Duke Ellington Presents...

Duke Ellington Presents... is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1956.[1]

Duke Ellington Presents...
Studio album by
RecordedFebruary 7 & 8, 1956
StudioUniversal Studios, Chicago, IL
Duke Ellington chronology
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Duke Ellington Presents...
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The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 2½ stars and stated "Although this set is not essential, the music is quite enjoyable and it is interesting to hear Duke Ellington playing such tunes as "Laura," "My Funny Valentine," and "Indian Summer."[2]

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Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except where noted

  1. "Summertime" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward) - 2:13
  2. "Laura" (Johnny Mercer, David Raksin) - 4:15
  3. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 4:25
  4. "My Funny Valentine" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 4:48
  5. "Everything But You" (Ellington, Don George, Harry James) - 2:57
  6. "Frustration" - 3:49
  7. "Cotton Tail" - 2:52
  8. "Day Dream" (Ellington, John Latouche, Billy Strayhorn) - 3:39
  9. "Deep Purple" (Peter DeRose, Mitchell Parish) - 3:36
  10. "Indian Summer" (Al Dubin, Victor Herbert) - 3:01
  11. "Blues" - 7:00



  1. A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 21, 2010
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 21, 2010
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