- Released: March 23, 1999
- Label: Polygram Records
Down Beat - 19604 Stars
- Very Good - "...warm, satisfying performances..."
- 1.Stompy Jones
- 2.Squeeze Me
- 3.Big Shoe
- 4.Going Up
- 5.Just A Memory
- 6.Let's Fall In Love
- 8.Bend One
- 9.You Need To Rock
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Roy Eldridge, Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet); Lawrence Brown (trombone); Les Spann (flute, guitar); Billy Strayhorn (piano); Al Hall, Wendell Marshall (bass); Jo Jones (drums).
Producer: Norman Granz.
Reissue producer: Ben Young.
Recorded in August 1958 and February 1959. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Alun Morgan.
Digitally remastered by Kevin Reeves (Polygram Studios).
This is part of Verve's Master Edition series.
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Les Spann (guitar, flute); Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Harry "Sweets" Edison , Roy Eldridge (trumpet); Lawrence Brown (trombone); Billy Strayhorn (piano); Jo Jones (drums).
Liner Note Author: Nat Hentoff.
Recording information: 08/14/1958-02/20/1959.
Some fine small dates with Hodges up-front and Duke Ellington around the corner. ~ Ron Wynn