Duke Ellington New York New York
- Released: June 23, 2008
- Label: Storyville Records
- 7.Second Line
- 9.Sophisticated Lady
- 10.Big Luv
- 11.I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
- 12.Looking for My Man
- 13.No Title
- 14.Pretty Girl
- 15.Dreaming by the Fire
- 16.Pat Your Feet (Rick's Blues)
- 17.Mood Indigo
- 18.I'm Afraid
- 19.New York, New York
Personnel: Duke Ellington (piano); Anita Moore, Nell Brookshire (vocals); Norris Turney (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Harold Minerve, Harold "Geezil" Minerve (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone); Harry Carney (clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone); Harold Ashby (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Buddy Pearson, Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone); Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone); Nelson Williams , Richard Gene Williams , Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Cookie Williams, Dave Burns, Fred Stone, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles, Alan Rubin, Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Cat Anderson (trumpet); Cliff Heathers, Malcolm Taylor, Vince Prudente, Vincent Prudente, Malcolm Taylor, Julian Priester, Tyree Glenn, Chuck Connors, Booty Wood (trombone); Wild Bill Davis (organ); Joe Benjamin (bass instrument); Rufus "Speedy" Jones (drums, drum); Elayne Jones (timpani).
Recording information: Mediasound Studios, New York, NY (04/27/1970-09/05/1972); National Recording Studio, New York, NY (04/27/1970-09/05/1972); Rhenus Studio, Cologne, Germany (04/27/1970-09/05/1972); Studio Fontana, Milan, Italy (04/27/1970-09/05/1972).
Photographer: Jan Persson.
Duke Ellington was one of the most prolific recording artists in history. Whether revising past classics or working with new material, Ellington seemingly recorded every chance he got. The selections comprising NEW YORK, NEW YORK come from 1970-72, when his orchestra was at one of their peaks, and were recorded at studios in Germany, Italy, and yes, New York City. There are reworked hits here in addition to 13 compositions never heard before, proving that the Duke was a vital creative force until the end. While perhaps not the best place for a beginner, devotees will find much to enjoy here.
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