ELLINGTON Duke

ELLINGTON DUKE EDWARD KENNEDY (P-COMP-ARR-DIR) ellington

Washington D.C.29/4/1899. – New York. 24/5/1974.

Musicista che nel corso della storia del jazz e nella musica in generale, ha assunto una particolare ed elevata collocazione. Cogliendo le tensioni culturali presenti negli Stati Uniti, specie per la discriminazione razziale, è riuscito con particolare incidenza a mediare, facendo leva sulla creatività musicale dei negri. In cinquant’anni d’attività, egli ha esercitato questa capacità in varie direzioni, creando un reticolo culturale che dalla musica si è esteso alla letteratura, facendo fruire all’intellettuale afro americano elementi che la coscienza intellettiva occidentale offriva come materiale di studio e di ricerca. Egli ha attinto, dall’inventiva della musica colta occidentale, quegli elementi per dare alla sua un punto di riferimento che riscattasse la creatività dell’Africa nera e dei ghetti d’America. Fin dall’inizio della sua carriera è emersa la sua profonda ed intensa volontà di lasciare alla sua gente una profonda eredità culturale.  Nato in una famiglia benestante della media borghesia nera, con padre maggiordomo al servizio presso la Casa Bianca, ha avuto una infanzia diversa dagli altri bambini neri dei ghetti, ricevendo una buona educazione e frequentando ottime scuole. A otto anni per il suo portamento signorile gli venne dato il nomignolo di Duke. Nella sua vita ha avuto molto importanza la madre Daisy Kennedy, dal carattere severo, che ha profuso una educazione basata su comportamenti contenuti e signorili, ma anche di profonda lealtà verso il prossimo; modelli che il giovane Duke ha messo in atto in vita e soprattutto nei rapporti con i musicisti che si avvicenderanno nella sua orchestra. Duke ha fatto tesoro dei gospel che la madre gli cantava a quattro anni e, dopo aver ricevuto lezioni di pianoforte da una maestra privata, ha frequentato i rent-partiesdove ha incontrato James P.Johnson, che diventerà il suo idolo e che gli trasferirà la passione del blues e del piano-stride.Nell’attività musicale, con il suo gruppo di amici Otto Hardwick, Arthur Whetsol e Sonny Greer, nel 1922, si è trasferito a New York. Dopo le prime difficoltà, al punto da pensare di tornare a Washington, è stato convinto a restare da un giovane pianista Fats Walzer ed è arrivata la scrittura al “Kentucky Club”, laddove sono nati i “Washingtonians”. Nel 1926, l’incontro con l’impresario Irving Mills gli ha aperto le porte del più famoso club di New York, il “Cotton Club” accreditato per molti anni quale principale punto di attrazione. Nel 1930 si è separato dalla prima moglie e si è unito a Mildred Dixon, una ballerina del Cotton Club. La fama della sua orchestra ha iniziato a diffondersi anche in Europa, sbarcando nel 1933 in Inghilterra dove, superato il primo impatto negativo, ha conseguito continui successi. Insieme a Louis Armstrong si è fatto promotore della diffusione del jazz nel mondo; mentre Armstrong ha influito con la sua grande carica di umanità, Ellington lo ha fatto attraverso una musica raffinata e sensitiva. Gli anni ’40 sono stati i più prolifici vissuti dall’orchestra; nel 1941 è arrivato Billy Strayhorn, concreto e sensibile arrangiatore e compositore. Questo è stato il sodalizio più importante per Duke, sia dal lato affettivo che da quello artistico. Nel 1943 è nata la suite “Black Brown And Beige” che ha rappresentato la svolta decisiva, e una delle più importanti realizzate negli anni dalla musica ellingtoniana. Altra tappa verso la metà degli anni ’60 è stata quella di realizzare il sogno di un concerto di musica sacra, attuato il 6 settembre del 1965 nella Cattedrale della Grazia di San Francisco. Nel 1966 è entrato nel mangement ellingtoniano il figlio Mercer, già trombettista nell’orchestra. Il 31 maggio del 1967 la perdita irreparabile di Billy Strayhorn e le cattive condizioni di salute di Duke creano delle difficoltà e la “carrozzata Ellington”, come qualcuno l’ha definita, fatica un po’ a tenere il mare. Duke trascorre il settantacinquesimo compleanno in un letto del Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center di New York, le sue condizioni sono precarie e muore il 24 maggio del 1974. Le esequie sono state celebrate presso la chiesa di St.John the Divine con la partecipazione di diecimila persone tra cui moltissimi musicisti. Nel corso di tanti anni molti musicisti si sono avvicendati nella sua grande orchestra, ricordiamo alcuni tra i più importanti nella evoluzione dell’orchestra: Bubber Miller e Sam Nanton, che hanno permesso a Duke di elaborare impasti sonori di struggente liricità e drammatica raffinatezza, Harry Carney che ha offerto a Duke un contributo importante nel gioco contappuntistico, Johnny Hodges con la sua voce dolce e accattivante, Cootie Williams dallo swing travolgente, il contrabasso di Jimmy Blanton, purtroppo per breve durata ed infine la voce di Ben Webster e la vulcanicità di Paul Gonsalves.

Le suite:

Black brown and beige – New World A Comin’- Deep Sout Suite- Harlem suite – Liberian suite-Parfum suite – The Tattooed Bride – A Drums Is A Woman – Such Sweet Thunder – The Queen’s Suite – Suite Thursday – Far East Suite – Virgin Island Suite – La Plus Belle Africaine – The Golden Broom And The Freen Apple – Latin American Suite – Mexican Suite – New Olrleans Suite – Afro/Eurasian Eclipse – Goutelas Suite – Togo Brava Suite – Controversial suite-

Composizioni:

A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing – Air conditioned jungle – All Too Soon – A woman and a man –Azalea – Bensonality – Blue at sundown – Blues (The) – Boogie bop blues – B/Sharp Boston -Brown Betty – Build that railroad.

Caravan – C Jam Blues – Cloted woman (The) – Come on home – Creole love call.

Day Dream – Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duet

East Side , West Side-Eight veil – El gato.

Fleurette africain – Follow me.

Golden cress – Good woman blues – Great times – Greatest there is (The)

Happy reunion – Hello little girl – Hi fi fo fum – Hy’a sue.

I could get a man – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – I love my lobin’lover – I’Checkin’Out Goodbye – I’m Beginning To See The Light – I’m Just A Lucky So And So – In A Mellow Tone – In A Sentimental mood – I’ts love i’m in – It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Lady of the lavander mist – Let’s go blues – Love You Madly.

Malletoba spank – Money jungle – Monologue – Mood – Mood Indigo – Mr.Gentle and Mr.cool -My Little Brown Book.

New York City blues

Jam with Sam – Jazz festival – Joog Joog – Just scratchin’the surface – Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don’t Tease Me)

On a turquoise cloud – Once upon a dream – Prelude To A Kiss – Prima bara dubla – Princess blue Primpin’for the prom – Purple Gazelle Ready go – Red garter – Red shoes – Red carpet – Rock skippin’at the blue note – Satin Doll – Solitude – Smada – Something To Live For -Sophisticated Lady – Soul call – Stomp look and listen – Sultry serenade – Take love easy – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – Three cent stomp – Tymperturbably.

U.M.M.G.

Vagabonds – Very special – V.I.P.’S. Boogie – Warm valley – West indian pancake – Wig wise – You of all people – Your Love Has Faded.

Discografia.

The Washingtonians: 1924

Alberta Hunter (vc) Duke Ellington (p) Sonny Greer (dr)

It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Winter/ Parlor Social De Luxe.

Bubber Miley (tp) Charles Irvis (tb) Otto Hardwicke (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Choo Choo/ Rainy Nights.

Otto Hardwicke (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Joe Trent (vc)

Deacon Jazz.

Otto Hardwicke (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Oh How I Love My Darling.

New York, 2-11-24.

The Hotsy Totsy Boys:

Irving Mills (kazoo-vc) Duke Ellington (p)

Everything Is Hotsy Totsy Now.

(Blue Disc) New York, 8-6-25.

The Washingtonians:

Pike Davis (tp) Charlie Irvis (tb) Otto Hardwick (sax) Prince Robinson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Henry Edwards (b)

I’m Gonna Hang Around My Sugar.

(Pathe) New York, 7-9-25.

Duke Ellington’s Washingtonians:

Duke Ellington (p) Harry Cooper, Leroy Rutledge (tp) Charlie Irvis (tb) Otto Hardwicke (sb) Don Redman (cl-sa) Fred Guy (g) Bass Edwards (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Georgia Grind.

(Pathe) New York, 18-3-26.

The Washingtonians:

Duke Ellington (p) Harry Cooper, Leroy Rutledge (tp) Charlie Irvis, Jimmy Harrison (tb) Otto Hardwicke (sa) Prince Robinson (sl-st) George Thomas (st-vc) Don Redman (cl-sa) J.Harrison (tb) Fred Guy (g) Bass Edwards (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Wanna go back again blues / If You Can’t Hold The Man You Love..

(Gennett) New York, 30-3-26.

Pike Davis (tp) Charlie Irvis (tb) Prince Robinson (cl-st) Otto Hardwicke (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba)

I’m Gonna Hang Around My Sugar / Trombone Blues.

The Washingtonians: Leroy Rutledge (tp) Charlie Irvis (tb) Otto Hardwicke (sa) Don Redman (cl-sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Georgia Grind / Parlor Social Stomp.

New York, Marzo 1926.

Harry Cooper, Leroy Rutledge (tp) Jimmy Harrison (tb-vc) Charlie Irvis (tb) Bass Edwards (tuba) Don Redman (cl.sa) Prince Robinson (cl-st) Otto Hardwick (sa-sb) George Thomas (st-vc) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Wanna Go Back Again Blues.

New York, 1-4-26.

Duke Ellington (p) Bubber Miller, Charlie Johnson (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Sam Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicke (sa) Prince Johnson (st) Fred Guy (g) Bass Edwards (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Animal Crackers / Li’l Farina.

(Gennett) New York, 21-6-26.

The Okeh Syncopators.

Duke Ellington (p) altri sconosciuti.

Jug Walk.

(Paramount) New York, Giugno 1926.

His Kentucky Club Orchestra.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

East St.Louis Toodle-oo/ Birmingham Breackdown.

(Vocalion) New York, 29-11-26.

D.E.And His Kentucky Club Orchestra.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Creepers / Immigration Blues.

(Vocalion) New York, 29-12-26.

Bubber Miley (tp) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Sonny Greer (dr)

If You Can’t Hold The Man You Love.

(Victor) New York, 10-1-27.

His Kentucky Club Orchestra.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Edgar Sampson (sa) Prince Robinson (cl-st) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Mack Shaw (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

East St.Louis Toodle-oo / Birmingham Breackdown/ Song Of The Cotton Field.

New York, 3-2-27.

Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians:

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Mack Shaw (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Birmingham Breakdown / Black And Tan Fantasy.

New York, 28-2-27.

East St.Louis Toddle-O

(Coral 97 012 LPCM) New York, 14-3-27.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Hop Hend / East St.Louis Toodle-Oo / Down In Your Alley Blues.

(Brunswick) New York, 22-3-27.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr) Adelaide Hall (vc)

Black And Tan Fantasy.

(Brunswick) New York, 7-4-27.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Soliloquy.

(Brunswick) New York, 30-4-27.

The Washingtonians:1927

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Fred Guy (g) Welman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Washington Wobble.

(Victor) New York, 6-10-27.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Adelaide Hall (vc)

Creole Love Call / East St.Louis Toodle-Oo.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Adelaide Hall (vc)

Washington Wobble / Creole Love Call / Black And Tan Fantasy / Blues I Love To Sing.

(Victor) Camden, 26-10-27.

Louis Metcalf, Jabbo Smith (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Adelaide Hall (vc)

Balck And Tan Fantasy / What Can A Poor Fellow Do.

(Okeh) New York, 3-11-27.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

East St.Louis Toodle-oo / Harlem River Quiver (3 takes) / Blue Bubbles (2 takes)

(Victor) New York, 19-12-27.

D.E.And His Cotton Club Orchestra:

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, Freddy Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Red Hot Band / Doin’The Frog.

(Vocalion) New York, 29-12-27.

The Washingtonians:

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Bugle Call Rag / Sweet Mama / Stack O’Lee Blues.

(Harmony) New York, 9-1-28.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jubilee Stomp / Take It Easy / Harlem Twist.

(Hoken) New York, 19-1-28.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

East St.Louis Toodle-Oo (2 takes) / Jubilee Stomp (2 takes) / Take It Easy (2 takes)

(Cameo) New York, 9-3-28.

Arthur Whetsol, Bubber Miley, Freddy Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Otto Hardwicl (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jubilee Stomp / Take It Easy / Black Beauty (2 takes)

New York, 21-3-28.

Got Everything But You / Black Beauty / Jubilee Stomp.

(Victor) New York, 26-3-28.

Duke Ellington And His Washingtonians: 1928

Arthur Wetsol, Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) welman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Yellow Dog Blues / Tishomingo Blues.

(Coral 97012 LPCM) New York, 5-6-28.

Arthur Whetsol, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Irving Mills (vc)

Diga Diga Doo / Doin’The New Lowdown.

(Okeh) New York, 10-7-28.

Stesso gruppo, più Lonnie Johnson (g)

Move Over / Swampy River / Black Beauty / Swampy River.

New York, 1-10-28.

Reminiscing In Tempo.

Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley, Arthur Wetsol (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Lonnie Johnson (g) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr) Baby Cox (vc)

The Mooche / Hot And Bothered.

(Philips B 07363 L) New York, 1-10-28.

The Whoopee Makers:

Bubber Miley, Arthur Wetsol (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Mooche (2 takes) / Hot And Bothered / Mover Over.

(Cameo) New York, 15-10-28.

D.E.And Hid Cotton Club Orchestra:

Arthur Wetsol, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Welmann Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Louisiana / The Mooche.

(Brunswick) New York, 17-10-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Awful Sad / No Papa No.

(Brunswick) New York, 20-10-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Louis Metcalf, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Mooche.

(Victor) New York, 30-10-28.

D.E.And Hid Cotton Club Orchestra:

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Baby Cox, Irving Mills (vc)

I Can’t Give Anything But Love.

(Victor) New York, 10-11-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Baby Cox, Irving Mills (vc)

Bandanna Babies / Diga Diga Doo / I Must Have That Man.

(Victor) New York, 15-11-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa,ss) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Misty Morning / The Blues With A Feelin’ / Goin’To Town.

(Okeh) New York, 22-11-28.

The Whoopee Makers:

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Hottentot / Misty Mornin’.

(Cameo) New York, 5-12-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ozie Ware (vc)

Hit Me In The Nose Blues / It’s All Comin’Home To You.

(Cameo) New York, 18-12-28.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Tiger Rag (parte 1 & 2) / Doing The Voom Voom.

(Brunswick) New York, 8-1-29.

His Cotton Club Orchestra:1929

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Welman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Irving Mills, Ozzie Ware (vc)

Flaming Youth (2 takes) / Saturday Night Function / High Life / Doin’The Voom Voom .

(Victor) New York, 16-1-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Japanese Dream / Harlemania.

(Victor) New York, 18-2-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Harlem Flat Blues / Rent Party Blues / Paducah.

(Brunswick) New York, 1-3-29.

Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr-vc)

The Dicty Glide / Stevedore Jump / Hot Feet / Sloppy Joe (2 takes) .

(Victor) New York, 7-3-29.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Otto Hardwick (sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Tiger Rag.

New York, 8-3-29.

Freeze And Melt.

New York, 4-4-29.

The Washingtonians:

Cootie Williams (tp-vc) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Saratoga Swing / Who Said “It’s Tight Like That”

(Cameo) New York, 15-3-29.

Cootie Williams (tp) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Saratoga Swing.

New York, 3-5-29.

Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr-vc) Harmonica Charlie (arm)

A Nite At The Cotton Club parte 1: Intro – Cotton Club Stomp – Misty Mornin’ / A Nite At The Cotton Club parte 2: Intro – Goin’To Town – Freeze And Melt.

(Victor) New York, 12-4-29.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr-vc)

Cotton Club Stomp / Misty Mornin’ / Arabian Lover / Saratoga Swing.

(Victor) New York, 3-5-29.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddy Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

That Rhythm Man / Saturday Night Function/ Beggar’s Blues.

(Philips B 07363) New York, 28-5-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jungle Jamboree / Black And Blue.

(Brunswick) New York, 29-7-29.

The Harlem Footwarmeras:

Arthur Wetsol (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonnyh Greer (dr)

Jungle Jamboree/ Snake Hip Dance.

(Okeh) New York, 2-8-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Doin’The Voom Voom / Flaming Youth / Saturday Night Function.

(Banner) New York, 10-9-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jolly Wog / Jazz Convulsions.

(Coral 97012 LPCM) New York, 13-9-29.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Teddy Bunn (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Mississippi / The Dukes Steps Out / Haunted Nights / Swanee Shuffles.

(Victor) New York, 16-9-29.

Six Jolly Jesters.

Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Six Or Seven Times (2 takes)

(Vocalion) New York, 25-10-29.

Cootie Williams (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Teddy Bunn (g) Sonny Greer (dr) con i Washboard Serenaders: Harold Randolph (kazoo-vc) Teddy Bunn (g) Bruce Johnson (vib)

Oklahoma Stomp (2 takes) / Goin’Nuts.

(Victor) New York, 29-10-29.

The Harlem Footwarmers.

Louis Metcalf, Cootie Williams (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Rudy Jackson (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Sweet Chariot / Ring Dem Bells.

(Victor) New York, 30-10-29.

Arthur Wetsel, Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

Breackfast Dance / Jazz Lips / March Of The Hoodlums.

(Victor) New York, 14-11-29.

Cootie Williams (tp) Joe Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Lazy Duke.

(Okeh) New York, 20-11-29.

Freddy Jenkins, Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizoltb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Blues Of The Vagabond / Syncopated Shuffle.

(Philips B 07363 L) New York, 20-11-29.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr)

Wall Street Wail (2 takes) / Sweet Mama / Cincinnati Daddy.

(Bruswick) New York, 10-12-29.

Ten Blackberries: 1930

Freddy Jenkins, Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Sunny Smith (vc)

Jungle Blues (2 takes) / St.James Infirmary (3 takes) / When Your Smiling (2 takes) Rent Party Blues (3 takes)

(Conqueror) New York, 20-1-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (st-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Sonny Smith (vc)

Maori (A Samoan Dance)

(Brunswick) New York, 21-2-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Irving Mills (vc)

When You’re Smiling / Maori (A Samoan Dance) / Admiration.

(Brunswick) New York, 20-3-30.

Harlem Hot Chocolates.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Irving Mills (vc)

Sing You Sinners / St.James Infirmary.

(Primrose) New York, 30-3-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Mooche / Ragamuffin Romeo / East St.Louis Toodle-Oo.

(Diva) New York, 3-4-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Frank Marvin (vc)

Double Check Stomp / My Gal Is Good For Nothing But Love / I Was Made To Love You.

(Victor) New York, 11-4-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Bubber Miley (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) “Joe” Cornell Smeiser (fis) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Joe Cornell (fisa) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr) Dick Robertson (vc)

Double Check Stomp / Cotton Club Stomp / Accordion Joe.

(Brunswick) New York, 22-4-30.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jungle Nights In Harlem / Shout ‘Em Aunt Tillie / Sweet Dreams Of Love / Sweet Jazz O’Mine.

(Victor) New York, 4-6-30.

Mill’s Ten Balck Berries.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Sweet Mama / Hot And Bothered

(Clarion) New York, 12-6-30.

