Sunset and the Mocking Bird

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12/15/11 – The Hale School Jazz Orchestra visits Foxborough High School.

From Wikipedia:
The Ellington Suites
 is a studio album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington which collects three suites recorded in 1959, 1971 & 1972 released on the Pablo label in 1976.[1]. The album won a Grammy Awardfor Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band in 1976.[2] Ellington wrote the “Queen’s Suite” for Queen Elizabeth II who was presented with a single pressing of the recording which was not commercially issued during Ellington’s lifetime.

Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. “Queen’s Suite: Sunset and the Mocking Bird” (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:50
  2. “Queen’s Suite: Lightning Bugs and Frogs” – 2:52
  3. “Queen’s Suite: Le Sucrier Velours” – 2:46
  4. “Queen’s Suite: Northern Lights” (Strayhorn) – 3:37
  5. “Queen’s Suite: The Single Petal of a Rose” – 4:08
  6. “Queen’s Suite: Apes and Peacocks” – 3:05
  7. “Goutelas Suite: Fanfare” – 0:31
  8. “Goutelas Suite: Goutelas” – 1:12
  9. “Goutelas Suite: Get-With-Itness” – 1:55
  10. “Goutelas Suite: Something” – 5:22
  11. “Goutelas Suite: Having at It” – 3:35
  12. “Goutelas Suite: Fanfare” – 0:34
  13. “Uwis Suite: Uwis” – 7:51
  14. “Uwis Suite: Klop” – 2:00
  15. “Uwis Suite: Loco Madi” – 5:52

Recorded April 4, 1959 (#1-6), April 27, 1971 (#7-12) & October 5, 1972 (#13-15)

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