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Track Listing
01. Who Knows 2:37
02. Retrospection 3:58
03. B Sharp Blues 2:47
04. Passion Flower 3:05
05. Dancers In Love 1:56
06. Reflections In D 3:35
07. Melancholia 3:20
08. Prelude To A Kiss 3:04
09. In A Sentimental Mood 2:30
10. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be 2:56
11. All Too Soon 3:08
12. Janet 2:15
13. Kinda Dukish 2:32
14. Montevideo 2:33
15. December Blue 2:40
16. All The Things You Are (Version 1) 4:00
17. All The Things You Are (Version 2) 3:51
18. Piano Improvisation No.1 9:45
19. Piano Improvisation No.2 3:25
20. Piano Improvisation No.3 2:48
21. Piano Improvisation No.4 1:53
22. New World A-Comin’ 8:30*
23. Variations On Mood Indigo 2:18*
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
Retrospection : The Piano Sessions + 2 bonus tracks
Label:
Phoenix Jazz
Cat No:
131594
Format:
CD
Price £7.99
• Duke Ellington was renowned as a bandleader and composer but these tracks also remind us what a splendid pianist he was. He only rarely recorded in a trio format – this release compiles all of his trio recordings from 1953-57 (three tunes in fact our piano bass duets). As a bonus there is an extended 1966 solo piano version of "New World A’comin’ " and an extremely rare solo piano version of "Mood Indigo".
Reviews For Retrospection : The Piano Sessions + 2 bonus tracks
Jazz Journal - Barry Witherden
The 1953 tracks in particular are typically melodic, urbane, elegant, drily witty, providing numerous examples of Duke's ability to create lush, consonant harmonies without sinking into schmaltz. *****
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