Cootie Williams (tp-vc) Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsel (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Welman Braud (b) Fred Guy (bj) Sonny Greer (dr) Irving Mills (vc)

Ring Dem Bells / Old Man Blues.

(Victor) New York, 20-8-30.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) The Rhythm Boys: Bing Crosby, Al Rinker, Harry Barris (vc)

Ring Dem Bells / Old Man Blues / Three Little Words.

(Victor) New York, 26-8-30.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Dick Robertson (vc)

Hittin’The Bottle / That Lindy Hop / You’re Lucky To Me / Memories Of You.

New York, 2-10-30.

Arthur Whetsol (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Welamn Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Big House Blues / Rocky Mountain Blues.

(Philips B 07363 L) New York, 14-10-30.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Whetsol (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Bass Edwards (tuba) Sonny Greer (dr) Dick Robertson (vc)

Mood Indigo / Runnin’Wild.

(Brunswick) New York, 17-10-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Benny Payne, Irving Mills (vc)

Wang Wang Blues / Home Again Blues.

(Brunswick) New York, 27-10-30.

The Harlem Music Masters.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Cootie Williams, Irving Mills (vc)

Ring Dem Bells / Three Little Words.

The Harlem Footwarmers.

Arthur Wetsol (tp) Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Huy (bj) Wellma Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Old Man Blues / Sweet Chariot / Mood Indigo.

(Odeon) New York, 30-10-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Sid Garry (vc)

Rockin’In Rhythm / I’m So In Love With You / I Can’t Realize You Love Me.

(Victor) New York, 8-11-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Cootie Williams (vc)

Sweet Chariot / Blues Of The Vagabon.

(Victor) New York, 20-11-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Billy Smith (vc)

I’m So In Love With You / Nine Little Miles From Ten-Ten Tennesee.

(Victor) New York, 21-11-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Sid Garry (vc)

What Good Am I Without You / When A Black Man’s Blue / Blue Again.

(Victor) New York, 26-11-30.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

What Good Am I Without You / When A Black Man’s Blue / Mood Indigo.

New York, 10-12-30.

New York Syncopators.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Sid Garry (vc)

I Can’t Realise You Love Me / I’m So In Love With You.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Rockin’In Rhythm.

(Clarion) New York, 8-1-31.

The Whoopee Makers.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Chick Bullock (vc)

Them There Eyes / Rochin Chair / I’m So In Love With You.

(Oriole) New York, 10-1-31.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Benny Paine (vc-p) Frank Marvin (vc)

Rockin’In Rhythm / Rockin Chair / Twelfth Street Drag.

(Coral 97012 LPCM) New York, 14-1-31.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Chick Bullock (vc)

Rockin’In Rhythm / The River And Me / Keep A Song In Your Soul / Sam And Delilah.

(Victor) New York, 16-1-31.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Williams (tp) Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sa-sb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (bj) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Frank Marvin (vc)

The Peanuts Vendor / Creole Rhapsody – parte 1 – 2 / Is That Religion?.

(Melotone) New York, 20-1-31.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Creole Rhapsody ( parte 1-2)

(Victor) New York, 11-6-31.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.1931

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Echoes Of The Jungle / Limenhouse Blues.

(Victor) New York, 16-6-31.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

It’s A Glory/ Dinah / The Mistery Song.

(Victor) Camden, NJ, 17-6-31.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

It Don’t Mean A Thing / Lazy Rhapsody.

(Brunswick) New York, 2-2-32.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Mood Indigo / Hot And Bothered / Creola Love Call..

(Victor) New York, 3-2-32.

Cootie Williams (tp-vc) Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Baby When You Ain’t There.

(Brunswick) New York, 4-2-32.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Lawrence Brown, Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr-vc) Ivie Anderson (vc)

East St.Louis Toodle / Black And Tan Fantay / Bugle Call Rag / Dinah / Bugle Call Rag.

(Victor) New York, 9-2-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Bing Crosby (vc)

St.Louis Blues / Creole Love Call / Rose Room.

(Brunswickl) New York, 11-2-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins, Cootie Wuilliams (tp) Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

The Sheik Of Araby / Blue Harlem.

(Brunswick) New York, 16-5-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Fast And Furious / Best Wishew / Swampy River

(Brunswick) New York, 17-5-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Slippery Horn / Blue Ramble / Clouds In My Heart..

(Brunswick-Columbia) New York, 18-5-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Ducky Wucky / Blue Mood..

(Brunswick) New York, 19-9-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Maori / Jazz Cocktail / Lightnin’..

New York, 21-9-32.

Stesso organico più Ray Mitchell (vc)

Stars / Swing Low.

New York, 22-9-32.

Stesso organico con Adelaide Hall (vc)

Baby / Any Time Any Day Anywhere / Delta Bound.

New York, 21-12-32.

Stesso organico con i Mills Brothers (vc)

Diga Diga Doo.

Stesso organico con Ethel Waters (vc)

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Porgy.

(Brunswick) New York, 22-12-32.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Adelaide Hall (vc)

I Must Have That Man Baby

Stesso organico con Ivie Anderson per Hall.

Eerie Moan.

(Columbia) New York, 7-1-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)

Merry-Go-Round / Sosphisticated Lady / I’ve Got Ther World On A String / Down A Carolina Lane.

(Brunswick) New York, 15-16 Febbraio 1933.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) 1933

Drop Me Off At Harlem / Slippery Horn / Blackbird Medley : Parte 1 : I Can’t Give Anything Buy Love – Doin’The New Low Down – I Must Have That Man – Baby./ Parte 2: Dixie – Diga Diga Doo – Porgy – I Can’t Give Anything But Love.

(Brunswick) New York, 17-2-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc) .

Happy As The Day Is Long / Raisin’The Rent / Get Yourself A New Brown.

(Brunswick) New York, 9-5-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Bundle Of Blues / Sophisticated Lady / Stormy Weather.

(Brunswick) New York, 16-5-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Hyde Park / Harlem Speks / Ain’t Misbehavin / Chicago.

Londra, 13-7-33.

Duke Ellington (piano solo)

A Souvenir Of Duke Ellington.

(Decca) Londra, 15-7-33.

Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Arthur Wetsol (tp) Tricky Sam, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

I’m Satisfied / Jive Stomp / In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree / Harlem Speaks.

(Brunswick) New York, 15-8-33.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Louis Bacon (tp-vc) Lawrence Brown, Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Rude Interlude / Dallas Doings.

(Victor) New York, 26-9-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Louis Bacon (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Daybreak Express / Dear Old Southlanmd.

(Victor) Chicago, 4-12-33.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Louis Bacon (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Otto Hardwick (cl-sb-sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Delta Serenade / Stompy Jones / Solitude / Blue Feeling.

(Victor) Chicago, 9-10 Gennaio 1934.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Otto Hardwick (sa-sb-cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Ebony Rhapsody / Cocktails For Two / Live And Love Tonight

Hollywood, 12-4-34.

I Met My Waterloo.

Hollywood, 17-4-34.

Stesso orgaico com Mae West (vc)

My Old, Flame.

(Biltmore) Hollywood, 23-4-34.

Cootie Williams, Arthur Wetsol, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Sam Nanton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl-st) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Mae West, coro (vc)

Colonna sonora del film: Belle Of The 90’s – St.Louis Blues – My Old Flame – Menphis Blues – Original Title – Troubled Waters – Original Title.

Hollywood, Aprile 1934.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Marshall Royalcl-sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Trouble Waters / My Old Flame

(Victor) Hollywood, 9-5-34.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Otto Hardwick (cl-sa-sb) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Saddest Tale / Solitude / Moonglow / Sump’n ‘Bout Rhythm..

(Brunswick) New York, 12-9-34.

Dal Film Symphony In Black.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Otto Hardwick (cl-sa-sb) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Billie Holiday (vc)

Symphony In Black: The Laborers – A Triangle (Dance, Jealousy, Big City Blues) – A Hymn Of Sorrow – Harlem Rhythm.

Astoria, New York, Dicembre 1934.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Charlie Allen (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Farewell Blues / Porto Rican Chaos / Admiration / Let’s Have A Junilee.

Chicago, 9-1-35.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Charlie Allen (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Margie / Moonlight Fiesta.

Duke Ellington Sextet: Rex Stewart (corn) Johnny Hodges (cl-ss-sa) Harry Carney (cl-sa-sb) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor, Haves Alvis (b)

Tough Truckin’ / Indigo Echoes.

(Columbia) New York, 5-3-35.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Billie Holiday (vc)

Big City Blues (Saddest Tale)

New York, 12-3-35.

Duke Ellington’s Greatest.1935

Rex Stewart (corn) Cootie Williams (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Fred Avendford, Sonny Greer (dr)

Merry-Go-Round / In A Sentimental Mood / Showboat Shuffle / The Sergeant Was Shy / Admiration.

(Brunswick) New York, 30-4-35.

Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Fred Avendford (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Truckin’ Accent On Youth / Cotton.

(Brunswick) New York, 19-8-35.

Arthur Wetsoll, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Reminiscing In Tempo ( parte 1-2-3-4)

(Brunswick) New York, 12-9-35.

Arthur Wetsoll, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wellman Braud (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)

I Don’t Know Why I Love You So / Dinah Lou.

(Columbia) Chicago, 20-1-36.

Arthur Wetsoll, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Isn’t Love The Strangest Thing / No Greater Love / Clarinet Lament / Echoes Of Harlem.

(Brunswick) New York, 27-2-36.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Pete Clark, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Hates Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Love Is Like A Cigarette / Kissin’My baby Goodnight / Oh babe Maybe Someday / Isn’t Love The Strangest Thing / Braggin’In Brass.

(Brunswick) New York, 28-2-36.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc) 

It Was A Sad Night In Harlem / Shoe Shine Boy.

Stesso gruppo con Helmy Kresa (vc)

Yearning For Love / Trumpet In Spade.

New York, 17-7-36.

Arthur Wetsol, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwicke, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

I A Jam / Exposition Swing / Uptown Downbeat.

(Brunswick) New York, 29-7-36.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Scattin’At The Cotton Club / Black Butterfly.

Duke Ellington (piano solo)

Sophisticated Lady / Sophisticated Lady.

(Brunswick) Hollywood, 21-12-36.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The New Birmingham Breackdown.

Stesso gruppo con Hayes Alvis per Taylor.

Scattin’At The Kit Kat.

Ivie Anderson, Stewart, Carney, Alvis (vc) Freddy Jenkins (tap/dance)

I’ve Got To be A Rug Cutter / New East St.Louis Toodle-Go.

(Mester) New York, 5-3-37.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Harlem Speaks/ Caravan/ One Two Button Your Shoe/ Sophisticated Lady/ Rocjing In Rhythm/ East St.Louis Toodle-oo.

Cotton Club New York, 18-3-37.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)

There’s A Lull In My Life / It’s Swell Of You / You Can’t Run Away From Love Tonight.

(Master) New York, 9-4-37.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)1936

Azure / The Lady Who Couldn’t Be Kissed / Old Plantation.

(Variety) New York, 22-4-37.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Caravan / Azure

(Master) New York, 14-5-37.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

All God’s Chillum Got Rhythm.

Rex Stewart, Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones (tp) Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor, Hayes Alvis (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

All God’c Chillum Got Rhythm / Alabamy Home.

(Variety) New York, 8-6-37.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Harmony In Harlem / Chatter Box / Jubilesta / Diminuendo In Blue / Crescendo In Blue / Dusk In The Desert.

(Brunswick) New York, 20-9-37.

Harold Baker, Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The New Black And Tan Fantasy / Stepping Into Swing Society / Prologue The Black And Tan Fantasy.

(Brunswick) New York, 13-1-38.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Riding On A Blue Note / Lost In Meditation / The Gal From Joe’s.

(Brunswick) New York, 2-2-38.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart Harold Baker (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

If You Were In My Place / Scrounch.

New York, 24-2-38.

I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Baggin’ In Brass / Carnival Caroline

(Brunswick) New York, 3-3-38.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart Harold Baker (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick (sa-sb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Hayes Alvis, Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Swingtime In Hololulu / I’m Slappin’ Seventh Aveue / Dinah’s In A Jam.

New York, 11-4-38.

You Gave Me The Gate / Rose Of Rio Grande / Pyramid / When My Sugar Walks Down The Street.

New York, 7-6-38.

Watermellon Man / A Gyspsy Without A Song / The Stevedore’s Serenade / La De Doody Doo.

New York, 20-6-38.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart Harold Baker (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson, Scat Powell (vc)

A Blues Serenade / Love In Swingtime / Please Forgive Me.

New York, 4-8-38.

Prelude To A Kiss / Blue Light / Lambeth Walk / Hip Chic / Buffet Flat..

New York, 9-8-38.

Twits And Twerps / Mighty Like The Blues.

New York, 2-9-38.

Jazz Poutpurri / T.T.On Toast / Battle Of Swing.

New York, 19-12-38.

Blue Light / Old King Dooji / Boy Meets Horm / Slap Happy.

(Brunswick) New York, 22-12-38.

Duke Ellington (piano solo)

Just Good Fun / Informal Blues.

1938New York, 8-3-39.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Pussy Willow / Subtle Lament / Lady In Blue / Smorgasbord And Schnapps / San Juan Hill.

New York, 20-3-39.

Stesso organico, con Billy Strayhorn per Ellington e Jean Eldridge (vc)

Portrait Of The Lion / Something To Live For / Solid Old Man.

New York, 21-3-39.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Billy Taylor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)

Cotton Club Stomp / Doin’The Voom Voom / Way Low / Serenade To Sweden.

New York, 6-6-39.

In A Mizz / I’m Checkin’ Out Goo’m Bye / A Lonely Co-Ed / You Can Count On Me .

New York, 12-6-39.

Bouncing Buoyancy / The Sergeant Was Shy / Grievin’.

New York, 28-8-39.

Stesso organico con Jimmy Blanton per Taylor.

Little Posey / I Never Felt This Way Before / Grievin’ / Tootin’ Through The Roof / Weely / Blues.

New York, 14-10-39.

Duke Ellington (piano solo)

Blues.

New York, 14-10-39.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc) Billy Strayhorn (arr-viol)

Killin’ Myself / Your Love Has Faded / Country Gal.

(Columbia) New York, 16-10-39.

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b)

Blues / Plucked Again.

New York, 22-11-39.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fre Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

I’m Checkin’ Out / Goo’m Bye / Tootin’ Through The Roof.

New York, 24-11-39.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fre Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries (vc)

Me And You / Grivien’ / Little Josie / My Last Good-bye / The Gal From Joe / Tootin’ Through The Roof / Day In Day Out / Merry Go Around.

Southland Cafè, Boston, 9-1-40.

At His Very Best / L’Indispensabile.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart (tp) Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc) Billy Strayhorn (arr-viol)

Solitude / Stormy Weather / Mood Indigo / Sophisticated Lady.

New York, 14-2-40.

Cotton Tail.

New York, 4-3-40.

Stesso organico con più Herb Jeffries (vc)

You You Darlin’ / Jack The Bear / Ko-Ko / Morning Glory / So Far So Good.

(Victor LPM 1715) Chicago, 6-3-40.

Congo Brava / Concerto For Cootie / Me And You.

(RCA LPM 1715) Chicago, 15-3-40.

At His Very Best.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Cotton Tail / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Conga Brava.

Hollywood, 4-5-40.

Portrait Of Bert Williams / Bojangles / Dusk (2 vers) / Blue Goose.

Chicago, 28-5-40.

Jack The Bear.

New York, giugno, 1940.

Concerto For Cootie.

New York, 12-6-40.

At A Dixie Roadside Diner / All Too Soom / Rumpus In Richmond / Harlem Air Shaft.

New York, 22-7-40.

Sepia Panorama / My Great Mistake.

(Victor LPM 1364 e LPM 1715) New York, 24-7-40.

Live At Eastwood Gardens.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Harlem Air Shaft / I Don’t Mind.

Detroit, 29-7-40.

Live At Eastwood Gardens.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson (vc)

Rose Of The Rio Grande.

Detroit, 31-7-40.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Ridin’On A Blue Note / Boy Meets Horn.

Salem, New Hampshire, 17-8-40.

Rose Bloom / Stompy Jones.

Salem, New Hampshire, 19-8-40.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herbie Jeffries (vc)

There Shall Be No Night / In A Mellotone / Warm Valley.

Stesso gruppo con Ivie Anderson (vc)

Five O’Clock Whistle.

Chicago, 5-9-40.

Live At Hotel Sherman.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jug Walk.

Chicago, 21-9-40.

Little Posey / Warm Valley

Chicago, 26-9-40.

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b)

Pitter Panther Patter (2 takes) / Body And Soul (3 takes) / Sophisticated Lady / Mr.J.B.Blues (2 takes)

(Victor 6009) Chicago, 1-10-40.

At His Very Best.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffrey (vc)

The Flaming Sword / Warm Valley.

(Victor LPM 1364) New York, 17-10-40.

Across The Track Blues / Chloe / I Never Felt This Way Before.

(Victor LPM 1715) New York, 28-10-40.

Wallace Jones, Ray Nance (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herbie Jeffries, Ivie Anderson (vc)

It’s Glory / The Mooche / The Sheyk Of Araby / Sepia Panorama / Ko-KO / There Shall Be No Night / Pussy Willow / Chatter Box / Mood Indigo / Harlem Air Shaft / Ferryboat Serenade / Warm Valley / Chaser / Stompy Jones / Chloe / Bojangles / In The Air / Rumpus In Richmond / Chaser / The Sidewalks Of New York / The Flaming Sword / Never No Lament / Caravan / Clarinet Lament / Slap Happy / Sepia Panorama / Boy Meets Horn / Way Down Yonder In New Orleans / Oh Babe Maybe Someday / Five O’Clock Whistle / Fanfare / The Call Of The Canyon / titolo sconsociuto / All This Asnd Heaven Too / Chaser / Rockin’In Rhythm / Sophisticated Lady / Cotton Tail / Wispering Grass / Conga Brava / I Never Felt This Way Before / Chaser / Across The Track Blues / Honeysuckle Rose / Wham / Star Dust / Rose Of The Rio Grande / St.Louis Blues / Warm Valley / God Bless America.

Fargo, North Dakota, 7-11-40.

Wallace Jones, Cootie Williams (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

The Sidewalks Of New York / Flamingo / The Girl Of The Dream.

(Victor) Chicago, 28-12-40.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

Take The A Train / I hear Rhapsody / Bounce / It’s Sad Bust True / Madame Will Drop Her Shawl / Frenesi / Until Tonight / West Indian Stomp / Love And I / John Hardy’s Wife.

Hollywood, 15-1-41.

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Blanton (b) con l’orchestra di John Scott Trotter.

Jive Rhapsody / Jumpin’Punkins / Frankie And Johnny / Take The A Train.

(RCA Francese FXMI 7134) New York, 16-1-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries (vc)

Take The A Train / Blue Serge.

Stesso organico, con Billy Strayhorn per Ellington.

After All / John Hardy’Wife / Jumpin’Punkins.

(RCA Victor LPM 1092) Hollywood, 15-2-41.

Duke Ellington (p)

Dear Ol Southland (2 takes) / Solitude (2 takes)

(Victor) New York, 14-5-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr)  Ivie Anderson (vc)

Bakiff / Are You Sticking / Just A-Settin’ And A-Rockin’ / The Giddybug Gallop.

(Victor LPM 1364) Hollywood, 5-6-41.

I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good / Chocolate Shake / Moon Over Cuba.

(Victor LPM 1364) Hollywood, 26-6-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries (vc)

Clementine / The Brown Skin / Jump For Joy (2 takes) / Moon Over Cuba.

