Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: In a Sentimental mood
In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Impulse 166)
Composed by Duke Ellington.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 26, 1962
Rating: 95/100 (learn more)
The early 1960s was a controversial time for John Coltrane as fans and critics tried to keep up with his evolving music. In response to negative criticism, Impulse producer Bob Thiele decided to feature Coltrane on several albums in a more accessible setting. Paired with Duke Ellington, the result was an extraordinary meeting of musical minds. From the very first note, Ellington sets the pensive mood as Coltrane flexes his melodic muscle, morphing the Ellington melody into something uniquely his own. Ellington's solo fits together like a beautifully constructed puzzle, while the overall performance captures the song title perfectly.
Reviewer: Darren Mueller
Other reviews for this track:
- Duke Ellington & John Coltrane: In a Sentimental Mood by Ben Allison (for Desert Island Dozens) (100/100)