Ellington '66

Ellington '66 is an album by American pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington that was recorded and released on the Reprise label in 1965.[1] The album won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance – Large Group or Soloist with Large Group.[2]

Ellington '66
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 19 & 21, 1965
StudioFine Studios, New York City
GenreJazz, big band
Duke Ellington chronology
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Ellington '66
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The Allmusic review by Matt Collar awarded the album 3½ stars and stated "Ellington '66 is yet another example of how the change in popular music toward an all rock & roll format found jazz musicians attempting crossover material with varying degrees of success... While Ellington '66 isn't a bad recording and actually bests '65 for sheer listening pleasure, it is by no means required listening and will most likely appeal to die-hard Ellington completists".[3]

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Track listing

  1. "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett) – 3:40
  2. "Charade" (Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer) – 2:40
  3. "People" (Jule Styne, Bob Merrill) – 3:22
  4. "All My Loving" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:26
  5. "A Beautiful Friendship" (Donald Kahn, Stanley Styne) – 2:47
  6. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Lennon, McCartney) – 2:04
  7. "Days of Wine and Roses" (Mancini, Mercer) – 3:23
  8. "I Can't Stop Loving You" (Don Gibson) – 3:57
  9. "The Good Life" (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon) – 3:16
  10. "Satin Doll" (Ellington, Mercer, Billy Strayhorn) – 2:31
  11. "Moon River" (Mancini, Mercer) – 2:42
  12. "Ellington '66" (Ellington) – 2:34



  1. A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 10, 2010
  2. Grammy Awards Database
  3. Collar, M. Allmusic Review accessed May 10, 2010
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