Blues to Be There: A Salute to Duke Ellington

Planet D Nonet (PD9)

Eastlawn ELD #040

Recorded at the Tempermill Studio Ferndale, MI, June 13/14 & July 19, 2022

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Song Tracks

  1. Spacemen, (Ellington), 6:38 /li>
  2. Pie Eye's Blues (Ellington), 4:18
  3. Chinoiserie (Ellington and Strayhorn), 3:22
  4. Blues to Be There (Ellington and Strayhorn), 8:27
  5. Moon Maiden (Ellington), 4:04
  6. The Swingers Get the Blues Too (Ellington and M. Gee), 3:06
  7. Blow by Blow (Ellington), 3:40
  8. Tigress (Strayhorn), 3:43
  9. Almost Cried (Ellington), 2:28
  10. Purple Gazelle (Ellington), 2:47
  11. Way Early Subtone (Ellington), 3:34
  12. Take the A Train (Strayhorn), 5:04
  13. U.M.M.G. (Strayhorn), 2:58
  14. U.M.M.G. (Strayhorn), 2:58
  15. Bonga (Ellington), 4:26
  16. Moonbow (Ellington), 3:16
  17. VIP's Boogie/Jam with Sam (Ellington), 5:31

Planet D Nonet

  • Alex Colista, alto & soprano saxophones
  • Christopher Tabaczynski, tenor saxophone, clarinet on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 14
  • Goode Wyche III, baritone saxophone, clarinet on 5, 12, 13, 15 & 16
  • James O'Donnell, 1st trumpet, co-leader, maracas, shakers, lead & background vocals
  • Charlie Miller, 2nd trumpet & flügelhorn
  • Tbone Paxton, trombone, claves, lead & background vocals
  • Michael Zaporski, piano & background vocals
  • Trevor Lamb, string bass
  • Sean Perlmutter, drums & cowbell
  • RJ Spangler, congas, bandleader & background vocals

With Special Guests

  • Alex Harding, baritone saxophone on 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 14
  • Ryan Bills, tenor saxophone on 5, 12, 13, 15 & 16
  • Kasan Belgrave, clarinet on 15

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