(Victor) Hollywood, 2-7-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

Rocks In My Bed / Bli-blip / Five O’Clock Drag / Chelsea Bridge / Noir Bleu / The C Jam Blues / June.

(Victor) Hollywood, 26-9-41.

Stesso organico, Alvin Junior Raglin per Blanton.

Chelsea Bridge / What Good Would It Do / I Don’t Know What Kind Of Blues I Got / Raimbeck.

(Victor LPM 1364) Hollywood, 2-12-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

Stomp Caprice / Chelsea Bridge / Bugle Breaks / You And I / Have You Changed / Blue Serge / Moon Mist / I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire / Easy Street / Perdido.

Hollywood, 3-12-41.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

Perdido / The C Jam Blues / Moon Mist (2 takes)

(Victor LPM 1364) Chicago, 21-1-42.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc) Ivie Anderson (vc)

What Am I Here For / I Don’t Mind / Someone.

(Victor) New York, 26-2-42.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Herb Jeffries (vc)

Main Stem / Johnny Come Lately / My Little Brown Book.

(Victor LPM 1364) Hollywood, 26-6-42.

Live At Hotel Sherman.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Chaunchey Haughton (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Home / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’.

(Victor) Chicago, 22-7-42.

Live At Hotel Sherman.Live At Hotel Sherman.

Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Chaunchey Haughton (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ray Nance, Herb Jeffrey, Ivier Andersen.

Hayfoot Strayfoot / Sentimental Lady / A Slip Of The Lip / Sherman Shuffle / Solitude / Brazilali Lou / Five O’Clock Drag / Perdido / I Didn’t Know About You.

(Victor) Chicago, 28-7-42.

Black Brown And Beige.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Chauncey Haughton, Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Betty Roche (vc)

Work Song / Come Sunday / The Blues / West Indian Dance / Emancipation Celebration / Sugar Hill Penthouse / The Blues.

(Ariston AR LP 12028) Carnegie Hall, New York, 23-1-43.

First Carnegie Hall Concert.First Carnegie Hall Concert.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Chauncey Haughton, Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Star Spangled Banner / Black And Tan Fantasy/ Rockin’In Rhythm/ Moon Mist/ Jumpin’Punkins / A Portrait Of Bert Williams / Bojangles / Ko-Ko/ Dirge / Stomp (Johnny Come Lately) / Are You Stickin’/ Black Brown And Beige / Bakiff / Jack The Bear / Blue Belles Of Harlem / Cotton Tail / Day Dream / Boy Meets Horn / Rose Of The Rio Grande / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Goin’Up / Mood Indigo.

Carnegie Hall, New York, 23-1-43.

Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Ray Nance (tp.viol) Lawrence Brown, Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol (tb) Harry Carney, Otto Hardwick, Chaunchey Haugton, Johnn Hodges, Ben Webster (ance) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Black And Than Fantasy / Black Beauty / Come Sunday.

Boston, 23-1-43.

Emancipation Celebration.

Synphony Hall, Boston, 28-1-43.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Chelton Hemphill, Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Chauncey Haugton, Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Take The A Train / Hayfoot Strawfoot / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Slip Of The Slip / I Miss Your Kiss.

New York, 1-5-43.

The Duke Is On The Air.Is On The Air.

Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Skippy Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler, Betty Roché (vc)

Take The A Train & Way Low / Rockin’In Rhythm / A Slip Of The Lip (Can Sink A Ship) / Tonight I Shall Sleep / Three Cent Stomp / I Don’t Know What Kind Of Blues I Got / Later Tonight & Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.

New York, 28-4-43.

Moon Mist & Do You Know / Subtle Slough / Fo Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / Graceful Awkwardness (Emancipation Celebration) / GoAway Blues / Cotton Tail / Tonight I Shall Sleep & Don’t Het Around Much Anymore.

(Queen Disc Q 071) New York, 29-8-43.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Dizzy Gillespie (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Elmer Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wilson Myers (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Boy Meets Horn / Hop Skip And Jump.

(V-Disc) New York, 8-11-43.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Elmer Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Main Stem.

(V-Disc) New York, 9-11-43.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Elmer Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Creole Love Call

(V-Disc) New York, 1-12-43.

Live At The Carnegie Hall Dec.11,1943.Live At The Carnegie Hall Dec.11,1943.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Elmer Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

The Star Splangled Banner / Take The A Train / Moon Mist / Tea For Two / Honeysuckle Rose / Excerpts From Black Brown And Beige / Ring Dem Bells / Ellington Medley: Do Nothing ‘Till You gear From Me – Black And Tan Fantasy.

Carnegie Hall, New York, 11-12-43.

Rex Stewart (corn) Wallace Jones, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Joe Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Elmer Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Betty Roche (vc)

Ain’t Misbehavin’ / I Wonder Why / Caravan / Frantic Fantasy.

World Transcription, New York, Dicembre 1943.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Rex Stewart (corn) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Sam Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick (sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

Mood To Woo’d / My Little Brown Book.

(V-Disc) New York, 26-5-44.

Live At The Hurricane. Live At The Hurricane.

Shelton Hemphill (tp) Taft Jordan (tp-vc) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Rex Stewart (corn) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Sam Nanton (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick (sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Skippy Williams (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

Perdido / Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / My Gal Sal / Now I Know.

The Hurricane, New York, 6-5-44.

Jumpin’Punkins / Poinciana / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

The Hurricane, New York, 7-5-44.

Stesso organico con Mary Lou Williams (arr)

Blue Skies.

The Hurricane, New York, 21-5-44.

Stesso organico con Al Sears (st) per Skippy Williams.

Clementine / Someone.

The Hurricane, New York, 24-5-44.

G.I.Jive / Three Cent Stomp / Johnny Come Lately / Sentimental Lady.

The Hurricane, New York, 27-5-44.

Midriff.

The Hurricane, New York, 31-5-44.

Main Stem / My Little Brown Book.

The Hurricane, New York, 2-6-44.

Too Much In Love / Mood To Be Wooed.

The Hurricane, New York, 4-6-44.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Sam Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Hillard Brown (dr) Al Hibler, Kay Davis, Joya Sherril.

I Ain’t Got Nothin’But The Blues / I’m Geginning To See The Light / Don’t You Know I Care / I Didn’t Know About You..

(Victor) New York, 1-12-44.

At His Very Best.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Sam Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Hillard Brown (dr)

Work Song (Black Brown And Beige / Come Sunday (Black Brown And Beige)

(Victor LPM 1715) New York, 11-12-44.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Sam Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Hillard Brown (dr) Joya Sherrill (vc)

The Blue (Black Brown And Beige) / Three Dance : Wets Indian Dance – Emancipation – Celebration – Sugar Hill Penthouse (Beige) (Black Brown And Beige)

(Victor LPM 1715) New York, 12-12-44.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Blue Skies.

Carnegie Hall, New York, 19-12-44.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

In A Jam / Blues On The Double / Hollywood Hangover.

New York, dicembre 1944.

L’indispensabile.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Hillard Brown (dr) Yoya Sherrill (vc)

Carnegie Blues / Blue Cellophane / Mood To be Woo’d / My Heart Sings

(Victor) New York, 4-1-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Anita O’Day (vc)

Black / I Can’t Believe.

Stesso organico con Billie Holiday (vc)

I Cover The Waterfront.

Esquire, Los Angeles, 17-1-45.

Live Performance Recorder For Armed Radio Service.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Perfume Suite : Under The Balcony – Strange Feeling – Dancers In Love – Coloratura.

(V-Disc) “400 Club”New York, 7-4-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Midriff.

New York, 7-4-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

F.D.Roosevelt Memorial (parte 1) / Moon Mist / New World’ A Comin’ / Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen / Mood Indigo / Chant For F.D.Roosevelt / Come Sunday.

Concerto in memoria di F.D.Roosevelt, New York, 14-4-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill (vc)

Blueutopia / Sentimental Journey / Passion Flower / Air Conditioned Jungle / Frantic Fantasy / Main Stem / Everything But You / Carnegie Blues.

400 Club, New York, Aprile 1945.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Frantic Fantasy / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Black Brow And Beige – Blues – West Indian Dance – Emancipation Celebration – Sugar Hill Penthouse.

(V-Disc) New York, 21-4-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Yoya Sherrill (vc)

Kissing Bug.

New York, 26-4-45.

Everything But You / Riff Staccato.

New York, 1-5-45.

Prelude To A Kiss.

New York, 10-5-45.

Caravan / Black And Tan Fantasy.

Stesso organico con Kay Davis (vc)

Mood Indigo.

New York, 11-5-45.

Harlem Airshaft.

(Victor) New York, 12-5-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill (vc)

Prelude To A Kiss. / Black Brown And Beige.

New York, 10-5-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Black And Tan Fantasy / Mood Indigo / Caravan.

New York, 11-5-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

In A Sentimental Mood / Sophisticated Lady

Stesso organico con Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington (vc)

It Don’t Mean A Thing.

Stesso organico con Tommy Dorsey (tb)

Tonight I Shall Sleep.

(Victor) New York, 14-5-45.

Duke Ellington’s Greatest.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Sid Weiss (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill (vc)

I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.

Stesso organico con anche Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Marie Ellington, Al Hibbler (vc)

Solitude.

(Victor RCA L 21009) New York, 15-5-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

Black Beauty / Every Hour On The Our .

(Victor) New York, 16-5-45.

Duke Ellington & His Rhythm.

Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Frankie And Johnny / Jumpin’ Room Only.

(Victor) New York, 16-5-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Hollywood Hangover / Kissing Bug / The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree / Frankie And Johnny:parte 1 – 2 / Sugar Hill Penthouse.

(V-Disc) Chicago, 26-5-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis (vc)

Way Low.

Trasmissione radiofonica ABC Battle Creek, 2-6-45.

Diminuendo In Blue / Crescendo In Blue.

Trasmissione radiofonica ABC , Toledo, 9-6-45.

New World A Comin (parte 1 – 2) / Prelude To A Kiss / Ring Dem Bells.

(V-Disc) Trasmissione radiofonica, Evansville, Indiana 16-6-45.

Duke Ellington (p) junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Frankie And Johnny / Jumpin’Room Only.

New York, 16-6-45.

The Perfume Suite / L’Indispensabile.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Al Lucas, Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Perfume Suite : Strange Feeling – Coloratura ( parte 1 – 2) – Balcony Serenade.

New York , 24-7-45.

Stesso organico meno Al Lucas.

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Dancers In Love.

(Victor LPM 6009) New York, 30-7-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Zutty Singleton (dr)

Tell Ya What I’m Gonna Do / Come Baby Do.

New York, Luglio 1945.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Diminuendo In Blue / Crescendo In Blue.

400 Club, New York, 1-8-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Claude Jones (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Accentuate The Positive / Perdido / Blue Serge / Let The Zoomers Droll / Old King Dooje / Esquire Swank / Blue Break.

New York, 12 Maggio e 18 Agosto 1945.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p)

Pianistically Allied.

Marshfiel-on-the-Atlantic, 25-8-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tp) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Sam Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Carnegie Blues / Chelsea Bridge / Clementine.

Stesso organico più Marie Ellington (vc)

Something To Live For.

(V-Disc) New York, 8-9-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan (tp) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Sam Nanton (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Yoya Sherrill (vc)

Tell Ya What I’m Gonna Do / Come To Baby Do.

(Victor) New York, 8-10-45.

In A Mellotone.

Zanzibar Restaurant, New York, 10-10-45.

Rex Stewart (corn) Taft Jordan, Harold Baker (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Claude Jones (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sidney Catlett (dr)

Between The Devil Ane The Deep Blue Sea.

New York, 13-10-45.

The Treasury Shows Volume 5.

Cat Anderson (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin, Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc)

Take The A Train (5 vers) / Mood To Be Wooed / Jack The Bear / Ellington Bond Promo / The More I See You / Way Low / Blues On The Double / Summertime / Come Sunday / Light (The Work Song) / I’m Beginning To See The Light (2 vers) / On The Alamo / Carnegie Blues / Riff Staccato / Blue Skies / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (2 vers) / As Long As I Live / Nine-Twenty Special / The Wonder Of You / Walkin’With My Honey / Three Cent Stomp / Don’tTake Your Love From Me / Count Session / Emancipation celebration / Let The Zoomers Droo / Blues Is The Night / Can’t You Read Between The Lines / Hop Skip And Jump / Kissing Bug / Solid Old Man / I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues / Miss Your Kiss / Blues Cluster: Diminuendo In Blue – Rocks In My Bed – Crescendo In Blue/ teardrops In The Rain / My Little Brown Book / Ac-Cen-Tu-Ate The Positive / C Jam Blues.

(Storyville D.E.T.S.CD 903 9005 2CD) Primavera ed autunno, 1945.

The Treasury Shows Volume 11

Taft Jordan, Shelton Hemphill, Cat Anderson (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill, Marie Ellington, Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc)

Take The A Train (6 vers) / Mood Indigo /In A Jam / Everything But You (3 vers) / Pianistically Allied (Tonk) / I Don’t Mind / The Jeep Is Jumpin’ / Black And Tan Fantasy / I’m Beginning To See The Light / After All / Don’t You Know I Care / The More I see You / Let The Zoomers Drool / Suddenly It Jumped / Every Hour On The Hour / Cotton Tail / On The Alamo /n Sugar Hill Penthouse / Stomp Look And Listen / JUmpin’Puskins / Body And Soul / A Tropical Triunvirate : Caravan – Flamingo – Air Conditioned Jungle / Pitter Panther Patter / One O’Clock Jump / Moon Mist / Jump For Joy / A Door Will Open / Lily Bell / West Indian Dance / Waiting For The Train To Come In / Blues On The Double.

(Storyville 903 9011 2 CD) Agosto-Ottobre 1945.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree.

New York, Zanzibar Club, 14-11-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Rex Stewart (tp) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler, Joya Sherrill (vc)

I’m Just A Lucky So And So / Long Strong And Consecutive / The Wonder Of You.

(Victor) New York, 26-11-45.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Frankie And Johnny (parte 1 –2)

New York, 26-12-45.

The Carnegie Hall Concert 1946.The Carnegie Hall Concert 1946.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams (tp) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Hall Lucas (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis (vc)

Caravan / In A Mellotone / Solid Old Man / Selections From Black, Brown And Beige / Rugged Romeo / Sono / Air Conditioned Jungle / Pitter Panther Patter / Take The A Train / Meloditti / Fugueaditty / Jam-A-Ditty / Magenta Haze / Diminuendo In Blue / Transblucency / Crescendo In Blue / Suburbanite / I’m Just A Lucky So And So / Riffin’Drill.

(Prestige PRI 24074 2LP) New York, 4-1-46.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p)

Tonk / Drawing Room Blues.

(Victor) New York, 10-1-46.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Key Davis (vc)

Hop Skip Jump / Yesterdays / Let The Zoomers Drool / Carnegie Blues / Blue Skies.

Programma Radiofonico AFR, New York, 13-1-46.

Metroneme All –Stars Band : Harry Edison (tp) Bill Harris (tb) Buddy De Franco (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Flip Phillips (st) Harry Carney (sb) Teddy Wilson (p) Billy Bauer (g) Dave Tough (dr) Duke Ellington (dir)

Metronome All-Out.

New York, 15-1-46.

Cat Anderson, Bernard Flood, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones (tb) Jimmy Hamimlton (cl-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Esquire Dance / C Jam Blues..

(V-Disc) New York, 16-1-46.

Stesso organico, affiancato dall’orchestra di Woody Herman: Shorty Rogers, Sonny Berman, Pete Candoli, Neal Hefty, Irv Lewis (tp) Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfeffer (tb) Woody Hemran (sa-cl) John La Porta, Sam Marowitz (sa) Mikey Folus, Flip Phillips (st) Sam Rubinwich (sb) Tony Alles (p) Billy Bauer (g) Chubby Jackson (b) Dave Tough (dr)

C Jam Blues.

New York, 16-1-46.

Rex Stewart (corn) Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Ray Nance (tp) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Esquire Swank.

Los Angeles, Philarmonic Auditorium, 17-1-46.

Rex Stewart (corn) Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Joe Nanton, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Junior Raglin (b) Hillard Brown (dr) Billie Holiday (vc) Danny Kaye e Jerome Kern (present)

Lover Man / I Cover To Waterfront.

Los Angeles, Philarmonic Auditorium, 17-1-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Rex Stewart (corn) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Esquire Swank.

Philarmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, 17-1-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Bernard Fool (tp) Joe Nanton, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Unbooted Character.

(V-Disc) New York, 15-3-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Francis Williams, Bernard Fool (tp) Joe Nanton, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford o Wilson Meyers (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Jay Davis (vc)

Take The A Train / Crosstown / Passion Flower / Magenta Aze / Everything Goes / The Eighth Veil / Riff ‘N’Drill / Blue Abandon / Transblluencey / Rugged Romeo / Jennie / Sono / The Jeep Is Jumpin / Tip Toe Tonic.

New York, 28-3-46.

Francis Williams, Reunald Jones, Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

I Can’t Get Started.

New York, 4-5-46.

Francis Williams, Reunald Jones, Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Take The A Train.

Hollywood, 9-5-46.

L’Indispensabile.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis (vc)

Transblucency / Rockabye River / Suddenly It Jumped / Just Squeeze Me.

New York, 9-7-46.

Stesso organico, con Al Hibbler (vc)

Pretty Woman / You Don’t Love Me No More / A Gathering In A Clearing / Hey Baby.

(Victor) New York, 10-7-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Shorty Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc.

Rockabye River / Pretty Woman / A Gathering In A Clearing / Just Squeeze Me / Hey Baby / Suddenly It Jumped / Come Rain Or Come Shine.

(Trasnissione radio) Hollywood, 11-7-46.

L’Indispensabile.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Shorty Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc.

Fickle Fling / Special / One O’Clock Jump / The Unbooted Character / The Suburbanite / Indiana.

(Trasmissione radio) Hollywood, 16-7-46.

Moon Mist / In A Jam / On The Alamo / I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With e / Tea For Two / Just You Just Me / Someone / Double Riff / A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing / The Mooche.

(Trasmissione Radio) Hollywood, 17-7-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Shorty Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Jump For Joy.

San Francisco, 27-7-46.

Magenta Haze.

Culver City, 24-8-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Shorty Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc.

Back Home Indiana / Blues In The Night / Lover Man / Just You Just Me / Beale Street Blues.

(Trasmissione radio) Hollywood, 26-8-46.

L’Indispensabile.

Cootie Williams, Wallace Jones, Rex Stewart (tp) Joe Tricky Sam Nanton, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Barney Bigard (c-st) Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges (sa) BenWebster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Jimmy Blanton (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Ivie Anderson, Herb Jeffries (vc)

Warm Valley / Royal Garden Blues / Swamp Fire / My Honey’s Lovin’ Hands / Midriff / Esquire Swack / Menphis Blues.

Stesso organico con Marian Cox (vc)

St.Louis Blues.

(Victor) New York, 3-9-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Diminuendo In Blue / Magenta Haze.

(Musicraft) New York, 23-10-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Django Reinhardt (g) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Ride Red Ride / Blues Riff / Honeysuckle Rose.

Django Reinhardt (g)

Improvisation n.2.

Civic Opera House, Chicago, 10-11-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Eight Veil / Golden Feather / Flippant Flurry / The Unbooted Character / Sultry Sunset/ Deep South Suite.

(Queen Disc 018) Carnegie Hall, New York, 23-11-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Sultry Sunset / Happy Go Lucky Local (parte 2) / Blue Skies / Happy Go Lucky Local (parte 1)

(Musicraft) New York, 25-11-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Harold Baker, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis (vc)

Beautiful Indians (parte 1) / Flippant Flurry / Golden Father / Beautiful Indians: (parte 2) Minnehaha.

