Homage To Duke
Download links and information about Homage To Duke by Dave Grusin. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 49:41 minutes.
|Genre:||Jazz, Crossover Jazz|
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|2.||Things Ain't What They Used to Be||6:44|
|5.||Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)||4:55|
|7.||East St. Louis Toodle-Oo||4:25|
|8.||C Jam Blues||5:44|
|10.||Take the "A" Train||3:20|
Although Dave Grusin is best known as a soundtrack composer and for his jazz-pop recordings, he has always had a great admiration for jazz. This CD (released in a fairly deluxe package) gave Grusin an opportunity to pay tribute to Duke Ellington. He performs ten mostly familiar songs associated with Ellington and wisely features fluegelhornist Clark Terry on five of the selections. Other prominent soloists include tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb, trombonist George Bohanon, tenor saxophonist Tom Scott (returning to his roots), clarinetist Eddie Daniels (on an orchestrated version of "Mood Indigo"), and pianist Grusin himself. This is a respectful and well-conceived tribute.