The Symphonic Ellington
The Symphonic Ellington is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Reprise label in 1963. The album features recordings of Ellington's orchestra with the Paris Symphony Orchestra, the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, and the La Scala Symphony Orchestra.
|The Symphonic Ellington|
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|Recorded||January 31, February 8, 14 & 21, 1963|
|Duke Ellington chronology|
The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 3 stars and stated "With most of his all-star soloists heard from in this program and a complete avoidance of trying to make his music sound so-called "respectable" or self-consciously third stream, Ellington's arrangements keep the strings from weighing down the proceedings and the music is actually quite successful".
All music is composed by Duke Ellington.
|1.||"Night Creature 1st Movement: Blind Bug"||4:10|
|2.||"Night Creature 2nd Movement: Stalking Monster"||7:51|
|3.||"Night Creature 3rd Movement: Dazzling Creature"||4:01|
|5.||"La Scala, She Too Pretty to Be Blue"||6:14|
Recorded at Salle Wagram, Paris on January 31, 1963 (tracks 3 & 6), at Solna-Sundbyberg, Sweden on February 8, 1963 (tracks 1 & 2), at Hamburg, Germany on February 14, 1963 (track 4) and at Studio Zanibelli, Milan, Italy on February 21, 1963 (track 5).
- Duke Ellington – piano
- Ray Nance - cornet
- Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams - trumpet
- Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper - trombone
- Chuck Connors - bass trombone
- Jimmy Hamilton - clarinet, tenor saxophone
- Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
- Russell Procope - alto saxophone, clarinet
- Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone
- Harry Carney - baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
- Ernie Shepard - bass
- Sam Woodyard - drums
- The Paris Symphony Orchestra (tracks 3 & 6)
- The Stockholm Symphony Orchestra (tracks 1 & 2)
- The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra (track 4)
- The La Scala Symphony Orchestra (track 5)