Piano in the Background

Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra

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Piano in the Background Review

by Scott Yanow

One of Ellington's rarer studio sessions and last out on this French CD, the main plot behind this runthrough of his standards is that the leader's piano is featured at some point in every song. His sidemen are also heard from and everyone is in fine form. Ellington's solo abilities were always a bit underrated due to his brilliance in other areas, but this set shows just how modern he remained through the years as a player.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
2 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
3 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 05:52 SpotifyAmazon
4 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 06:49 SpotifyAmazon
5 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
6 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:29 SpotifyAmazon
7 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:33 Amazon
8 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 05:33 SpotifyAmazon
10 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 05:23 Amazon
11 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:25 Amazon
12 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 03:56 Amazon
13 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 05:27 Amazon
14 Duke Ellington / Duke Ellington Orchestra 04:03 Amazon
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