Historically Speaking (Duke Ellington album)

Historically Speaking is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1956.[1] The album features updated arrangements of many of Ellington's early compositions.

Historically Speaking
Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedFebruary 7 & 8, 1956
GenreJazz
LabelBethlehem
Duke Ellington chronology
Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
(1956)
Historically Speaking
(1956)
Duke Ellington Presents...
(1956)

Reception

Allmusic awarded the album 2 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "East St. Louis Toodle-o" (Ellington, James "Bubber" Miley) - 3:30
  2. "Creole Love Call" (Ellington, Miley) - 3:47
  3. "Stompy Jones" - 3:53
  4. "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:25
  5. "Jack the Bear" - 3:20
  6. "In a Mellow Tone" (Ellington, Milt Gabler) - 2:54
  7. "Ko-Ko" - 2:18
  8. "Midriff" (Strayhorn) - 3:52
  9. "Stomp, Look and Listen" - 2:41
  10. "Unbooted Character" - 4:18
  11. "Lonesome Lullaby" - 3:19
  12. "Upper Manhattan Medical Group" (Strayhorn) - 3:09
  • Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago on February 7 & 8, 1956.

Personnel

References

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