New York, 5-12-46.

Overture To A Jam Session (parte 1) / Overture To A Jam (parte 2) / Jam-A-Ditty.

New York, 11-12-46.

Tulip Or Turnip / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream.

(Musicraft) New York, 18-12-46.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Eddie Barefield (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Golden Cress / Flippant Flurry / Jam-A-Ditty / Fugue-A-Ditty / Happy Go Lucky Local / Overture To A Jam Session / Sultry Sunset.

(trasmissione radio) New York, 7-1-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Cat Andersaon, Taft Jordan, Wallace Jones (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Billy Strayhorn (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Triple Play.

Chicago, 2-2-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Dub Bacomb (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Beale Street Blues / Menphis Blues / Who Struck John / Swamp Fire / How High The Moon / Blue Lou / Violet Blue / Royal Garden Blues / Jumpin’Punkins.

New York, 9-6-47.

Stesso organico con anche Kay Davis (vc)

Frustration / Blues In The Night / Jump For Joy / Far Away Blues / Embraceable You / Frisky / Park At 106 th Street.

(trasmissione radio) New York, 19-6-47.

Jam – A – Ditty.Jam – A – Ditty.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Eddie Barefield (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Chester Crumpler (vc) Kay Davis (vc)

Orchids For Madame / Golden Feather / Flippant Flurry / Jam-A-Ditty / Happy Go Lucky Local / The Beautiful Indians (Minnehaha – Hiawatha) / Warm Valley / It’s Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight / Caravan / Brown Penny / In A Mellotone / The Mooche / Pprosoner Of Love / When I Wish With You / Passion Flower.

(Jazz & Jazz JJ 602) Hollywood, 1-4 Luglio 1947.

Transblucency.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Taft Jordan, Eddie Barefield (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Chester Crumpler (vc) Kay Davis (vc)

Overture To A Jam Session / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream / One O’Clock Jump / Beale Street Blues / St.Louis Blues / How High The Moon / Transblucency / Jam-A-Ditty / A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing / Rockin’In Rhythm / Julip Or Turnip.

(Jazz & Jazz JJ 612) Denver, 9-7-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan, Cat Anderson, Wallace Jones (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Chester Crumpler (vc)

Overture To A Jam Session / Jam-A-Ditty / Frustration.

Hollywood, 11-7-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Wilbur Bascomb, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Dolores Parker (vc)

Hy’a Sue / Lady Of The Lavander Mist / Women / Put Yourself In My Place Baby.

Hollywood, 14-8-47.

Stesso organico con anche Al Hibbler.

Golden Crees / It’s Monday Every Day.

(Columbia) Hollywood, 1-9-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Wilbur Bascomb, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Woody Herman (vc)

Cowboy Rhumba / The Wildest Gal In Town / I Fell And Broke My Heart.

Hollywood, 29-9-47.

Stesso organico, meno Herman, più Al Hibbler (vc)

You’re Just An Old Antidisestablishmentarianism / Don’t Be So Mean Baby.

(Columbia) Hollywood, 30-9-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Wilbur Bascomb, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

It’s Mad Mad Mad / You Gotta Crawl Before You Walk.

Hollywood, 1-10-47.

Stesso orgnaico con Kay Davis (vc)

Kitty / Brown Penny.

(Columbia) Hollywood, 2-10-47.

Primping For The Prom.Primping For The Prom.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Wilbur Bacomb, Ray Nance (tp) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Al Sears, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Freddy Guy (g) Oscar Pettifor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Hya Sue.

Culver City, 4-10-47.

Maybe I Should Change My Ways / Boogie Bop Blues / Sultry Serenade. .

(Columbia) Hollywood, 6-10-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Wilbur Bacomb, Ray Nance (tp) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Tyree Glenn (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Al Sears, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Freddy Guy (g) Oscar Pettifor (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Stomp Look And Listen / Air Conditioned Jungle / Three Cent Stomp.

New York, 10-11-47.

Stesso organico, con Dolores Pareker (vc)

Progressive Gavotte / He Makes Me Believe He’s Mine.

New York, 11-11-47.

Take Love Easy / I Can’t Believe That You Are In Love With Me / How Hig The Moon / Singin’In The Rain..

(Columbia) New York, 14-11-47.

Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Wilbur Bascomb, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Claude Jones, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Edgar Brown (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibler (vc)

Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me.

New York, 18-11-47.

I Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Once Upon A Dream / It’s Love I’m In.

(Columbia) New York, 20-11-47.

Nelson Williams, Al Killian, Harold Baker, Shelton Hemphill (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Lawrence Brown, Wilbur De Paris, Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Al Sears, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Dolores Parker (vc)

I Could Get A Man.

Ray Nance (viol) Lawrence Brown, Tyree Glenn (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis (vc) .

On A Turquoise Cloud.

(Columbia) New York, 22-12-47.

Liberian Suite.Liberian Suite.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Caluse Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin, Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

Liberian Suite: I Like The Sunrise- Dance n.1- Dance n.2- Dance n.3- Dance n.4- Dance n.5.

(Philips B 07611 R) New York, 24-12-47.

Fourth Carnegie Hall Concert.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Caluse Jones, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin, Oscar Pettiford (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Trumpets No End.

New York, 26-12-47.

The New Look / Blue Serge / Triple Play /Harlem Air Shaft / Johnny Hodges Medley / Wamderlust / Junior Hip / Jeep’s Blues / Squatty Roo / The Mood To Be Wooed / Mella Brava / Kickapoo Joy Juice / On A Turquoise Cloud / Bakiff / Cotton Tail / The Liberian Suite : I Like The Sunrise – Dance n.1-2-3-4-5 / Theme Medley / East St.Louis Toodle-Oo / Echoes Of Harlem / Black And Tan Fantasy / Thing’s Ain’t What They Used To Be / Basso Profumo / New York City Blues / The Clothed Woman.

(Columbia) New York, 27-12-47.

Shorty Baker, Al Killian (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Al Sears (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Dolores Parker (vc)

A Woman And Man / New York City Blues / Let’s Go Blues

Shorty Baker (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Junior Raglin (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Dolores Parker (vc)

The Clothed Woman.

(Columbia) New York, 30-12-47.

At His Rare Of All Rarest Performances vol.2.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears, Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc)

You Oughta / Don’t Be So Mean Baby / How You Sound / Don’t Blame Me / On A Torquoise Cloud.

Schenectady, 6-11-48.

Carnegie Hall Concert.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears, Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The Tattooed Bride.

Carnegie Hall, New York, 13-11-48.

Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1948 – Vol.1.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears, Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc)

Take The A Train / Suddenly It Jumped / It’s Monday Every Day / How High The Moon / On A Turquoiss Cloud / Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ / Trumpet No End / HY’a Sue / Tootin’ Through The Roof / Don’t Blame Me / Humoresque.

(Raretone 5000) Filadelfia, 22-23 Novembre 1948.

Live At Click Restaurant Philadelphia 1948 – Vol.2.

Shelton Hemphill, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Francis Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Al Sears, Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Fred Guy (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis, Al Hibbler (vc)

Take The A Train (vrs.2) / C Jam Blues / Brown Betty / Trumpet No End / He Makes Me Believe He’s Mine / Rockabye River / Trees / Progressive Gavotte / S’Posin’/ Limenhouse Blues / lOver Man / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

(Raretone 5003) Filadelfia, Novembre 1948.

Nelson Williams, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Dave Burns (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson (tb) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Jimmy Forrest, Charlie Rouse (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Kay Davis (vc)

You Of All People / Creole Love Call / He’s The Greatest There Is / Snibor.

New York, 1-9-49.

Ray Nance (tp) Tyree Glenn (tb-vib) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

The World Is Waiting For Thye Sunrise.

Stesso gruppo con Al Hibbler (vc)

Joog Joog.

Stesso gruppo con Lu Elliott (vc)

Good Woman Blues.

Stesso gruppo con Al Hibbler (vc)

On The Sunny Side Of The Dtreet.

Stesso gruppo con Lu Elliott (vc)

B-Sharp Boston.

(Columbia) New York, 22-12-49.

Nelson Williams, Harold Baker, Al Killiam, Hernie Royal (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Theodore Kelly (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Don Byas (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer, Butch ballard (dr)

How High The Moon.

Amburgo, 10-6-50.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b)

Perdido / Take The A Train / Oscalypso / Blues For Blanton.

New York, 13-9-50.

The Ellingtonians.

Red Rodney (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Oscar Pettiford (b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Max Roach (dr)

The New Piano Roll Blues.

New York, 21-9-50.

Great Times.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b)

Cottontail / C Jam Blues / Flamingo / Bang-Up Blues.

New York, 3-10-50.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Joe Shulman (b)

Tonk / Johnny Come Lately / In A Blue Summer Garden / Great Times.

Novenbre 1950.

Duke Ellington (p) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Lloyd Trottman (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Perdido / Blues For Blanton.

Duke Ellington (p) Billy Strayhorn (cel) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Lloyd Trottman (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Take The A Train / Oscalypso.

(Riverside RM 475) New York, 13-9-50.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-vil) Laurence Brown, Quentin Jackson (tb) Mercer Ellingto (flic) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Build That Railroad / Love You Madly / Great Times.

(Columbia) New York, 20-11-50.

Ellington Masterpieces.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-vil) Laurence Brown, Quentin Jackson (tb) Mercer Ellingto (flic) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges (reeds) Duke Ellington o Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sonny Greer (dr) Yvonne Lanauze (vc)

The Tattooed Bride / Mood Indigo / Sophisticated Lady / Solitude.

(Columbia QSX 12010) New York, 19-12-50.

.Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Red Rodney (tp) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Max Roach (dr)

New Piano Roll Blues.

New York, 21-12-50.

Andres Merenguito, Harol Baker, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hjodeges (sa) Rusell Procope (sa-cl) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Sony Greer (dr)

Take The A Train.

(Giants Of Jazz 1018) New York, 2-1-51.

Duke Ellington’s Coronets.

Cat Anderson (tp) Juan Tizol (tb) Willie Smith (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Cat Walk / The Happening.

New York, 17-4-51.

Harold Baker, Fats Ford, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Fancy Dan / The Hawk Talks / VIP’s Boogie / Jam With Sam.

Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Willie Smith (cl) Harry Xarney (cl/b) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Duke Ellington (narratore)

Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf.

(Columbia) New York, 10-5-51.

Harold Baker, Fats Ford, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Ting-A-Ling / The Eighth Veil / Brown Betty.

(Columbia) New York, 24-5-51.

Duke Ellington’s Greatest.

Juan Tizol (tb) Willie Smith (sa) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Caravan.

(RCA L 21009) New York, 1-6-51.

Harold Baker, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Just A-Sittin’ And-A-Rockin’.

Cedar Grove, New Jersey, 7-6-51.

Primping At The Prom.

(inedito) Cedar Grove, New Jersey, 9-6-51.

Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Willie Smith (sa) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Alternate / Jumpin’With Synphony Sid.

New York, 19-6-51.

West Coast Tour.West Coast Tour.

Harold Baker, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Midriff / Boy Meets Horn / Warm Valley / Love You Madly / Indian Summer / All Day Long / The Happening / Go To Go / Diminuendo In Blue / Crescendo In Blue / Night Walk / Harlem Air Shaft / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be.

(Jazzbird JAZ 2010) New York, 6 e 30 Giugno 1951.

Harold Baker, Fats Ford, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Deep Night / Please Be Kind / Smada / Rock-Skippin’At The Blue Note..

(Columbia)New York, 7-8-51.

Harold Baker, Dick Vance, Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Al Hibbler (vc)

Fancy Dan / The Hawk Talk / Old Man River / C Jam Blues.

New York, 19-8-51.

Harold Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Dick Vance, Francis Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Bensonality.

Ellington Uptown.

Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Hilton Jefferson, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

A Tone Parallel To Harlem (The Harlem Suite)

(Philips B 07008 L) New York, 7-12-51.

Harold Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Dick Vance, Francis Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Lloyd Oldham (vc)

Blues At Sundow / Duet.

Stesso organico senza Willie Smith.

The Controversial Suite – parte 1./ The Controversial Suite – parte 2 / Azalea / Vagabonds / Something To Live For.

(Columbia) New York, 11-12-51.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Willie Smith, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Cotton Tail.

Marzo, 1952.

Then Jeep Is Jumpin’.

(Stardust 210) Salem, Oregon, 22-3 52.

The Works Of Duke – Intergrale.

Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Willie Smith, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Skin Deep / Sultry Serenade / Sophisticated Lady / Perdido / Caravan / Harlem / The Jhawk Talks / Ellington Medley / Jam With Sam.

(RCA Francese PM 42852) Seattle, 25-3-52.

Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Hilton Jefferson, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Felanges / Ting-A-Ling.

(Stardust 201) Yakima, Washington, 29-4-52.

Ellington Uptown.Uptown.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope (reeds) Duke Elolington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Betty Roche (vc)

I Love My Lovin’Lover / Come On Home / Take The A Train.

(Philips B 07008 L) New York, 30-6-52.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp) Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol (tb) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson (reeds) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

The Mooche / Perdido / The Blues / Body And Soul

(Philips B 07008 L) New York, 1-7-52.

Duke Ellington From The Blue Note.

Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, John Carrol, John Hunt (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Intro / Tulip Or Turnip / Ting-A-Ling / Flamingo / Rockin’In Rhythm/ Sophisticated Lady / Take The A Train / Flying Home / All Of Me / Bakiff / The Hanks Talks / Do Nothin’Till You hear From Me / Vip’s Boogie / Jam With Sam / Just A Sittin’ And A Rockin’/ Mood Indigo.

(Musidisc 30 JA 5197) New York, Agosto 1952.

Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Hilton Jefferson, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Body And Soul.

Carnegie Hall, New York, 14-11-52.

Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Hilton Jefferson, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Warm Valley.

(inedito) Birdland, New York, 26-11-52.

Ellington Uptown.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp) Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol (tb) Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson (reeds) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Skin Deep / Serious Serenade.

(Philips B 07008 L) New York, 8-12-52.

The Best Of Duke Ellington.

Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Pprocope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Warm Valley / Rockin’In Rhythm / Prelude To A Kiss / Satin Doll / Caravan / Flamingo / In A Sentimental Mood / Black And Tab Fantasy / Passion Flower / Bakiff.

Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, John Carrol, John Hunt (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Primpin’ For The Prom / The Vulture Song / Follow Me.

(Columbia) Chicaco, 22-12-52.

The Symphonic Ellington.

Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Pprocope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Night Creature (Orchestra sinfonica di Stoccolma)

Non Violent Integration (Orchestra sinfonica di Stoccarda)

La Scala She Too Pretty To Be Blue (Orchestra sinfonica di Milano)

Harlem (Orchestra sinfonica di Parigi.

(Reprise R-6097) New York, Febbraio 1953.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Hilton Henderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Stan Getz, Tony ScottHarry Carney (sax) Duke Ellington (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

I Got It Bad.

New York, 9-2-53.

Pasadena Concert 1953.Pasadena Concert 1953.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Rick Henderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr) Jimmy Garrison (vc)

Ther Tattooed Bride / Diminuendo In Blue, Crescendo In Blue / The Hawk Talks / Monologue / St.Louis Blues / V.I.P.’s Boogie / Jam With Sam / Without A Song / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Strett Blues / Ellington Medley.

Stesso organico, più Oscar Pettifrod (cello)

Perdido.

(Vogue -Jazz Legacy 500201) Pasadena, 30-3-53.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman,Juan Tizol (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Satin Doll / Without A Song / Cockatils For Two.

Los Angeles, 6-4-53.

My Old Flame / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love / Ain’t Nothin’Nothin’/ Stormy Weather / Star Dust / Three Little Words / Orson.

Los Angeles, 7-4-53.

Boo-Dah / Blossom / Ballin’The Blues / Warm Valley / Flamingo / Bluejean Beguine / Liza.

(Capitol) Los Angeles, 9-4-53.

The Duke Plays Ellington.The Duke Plays Ellington

Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr)

Who Knows / Retrospection / Sharp Blues / Passion Flower / Dancerso In Love.

(Capitol) Los Angeles, 13-4-53.

Reflections In D / Melancholia / Prelude To A Kiss / In A Sentimental Mood / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / All Too Soom / Janet / Time On My Hands / Don’t Worry About Me / Take The A Train / Liza / Creole Love Call / Boodah / Stomp Look And Listen / Happy Go Lucky Local.

(Capitol) Los Angeles, 14-4-53.

Live At McElroy’s Ballroom.Live At McElroy’s Ballroom.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Calrk Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Lullaby Of Birdland / Summertime / Warm Valley / Sultry Serenade / Hy’a Sue / Sophisticated Lady / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Just Squeeze Me / Caravan / Perdido / Without A Song / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / The Hawk Talks / C Jam Blues / Tenderly / All The Things You Are / Solitude / She Moved / Happy Birthday To You / Mood Indigo / Trumpet No End / Take The A Train.

(Laserlight) Portland, Oregon, 30-4-53.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Calrk Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Give Me The Right / Is It A Sin / Don’t Touch Me / Basin Street Blues /

(Capitol) Chicago, 30-6-53.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Calrk Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Butch Ballard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Big Drag / Hear My Plea / Don’t Ever Say Goodbye / What More Can I Say.

(Capitol) Chicago, 1-7-53.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Rick Henderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Vip’s Boogie / Jam With Sam / Duet.

Coer D’Alene, Idaho, 4-10-53.

Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr)

Kinda Dikish.

Stesso gruppo con Ralph Collier (conga)

Montevideo.

Stesso gruppo con Jimmy Grisson (vc)

December Blue / I’m Just A Lucky So And So / It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream.

(Capitol) New York, 3-12-53.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, Juan Tizol (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

What More Can I Say / Rockin’In Rhythm / Ultra DeLuxe / Flying Home.

(Pickwick) New York, 5-12-53.

Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Chile Bowl / Blue Moon / Oh Well / Just A Settin’ And A Rockin’.

(Pickwick) New York, 15-12-53.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Alfred Cobbs, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Hendewrson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Ultra Deluxe / Flying Home / What More Can I Say / Just A Settin’ And A Rockin’/ Honeysuckle Rose.

(Capitol) New York, 21-12-53.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, George Jean, Britt Woodman (tb) Rick Henderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr)

Night Time / Stompin’At The Savoy.

Chicago, 28-12-53.

Stesso organico con anche Billy Strayhorn (p-cel)

Don’t Ever Say Goodbye / Black And Tan Fantasy.

(Capitol) Chicago, 29-12-53.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, George J.Jean (tb) Rick Henderson, Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr)

Frivolous Banta / In The Mood.

Chicago, 2-1-54.

Stesso gruppo anche Billy Strayhorn (p)

Happy Go Lucky Local / Rockin’In Rhythm / Falling Like A Raindrop.

(Capitol) Chicago, 17-1-54.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, George (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr)

Rockin’In Rhythm.

(Capitol) Chicago, 3-2-54.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (ance) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr) Ralph Collier (conga)

All Day Long / Bunny Hop Mambo / Isle Of Capri / C Jam Blues / Band Call.

(Capitol) San Francisco, 26-4-54.

Live At McElroy’s Ballroom.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Coffee And Kisses / Johnny Come Lately / (Maybe I Should)Change My Mays / Primping At The Prom / Band Call / Satin Doll / Blue Jean Beguine / Tulip Or Turnip / Honeysuckle Rose / Theme For Trambeam / Blue Moon / VIP’s Boogie / C Jam Blues / Bunny Hop Mambo / Isle Of Capri / Take The A Train (2 takes) / Flamingo / I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good-I’m Just A Lucky So And So / Ballin’The Blues / Satin Doll.

