Duke Ellington The Sophisticated Genius
- Released: July 12, 2005
- Label: American Legends
- 1.In A Mellow Tone
- 2.Ko Ko
- 3.Main Stem
- 5.Bundle Of Blues
- 6.Stompy Jones
- 7.Concerto For Cootie
- 9.What Am I Here For?
- 10.Chelsea Bridge
Liner Note Author: Gary Tanenbaum.
This select compilation of 1930s and '40s Duke Ellington highlights his earlier dance band arrangements, as well as the work of talents like trumpeter Cootie Williams, heard here to best effect on "Concerto for Cootie," and saxophonist Ben Webster, who solos delightfully on "Chelsea Bridge."
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