Friday, July 15, 2016

Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

For this classic encounter, Duke Ellington "sat in" with the John Coltrane Quartet for a set dominated by Ellington's songs ; some performances have his usual sidemen (bassist Aaron Bell and drummer Sam Woodyard) replacing Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones in the group. Although it would have been preferable to hear Coltrane play in the Duke Ellington orchestra instead of the other way around, the results are quite rewarding. Their version of "In a Sentimental Mood" is a high point, and such numbers as "Take the Coltrane," "Big Nick," and "My Little Brown Book" are quite memorable. Ellington always recognized talent, and Coltrane seemed quite happy to be recording with a fellow genius.
Scott Yanow


Duke Ellington
John Coltrane
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane


1 In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Kurtz, Mills)  4:12
2 Take the Coltrane (Ellington)  4:40
3 Big Nick (Coltrane)  4:25
4 Stevie (Ellington)  4:20
5 My Little Brown Book (Strayhorn)  5:20
6 Angelica (Ellington)  5:56
7 The Feeling of Jazz (Ellington, Simon, Troup)  5:30


John Coltrane - ts & ss
Duke Ellington - p
Jimmy Garrison - b [# 2, 3 & 6]
Aaron Bell - b [# 1, 4, 5 & 7]
Elvin Jones - dr [# 1, 2, 3 & 6]
Sam Woodyard - dr [# 4, 5 & 7]

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; September 26, 1962.


Taraletti said...

A must have, a wonderful record!

mk said...

Thanks alot for this one

OldHippieRick said...

Thanks Once Again Melanchthon,Just another Great Album [mine was so badly scratched even click could not get it be good] :-) Rick

estravagario said...

Thank you !!!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Thanks, Mel.

Peter said...

Not sure how I never had this, - tx Mel!

KarmaBee said...

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Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Blue Eyes said...

Merci Mel for this great recording with this superb version of "In a Sentimental Mood"!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much MM!

Gaetano Bevilacqua said...


John Pickworth said...

Many thanks !

AmyBRAINS said...

A great album.
Two genius!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel !

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Really wonderful
Thank you very much, Mel

Kovina Kris said...

Wow. What a cool record! Thank you!