Duke With A Difference

Clark Terry

Duke With A Difference
  • CAT # OJCCD-229-25

    1. C-Jam Blues 3:05
    2. In A Sentimental Mood 2:57
    3. Cotton Tail 6:54
    4. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) 6:16
    5. Mood Indigo 6:56
    6. Take The "A" Train 3:30
    7. In A Mellow Tone 5:07
    8. Come Sunday 3:34

Clark Terry's series of late-Fifties Riverside albums covered a very wide range (on one he shared honors with a tuba player; another featured Thelonious Monk), but Duke with a Difference may have been the most unusual. On this occasion he gathered together a number of major artists--notably including Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, and Billy Strayhorn--who had been his colleagues for years in the Ellington orchestra, and enabled them to fulfill a mutual fantasy by performing a repertoire of some of the Duke's distinguished standards (among them "Mood Indigo," "Take the 'A' Train," and "C Jam Blues") in a deliberately non-Ellington vein.

with Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Billy Strayhorn, Tyree Glenn, Jimmy Woode, Sam Woodyard

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