(Capitol) Portland, Oregon, 29-4-54.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanderstb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Dave Black (dr)

Gonna Tan Your Hide / It Don’t Mean A Thing.

New York, 17-6-54.

Smile / Echo Tango.

Stesso organico con anche Gerald Wilson (tp)

If I Give Heart To You / Chile Bowl / Bakiff.

(Capitol) Los Angeles, 1-9-54.

Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Rick Henderson, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Dave Black (dr) Rank Rullo (conga) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Twelfth Street Rag Mambo / September Song.

New York, 8-10-54.

Los Angeles Concert.

Duke Ellington (p) orchestra da identificare.

Smada 7 Black And Than Fantasy / How High The Moon / Seriuous Serenade / Theme From Trambean / Skin Deep / Mood Indigo / Blue Jean Beguine / Take The A Train / Satin Doll / Stompin At The Savoy.

New York, 1954.

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra With The Symphony Of The Air.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton ( (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Dave Black (dr)

New World – A – Comin’ / Night Creature (First Movement – Second Movement) / Night Creature (Third Movement) / (A Tone Parallel To) Harlem.

(Musica Jazz 2 MJP 1021) Carnegie Hall. New York, 16-3-55.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton ( (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Harlem Air Shaft (2 takes) Look What I’ve Got For You / Commercial Time.

Stesso gruppo con anche Gerald Wilson (tp)

La Vergin De La Macarena /

Chicago, 17-5-55.

Clarinet Melodrama / Theme For Trambean / Coquette / Serious Serenade / Body And Soul.

Chicago, 18-5-55.

Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Duke Ellington (p/el) Jimmy Woode (b) Dave Black (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Discontented Blues / Once In A Blue Mood / So Long .

(Capitol) Chicago, 19-5-55.

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton ( (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Rosemary Clooney (vc)

If You Were In My Place / Just A-Sittin’And A Rockin’.

(CBS 27306) New York, 1-1-56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton ( (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Dave Black (dr)

Feet Bone / Discontented / Just Scratchin’The Surfrace / Do Not Disturb / Long Time Blues.

(Capitol) Chicago, 3-1-56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Laura / Frustation / Day Dream / Stompy Jones / Deep Purple / The Blues.

(Betlhehem, BCP 6035) Chicago, 7 e 8-2-56.

The Bethlehem Years vol.1.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

East St.Louis Tood-le-oo / Creole Love Call / Stompy Jones / The Jeep Is Jumpin’/ Jack The Bear / Ko Ko / Midriff / Stomp Look And Listen / Umbooted Character / Lonesome Lullaby / In A Mellow Tone / Upper Manhattan Medical Group.

(Bethlehem BCP 6013) Chicago, 7-8 Febbraio 1956.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Blues / My Funny Valentine / Day Dream / Cottontail / Summertime / Indian Summer / Laura / I Can’t Get Started / Frustation / Deep Purple.

Stesso organico, Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Everything But You.

Chicago, Febbraio 1956.

Ellington Mood.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy Grissom (vc)

The Blues / Summertime / Laura / I Can’t Get Started / My Funny Valentine / Cotton Tail / Day Dream / Deep Peurple / Indian Summer / Evertthing But You / Frustation / Carnegie Blues.

(Polydor Int. 623.227) Chicago, Febbraio 1956.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Rick Henderson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton ( (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Dave Black (dr)

Uncontrived / Moon Mist.

Chicago, 18-3-56.

Blues / Prelude To A Kiss / Miss Lucy.

Duke Ellington Sextet:

Clark Terry (tp) John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Way Back Blues / Rubber Bottom / Play The Blues And Go

Chicago, 19-3-56.

Ellington A Newport.Newport 56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Newport Jazz Festival Suite / Festival Junction (Newport Jazz Festival Suite parte 1) / Blues To Be There (Newport Jazz Festival Suite parte 2) / Newport Up (Newport Jazz Festival Suite parte 3) / Jeeps’Blues / Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue.

(Columbia) Newport Jazz Festival, 7-7-56.

Duke Ellington At Tanglewood vol.1.At Tanglewood vol.1.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Theme & Intro / Black And Tan Fantasy / Harlem Air Shaft / Clarinet Melodrama / Theme From Trambean / Sophisticated Lady / Take The A Train / Monologue.

Newport Jazz Festival Suite (Festival Junction – Blues To Be There – Newport Up) / The Hawk Talks / Prelude To A Kiss / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / I Got It Bad / La Virgen De La Macarena.

(Queen Q 050) Tanglewood, 15-7-56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Dininuendo And Crescndo In Blue.

(Queen Disc Q 044) Fairfield, Connecticut, 28-7-56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Saturday Beauty / Half The Fun.

New York, 7-8-56.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Such Sweet And Thunder (The Shakespearean Suite) / Half The Fun.

(Columbia) New York, 7-8-56.

A Drum Is A Woman.A Drum Is A Woman.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard, Candido, Terry Snyder (dr) Margaret Tynes, Ozzie Bailey, Joys Sherrill, Margaret Tynes (vc) più coro.

A Drums Is A Woman parte 1 : Rhythm Pum Te Dum – What Else Can You Do With A Drum – New Orleans – Hey Buddy Bolden – Carribee Joe – Congo Square / A Drums Is A Woman parte 2: You Better Knows – Madam Zajj – Ballett Of The Flying Sauvers – Zajj’s Dream Rhumbop – Carribee Joe – Finale.

(Philips B 07253 L) New York, Ottobre e Dicembre 1956.

Private Collection.vol.1.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Milt Grayson (vc)

March 19 th Blues / Feet Bone / In A Sentimental Mood / Discontented / Jump For Joy / Just Scratchin’The Surface / Prelude To A Kiss / Miss Lucy / Uncontrieved / Satin Doll / Do Not Disturb / Love You Madly / Short Sheet Chuster / Moon Mist / Long Time Blues.

(LMR CD 83000) Chicago, 17-19 Marzo 1956 e 16 Dicembre 1956.

Live At The 1956 Strafford Festival.Live At The 1956 Strafford Festival.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Hark / Harlem Air Shaft / Clarinet Melodrama / Thheme Trombone / Sophisticated Lady / Take The A Train / La Virgen De La Macarena / Pretty And Wolf / I Got It Bad / Harlem Suite.

(Music & Arts CD 616) Strafford, Canada, 1956.

Duke Ellington & His Group.

Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Riff / Bluer.

Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Wailing Bout / I Cover The Waterfront.

Chicago, 17-1-57.

Duke Ellington & His Group.

Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Blues A La Willie Cook.

Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Slow Blues Ensemble / Satin Doll / Love You Madly.

Clark Terry (tp) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Circle Of Fourths / Perdido.

Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry (tp) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Three Trumps.

Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Deep Blues.

Chicago, 29-1-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

In A Sentimental Mood / Moon Mist / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be.

Johnny Hodeges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) gruppo vocale.

Something Saxual.

Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tp) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Jump For Joy.

Chicago, Gennaio-Febbraio 1957.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Margaret Tynes (vc)

Pomegranate.

Stesso organico con Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Rock City Rock.

Stesso organico con Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Your Love Has Fated.

(CBS 27306) New York, 7-3-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Cop Out.

New York, 13-3-57.

Such Sweet Thunder.Such Sweet Thunder.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Such Sweet Thunder/ Sonnet For Caesar/ Sonnet To Hank Cinq/ Lady Mac/ Sonnett In Search Of A Moor/ The Telecasters/ Up And Down/ Sonnet For Sister Kate/ The Star Crossed Lovers/ Madness In Great Ones/ Circle Of Fourths.

(CBS 465146) New York, 15 e 24 Aprile e 3 Maggio 1957.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ella Fitzgerlad (vc)

Take The A Train / I’m Just A Lucky So And So.

New York, 24-6-57.

Everything But You / I Got Bad / Drop Me Off At Harlem / Lost In Meditation / I Zain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues.

New York, 25-6-57.

Clementine / I’m Beginning To See The Light / I Didn’t Know About You / Rockin’In Rhythm.

New York, 26-6-57.

Caravan / Perdido / All Too Soon / Bli-Blip / Chelsea Bridge / The E And D Blues.

(Verve) New York, 27-6-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Portrait Of Ella Fitzgerald.

New York, Giugno 1957.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / Sophisticated Lady / I Got I Bad / Skin Deep.

Newport, 6-7-57.

Ellington Indigos.Indigos.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Sky Fell Down / Tenderly / Mood Indigo / Autumn Leaves / Dancing In The Dark / Prelude To A Kiss / Willow Weep For Me / Where Or When / Solitude.

(Columbia CL 1085) Marzo, Settembre e Ottobre 1957.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Duke Ellington (p-voce narrante)

(Verve) New York, 2-9-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Tenderly / Mood Indigo.

(Columbia) New York, 9-9-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Dancing In The Dark / Prelude To A Kiss / Autumn Leaves / Night And Day.

New York, 1-10-57.

Willow Weep For Me / Where Or When.

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

All The Things You Are.

(Columbia) New York, 10-10-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Solitude.

(Columbia) New York, 14-10-57.

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Shorty Baker (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

My Heart My Mind My Everything.

(CBS 26306) New York, 14-10-57.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Perfume Suite : Coloratura – Under The Balcony –

New York, 2-12-57.

The Perfume Suite : Dancers In Love.

(Columbia) New York, 9-12-57.

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Fats Ford, Clark Terry, Ray Nance, Shorty Baker (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

Together.

(CBS 26306) New York, 9-12-57.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Bill Graham, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Black Brown And Beige – Parte 1 – 2.

(Columbia) Hollywood, 5-2-58.

Blues In Orbit.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Track 360.

(Columbia CBS 460823 1) Los Angeles, 5-2-58.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Mahalia Jackosn (vc)

Black Brown And Beige – parte 4.

(Columbia) Hollywood, 11-2-58.

Blues In Orbit.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Blues In Orbit / Black Brown And Beige – parte 3 – 4.

(Columbia CBS 460823 1) Hollywood, 12-2-58.

Blues In Orbit.

Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Villes Ville Is The Place Man.

(Columbia CBS 460823 1) New York, 25-2-58.

Private Collection.vol.2.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry, Junior Cook (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Bill Graham (sb) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Main Steam / Dancing In The Dark / Stompy Jones / Time On My Hands / Stompin At The Savoy / Sophisticated Lady / Take The A Train / Al Heart / Just A-Sittin’And A-Rockin’/ Take The A Train / Where Or When / The Mooche / One O’Clock Jump / Autumn Leaves / Oh Lady Be Good / Things Ain’t What They Used To be.

(LMR CD 83001) Travis Air Force Base, 4-3-58.

Mather Air Force Base – California.

Shorty Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Bill Graham, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Such Sweet Thunder / To Be There / Juniflip / The Stars Crossed Lovers / Together / California Mello / Suburban Beauty / C Jam Blues / Blues In Orbit / Mood Indigo / Honeysuckle Rose / Willow Weep For Me / Caravan / Wailing Interval.

Mather Air Force Base, California, 5-3-58.

Duke Ellington At The Ball Masque.At The Ball Masque.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry, Junior Cook (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Bill Graham (sb) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Got A Date With An Angel / Laugh Clown Laugh / Satan Takes A Holiday.

New York, 20-3-58.

Poor Butterfly / The Peanuts Vendor.

New York, 24-3-58.

Indian Love Call.

New York, 26-3-58.

Stesso organico, più Johnny Hodges (sa)

The Lady In Red / Alice Blue Gown.

New York, 31-3-58.

Satin Doll/ The Donkey’s Serenade.

Stesso organico meno Bill Graham.

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf / Gypsy Love Song.

(Columbia CL 1282) New York, 1-4-58.

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Jimmy Johnson (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Duke’s Place..

(CBS 26306) New York, 24-4-58.

Duke Ellington Quartet.

Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

In A Mellotone (2 takes) / Happy Reunion (2 takes) / Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue.

Chicago, 24-6-58.

Newport ’58.Newport ’58.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey, Lil Greenwood, Mahalia Jackson (vc)

Take The A Train / Duke’s Place / Just Scratkin’The Surface / El Gato / Happy Reunion / Multicolored Blues / Princess Blue / Jazz Festival Jazz / Mr.Gentle And Mr.Cool / Juniflip / Hi Fi Fo Fun / Feet Bone / I Got It Bad / Bill Bailey – Wont’You Please Come Home / Multicolored Blues / Come Sunday Keep Your Hand On The Plow / Take The A Train / Jones

Più Gerry Mulligan (sb)

Prima Bara Dudla.

(Philips B 07367 L) Newport Jazz Festival, 3-7-58.

Such Sweet Thunder.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Lil Greenwood (vc)

Walkin’ And Singin’ The Blues.

(Columbia 469140 CD) New York,6-8-58

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Taft Jordan, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Hand Me Down Love.

Stesso organico con Lil Greenwood per Bailey.

Walkin’ And Singin’ The Blues.

(CBS 26306) New York, 6-8-58.

Duke 56/62 Vol.3.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Rick Henderson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Billy Strayhorn (arr) Johnny Ray (vc)

Top Know You Is To Loved You / The Lonely Lones.

(CBS 26306) New York, 26-9-58.

Duke Ellington at the Alhambra Paris 1958.at the Alhambra Paris 1958.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Quentin Jackson, John Sanders, Britt Woodman (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Ozzie Bailey (vc)

Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue

“Theatre National Populaire, Palais Chaillot”, Parigi, 28-10-58.

Take the “A” Train / Medley: Black and Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call – The Mooche / Newport Up / Tenderly / Juniflip / Frustration / Jam with Sam / Hi Fi Fo Fum.

“Theatre de L’Alhambra”, Parigi, Francia, matinee, 29-10-58.

Rockin’ in Rhythm / Jeep’s Blues / All of Me / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.

Parigi, 1958.

Duke Ellington “Live”1958.

Clark Terry, Harold Baker, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonzalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call – The Mooche / Perdido / Sophiticated Lady / Sonnet To Hank Cinq / Boo-Dah / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Medley : Caravan – I Got It Bad – Just Squeeze Me – It Don’t Mean A Thing – Satin Doll / El Gato.

(Musica Jazz 2 MJP 1005) Goteborg, Svezia, 6-11-58.

Black Brown And Beige.Black Brown And Beige.

Clarke Terry, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Harold Baker (tp) Britt Eoodman, John Saders, Quentin Jackson (tb) Jimmi Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonzalves, Russell Procope, Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Wood (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Mahalia Jackson (vc)

Black, Brow And Beige parti:1-2-3 / Come Sunday parte:4 / Come Sunday Interlude parte:5 / 23 rd Psalm parte 6.

(Philips 840 006 BY) 

New York, 1958.

The Cosmic Scene.The Cosmic Scene

Clark Terry (tp) John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Paul Gonzalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woods (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Avalon/ Body And Soul/ Bass-ment/ Early Autumn/ Jones/ Perdido/ St.Louis Blues/ Spacement/ Midnight Sun/ Take The A Train.

(CBS 467179)

New York, 1958.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Toot Suite: Red Garter – Red Carpet – Ready Go / UMMG / All Of Me / Red Shoes / Satin Doll / Fillie Trillie.

(Columbia) New York, 19-2-59.

Jazz Party.Jazz Party.

Dizzy Gillespie, Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington, Jimmy JOnes (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy Rushing (vc) Morris Goldenberg, George Gaber, Elden C.Bailey, Chauncey Morehouse, Harry Breuer, Robert M.Roengarden, Walter E.Rosemberg, Bradley Spinney, Milton Schlesinger (perc)

Malletoba Spank / Red Garter / Red Shoes / Red Carpet / Ready Go / U.M.M.G. / All Of Me / Tymperturbably Blue / Hello Little Girl.

(Phillips 840 051 BY) New York, Febbraio 1959.

Going Up With The Duke.

Harry Edison (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Les Spann (g-fl) Duke Ellington (p) Al Hall (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Going Up / Stompy Jones / Squeeze Me.

Harry Edison (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Les Spann (g-fl) Duke Ellington (p) Sam Jones (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Loveless Love.

New York, 20-2-59.

The Duke Plays The Blues.

Harry Edison (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Les Spann (g-fl) Duke Ellington (p) Sam Jones (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Wabash Blues / Basin Street Blues / Weary Blues / St.Louis Blues / Royal Garden Blues / Loveless Love / Beale Street Blues.

(Verve) New York, 20-2-59.

The Ellington Suite – The Queen’s Suite.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Shorty Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jim Woode (b) Jimmy Johnson (dr)

The Queen’s Suite / Northern Lights (The Queen’s Suite – parte 4)

(Pablo 2310 762) New York, 25-2-59.

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tp) ) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Morris Goldenberg, George Gaber, Elden C.Bailey, Chauncey Morehouse, Harry Breuer, Robert M.Rosengarden, Walter E. Rosemberger, Bradley Spinney, Milton Schlesinger (perc) Jimmy Rushing (vc)

Hello Little Girl / Le Sucrier Velours (The Queen’s Suite – parte 3) / Tymperturbably Blues / Lightning Bugs And Frogs (The Queen’s Suite – parte 2) / Malletoba Spank / Villies Violle Is The Place Man.

(Columbia) New York, 25-2-59.

Duke Ellington’s All Stars.

Harry Edison (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Duke Ellington (p) Les Spann (g) Al Hall (b) Jo Jones (dr)

Squeeze Me / Wabash Blues / Stompy Jones / Going Up.

(Columbia) New York, 29-2-59.

Ellington Moods.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Harold Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jim Woode (b) James Johnson (dr)

Fat Mouth / Lost In The Night / Little John’s Tune / Frou Frou / Dankworth Castle / Moonstone / Night Strick / Lullaby For Dreamers / She Was A Thinkling Thing / Jamaica Tomboy / Still Water / Jet Strip.

New York, 27-3-59.

Ellington Suite.

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Shorty Baker (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Jim Woode (b) Jimmy Johnson (dr)

Sunset And The Mocking Bird (The Queen’s Suite – parte 1) / Apes And Peacocks (The Queen’s Suite – parte 6)

New York, 1-4-59.

Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b)

The Single Petal Of A Rose (The Queen’s Suite – parte 5)

New York, 14-4-59.

Anathomy Of A Murder.Anathomy Of A Murder.

Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Gerald Wilson, Harold Baker (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Wood (b) James Johnson (dr)

Main Title And Anathomy Of A Murder / Flirtibird / Way Early Subtone / Hero To Zero / Low Key Lightly / Happy Anathomy / Midnight Indigo / Almost Cried / Sunswept Sunday / Grace Valse / Happy Anathomy II / Haupé / Upper And Outest.

(Philips B 07544 L) Los Angeles, 29 Maggio e 1-2 Giugno 1959.

Duke Ellington Live.Duke Ellington Live.

Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Fats Ford, Harold Baker, Ray Nance (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Wood (b) James Johnson (dr) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / Indiom’59 / Rockyn In Rhythm / Flirtbird / Perdido / Cop-aut & V.I.P.’s Boogie / Jam With Sam / Skin Deep / Things Ain’t What They Used To Jones.

(Emarcy) Festival di Newport, 4-7-59.

Festival Session.Festival Session.

Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, Andrew Ford, Harold Baker, Willie Cook (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Wood, Joe Benjamin (b) Sam Woodyard, James Johnson (dr)

Perdido / Copoput Extension / Dual Fuel (Tre Parti) / Idiom’59 (Tre Parti) / Things Ainì’t What They Used To Be / Launching Pad.

(Philips B 07564 L)

New York, 8-9-59.

Blues In Orbit.Blues In Orbit.

Ray Nance (tp) Michael Wood (tb) Matthew Gee (tb) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) James Johnson (dr)

Brown Penny / Three J’s Blues / Smada / Pil Eye’s Blues / Sweet And Pungent / C Jam Blues / In A Mellotone / Blues In Blueprint / The Swingers Get The Blues Too / The Swinger’s Jump.

