This most unusual Duke Ellington record includes two selections featuring nine symphonic percussionists on timpani, vibes, marimbas, and xylophones. Dizzy Gillespie makes a historic appearance with Ellington's orchestra on "U.M.M.G." (a meeting that should have been repeated often but sadly never was), Jimmy Rushing (Count Basie's former vocalist) sings "Hello Little Girl," and both Johnny Hodges ("All of Me") and Paul Gonsalves ("Ready Go!") have chances to blow.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
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|2||Duke Ellington feat: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Britt Woodman||21:37|
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|5||Duke Ellington feat: Johnny Hodges / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra||02:30|
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|8||Duke Ellington feat: Dizzy Gillespie / Duke Ellington & His Orchestra / Jimmy Rushing||07:47||SpotifyAmazon|