Treasury Shows 7

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Review Text The seventh two-CD set in the important Treasury Shows series that reissues Duke Ellington's radio broadcasts of his Treasury shows of 1945-1946 has more than its share of worthy music. Reissued in full are the broadcasts of June 30 and July 7, 1945, plus additional material performed at the Café Zanzibar on October 7 and 17 of the same year. Although this particular edition of the Ellington Orchestra has long been underrated, Duke's 1945 band had 11 major soloists in addition to the full-time writing of Billy Strayhorn. Ellington's promos are a bit difficult to sit through and one of them inexcusably comes in the middle of a four-song Strayhorn medley, but in general those can be skipped. It is worth it for the valuable music, which includes such numbers as "Caravan," "Honeysuckle Rose," a transformation of "One O'Clock Jump," a revival of "Old King Dooji," "Blue Belles of Harlem," "The Perfume Suite," and "Ring Dem Bells." "Diminuendo in Blue" and "Crescendo in Blue," which at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival would sandwich a marathon Paul Gonsalves tenor solo, in this setting are bridged by "Carnegie Blues." Of the many soloists, tenor saxophonist Al Sears and trombonist Tricky Sam Nanton are standouts, as are altoist Johnny Hodges and the many trumpeters. All of the entries in this valuable series are well worth acquiring by Ellington fans. ~ Scott Yanow

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Take the "A" Train - 1:43
  2. 2. Caravan - 4:05
  3. 3. Fickle Fling - 3:45
  4. 4. Ellington Bond Promo - 1:14
  5. 5. Kissing Bug - 3:51
  6. 6. Honeysuckle Rose - 3:04
  7. 7. Day Dream - 3:26
  8. 8. One O'Clock Jump - 5:05
  9. 9. Ellington Bond Promo - 1:15
  10. 10. Take the "A" Train (Theme) - 3:05
  11. 11. Return and Introduction to Billy Strayhorn Medley - 0:17
  12. 12. Medley: Chelsea Bridge/(I Want) Something to Live For/Clementine/E ... - 15:35
  13. 13. (Otto Make That) Riff Staccato - 3:14
  14. 14. Carnegie Blues - 3:07
  15. 15. I'm Beginning to See the Light/Into Ellington Bond Promo - 4:02
  16. 16. Old King Dooji - 3:33
  17. 17. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Theme) - 1:23
  18. 18. Take the "A" Train (Theme) - 0:28
  19. 19. Clementine - 3:09
  20. 20. I'll Buy That Dream - 3:22
  21. 21. Come to Baby, Do! - 3:13
  22. 22. Harlem Air Shaft - 3:13
  23. 23. Everything But You - 1:11

CD: 2

  1. 24. Take the "A" Train - 1:44
  2. 25. Blue Belles of Harlem - 6:53
  3. 26. I'm Beginning to See the Light - 3:24
  4. 27. Ellington Bond Promo - 2:50
  5. 28. Can't You Read Between the Lines? - 3:30
  6. 29. Trio in Blue Medley: Diminuendo in Blue/Carnegie Blues/Crescendo ... - 10:48
  7. 30. Ellington Bond Promo - 2:31
  8. 31. Mood to Be Wooed/Station Break - 2:42
  9. 32. Take the "A" Train (Theme) - 1:30
  10. 33. Perfume Suite: Balcony Serenade/Strange Feeling/Dancers in ... - 14:02
  11. 34. Ellington Bond Promo - 2:46
  12. 35. Hollywood Hangover - 4:39
  13. 36. I Don't Mind - 3:20
  14. 37. Ring Dem Bells - 4:30
  15. 38. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Theme)/Into Broadcast Close - 3:43
  16. 39. Take the "A" Train (Theme) - 2:42
  17. 40. Fancy Dan - 3:27
  18. 41. Walkin' With My Honey - 2:43
  19. 42. Go Away Blues - 3:31
  20. 43. Homesick, That's All - 3:27
  21. 44. I'd Do It All Over Again - 2:59

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