(Columbia CL 1455)

New York, 2-3 Dicembre 1959.

Nutcracker Suite.Nutcracker Suite.

Willie Cook, Andres Merenguito, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Nutcracker Suite: Overture (parte 1) / Entr’Acte (parte 5)

Hollywood, 26-5-60.

The Nutcracker Suite: Toot Toot Tootie Toot (parte 2) / I’m Beginning To See The Light / Perdido.

(Columbia BPG 62030) Hollywood, 31-5-60.

Ellington 56/62 Vol.3.

Gerald Weilson, Fats Ford, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Ray Nance (tp) Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Pprocope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Milt Grayson (vc)

Lost In Loveliness / I’m Just A Liky So And So.

Los Angeles, 1-6-60.

One More Once.

(CBS 26306) Los Angeles, 2-6-60.

Nutcracker Suite.

Willie Cook, Andres Merenguito, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

It Don’t Mean A Thing.

Hollywood, 2-6-60.

The Nutcracker Suite: Danse Of The Floreadores (parte 8) – Sugar Rum Cherry (parte 4)

Hollywood, 3-6-60.

Kinda Dukish – Rockin’In Rhythm.

Hollywood, 20-6-60.

The Nutcracker Suite: Chinoiserie (parte 7) – Peanut Brittle Brigade (parte 3)

Hollywood, 21-6-60.

The Nutcraker Suite: Arabesque Cookie (parte 9) – The Volga Vouty (parte 6) / Chinoiserie / Danse Of The Floreadores / Arabesque Cookie / Main Stem.

(Columbia BPG 62030) Hollywood, 22-6-60.

Peer Gynt Suites.Duke Ellington Peer Gynt Suites

Willie Cook, Andres Merenguito, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Peer Gynt Suites: Anitra’s Dance (parte 5) – Morning Mood (parte 1) / Midriff / Take The A Train.

Hollywood, 28-6-60.

Peer Gynt Suites: Solvejg’s Song (parte 3) – Ase’s Death (parte 4) / What Am I Here For.

Hollywood, 29-6-60.

Peer Gynt Suites: In The Hall Of The Mountain King (parte 2) / Happy Go Lucky Local.

(Columbia BPG 62056) Hollywood, 30-6-60.

Unknow Session.Unknow Session.

Duke Ellington (p) Ray Nance (corn) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Everything But You / Black Beauty / All Too Soom / Something To Live For / Mood Indigo / Creole Blues / Don’t You No I Care (Or Don’t You Care To Know) / A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing / Mighty Like The Blues / Tonight I Shal Sleep / Dual Highway / Blues.

(CBS 82819)

Hollywood, 14-7-60.

Hot Summer Dance.Hot Summer Dance.

Willie Cook, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take TheA Train / Paris Blues / Ther Nutcracker Dance Overture / Tenderly / Such Sweet Thunder / Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call – The Mooche / Satin Doll / All Of Me / Jeep’s Blues / Laura / Dance Of The Floreadores / I Got It Bad / Just Sqeeeze Me / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Pretty And The Wolf / Dimunuendo And Crescendo In Blue.

(Red Baron CD AK 48631) Mather Air Force Base, California, 22-7-60.

Willie Cook, Andres Merenguito, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Suite Thursday: Misfit Blues (parte 1) – Schwiphti (parte 2) – Zweet Zurzday (parte 3) – Lay By (parte 4)

(Columbia BPG 62056) Hollywood, 10-10-60.

Ellington 56/62 Vol.3.

Gerald Weilson, Fats Ford, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Ray Nance (tp) Britt Woodman, Booty Wood, Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Pprocope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Milt Grayson (vc)

Day In Day Out Why Was I Born / Love You Madly.

Los Angeles, 2-3-61.

Stesso organico Al McKibbon per Bell.

Where In The World.

Stesso organico Billy Strayhorn (p)

Song From ”Moulin Rouge”.

(CBS 26306) Los Angeles, 3-3-61.

Duke Ellington, piano solo.

Blues n.1.

Parigi, Marzo 1961.

Duke Ellington With Louis Armstrong And His All Stars.With Louis Armstrong And His All Stars.

Louis Armstrong (tp-vc) Trummy Young (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Duke Ellington (p) Mort Herbert (b) Danny Barcellona (dr)

Duke’s Place / Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me / The Beautiful American / In A Mellotone / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Solitude / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I’m Geginning To See The Light / Just Sqeeze Me / I Got It Bad.

New York, 3-4-61.

Cotton Tail / Mood Indigo / Black And Tan Fantasy / Drop Me Off At Harlem / The Mooche / Azalea.

(Roulette) New York, 4-4-61.

Paris Blues.

Clarke Terry, Willie Cook, Cat Anderson, Eddie Mullins (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown (tb-dir) Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, Louis Blackburn, Murray McEarchern (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Oliver Nelson (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Babe Clark (st) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Harry Carney (sb) Harry Miles (oboe) Billy Strayhorn (p) Les Spann (g) Aaron Bell (b) Jimmy Johnson, Sonny Green, Max Roach, Dave Jackson, Philly Joe Jones (dr)

Birdie Jungle / Autumnal Suite / Nite / Paris Blues / Paris Stairs.

(United Artists UAL 4092) New York, 1-3 Maggio 1961.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance (tp) Lou Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, Juan Tizol (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy Grisson (vc)

The Perfume Suite: Strange Feeling (parte 2) –

(Columbia) New York, 1-6-61.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Harold Baker (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Jingle Bells.

New York, 21-6-61.

Battle Royal.Battle Royal.

Duke Ellington e la sua orchestra – Count Basie e la sua orchestra.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Fats Ford, Thad Jones, Snooky Young, Lonnie Johnson (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Juan Tizol, Lawrence Brown, Louis Blackburns, Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Marshall Royal, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Paul Gonsalves, Budd Johnson, Charlie Fowlkes, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington, Count Basie (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones, Aaron Bell (b) Sonny Payne, Sam Woodyard (dr)

Battle Royal / To You / Take The A Train / Until I Met You / Wild Man / Segue In C / B D B / Jumpin’At The Woodside.

(CBS BPG 62102) New York, 6-7-61.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tb) Lauis Balckburn, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Asphalt jungle Twist.

New York, 30-7-61.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tb) Lauis Balckburn, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Girl’s Suite : Girls (parte 1) – Mahalia (parte 2) – Peg O’My Heart (parte 3) – Sweet Adeline (parte 4) – Juanita (parte 5) – Sylvia (parte 6)

(Columbia) New York, 6-7-61.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Clark Terry, Ray Nance (tb) Lauis Balckburn, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Girl’s Suite: Dinah (parte 8) – Clementine (parte 9) – Diane (parte 10)

(Columbia) Hollywood, 20-9-61.

Midnight In Paris.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Shorty Baker (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Speak To Me Of Love / Guitar Amour / Paris Blues.

New York, 30-1-62.

Comme Ci Comme Ca / Petite Waltz / Javapachacha.

New York, 31-1-62.

Under Paris Skies.

(Columbia 468403 CD) New York, 27-2-62.

Ray Nance (tp) Lawernce Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Billy Strayhorn (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sonny Greer (dr)

Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / I Got It Bad / Circle Blues.

Ray Nance, Roy Burrowes, Bill Berry, Eddie Mullens (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Paris Blues.

New York, 29-3-62.

Featuring Paul Gonsales.Featuring Paul Gonsales.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

C Jam Blues / Take The A Train / Happy Go Lucky Local / Jam With Sam / Caravan / Just-A-Sittin’ And-A-Rockin’/ Paris Blues / Ready Go.

(Fantasy NM 3013) New York, 1-5-62.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Perdido / The Sky Fell Down / Passion Flower.

New York, 20-5-62.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Cotton Tail.

New York, 6-6-62.

Midnight In Paris.Midnight In Paris.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Shorty Baker (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Mademoiselle De Paris / A Midnight In Paris.

New York, 21-6-62.

I Wish You Love / My Heart Sings / No Regrets / The River Seine.

(Columbia 468403 CD) New York, 26-6-62.

Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Britt Woodman (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Blue / Too The Shepherd / Tune Up / Take It Slow / Telstar / Like Late / Major / Minor / For Groove.

New York, 25-7-62.

Meets Coleman Hawkins. Meets Coleman Hawkins.

Ray Nance (tp) Coleman Hawkins (st) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Ricticic/ Solitude.

Ray Nance (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Coleman Hawkins (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Limbo Jazz / Mood Indigo / Ray Charles’Place / Wanderlust / You Dirty Dog / Self Portrait (Of The Bean) / The Jeep Is Jumpin’.

(Impulse LP A-26) Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 18-8-62.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

E.S.P. / To Know You To Love You / September 12 th Blues.

New York, 12-9-62.

The Lonely Ones / Monk’s Dream / Fere Monk Cordon Bleu / New Concert For Cootie.

New York, 13-9-62.

Money Jungle.Money Jungle

Duke Ellington (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (dr)

Very Special / A Little Max / Fleurette Africaine / Rem Blues / Vig Vise / Switch Blade / Caravan / Money Jungle / Solitude / Warm Valley / Backward Country Boy Blues.

(Blue Note BT 85129-1)

New York, 17-9-62.

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Duke Ellington And John Coltrane.And John Coltrane.

John Coltrane (st) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Elvin Jones o Sam Woodyard (dr)

Stevie / In A Sentimental Mood.

John Coltrane (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones o Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take Coltrane / Big Nick / Angelica.

John Coltrane (st) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

My Little Brown Book / The Feeling Of Jazz.

(Impulse MCAD 39103 CD) New York, 26-9-62.

Piano In The Foreground.Piano In The Foreground.

Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

I Can’t Get Started / Cong-go / Body And Soul / Blues For Jerry / Fontainebleau Forest / Summertime / It’s Bad The Be Forgotten / A Hundred Dreams Ago / So / Yearing For Love / Springtime In Africa.

(Columbia 474930 CD)New York,1962.

Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowes (tp) Lawernce Brown, Chuck Connors, Lyle Cox (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Hernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Christopher Columbus / Let’s Get Together / Goodbye / Chant Of The Weed / I’m Getting Sentimental Over You / One O’Clock Jump.

(Atlantic) Chicago, 29-11-62.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson, Eddie Preston (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Tuxedo Junction / Ciribiribin / It’s A Lonesome Old Town You’re Not Around

(Reprise) New York, 11-12-62.

Minnie The Moocher / Sentimental Journey.

(Reprise) New York, 13-12-62.

When It’s Sleepy Down South / For Dancers Only.

Duke Ellington piano solo.

Single Petal of A Rose.

(Atlantic) New York, 14-12-62.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Rhapsody In Blue / Contrasts / Sleep Sleep Sleep

(Reprise) New York, 20-12-62.

Auld Lang Syne.

(Atlantic) New York, 29-12-62.

Afro Bossa.Afro Bossa.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Afro Bossa / Purple Gazelle / Absinthe / Moonbow / Sempre Amore / Silk Lace / Tigress / Angu / Volupte / Bonga / Pyramid / Eighth Veil.

(Reprise RI 6069) Dicembre 1962.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Midnight Sun Will Never Set / Woodchopper’s Ball / Artistry In Rhytm.

(Atlantic) New York, 3-1-63.

Smoke Rings / The Waltz You Saved For Me / Cherokee.

(Reprise) New York, 4-1-63.

The Symphonic Ellington.The Symphonic Ellington.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Night Creature 1 mov / Night Creature 2 mov. (Con orchestra sinfonica di Stoccolma)

Stoccolma, Gennaio 1963.

Night Creature 3 mov. (Con l’orchestra sinfonica di Parigi)

Parigi, Gennaio 1963.

Non Violent Integration (Con l’orchestra sinfonica di Amburgo)

Amburgo, Gennaio 1963.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Angu.

Londra, 26-1-63.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Milt Grayson (vc)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Balck And Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooche / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Pyramid / The Blues / Echoes Of Harlem.

(Reprise SRI 6234) Olympia, Parigi, 1-2-63.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Star Crossed Lovers.

Helsinki, 5-2-63.

The Symphonic Ellington.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Harlem (Orchestra sinfonica di Parigi)

Parigi, 1 Febbraio 1963.

La Scala She Too Pretty To Be Blue (Orchestra sinfonica del Teatro alla Scala)

(Reprise R 6097) Milano, 21-2-1963.

The Great Paris Concert.The Great Paris Concert.

Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Kinda Dukish / Rockin’In Rhythm / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / The Star-Crossed Lovers / All Of Me / Theme From”Asphalt Jungle”/ Concerto For Cootie / Tutti For Cootie / Suite Thursday : Misfit Blues – Schwiphti – Zweet Zurzday – Lay By / Perdido / The Eight Veil / Rose Of The Rio Grande / Cop Out / Bula / Jam With Sam / Happy Go Lucky Local / Tone Parallel To Harlem / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me / Black And Tan Fantasy / Creole Love Call / The Mooche / Thing’s Ain’t What Tey Used To Be / Pyramid / The Blues / Echoes Of Harlem / Satin Doll.

(Atlantic K 60044 2LP) Teatro Olimpia, Parigi, 1-2 e 23 Febbraio 1963.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Milt Grayson (vc)

Pyramid / In A Sentimental Mood / Jam With Sam / Take The A Train / Broad Stream / New Concerto For Cootie / Echoes Of Harlem / Star Crossed Lovers / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / All Of Me / The Blues Ain’t / One More Once / Mood Indigo / E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception)

Sala Grande, Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milano, 21-2-63.

In the Uncommon Market.

Cat Anderson, Roy Burrows, Cootie Williams (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Bula / Silk Lace / Asphalt Jungle / Guitar Amour.

“Konserthuset”, Stoccolam, Svezia, 6-7 Febbraio 1963.

Serenade To Sweden.Serenade To Sweden.

Alice Babs (vc) Duke Ellington (p) Gilbert Bibi Rovere (b) Christin Garros (dr) più quattro corni a pistone.

Azure / Satin Doll / Untitled Lullaby.

Parigi, 1-3-63.

Alice Babs (vc) Duke Ellington (p)

Strange Visitor.

Alice Babs (vc) Duke Ellington (p) Gilbert Bibi Rovere (b) Christin Garros, Kenny Clarke (dr) La De Doody Do/ I Didn’t Know About You/ Take Love Easy/ I’m Beginning To See The Ligh. Stesso gruppo, più Gerard Badini (st) e un sax alto sconosciuto.

C.Jam Blues.

Alice Babs (vc) Duke Ellington (p) Gilbert Bibi Rovere (b) Christin Garros (dr) più quattro corni a pistone.

Serenade To Sweden / The Biy In My Dreams / Stoona / Come Sunday / Babsie.

Stesso gruppo, con Billy Strayhorn per Ellington.

Something To Live For.

(Reprise SRI 6500) Parigi, 2-3-63.

Private Collection. vol.4.

Cootie Williams, Roy Burrowers, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Jeep’s Blues / Killian’s Lick / Got Nobody Now / M.G.

New York, 17-4-63.

Blousons Noir / Elysee / Butter And Oleo / Blue Rose

New York, 18-4-63.

Bad Woman / Stoona / Serenade To Sweden / Harmony In Harlem.

New York, 15-5-63.

Action In Alexandria / Tajim / Isfahan / / July 18 th Blues / Caravan.

(LMR CD 83003) New York, 18-7-63.

Cootie Williams, Rolf Ericson, Cat Anderson, Willie Cook (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Jeep’s Blues.

Michigan State Fair, 26-8-63.

My People.My People.

Bill Berry, Ray Nance, Ziggy Harrell, Nat Woodard (tp) Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Booty Wood (tb) Russell Procope, Rudy Powell, Bob Freeman, Arold Ashby, Pete Clarke (ancie) Jimmy Jones (p) Billy Staryhorn (cel) Joe Benjamin (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Juan Albert (conga) Duke Ellington (narr) Joya Sherrill, Lil Greenwood, Jimmy McPhail, Jimmy Garrison, The Irving Bunton Singers (vc) Bunny Briggs (tip-tap)

Ain’t But The One / Will You be There? And 99% / Come Sunday / David Danced / My Mother My Father / Montage / My People / The Blues Ain’t / Workin’ Blues / My Man Sends Me / Jail Blues Lovlin’ Lover /  King Fit The Battle Of Albam / What Color Is Virtue.

(Columbia AK 52759 CD) New York, 1963.

In The Uncommon Market.In The Uncommon Market.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Rolf Ericson, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b-vc) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Bula / Silk Lace / Aspjalt Jumgle / Star-Crossed Lovers / In A Sentimental Mood / E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception) / Guitar Amour / The Shephwerd / Kinda Dukish.

(Pablo 2308247) New York, 1963.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Rolf Ericson, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p) Ernie Shepard (b-vc) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train.

Ceylon, 24-10-63.

Cootie Williams, Ray Nance, Rolf Ericson, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Passion Flower.

New York, 14-1-64.

Harlem.Harlem.

Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Opener / Happy Reunion / Blow by Blow / Caravan / Tootie for Cootie / Satin Doll / Harlem / Things Ain’t What They Used to Be / All of Me / The Prowling Cat.

(Pablo Live PACD 2308-245-29.

“Konserthuset”, Stoccolma, Svezia, (secondo concerto) 9-3-64.

Here Is Duke Ellington.

Rolf Ericson (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Bibi Rovere (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / C Jam Blues / On The Sunny Side Of The Street / Caravan / It Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good / Sophisticated Lady / I let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Solitude / Rockin’ In Rhythm.

(King Of Jazz KLJ 20003) Teatro Ariston, San Remo, Italia, 22-3-64.

Ellington ’65 / Hits Of The 60’S This Time By Ellington.Ellington ’65

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Rolf Ericson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Major Holley (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Hello Dolly / Call Me Irresistible / Fly Me To The Moon / The Peking Theme / Danke Schoen / More / The Second Time Around / Never On Sunday / I Left My heart In San Francisco / Blowing In The Wind / Stranger On The Shore.

(Reprise R 6122) New York, 15-20 Aprile 1964.

Ellington ’66.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Rolf Ericson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Peck Morrison (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

I Can’t Stop Loving You / Charade / People / The Good Life.

(Reprise R 6154) New York, 19-4-64.

The New York Concert.

Duke Ellington (p) Peck Morrison (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / Satin Doll / Caravan / Skillipoop / Into Each Life Some Raimn Must Fall (Duke’s Poetry) / Blues Medley : Happy Go Lucky Local – John Sander’s Blues – E & D Blues) – C Jam Blues / Melancholia – Reflection In D / Little African Flower / Bird Of Paradise / The Single Petal Of A Rose.

Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn (p)

Tonk / Things Ain’t What They Used To be.

(Music Masters Jazz 65122) Coumbia University, New York, 20-5-64.

Duke Ellington piano solo.

Nagoya / titolo non identificato / Little African Flower.

Tokyo, 1-7-64.

In Concerto – New York 1964.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call – The Mooche / The Opener / Harlem / Blues / Jam Whit Sam / Passion Flower / Thing’s Ain’t What They Used To Be / Kinda Dukish And Rockin’In Rhythm / Take The A Train.

New York, 1954.

Mary Poppins.Mary Poppins.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

A Spoonful Of Sugar / Stay Awake / Feed The Birds / Superfragilisticexpialidocious/  Let’s Go Fly A Kite / Chim Chim Chere / Sister Suffragette / The Perfect Nanny / I Love To Lough / The Life I lead / Step In Time / Jolly Holiday.

(Reprise R 6141) Chicago, 6-8 Settembre 1964.

Ellington ’66.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Elliongton (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Satin Doll.

