Ellington Suite

Ellington Suite is an album by drummer and bandleader Chico Hamilton's Quintet featuring multi-instrumentalist Buddy Collette released on the World Pacific label.[1][2] Hamilton recorded the album to replace recordings from 1958 which were originally shelved and issued as The Original Ellington Suite in 2000.

Ellington Suite
Studio album by
RecordedJanuary 9 & 12, 1959
Sound Enterprises in Hollywood, CA
LabelWorld Pacific WP-1258 / ST-1258
ProducerRichard Bock
Chico Hamilton chronology
Gongs East!
Ellington Suite
The Three Faces of Chico


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The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Well worth picking up by listeners fortunate enough to find it, this is one of Hamilton's hardest-swinging sets of the 1950s".[3]

Track listing

  1. "Take the "A" Train & Perdido" (Billy Strayhorn / Juan Tizol) - 2:58
  2. "Everything But You" (Duke Ellington, Harry James, Don George) - 4:30
  3. "Lucky So and So" (Ellington, Mack David) - 4:51
  4. "Azure" (Ellington, Irving Mills) - 3:29
  5. "I'm Beginning to See the Light" (Ellington, James, George, Johnny Hodges) - 4:00
  6. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 3:35
  7. "Sittin' and a Rockin'" (Ellington, Strayhorn, Lee Gaines) - 3:19
  8. "In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington, Manny Kurtz) - 4:43
  9. "Day Dream" (Ellington, Strayhorn, John La Touche) - 3:52
  10. "It Don't Mean a Thing" (Ellington, Mills) - 4:16



  1. Pacific Jazz Records Catalog: 1200 series accessed June 30, 2015
  2. Edwards, D., Eyries, P. and Callahan, M. Pacific Jazz/Pacifica Album Discography accessed June 30, 2015
  3. Yanow, Scott. Ellington Suite – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
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