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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1962
Recorded August 18, 1962
Genre Jazz
Length 44:51
Label Impulse!
Producer Bob Thiele, Michael Cuscuna
Professional reviews
Duke Ellington chronology
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Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins

Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins is a 1962 collaborative album uniting Jazz legend Duke Ellington with Coleman Hawkins, described by All Music as one of the greatest tenor saxophonists of all time.[1] The album was reissued on CD in 1995 & again in 2007, the latter in a digipak, both reissues have an additional track. In 1995, the New York Times described it as "one of the great Ellington albums, one of the great Hawkins albums and one of the great albums of the 1960's".[2]


Track listing

All tracks composed by Duke Ellington, unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Limbo Jazz" – 5:15
  2. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Ellington, Irving Mills) – 5:56
  3. "Ray Charles' Place" – 4:05
  4. "Wanderlust" (Ellington, Johnny Hodges) – 5:00
  5. "You Dirty Dog" – 4:20
  6. "Self-Portrait (of the Bean)" – 3:53
  7. "The Jeep is Jumpin'" (Ellington, Hodges) – 4:50
  8. "The Ricitic" – 5:53
  9. "Solitude"[3] (Eddie DeLange, Ellington, Mills) – 5:51

Solitude until the 1995 CD reissue was never part of the album. It was originally issued on the compilation album, The Definitive Jazz Scene-Volume 1 Impulse! A-99 in the 1960's





  • Joe Alper – photography
  • Jason Claiborne – graphic design
  • Michael Cuscuna – liner notes, reissue producer
  • Stanley Dance – liner notes
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Erick Labson – digital remastering
  • Bob Thiele – producer
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer


  1. ^ Coleman Hawkins at Allmusic
  2. ^ Watrous, Peter. (December 17, 1995) "Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins" New York Times. Accessed September 19, 2007.
  3. ^ CD re-issue only.


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