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The Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington album)

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The Nutcracker Suite
The Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington album).jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMay 26, 31, June 3, 21–22, 1960
StudioRadio Recorders, Los Angeles
GenreJazz, Christmas
CL 1541
Duke Ellington chronology
Blues in Orbit
The Nutcracker Suite
Piano in the Background

The Nutcracker Suite is an album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded for the Columbia label in 1960 featuring jazz interpretations of "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  1. "Overture" - 3:22
  2. "Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes)" - 2:30
  3. "Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)" - 4:37
  4. "Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy)" - 3:05
  5. "Entr'acte" - 1:53
  6. "Volga Vouty (Russian Dance)" - 2:52
  7. "Chinoiserie (Chinese Dance)" - 2:50
  8. "Danse of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)" - 4:04
  9. "Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)" - 5:44

Recorded on May 26 (tracks 1 and 5), May 31 (track 2), June 3 (tracks 4 and 8), 21 (tracks 3 and 7) and 22 (tracks 6 and 9), 1960.



  1. ^ A Duke Ellington Panorama accessed May 27, 2010
  2. ^ Allmusic Review accessed May 27, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 69. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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