Midnight in Paris (album)

Midnight in Paris is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1962 for the Columbia label.[1] The album features performances of compositions inspired by or associated with Paris.

Midnight in Paris
Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedJanuary 30 & 31, June 21 & 26, 1962
StudioColumbia Stuido A, NYC
GenreJazz
Length42:26
LabelColumbia
CL-1907/CS-8707
ProducerTeo Macero
Duke Ellington chronology
All American in Jazz
(1962)
Midnight in Paris
(1962)
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
(1962)

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 1½ stars and stated "One of the odder Duke Ellington collections... Pretty music but far from essential".[2]

Track listing

  1. "Under Paris Skies" (Hubert Giraud) – 2:41
  2. "I Wish You Love" (Charles Trenet) – 3:50
  3. "Mademoiselle de Paris" (Paul Durand) – 3:20
  4. "Comme Çi Comme Ça" (Bruno Coquatrix) – 3:03
  5. "Speak to Me of Love" (Jean Lenoir) – 2:02
  6. "A Midnight in Paris" (Billy Strayhorn) – 3:33
  7. "(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings" (Harold Rome, Jean Marie Blanvillain, Henry Herpin) – 2:03
  8. "Guitar Amour" (Duke Ellington) – 4:57
  9. "The Petite Waltz" (Joe Heyne) – 4:14
  10. "Paris Blues" (Ellington) – 4:21
  11. "Javapachacha (Apache)" (adapted by Ellington) – 3:56
  12. "No Regrets" (Charles Dumont) – 2:12
  13. "The River Seine" (Guy Lafarge) – 2:14
  • Recorded at Columbia Studio A, New York on January 30, 1962 (tracks 5, 8 & 10), January 31, 1962 (tracks 4, 9 & 11), February 27, 1962 (track 1), June 21, 1962 (tracks 3 & 6), and June 26, 1962 (tracks 2, 7, 12 & 13).

Personnel

References

  1. A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed June 16, 2010
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 16, 2010
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