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Tribute to Duke Ellington is a big band jazz album recorded in New York in 1999 and is the seventh recording released by the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra featuring Lew Tabackin. The first three tracks make up the "Tribute To Duke Ellington Suite" which was composed by Akiyoshi and commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Tribute to Duke Ellington
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Studio album by
Released1999 November 3
RecordedClinton Recording Studios, New York, 1999 October 3, 4
LabelBMG / Novus-J
ProducerToshiko Akiyoshi, Exec. Producer: Ikuyoshi Hirakawa
Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra chronology
Monopoly Game
Tribute to Duke Ellington
Hiroshima - Rising from the Abyss

Track listingEdit

All orchestrations by Toshiko Akiyoshi:

  1. "Celebration of Duke's Birth" (Akiyoshi) – 9:43
  2. "Eulogy" (Akiyoshi) – 10:56
  3. "Duke for the Ages" (Akiyoshi) – 10:25
  4. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Mills, Gordon) – 10:47
  5. "Day Dream" (Ellington, La Touche, Strayhorn) – 6:26
  6. "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (Ellington, Nemo, Redmond, Mills) – 6:31



References / external linksEdit

BMG Novus J BVCJ-34005