Dance to the Duke!

Dance to the Duke!
Duke Ellington
Released 1954
Recorded April 7 & December 28, 1953, January 1 & 2, April 26, September 1, and October 8, 1954.
Genre Jazz
Label Capitol
Duke Ellington chronology

Ellington ‘55
Dance to the Duke!
Ellington Showcase

Dance to the Duke! is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Capitol label in 1953.[1] The album has not been released on CD but the tracks have appeared on The Complete Capitol Recordings of Duke Ellington released by Mosaic Records in 1995.


The Allmusic review awarded the album 3 stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing

:All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "C Jam Blues" - 4:52
  2. "Orson" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 2:37
  3. "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) - 4:32
  4. "Kinda Dukish" - 2:32
  5. "Bakiff" - 5:48
  6. "Frivolous Banta" (Rick Henderson) - 2:39
  7. "Things Ain't What They Used To Be" (Mercer Ellington) - 6:22
  8. "Night Time" (Ellington, Strayhorn) - 2:53
    • Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles on April 7, 1953 (track 2), December 28, 1953 (track 8), and September 1, 1954 (track 5), in San Francisco on April 26, 1954 (track 1) and in Chicago on January 1, 1954 (track 6), January 2, 1954 (track 7) and October 8, 1954 (track 3).



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