Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Piano In The Background (1960) [Reissue, Remastered 2004]
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Jazz, Swing | Label: Columbia/Legacy / Sony Music, #:512919 2 | 01:04:07
Recorded in 1960, Piano in the Background's title is a bit of a misnomer. While it's true that Duke Ellington often didn't appear on his recordings at all and this one is designed to showcase a series of new arrangements for the Ellington Orchestra, it also offers the composer and bandleader as a pianist leading the band. All of the album's original nine cuts, as well as its five bonus tracks, are introduced by the man himself at the ivories, and he also takes each one out.