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The Intimate Ellington

The Intimate Ellington
Duke Ellington
Released 1977
Recorded May 23, July 14 & August 29, 1969, June 15, & December 9, 1970, and February 1, 2, May 5, & June 29, 1971.
Genre Jazz
Length 44:49
Label Pablo
Producer Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington chronology

Studio Sessions New York & Chicago, 1965, 1966 & 1971
The Intimate Ellinton
Togo Brava Suite

The Intimate Ellington is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington compiled from sessions recorded in 1969, 1970 and 1971, and released on the Pablo label in 1977.[1]


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

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 5 stars and states "Even this late in his life, Duke Ellington had a great deal to say musically and his band continued to rank near the top".[2]

Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated
  1. "Moon Maiden" - 2:42
  2. "Edward the First" - 3:20
  3. "Symphonette" (Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 5:03
  4. "Intimate Interlude" - 5:01
  5. "Some Summer Fun" - 5:18
  6. "Layin' on Mellow" - 2:13
  7. "Eulb" - 2:34
  8. "Tenz" - 2:27
  9. "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" (Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 5:30
  10. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 4:57
  11. "Edward the Second" - 5:44
  • Recorded at National Recording Studio, New York, NY on May 23, 1969 (track 2), July 14, 1969 (track 1), August 29, 1969 (track 6), June 15, 1970 (track 5), December 9, 1970 (track 9), February 1, 1971 (track 11), February 2, 1971 (track 4), May 5, 1971 (track 3), June 29, 1971 (tracks 7 & 8).



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