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Duke EllingtonAt The Alhambra

Label:Pablo Records – PACD-5313-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Big Band

Tracklist

1Take The "A" Train2:52
2Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooche8:32
3Newport Up4:50
4Tenderly5:19
5Juniflip3:46
6Frustration4:02
7Rockin' In Rhythm5:08
8Jeep's Blues3:24
9All Of Me2:28
10Things Ain't What They Used To Be3:49
11Jam With Sam3:25
12Hi Fi Fo Fum6:25
13Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue10:13
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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 025218531320
  • Barcode (Text): 0 25218-5313-2 0

Other Versions (4)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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At The Alhambra (CD, Album, Club Edition)Pablo RecordsPACD-5313-2US2002
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At The Alhambra (CD, Album, Promo)Pablo RecordsPACD-5313-2US2002
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At The Alhambra (CD, Album)Pablo RecordsPACD-5313-2Germany2002
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At The Alhambra (CD, Album)Decca Records France537 599-5France2017

Reviews

  • Stephen_Kipper's avatar
    Play track 2 if you've got 9 minutes for a deep dive into the classics. If you've only got half that time, skip to the start of 'Creole Love Call' at 4:20. What is Duke getting up to, at 5:37?

    Next, be transfixed by 'Tenderly', track 4. Genius arrangement. Jimmy Hamilton! The transition at the 2-minute mark! The bones at 3:23! The wistful ending.

    Hodges fans will gravitate to tracks 8-10. He's sounding extra reedy tonight. 'Jeep's Blues' and 'All Of Me' are mostly small-group, to their benefit, but the big brassy finishes have me running for the exits, twice.

    Much of the rest is that brassy 'progressive' big band sound exploited years later by The Tonight Show Band under Doc Severinsen. I'm not sure what to suggest to fans. Track 7 'Rockin' In Rhythm' is fun, for a while. Same for 'Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue'. It all runs together.

    There's surprisingly little variety on this date. Compare this program to the Newport date almost 4 months earlier.

    Question of the day: which jazz album has the most exclamation points in its title? It's got to be one of those 60's Blue Notes. I'm thinking Bobby Hutcherson or Andrew Hill. Blakey, maybe?

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