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Track Listing
01 In A Mellow Tone (Take 1) 3:16
02 In A Mellow Tone (Take 2) 3:00
03 Happy Reunion (Take 1) 3:28
04 Happy Reunion (Take 2) 2:45
05 Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue 7:21
06 Wailing ‘Bout 2:48
07 I Cover The Waterfront 3:27
08 Deep Blues 3:30
09 Circle Of Fours 2:12
10 Perdido 3:13
11 The Riff 2:25
12 Bluer 2:14
13 Slow Blues Ensemble 3:13
14 Blues A La Willie Cook 4:03
15 Three Trumps (Aka Spacemen) 2:46
16 Way Back Blues 3:28
17 Where’s The Music? 3:12
18 Rubber Bottom 2:49
19 Play The Blues And Go 4:32
20 Prelude To A Kiss 3:29
21 Miss Lucy 3:18
22 March 19th Blues 5:26
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
The 1956-58 Small Group Recordings + 2 bonus tracks
Label:
Phoenix Jazz
Cat No:
131584
Format:
CD
Price £7.99
• A collection of all known small group studio sessions recorded by Ellington during the 1950s. These types of sessions were quite rare, considering the Duke' s extensive discography.

• A showcase for Ellington's piano playing, in company with top horn men Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) and Clark Terry (trumpet) – Johnny Hodges turns up on two tracks as well
Reviews For The 1956-58 Small Group Recordings + 2 bonus tracks
Just Jazz - Jerry Brown
All in all an excellent 76 minutes of first class music accompanied by some insightful notes by Stanley Dance.
Jazz Rag - Alan Musson
it is worth purchasing the recording for one track alone - Where's the Music? - simply lovely.
Jazzwise - Brian Priestley
A couple of pieces relate to better known recordings, yet the real interest lies in the relaxed informality of these proceedings. ****
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