Duke Ellington – Piano In The Foreground (1961/2016)
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“Piano in the Foreground” is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded and released on the Columbia label in 1961. It features Ellington in a piano trio setting, emphasising his own keyboard prowess rather than the big band arrangements more typical of his recordings.
Piano in the Foreground was one of the few occasions on which Duke devoted a whole album to his trio playing. Ellington had never previously recorded any of the tunes from Piano in the Foreground (and would never record them again), with the exception of “Yearning for Love,” which he had recorded with his orchestra on July 17, 1936, Gershwin’s “Summertime,” of which various versions with his orchestra exist since 1943 and “I Can’t Get Started,” which Duke included in his big band performances as early as 1946.
01 – I Can’t Get Started
02 – Cong-go
03 – Body and Soul
04 – Blues for Jerry
05 – Fontainebleau Forest
06 – Summertime
07 – It’s Bad to Be Forgotten
08 – A Hundred Dreams Ago
09 – So
10 – Searching (Pleading for Love)
11 – Springtime in Africa
Duke Ellington – piano
Aaron Bell – bass
Sam Woodyard – drums
Recorded on March 1, 1961 at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA.
Remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes.