Duke Ellington Paris Jazz Concert, Volume 2, Alhambra, 29 October, 1958 (Live)
- Released: April 25, 2000
- Label: Malaco Records
- 1.El Gato
- 2.Stompy Jones
- 3.Hi-Fi Fo Fum
- 4.Don't Get Around Much Anymore / Do Nothin' Til You Hear From Me / In A Sentimental Mood / Mood Indigo / I'm Beginning To See The Light / Sophisticated Lady / Caravan / I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good / Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) / It Don't
- 5.Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Ray Nance (vocals, trumpet, violin); Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Jimmy Hamilton (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone); Harry Carney (baritone saxophone, clarinet); Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (trombone); John Sanders (valve trombone); Jimmy Woode (bass); Sam Woodyard (drums).
Recorded in Paris, France on October 29, 1958. Includes liner notes by Claude Carriere.
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Ray Nance (vocals, violin, trumpet); Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone); Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Harry Carney (clarinet, baritone saxophone); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone); Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn); Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (trombone); John Sanders (valve trombone); Sam Woodyard (drums).
Liner Note Author: Claude CarriŠre.
Recording information: Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France (10/29/1958); Paris, France (10/29/1958).
Opening with trumpeter Cat Anderson's vehicle, "El Gato," the Ellington band swings into its umpteenth Paris performance since its storied premiere in 1933. The band was a perennial visitor to the City of Lights, and this pristine 1958 recording captures it at its swinging best. Drummer Sam Woodyard delivers an expertly constructed solo on "Hi-Fi Fo Fum," while Ellington's small group interlude on an extended selection of favorites, including "Mood Indigo" and "I'm Beginning to See the Light," is captivating.
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