treasuring. Ellington's reworking of Grieg's Peer Gynt Suites (including In the Hall of the Mountain King) and his tribute to John Steinbeck (Suite Thursday) are also among his better extended works, really utilizing the unique tones of his distinctive sidemen. Highly recommended.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Nutcracker Suite, for jazz band
1 Duke Ellington 03:22 Amazon
2 Duke Ellington 02:30 Amazon
3 Duke Ellington 04:37 Amazon
4 Duke Ellington 03:05 Amazon
5 Duke Ellington 01:53 Amazon
6 Duke Ellington 02:52 Amazon
7 Duke Ellington 02:50 Amazon
8 Duke Ellington 04:04 Amazon
9 Duke Ellington 05:44 Amazon
Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2 (after Grieg), for jazz band
10 Duke Ellington 04:24 Amazon
11 Duke Ellington 02:33 Amazon
12 Duke Ellington 03:59 Amazon
13 Duke Ellington 03:47 Amazon
14 Duke Ellington 02:58 Amazon
Suite Thursday, for jazz orchestra
15 Duke Ellington 04:09 Amazon
16 Duke Ellington 03:04 Amazon
17 Duke Ellington 03:56 Amazon
18 Duke Ellington 04:50 Amazon
blue highlight denotes track pick