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For Ellington

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Released  1988
Artist  Modern Jazz Quartet
Producer  Nesuhi Ertegun
Genre  Jazz
Length  51:32
Release date  1988
Label  East West Records
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Recorded  February 1-3, 1988 New York City
For Ellington (1988)  MJQ & Friends A 40th Anniversary Celebration (1992-93)
For Ellington (1988)  Homage to Charlie Parker (1989)
Similar  Modern Jazz Quartet albums, Jazz albums

For Ellington is a tribute album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances of compositions associated with Duke Ellington recorded in 1988 and released on the East West label.



The Allmusic review stated "This is a tribute album that works quite well... The ballads sometimes get a little sleepy but on a whole this is a very enjoyable release".

Track listing

All compositions by Duke Ellington except as indicated

  1. "For Ellington" (John Lewis) - 8:01
  2. "Jack the Bear" - 5:04
  3. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) - 5:05
  4. "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (Ellington, Mills) - 5:45
  5. "Ko Ko" - 5:44
  6. "Maestro E.K.E." (Milt Jackson) - 5:37
  7. "Sepia Panorama" - 5:32
  8. "Rockin' in Rhythm" (Harry Carney, Ellington, Mills) - 6:33
  9. "Come Sunday" - 4:11


  • Milt Jackson - vibraphone
  • John Lewis - piano
  • Percy Heath - bass
  • Connie Kay - drums, percussion
  • Songs

    1For Ellington8:13
    2Jack the Bear5:08
    3Prelude to a Kiss5:01


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