This One's for Blanton!

This One's for Blanton! is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington duetting with Ray Brown recorded in December 1972 and released on the Pablo label.[1] The title refers to early Duke Ellington collaborator and influential yet short-lived double bass player Jimmy Blanton.

This One's for Blanton!
Studio album by
RecordedDecember 5, 1972
ProducerNorman Granz
Duke Ellington chronology
The Ellington Suites
This One's for Blanton!
Up in Duke’s Workshop


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it "Delightful and often-playful music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Village VoiceA–[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Ellington, Bob Russell) - 5:36
  2. "Pitter Panther Patter" - 3:06
  3. "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 4:00
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 5:30
  5. "See See Rider" (Traditional) - 3:07
  6. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: First Movement" (Ray Brown, Ellington) - 4:51
  7. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Second Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 5:11
  8. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Third Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 3:40
  9. "Fragmented Suite for Piano and Bass: Fourth Movement" (Brown, Ellington) - 4:58
  • Recorded at United Recording Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 1972.



  1. A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed April 8, 2010
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed April 8, 2010
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. Christgau, Robert (February 2, 1976). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
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