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Allen's tenor sax sound is perfectly suited for the music of Duke Ellington. His literate, traditional approach and occasionally Stan Getz-ian breathy tones go to the heart of Duke's melodic and harmonic concepts. Pianist Bill Charlap is excellent through and through, while bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington are dutiful in attending to their swing. Several of these tracks are read pretty straight, as the ballad "Lush Life," the easy swinger "Just Squeeze Me," the Afro-Cuban to bop "Caravan," and the air ...

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  1. C Jam Blues
  2. Solitude
  3. Mood Indigo
  4. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  5. Lush Life
  6. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
  7. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  8. Caravan
  9. Take the "A" Train
  10. Cotton Tail
  11. Sophisticated Lady
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