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  1. The Mooche
  2. Prelude to a Kiss
  3. Squatty Roo
  4. Sophisticated Lady
  5. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
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  1. The Mooche
  2. Prelude to a Kiss
  3. Squatty Roo
  4. Sophisticated Lady
  5. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
  6. Mood Indigo
  7. Caravan
  8. Come Sunday
  9. Creole Love Call
  10. Reflections in D
  11. Drop Me Off in Harlem
  12. Melancholia
  13. Medley: I'm Beginning to See the Light/Do Nothin' Till You Hear ...
  14. Duke in Blue
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Recorded during Duke Ellington's centennial year, this solo piano date by Ellis Marsalis is a tasteful tribute to Ellington. Marsalis expertly performs 15 songs from Duke's repertoire (including three tunes in a medley), sometimes modernizing the chords but always keeping the melody close by. The problem with the recital from the listener's standpoint is that the results are mostly very predictable and contain no real surprises. Marsalis' theme variations do not wander far from the melody, his treatments are conventional, ...

Duke in Blue 2008, Sbme Special Mkts.

UPC: 886972475226

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Duke in Blue 1999, Sony Music Distribution

UPC: 074646363126

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