World Saxophone Quartet: Plays Duke Ellington

Plays Duke Ellington is an album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet, released in 1986.

Plays Duke Ellington
Studio album by
RecordedApril 1986
ProducerRobert Hurwitz
World Saxophone Quartet chronology
Live at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Plays Duke Ellington
Dances and Ballads
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]
Robert ChristgauA–[2]

The album marked a departure for the quartet, in that their first six albums had been of music written by the four musicians themselves; this was their first venture into jazz standards.

Track listing

  1. "Take the 'A' Train" (Strayhorn) 1:33
  2. "Lush Life" (Strayhorn) 6:30
  3. "Prelude to a Kiss" (EllingtonGordonMills) 2:43
  4. "Sophisticated Lady" (EllingtonMillsParish) 4:41
  5. "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (EllingtonMillsNemo) 6:02
  6. "Come Sunday" (Ellington) 7:36
  7. "In a Sentimental Mood" (EllingtonKurtzMills) 5:16
  8. "Take the 'A' Train" (Strayhorn) 4:55



  1. Yanow, Scott. World Saxophone Quartet: Plays Duke Ellington at AllMusic
  2. Christgau, Robert (March 31, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
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