Parigi, 19-1-65.

Ellington ’66.Ellington ’66.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

A Beautiful Friendship / Days Of Wine And Roses / Satin Doll / Moon River / Red Roses For A Blue Lady / All My Loving / I Want To Hold Your Hand / Ellington ’66 / Charade / People / I Can’t Stop Loving You / The Good Life.

(Reprise R 6154) New York, 23-1-65.

Berlin ’65.Berlin ’65.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Midriff / Ad Lib Of Nippon / Chelsea Bridge / Happy Go Lucky Local / Blod Count / Harmony In Harlem / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Drag / Rocjin’n In Rhtyhm / The Second Portrait Of The Lion.

(Pablo 5304) Berlino, 1965.

Reevaluation: The Impulse Years.Reevaluation

Ray Nance (corn) Johnny Hodges (sa) Lawrence Brown (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Ashby (st) Jimmy Jones (p) Richard Davis (b) Johny Hodges Jr. (dr)

Mood Indigo.

Ray Nance (corn) Cat Anderson (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Jones (p) Richard Davis (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Good Queen Bess / Jeep’s Blues.

(Impulse AS 9256-2) Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 8-3-65.

Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Black / Come Sunday / Light / Ad Lip On Nippon

New York, 1-3-65.

Skillipoop / Banquet Scene.

New York, 17-3-65.

Indian Dance / Emancipation Celebration / Trombone Buster.

Chicago, 31-3-65.

Love Scene / Rod La Rocque / Rhythm Section Blues.

Chicago, 14-4-65.

Concert In The Virgin Island.Concert In The Virgin Island.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Richard Williams, Herbie Jones (tp) Ray Nance (tp-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Island Virgin / Virgin Jungle / Fiddler On The Diddle / Jungle Kitty / Thing Ain’t What They Used To be / Big Fat Alice’s Blues / Cheslea Bridge / The Opener / Mysterious Chick / Barefoot Stomper / Fade Up.

(Discovery DS 841) New York, 14-4-65.

Cootie Williams, Herbie Jones, Cat Anderson (tp) Ray Nance (corn-viol) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Harry Varney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Cy Runs Rock Waltz / Beige / Sugar Hill Penthouse.

Chicago, 18-5-65.

Cool Rock / P.S.170 / Hi June / Hi Jane / Anatomy Of A Murder / The Witch.

(Laserlight) Chicago, 20-5-65.

The Jazz Piano / Solos Duos Trios.

Duke Ellington (p)

The Second Portrait Of The Lion.

Duke Ellington, Earl Hines (p) Larry Gales (b) Larry Ridley (dr) .

House Of Lord.

Duke Ellington (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (dr)

Take The A Train.

Festival di Pittsburg, 20-6-65.

Live & Rare.

Duke Ellington (p) Arthur Fiedler e orchestra.

Love Scene / Single Petal Of A Rose.

(RCA Victor LSC 2857) Music Center, Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts, 28-7-65.

Nat Adderley, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Allen Smith (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa-cl) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Countdown / When I’m Feeling Kind Blue / El Viti / The Prowling Cat

San Francisco, 23-9-65.

Concert Of Sacred Music.Concert Of Sacred Music.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Quentin Jackson, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Louie Bellson (dr) Brock Peters, Esther Marrow, Jimmy McPhall, The Herman McCoy Choir (vc) Bunny Briggs (tap/danc)

In The Beginning God / Tell Me It’s The Truth / Come Sunday / The Lord’s Prayer / Come Sunday / Will You be There / Ain’t But The One / New World A Coming / David Danced BeforeThe Lord With All His Might / Ninety Nine Percent / My Mother, My Father And Love / New World A Comin’ (alt.take) / A Christmas Surprise / A Christmas Surprise.

(RCA Francese PL 46663) New York, 26-12-65.

Duke & Ella In Concerto.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Theme : Take The A Train / Medley: Black And Tan Fantasy – Creole Love Call – The Mooche / Soul Call / Chelsea Bridge / El Viti / The Opener / Sophisticated Lady / Take The A Train / Passion Flower / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Wings And Things & Jam With Sam.

Presentazione di Norman Granz: Ella Fitzgerald (vc)

How High The Moon / Lover Man / Mack The Knife.

Duke Ellinngton (p) Ella Fitzgerald (vc)

Cotton Tail.

Teatro Lirico, Milano, 30-1-66.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Take The A Train / I Got It Bad / Perdido / Mood Indigo / Black And Tan Fantasy / The Twitch / Solitude / Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / The Mooche / Sophisticated Lady / Creole Love Call.

(RCA Victor LJS 50051) Hollywood, 9-11 Maggio 1966.

The Pianist.

Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Don Juan / Slow Blues / Looking Glass / The Sheperd / The Sheperd / Tap Dancer’s Blues/ Sam Woodyard Blues.

(Fantasy HBS 61119) New York, 18-7-66.

In the Uncommon Market.

Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Shepherd (First Concept) / The Shepherd (Second Concept) / Kinda Dukish.

(Pablo Live PACD 2308-247-2) “St. Paul de Vence”, Francia, 27-7-66.

Soul Call.Soul Call.

Cat Anderson,Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

La Plus Belle Africanine / West Indian Pancake / Soul Call / Skin Deep / Jam With Sam.

(Verve SVL 53011) Juan Les Pins, Luglio 1966.

Cat Anderson,Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Harlem / The Old Circus Train / Mellow Ditty.

New York, 18-8-66.

The Far East Suite.The Far East Suite.

Cat Anderson,Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Far East Suite : Tourist Point Of View (parte 1) (2 takes) – Amad (parte 8) (2 takes)

(RCA East) New York, 19-12-66.

The Far East Suite : Isfahan (parte 3) (2 takes) – Agra (parte 7) – Ad Lib On Nippon (parte 9)

(RCA East) New York, 20-12-66.

The Far East Suite : Bluebird Of Delhy (Minah) (parte 2) (2 takes) – Depk (parte 4) – Mount Harissa (parte 5) – Blue Pepper (Far East Of The Blues) (parte 6)

(RCA East) New York, 21-12-66.

Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Draggin’Blues / Cotton Tail / Now Ain’t It / The Last Go Round.

Duke Ellington piano solo.

Meditation

New York, 28-12-66.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Laurence Brown (tb) Benny Powell (tb/b) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb-cl-cl/b) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

I’m Just A Lucky So And So / Blues At Sundown / Lonely Ones.

(RCA Victor Label) New York, 29-12-66.

Live In Europe.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Take The A Train / Johnny Come Lately / Swamp Goo / Up Jump / The Shepherd / Take The A Train / Chromatic Love Affair / Rue Bleu / Wild Onions / Mara Gold / Beautiful Woman Walks Well.

Stesso organico con Jimmy Jones Trio : Jimmy Jones (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Sam Woodyard, per Ellington, Lamb, Jones. e Ella Fitzgerald (vc)

On The Sunny Side Of The Street / You’ve Changed / Mack The Knife.

Stesso organico con Ellingoton per Jones.

Cotton Tail.

Rotterdam, 28-1-67.

Paris ’67.Berlin ’65.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Nat Woodard (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Midriff / Ad Lib Of Nippon / Chelsea Bridge / Happy Go Lucky Local / Blod Count / Harmony In Harlem / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Drag / Rockin’n In Rhtyhm / The Second Portrait Of The Lion.

(Pablo 5304) Parigi, 1967.

Duke Ellington piano solo.

Meditation n.2 / T.G.T.T. / Little Purple Flower.

Parigi, 10-3-67.

The Duke Ellington’s Small Bands: The Intimacy Of The Blues.The Intimacy Of The Blues.

Cat Anderson (tp) Lawrence brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Combo Suite (The Intimacy Of The Blues – Out South – Tell Me’Bout My Baby – Kentucky Avenue A.C. – Near North – Soul Country.

New York, 15-3-67.

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The Jaywalker.The Jaywalker.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Jimmy Hamilton (cl-st) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard, Rufus Jones, Bobby Durham, Chris Columbo (dr)

The Shepherd / Up Jump / Rue Blue / Chromatic Love Affair / Salomé / Blood Count / El viti / Kixx / Eggo / I’m Hip Too / Amta / Warr / Little Purple Flower / Traffic Cop / Untitled Blues / Policia / The B.O.Of Traffic / Mac / Star / Cross Climax / B.O.Man / Tin Soldier.

(Storyville 101 8390)

New York, 29-3 e 18-8-66 & 23-3 e 4-4-67, Los Angeles, 23-6-67.

Cat Anderson,Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington, Jimmy Jones (p) John Lamb (b) Chris Columbus (dr)

Swamp Goo / Girdle Hurdle.

Los Angeles, 23-6-67.

Stesso organico senza Jimmy Jones.

Lele / Acht O’Clock Rock / Lady / Rondolet 

New York, 11-7-67.

Cat Anderson (tp) Laurence Brown (tp) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) John Lmab (b) Steve Little (dr)

The Intimacy Of The Blues.

Raimbow Grill. New York, 21-8-67.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tp) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Steve Little (dr)

Boo-Dah / U.M.M.G. / Blood Count / Smada 

(RCA Bill) New York, 28-8-67.

Rock Skippin’At The Blue Note / Midriff / My Little Brown Book.

Duke Ellington (piano solo)

Lotus Blossom.

(RCA Bill) New York, 30-8-67.

And His Mother Called Him Bill.And His Mother Called Him Bill.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Clark Terry (flic) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown, John Sanders (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b) Steve Little (dr)

Snibor / After All / All Day Long / Lotus Blossom / Lotus Blossom (alt.take)

(RCA Bill) New York, 1-9-67.

Day-Dream / The Intimacy Of The Blues / Charpoy.

(RCA Bill) New York, 15-11-67.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Laurence Brown (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Frank Sinatra (vc)

All I Need Is The Girl / Yellow Day / Indian Summer / Come Back To Me.

Los Angeles, 11-12-67.

Poor Butterfly / Sunny / I Like The Sunrise / Follow Me.

(Reprise) Los Angeles, 12-12-67.

Yale Concert.Yale Concert.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

The Little Purple Flower / Put-In / A Cromatic Love Affair / Boola Boola / Warm Valley / Salome / Swampo Go / Up-Jump / Take The A Train.

(Fantasy OJCCD 684)

Woosley Hall, New Haven, 26-1-68.

Second Sacret Concert.Second Sacret Concert.

Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, Benny Green (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Sam Woodyard, Steve Little (dr) Alice Babs, Devonne Gardner, Trish Turner, Roscoe Gill (vc) The AME Mother Zion Churh Choir, Choirs Of St.Hilda and At.Hugh’s School, Central Connecticut State College Singers, The Frank Parker Singers (cori)

Heaven / Almighty God / It’s Freedom / T.G.T.T. / Praise God And Dance.

New York, 22-1-68.

Praise God / Supreme Being / Something About Believing / The Shepherd / Meditation / The Biggest And Busiest Intersection.

(Prestige P 24045) New York, 19-2-68.

Solos Duos Triso.

Duke Ellington (p)

Sweet Fat And That / Satin Doll / Carolina Shout.

(Bluebird 2178) New York, 28-2-68.

Latin American Suite.Latin American Suite.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Latin American Suite: Oclupaca (parte 1) – Chico Cuadradino (parte 2) – Eque (parte 3) – The Sleeping Lady And The Giant Who Watches Over Her (parte 5) – Latin American Sunshine (parte 6) – Brasilliance (parte 7)

(Fantasy HBS 6126) New York, 5-11-68.

Willie Cook (tp) Chuck Connors (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Degas Suite: Opening Titles (parte 1) – Race (parte 2) – Racing (parte 3) – Piano Pastel (parte 4) – Improvisation/Marcia Regina (parte 5) – Piano Pastel (parte 6) – Daily Double (parte 7) – Drawing (parte 8) – Promenade (parte 9) – Sonnet (parte 10) – Race (parte 11)

Registrazione iniziata il 23-11-68 e completata a New York, 6-11-68.

Duke Ellingotn Quartet.

Harold Hashby (st) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

I Can’t Get Started.

New York, 23-11-68.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Waiting For You / Knuf / Gigl / Meditation / Sophisticated Lady Just Sqeeze Me / Mood Indigo / In A Sentimantal Mood / I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don’t Get Arou8nd Much Anymore / Reva.

New York, 29-11-68.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope (sa-cl) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Jeff Castelman (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Ortseam / And Groovy / Elos / C Jam Blues / Daily Double.

New York, 3-12-68.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Willie Cook, Cootie Williams (tp) Benny Green, Benny Powell (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Wanderlust / Hallucinations / Neo-Creole.

Duke Ellington (p) Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Edward I .

(Pablo 2310-787 e 815) New York, 25-4-69.

The Intimate Ellington.

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Jimmy Owens, Cootie Williams (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Buster Cooper (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa-st-cl- fl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harold Ashby (st-cl) Harry Carney (sb-cl) Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Edward the First

National Studio, New York, 21-5-69.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Jimmy Owens (tp) Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Black Butterfly.

(Pablo 2310 815) New York, 23-5-69.

Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson (tp) Lawrence Brown, Benny Green, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Neo-Creole / Black Butterfly..

(Pablo 2310 815) New York, 20-6-69.

The Intimate Ellington.

Duke Ellington (celes-vc)

Moon Maiden.

(Pablo 2310-787) New York, 14-7-69.

Willie Cook (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (sa) Russel Procope (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Hashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Layin’On Mellow.

(Pablo 2310 787) New York, 29-8-69.

Tony Watkins (v) Duke Ellington (p)

To Know You Is To Love You.

New York, 10-9-69.

Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Norris Turney, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Alice Babs (vc)

Heaven.

Stoccolma, 6-11-69.

70th Birthday Concert.70th Birthday Concert.

Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Vic Gaskin (b) Sam Woodyard (dr)

Rockin’In Rhythm/ B.P./ Tale The A Train/ Tootie For Cootie/ 4 : 30 Blues/ El Gato/ Black Butterfly/ Things Ain’t What They Used To be/ Laying On Mellow/ Satin Doll/ Azure Te/ In Triplicate/ Perdido/ Fife/ Medley: Prelude To A Kiss – I’m Just A Lucky So And So – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me – Just Squeeze Me – Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Mood Indigo – Sophisticated Lady- Caravan / Black Swan.

(Solid State SS 19000) Manchester, 25-26 Novembre 1969.

April In Paris.April In Paris.

Cat Anderson, Nelson Williams, Cootie Williams, Benny Bailey (tp) Lawrence Brown, Ake Persson, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (sx) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Rockin’In Rhythm / Four-Thirty Blues / Take The A Train / Jam With Paul / Satin Doll / April In Paris / El Gato / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore / Caravan / Mood Indigo / Passion Flower / Jive Stomp / Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue.

(ITM WW 2406) Germania, 1969.

The Duke Ellington’s Small Bands : The Intimacy Of The Blues.

Willie Cook (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Wild Bill Davis (org) Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Noon Morning .

Stesso gruppo senza Cook e Davis.

Rockochet.

Willie Cook (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Paul Gonsalves (st) Wild Bill Davis (org) Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Tippy Toeing Through The Jungle Garden.

Las Vegas, 7-1-70.

Duke Ellington Quartet.

Duke Ellington (p) Paul Kondziela, Victor Gaskin (b) , Rufus Reid (dr)

The Latin American Suite : Lina (parte 4)

Las Vegas, 7-1-70.

The Pianist.

Duke Ellington (p) Paul Kondziela (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Duck Amok / Never Stop Remembering Bill.

Duke Ellington (p) Victor Gaskin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Fat Mess

(Fantasy HBS 61119) Las Vegas, 7-1-70.

New Orleans Suite.New Orleans Suite.

Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Dave Taylor (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Wild Bill Davison (org)

The New Orleans Suite : Blues For New Orleans (parte 1)

Stesso organico meno Davison.

The New Orleans Suite : Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies (parte 2) – Thanks For The Beautiful Land Of The Delta (parte 4) – Second Line (parte 6) – Aristocratcy A’La Jean Lafitte (parte 8)

(Atlantic) New York, 7-1 & 27-4-70.

Duke Ellington piano solo.

The River A Ballet Suite : The Spring – The Run – The Meander – The Giggling Rapids – The Lake – The Neo-Hip Hot Cool Kiddies Community.

New York, 11-5-70.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The New Orleans Suite : Portraits Of Louis Armstrong (parte 3) – Portraits Of Wellman Braud (parte 5) – Portrait Of Sidney Bechet (parte 7 ) – Portraits Of Mahalia Jackson (parte 9) .

(Atlantic 1580 CD) New York, 13-5-70.

Private Collection.vol.5. : The Suite.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The River : The Spring (parte 1) – The Run (parte 2) – The Meander (parte 3) – The Giggling Rapids (parte 4) – The Lake (parte 5) – The Spring (parte 12)

Chicago, 25-5-70.

Duke Ellington With The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.With The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Orchestra Sinfonica di Cincinnati diretta da Erich Kunzel.

Poetic Commentary A / New World A Comin’/ Poetic Commentary B / Harlem / The Golden Broom And The Green Apple / Poetic Commentary C / The Golden Broom (parte 1) / Poetic Commentary D / The Gholden Brown : The Green Apple (parte 2) /N Poetic Commentary E / The Golden Broom: The Handsome Traffic Policeman (parte 3)

(Decca) Cincinnati, Ohio, 28-5-70.

Cat Anderson, Al Rubin, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams (tp) Julian Priester, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Go0nsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The River : The Whirlpool (parte 7) – The Neo-Hip-Hot Kiddies Communities (parte 9) – The Village Of The Virgins (parte 10) . The Majestic The Sea (parte 11)

New York, 3-6-70.

Cat Anderson, Dave Burns, Mercer Ellington, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams (tp) Clifft Heathers, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Go0nsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Elayne Jones (timp)

The River : The Falls (parte 6)

New York, 8-6-70.

The Intimate Ellington.

Mercer Ellingtomìn, Fred Stone, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Norris Turney (reeds) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Some Summer Fun.

(Pablo 2310-787) New York, 15-6-70.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Fred Stone, Cat Anderson (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (ance) Duke Ellington (p) Wild Bill Davis (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Mendoza.

(Pablo 2310 815) New York, 15-6-70.

The Duke Ellington’s Small Bands : The Intimacy Of The Blues.

Paul Gonsalves (st) Duke Ellington (p) Norris Turney (fl) Wild Bill Davis (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Just A Sittin’And A Rockin.

Cat Anderson (tp) Harold Ashby (st) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

All Too Soon.

(Fantasy NM 3019) New York, 15-6-70.

Cat Anderson, Dave Burns, Mercer Ellington, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams (tp) Clifft Heathers, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Go0nsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies / Maiera / Thank For The Beautiful Land Of The Delta / Portrait Of Louis Armstrong.

Milano, Italia, 23-7-70.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Money Johnson, Al Rubin (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (cl-sa) Norris Turney (fl) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Intimate Interlude.

New York, 8-12-70.

The Intimate Ellington.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

I Got It Bad / Sophisticated Lady / Edward II.

(Pablo 2310 787) New York, 9-12-70.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Al Rubin, Money Johnson (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wild Bill Davis (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Bateau.

(Pablo 2310 815) New York, 9-12-70.

Cat Anderson, Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Sans Snyphelle 

New York, 9-12-70.

The Intimate Ellington.

Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Go0nsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Naidni Remmus.

New York, 11-12-70.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa-cl) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Wild Bill Davis (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Love Is Just Around The Corner.

(Pablo 2310 815) New York, 1-2-71.

The Intimate Ellington.

Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Norris Turney (reeds) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Edward The Second.

New York, 1-2-71,

Intimate Interlude.

