- Liner Notes: Leonard Feather (From the original)
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Reprise 6122 (1965)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A CD reissue of Duke Ellington's classic 1965 album, "Ellington '65." On it, popular hits of the day get the Ellington/Strayhorn treatment.
- 1.Hello, Dolly!
- 2.Call Me Irresponsible
- 3.Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
- 4.The Peking Theme (So Little Time)
- 5.Danke Schoen
- 6.More (Theme From "Mondo Case")
- 7.The Second Time Around
- 8.Never On Sundy
- 9.I Left My Heart In San Francisco
- 10.Blowin' In The Wind
- 11.Stranger On The Shore
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Duke Ellington; Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone); Herb Jones, Herbie Jones (trumpet); Lawrence D. Brown, Lawrence Brown (trombone); Major Holley (double bass); Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone); Harry Carney (baritone saxophone); Cootie Williams, Rolf Ericson, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (trombone); Sam Woodyard (drums).
Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Recording information: 04/15/1964-04/27/1964.
Arranger: Billy Strayhorn.
The Duke Ellington orchestra is captured here at its mature best in this mid-1960s collection of artfully rearranged hits of the day. Ellington's arrangements blend populist sensibilities with artistic integrity, energizing standards like "Danke Schoen" and "Hello, Dolly" (which had been a hit for Louis Armstrong in 1964) with fresh musical ideas. A nicely balanced blend of uptempo swing and sophisticated after-hours blues, ELLINGTON '65 demonstrates seasoned players like Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, and Laurence Brown at the top of their game.