Piano in the Background [Bonus Tracks] ()

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  1. Happy Go Lucky Local
  2. What Am I Here For
  3. Medley: Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm
  4. Perdido
  5. I'm Beginning to See the Light
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  1. Happy Go Lucky Local
  2. What Am I Here For
  3. Medley: Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm
  4. Perdido
  5. I'm Beginning to See the Light
  6. Midriff
  7. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  8. Main Stem
  9. Take the "A" Train
  10. Lullaby of Birdland
  11. The Wailer
  12. Dreamy Sort of Thing
  13. Lullaby of Birdland
  14. Harlem Air Shaft
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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. The selection here is a beauty: from "Happy Go ...

Piano in the Background [Bonus Tracks] 2004, Columbia

UPC: 696998710726

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