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Pianist Takase continues her tributes to great American jazz musicians with a solo album of Ellington interpretations, taken from her unique perspective and style, played with great feeling and insight.

Takase, Aki
My Ellington

Takase, Aki: My Ellington (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"Aki Takase's phenomenal technique and her talent for improvisation is well known, as is her love for the jazz classics. She has already paid tribute to Fats Waller and recorded with saxophonist Silke Eberhard an "Ornette Coleman Anthology". Now she takes a close look at the arguably most influential jazz pianist of the jazz tradition: Duke Ellington.

Aki Takase examines Ellington's playing from numerous angles throughout the album and within each track. Rather than quote or paraphrase Ellington compositions to contextualize this idea, Takase concentrates on the building blocks of his piano vocabulary - the articulations, voicings and devices that convey colors and fragrances. As a result, she sets a wealth of stylistic markers afloat, untethered to an Ellington composition, where they can be heard anew. Bill Shoemaker writes in the liner notes: "What cannot be overstated is Takase's depth of feeling here and throughout My Ellington; it is something rare and profound." "-Intakt

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Product Information:

UPC: 7640120192136

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT213
Squidco Product Code: 17559

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded on April 16th and 17th, 2012 by Kulturradio vom Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.


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Track Listing:

1. The Mooche 6:38

2. A Little Max (Parfait) 2:39

3. Solitude 6:26

4. In a Mellow Tone - Do Nothing till You Hear from Me 6:10

5. Caravan 7:11

6. Lotus Pond. Dedicated to D.E. (by Aki Takase) 3:40

7. Love You Madly - I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart 4:21

8. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good 5:16

9. Take the Coltrane 2:58

10. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 3:28

11. Fleurette Africaine 2:53

12. Battle Royal 3:18

13. Ad Lib on Nippon 4:51