An easy listening set of ballads (only three of the ten songs were associated with Ellington), this is a relaxing if unexciting program. On this reissue, two "new" performances ("Night and Day" and a trio version of "All the Things You Are") were added to the original LP, but one song ("The Sky Fell Down") was dropped and an alternate version of "Autumn Leaves" was substituted for the original; all 12 performances could have easily fit. Nice subtle music, but not essential.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow