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Track Listing
01 Alice Blue Gown 3:02
02 Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf 2:53
03 Got A Date With An Angel 2:25
04 Poor Butterfly 3:40
05 Satan Takes A Holiday 3:15
06 The Peanut Vendor 3:33
07 Satin Doll 3:48
08 Lady In Red 2:49
09 Indian Love Call 3:36
10 The Donkey Serenade 2:13
11 Gypsy Love Song 3:54
12 Laugh, Clown, Laugh 3:03
13 Everything But You 3:32*
14 Black Beauty 3:16*
15 All Too Soon 3:12*
16 Something To Live For 2:45*
17 Mood Indigo 3:48*
18 Creole Blues 2:30*
19 Don’t You Know I Care 2:57*
20 A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing 3:12*
21 Mighty Like The Blues 3:19*
22 Tonight I Shall Sleep 2:42*
23 Dual Highway 2:52*
24 Blues 4:57*
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
At The Bal Masque + bonus tracks
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
Cat No:
EJC55504
Format:
CD
Price £7.99
• The complete original album ‘At the Bal Masque’ (originally on Columbia), on which Duke Ellington departs from his usual repertoire (with the sole exception of “Satin Doll”) to play a set of choice standards, most of which he had never recorded before and would never record again.

• Presented on the original LP as a live recording with applause between tracks, this music was in fact recorded in the studio during various sessions, following an engagement at the Bal Masque club in Miami’s Americana Hotel.

• Added to this album, as a bonus, is a rarely heard 1960 Ellington session in its entirety. Equally uncommon, it was recorded in a small group format and also presents an unusual program, this time revisiting mostly forgotten tunes from the Duke’s repertoire from the 1920s through the 1940s.

• Personnel : Duke Ellington and His Orchestra : Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Harold "Shorty" Baker (tp), Ray Nance (tp, vln), Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Russell Procope (as, cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Bill Graham (as, ts, bar), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p), Jimmy Woode (b), Sam Woodyard (d) - New York, March 20-31 & April 1, 1958. On bonus tracks : Duke Ellington Small Band: Ray Nance (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bar, b-cl), Duke Ellington (p), Aaron Bell (b), Sam Woodyard (d) - Hollywood, California, July 14, 1960.

• Total Time: 77:25 mins. - 24 tracks - Includes an 8-page booklet.
Reviews For At The Bal Masque + bonus tracks
Jazz Journal - Vic Bellerby
What is particularly pleasing and consistent here is the complete relaxation of the band. Thoroughly recommended.
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