Duke Ellington – A Drum Is A Woman (Vinyl LP)


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Release Date:  2023

Label:  Honey Pie Records


Track List

Side A

  1. A Drum Is A Woman
  2. Rhythm Pum Te Dum
  3. What Else Can You Do With A Drum
  4. New Orleans
  5. Hey, Buddy Bolden
  6. Carribee Joe
  7. Congo Square

Side B

  1. A Drum Is A Woman (Part 2)
  2. You Better Know It
  3. Madam Zajj
  4. Ballet Of The Flying Saucers
  5. Zajj’s Dream
  6. Rhumbop
  7. Carribee Joe (Part 2)
  8. Finale



Vinyl LP pressing. Reissue, originally released in 1957. A Drum Is A Woman is a musical allegory by American pianist, composer, and bandleader Duke Ellington and his long-time musical collaborator Billy Strayhorn. It tells the story of Madam Zajj, the personification of African rhythm, and Carribee Joe, who has his roots firmly in the jungle with his drums. Zajj travels out into the world seeking fame and sophistication and melds with the influences of cultures she weaves through the story, which gives a brief history of the rise of jazz and bebop. Originally recorded for the Columbia label in 1956, it was produced for television on the US Steel Hour on May 8, 1957.

Alto Saxophone – Johnny Hodges, Rick Henderson, Russell Procope
Baritone Saxophone – Harry Carney
Bass – Jimmy Woode
Bongos – Candido Camero
Cello – Ray Nance
Clarinet – Harry Carney, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope
Drums – Sam Woodyard, Terry Snyder
Harp – Betty Glamann
Liner Notes – Irving Townsend
Music By, Lyrics By, Arranged By – Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington
Orchestra – Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
Piano, Leader – Duke Ellington
Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves
Trombone – Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson
Trumpet – Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Willie Cook
Violin – Ray Nance
Vocals – Joya Sherrill, Margaret Tynes, Ozzie Bailey

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