(Pablo 2310-787) New York, 2-2-71.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Norris Turney (reeds) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Dick.

(Pablo 2310-815) New York, 3-2-71.

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse : Didjeridoo (parte 2) – Afrique (parte 3) – True (parte 7)

New York, 11-2-71.

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse : Chinoiserie (parte 1) – Gong (parte 5) – Tang (parte 6) – Hard Way (parte 8)

(Columbia) New York, 17-2-71.

Duke Ellington (p) Wild Bill Davis (org) Joe benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Riddle / Blues n.2 / Blues n.3.

New York, 11 e 23-2-71.

The Ellington Suite.The Ellington Suite.

Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Goutelas Suite : Fanfare (parte 1) – Goutelas (parte 2) – Get-With Itness (parte 3) – Something (parte 4) – Having At It (parte 5) – Fanfare (parte 6)

(Pablo 2310 762) New York, 27-4-71.

The Intimate Ellington.

Eddie Preston, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams, Richard Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Buddy Pearson, Norris Turney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Symphonette.

(Pablo 2310-787) New York, 6-5-71.

Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Buddy Pearson, Norris Turney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Tony Watkins (vc)

The Blues.

New York, 6-5-71.

Charpoy.

New York, 13-5-71.

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse : Acht O’Clock Rock (parte 4)

(Columbia) New York, 13-5-71.

Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Al Rubin, Fred Stone (tp) Booty Wood, Julian Priester, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Synphonette

(Pablo 2310 787) New York, 6-5-71.

The Ellington Duite – The Goutelas Suite.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Eddie Preston (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The Goutelas Suite.

(Pablo 2310 762) New York, 27-4-71.

The Intimate Ellington.

Cootie Williams, Richard Williams, Eddie Preston, Money Johnson (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Buddy Person, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Synphonette.

(Pablo 3210-787) New York, 6-5-71.

Cootie Williams, Richard Williams, Mercer Ellington , Money Johnson (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope, Buddy Person, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Eulb / Tenz.

(Pablo 2310-787) New York, 29-6-71.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Buddy Pearson, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Norris Turney (reeds) Wild Bill Davis (org) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Goof.

(Pablo 2310-815) New York, 29-6-71.

The English Concert.The English Concert.

John Coles, Mercer Ellington, Harold Johnson, Cootie Williams (tp) Malcom Taylor, Booty Wood, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Norris Turney (sa) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harold Minerve (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Wild Bill Davis (org)

Togo Brava-Brava Togo Suite : Soul Something Beach (parte 1) – Naturellement (parte 2) – Amor Amor (parte 3) – Right On Togo (parte 4) / C Jam Blues / Happy Reunion / Addi / Lotus Blossom / Cotton Tail / Checkerred Hat / La Plus Belle Africaine / In A mellotone / Goof / Soul Flute.

(RCA ENG) Bristol & Birmingham, 22 e 24-10-71.

The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Eddie Preston (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Chinoiserie/ Didjeridoo/ Afrique/ Acht O’Clock Rock/ Gong/ Tang/ True/ Hard Way.

(Fantasy OJCCD 645) New York, 1971.

Togo Brava Suite.Togo Brava Suite.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Eddie Preston, Harold Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Malcom Taylor, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Nell Brookshire (vc)

C Jam Blues / Togo Brava Suite (Soul Soothing Beach – Naturellement – Amour Amour – Right On Togo) / Happy Reunion / Addi / Lotus Blossom Cotton Tail / La Plus Belle Africaine / In A Mellotone / I Got It Bad / Melancholia / Soul Flute.

(Blue Note CDP 30082) Bristol,22-10 e Birmingham, 24-10-71.

Live At The Whitney.Live At The Whitney.

Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Opening Remarks / Medley : Black And Tan Fantasy – Prelude To A Kiss – Do Nothin’Till You Hear For Me – Caravan / Meditation / A Mural From Two Perspectives / Sophisticated Lady – Solitude / Soda Fountain Rag / New World A Coming / Amour Amour / Soul Nothing Beach / Lotus Blossom / Flamingo / La Sucrier Velours / The Night Shepherd / C Jam Blues / Mood Indigo / I’m Beginning To See The Light / Dancers In Love / Kixx / Satin Doll.

(Impulse 11732) Whitney Museum, New York, 10-4-72.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vincent Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Fon’t You Know I Care / Chinoiserie.

(Laserlight) New York, 12-6-72.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vincent Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Money Johnson (vc)

Blem.

National Studio, New York, 12-6-72.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vincent Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr) Money Johnson (vc)

Alone Together / Vancouver Lights / Hello Dolly / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be.

(Laserlight) Toronto, 22-6-72.

Money Johnson (tp) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Woods.

New York, 2-8-72.

The Ellington Suite.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vincent Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Russell Procope (sa-cl) Harold Minerve (sa) Russ Andrews, Harold Ashby (st) Norris Turney (sa-fl) Harry Carney (sb) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

The UWIS Suite : UWIS (parte 1) – Klop (parte 2) – Loco Madi (parte 3)

(Pablo) New York, 5-10-72.

This One’s For Blanton.With Ray Brown.

Duke Ellington (p) Ray Brown (b)

Do Nothin’Till You Hear From Me / Pitter Panther Patter / Things Ain’t What They Used To Be / Sophisticated Lady / See See Rider / Fragment Suite For Piano And Bass First Movement / Fragment Suite For Piano And Bass Second Movement / Fragment Suite For Piano And Bass Third Movement / Fragment Suite For Piano And Bass Fourth Movement.

(Fantasy OJCCD 810-2) Las Vegas, 5-12-72.

Private Collection.vol.3.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Russ Andrews, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Wulf Freedman (b/el) Rufus Jones (dr)

E.S.P. / Blue Too / Tune Up / Take It Slow / Telstar / To Know You Is To Love You / Like Late / Major / Minor / G For Groove / The Lonely Ones / Blue Monk / Frere Monk / Cordon Bleu / New Concerto For Cootie / September 12 th Blues.

(LMR CD 83002) New York, 25-7-62 e 13-9-72.

The Ellington Duite – The UWIS Suite.

Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Johnny Coles (tp) Booty Wood, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Norris Turney, Russ Andrews, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney (sx) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Wulf Freedman (b/el) Rufus Jones (dr)

The UWIS Suite.

(Pablo 2310 762) New York, 5-10-72.

Up In Duke’s Workshop.

Cootie Williams, Johnny Coles, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson (tp) Tyree Glenn, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Morris Turney, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rufus Jones (dr)

Blem

(Pablo 2310-815) New York, 6-12-72.

Collages.Collages.

Duke Ellington (p) con orchestra canadese e con i solisti: Fred Stone, Guido Basso (flic) Butch Watanabe (tb) Bernie Piltch (sa-cl) Ed Bickert (g) Lenny Boyd (b)

Aurora Borealis/ Nameless Hour/ Collage n.3/ Fair Wind/ Silent Night Lonely Night/ Song And Dance.

(MPS 21 21704-3)

Toronto, 1973.

Duke’s Big 4.Duke’s Big 4.

Duke Ellington (p) Joe Pass (g) Ray Brown (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

Cottontail/ The Blues/ The Hawk Talks/ Prelude To A Kiss/ Love You Madly/ Just Squeeze Me/ Everything But You.

(Pablo 2310703 CD)

New York, 8-1-73.

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Alice Babs acc by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra:

Alice Babs (vc) Harold “Money” Johnson, Johnny Coles, Barrie Lee Hall, Willie Cook, Mercer Ellington (tp) Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors, Art Baron (tb) Russell Procope (cl,as) Harold “Geezil” Minerve (as) Harold Ashby, Percy Marion (ts) Harry Carney (bar) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Quentin White (dr)

Far away star / Serenade to Sweden / Spaceman / Jeep’s blues.

(Phontastic PHONO 50-11) New York, 3-7-73.

Eastbourne Performance.Eastbourne Performance.

Barry Lee Hall, Johnny Coles, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson (tp) Vince Prudente, Art Baron, Chuck Connors (tb) Harold Minerve, Morris Turney, Harold Ashby, Russell Procope, Percy Marion, Harry Carney (reeds) Duke Ellington (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Rocky White (dr) Anita Moore, Money Johnson (vc)

The Piano Player / Creole Love Call / Don’t You Know I Care / I Can’t Get Started / New York New York / Pitter Panther Patter / How High The Moon / Basin Street Blues / Tiger Rag / Woods / Meditation / Mecuria The Lion.

(RCA 74321221062)

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Inghilterra, 1-12-73.

chiusura

ELLINGTON MARIE (VC)

Boston, Massachussetts. 1923.

Nessuna parentela con il grande Duke. All’età di dodici anni ha deciso di diventare una cantante di blues, recandosi a New York, ad Harlem, per partecipare alla gara per dilettanti che si teneva al Teatro Apollo, ma viene rispedita a casa dalla polizia. Ha continuato caparbiamente gli studi nella sua città e, a 16 anni, si è diplomata. Ha debuttato professionalmente a Boston con l’orchestra di Sabby Lewis, in seguito ha cantato per un breve periodo nell’orchestra di Blanche Calloway ed in quella di Count Basie. A 18 anni si esibisce nei club di New York dove è indicata come la nuova Lena Horn. Nel 1946 è entrata a far parte dell’orchestra di Duke Ellington. Nel 1947 ha incontrato Nat King Cole con il quale si è sposata, quindi, ha deciso di lasciare momentaneamente la carriera. Si è stabilita a Los Angeles con il marito e si è dedicata alla figlia Natalie e ad un’altra bambina adottiva. E’ tornata in attività nel 1955 partecipando ad importanti programmi televisivi, esibendosi da Ciro’s ad Hollywood e registrando un album per la Capitol. Nel 1960 ha accompagnato il marito in una tournée europea con l’orchestra di Quincy Jones. Al ritorno negli States, Maria adotta altri tre bambini e ha lasciato definitivamente la carriera. Nel 1971 ha scritto la biografia del marito, ha avviato la figlia Natalie alla carriera e, in seguito, si è ritirata a Boston. Cantante dal timbro meno chiaro delle altre interpreti ellingtoniane, ma dalla più marcata drammaticità.

chiusura

ELLINGTON MERCER KENEDY (FLIC-TP)

Washington D. C. 11/3/1919. – New York. 8/2/1996.

Alla morte del padre ha tentato di tenere in piedi l’orchestra, nella quale ormai da diversi anni era trombettista ed anche arrangiatore. I suoi tentativi non hanno avuto il successo sperato, un poco perché erano venuti meno molti dei vecchi musicisti (molti sono morti nel giro di pochi anni dalla morte del loro leader) anche perché non era possibile sostituire una personalità come quella del padre. Mercer ha compiuto gli studi alla Julliard School of Music di New York. Nel 1939 ha organizzato la sua prima orchestra, poi ha lavorato con Sy Oliver, dal quale ha appreso l’arte dell’arrangiamento, ha suonato con Wendel Marshall, con Butch Ballard, con Carmen McRae, prima di entrare nel 1950 nell’orchestra del padre. Ha lasciato l’orchestra per lavorare con Cootie Williams nel 1954 ed ha iniziato a dedicarsi con maggior impegno all’arrangiamento. Nel 1956 è ritornato con il padre, per il quale ha curato anche gli interessi; organizzando le tournée e, alla sua morte, assumendo la direzione dell’orchestra.

Composizioni:

Moon Mist – The Girl In My Dream – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be.

Discografia:

Mercer Ellington And His Orchestra.

Kenny Dorham, Mercer Ellington (tp) Mercer Ellington Orchestra.

Metronome All Out Musicraft / Pass Me By.

(Mysicraft 379) New York, 17-5-45.

Mercer Ellington Octet With Jacques Butler.

Jacques Butler (tp-vc) Mercer Ellington (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Al Sears (st) Harry Carney (sb) Leonard Feather (p) Mary Osborne (g) Bill Pemberton (b) Heyward Jackson (dr)

She’s got the blues for sale / The Willies / Messy Bessie / Ditty a la Dizzy.

(Aladdin 146) New York, 18-3-46.

Mercer Ellington And His Orchestra.

Eddie Boozier, Kenny Dorham, Bobby Williams (tp) Ted Kelly, Damn Minor, Don Stovall (tb) Curby Alexander, Jackie Fields (sa) Alva McCain, Freddie Williams (st) Ben Webster (sb) Luther Henderson (p) Bill Pemberton (b) Heyward Jackson (dr) Carmen McRae (vc) Mercer Ellington (dir)

Moon Mist / Pass Me Bay / Metronome All Out / She Shoulda Flipped When He Flopped.

New York, 17-5-47.

Kenny Dorham, Mercer Ellington (tp) Al Hibbler (vc) Mercer Ellington Orchestra.

My Ey’A Lovin’Baby Sunrise / Summertime / I Owe This Dream To You.

(Sunrise SP 2003) Los Angleles, 1947.

Abdul Salaam, Dave Burns, Kenny Dorham, Bennie Roy (tp) Candy Ross, Charley Johnson (tb) Jackie Fields (sa) Morris Lane, Alva McCain (st) Henry Richards (sb) Luther Henderson (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Heyward Jackson (dr) Billy Daniels (vc)

You name it / I owe this dream to you.

(Sunrise 2003 EB1006) NewYork, primavera, 1947.

Steppin’ Into Swing Society.

Cat Anderson, Harold “Shorty” Baker, Clark Terry (tp) Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, John Sanders (tb) Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Ben Webster (st) Harry Carney (sb) Billy Strayhorn (p) Skeeter Best (g) Wendell Marshall (b) Joe Marshall (dr) Mercer Ellington, Luther Henderson, Andy Gibson, Jimmy Hamilton, Dick Vance (arr)

Steppin’ into swing society / Black butterfly / Got my foor in the door.

New York, 14-7-58.

Stesso organico con Jimmy Jones per Strayhorn, Carl Lynch per Best, George Duvivier per Marshall e Sam Bailey per Jor Marshall.

Indelible / Ruint / Frolic Sam / Be patient.

New York, 17-7-58.

Stesso organico con Skeeter Best per LInch e Wendell Marshall per Duvivier.

The gal from Joe’s / Afternoon moon / Broadway baby / Yearning for love.

(Coral CRL57225 105298) New York, 22-7-58.

Colors In Rhythm.

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Clark Terry (tp) John Sanders, Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson (tb) Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (sa) Jimmy Hamilton (st-cl) Hal Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Jimmy Jones, Billy Strayhorn (celeste) Les Spann (g-fl) Wendell Marshall (b) Gus Johnson (dr)

Coarl Rock / Maroon / Cherry Pink / Mood Indigo / Dawn Of A Greenhorn / Black And Tan Fantasy / Azure / Blue Serge / Acqua-Tonic / The Moon Was Yellow / Golden Criss / Little White Lies.

(Coral 57293) New York, 16-20 Marzo 1959.

Ray Nance (tp-viol-vc) Lawrence Brown (tb) Paul Gonsalves (st) Johnny Hodges (sa) Harry Carney (sb) George Butcher (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (dr) Jimmy McPhail (vc) Mercer Ellington (arr-dir)

Cunga / In a valley of dreams /Undertow / Take a giant step.

(Jobel 45) New York, 22-1-65.

New Mood Indigo.

Ray Nance (corn) Johnny Hodges (sa) Paul Gonsalves (st) Harry Carney (sb) Chick Corea (p) Aaron Bell (b) Louie Bellson (dr)

In the alley / Sassy / Uph / Portrait of Pea.

(Doctor Jazz FW40359) New York, 5-1-66.

Harold Ashby (st) Wild Bill Davis (org) Bill Harris (g) Tiny Grimes, Everett Barksdale (b/el) Bobby Durham (dr) Jimmy McPhail (vc)

Cold duck / It’s over / It was your smile that won me over.

New York, 11-9-69.

Continuum.

Cootie Williams, James “Buddy” Bolden, Barrie Lee Hall, Harold “Money” Johnson (tp) Chuck Connors, Vince Prudente, Art Baron (tb) Harold “Geezil” Minerve, James Spaulding (sa) Maurice Simon, Harold Ashby (st) Harry Carney (sb) Lloyd Mayers (p) Larry Ridley (b) Rocky White (dr) Mercer Ellington (dir)

Drop Me Of In Harlem / Blue Serge / It Don’t Mean A Thing / Wave / The Living Room.

(Fantasy 5991) New York, 17-7-74.

Cootie Williams, James “Buddy” Bolden, Harold “Money” Johnson, Barrie Lee Hall, Calvin Ladner (tp) Chuck Connors, Vince Prudente, Art Baron (tb) Harold “Geezil” Minerve, Maurice Simon (sa) Harold Ashby, Ricky Ford, Anatole Gerasimov (st) Joe Temperley (sb) Lloyd Mayers (p) Edward Ellington II (g) J.J. Wiggins (b) Freddie Waits (dr) Anita Moore (vc) Mercer Ellington (dir)

Harlem air shaft / Jeep’s blues / Carney / All too soon / Rock skippin’ / Jump for joy / Congo brava / Just squeeze me / All too soon / Black and tan fantasy / Congo brava / Ko-ko / Blern / Warm valley / Harlem air shaft / Jump for joy / The way we were.

Chicago, 6-7 Gennaio 1975.

Cootie Williams, James “Buddy” Bolden, Barrie Lee Hall, Willie Singleton (tp) Chuck Connors, Vince Prudente, Art Baron (tb) Harold “Geezil” Minerve, Maurice Simon (sa) Ricky Ford (st) Bill Easley (st-cl) Percy Marion (sb) Lloyd Mayers (p) Edward Ellington, II (g) J.J. Wiggins (b) Rocky White (dr) Mercer Ellington (dir)

Happy-go-lucky local / Harlem air shaft / Satin doll.

(Fantasy 5991) New York, 12-5-75.

Remembering Duke’s World.

Willie Singleton, James “Buddy” Bolden, Barrie Lee Hall (tp) Mercer Ellington (tp-ldr) Melvin Dismuke (tp-flic) Malcolm Taylor (tb) Chuck Connors (tb/b) Harold “Geezil” Minerve, Michael Boliver (sa) David Young (st) Lenny Spivak (st-cl) Kenneth Allan Berger (sb) Mulgrew Miller (p) Edward Ellington, II (g) J.J. Wiggins (b) Rocky White (dr) Anita Moore (vc)

Take the “A” train / Do nothin’ till you hear from me / Satin doll / Caravan / In a sentimental mood.

Stesso organico con Adam Makowicz per Mulgrew Miller.

New world a-comin’.

(Poljazz SX0675) Warsaw, Polania, 24-10-77.

Take The Holiday Train.

Mercer Ellington (dir) The Duke Ellington Orchestra. 

I’m beginning to look a lot like Christmas / Sleigh ride / White Christmas / Santa Claus is coming to town / Winter wonderland / I’ll be home for Christmas / Jingle bells – Silver bells medley / The Christmas song / Auld Lang Syne.

(Holiday HDV-1916) 28-29 Luglio 1980.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra/Mercer Ellington.

Mercer Ellington (dir) The Duke Ellington Orchestra. 

The Duke’s suite.

(Music Masters CIJD60185K CD) New York, 1980.

Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies.

Kamau Adilifu, Barrie Lee Hall, John Longo, LLoyd Michaels, Evans Solot (tp-flic) Al Richman (fh) Bill Easley, Harold “Geezil” Minerve, Joe Temperley, Norris Turney, David Young (reeds) Lloyd Mayers (p) Rudy Stevenson (g-bj) Dominick Fiore (b-tuba) Richard Pratt (dr) Charles Simon, Rocky White (perc) Mercer Ellington (dir)

Overture : Things ain’t what they used to be – Sophisticated lady – Perdido / I’ve got to be a rug cutter / Music is woman / The mooche / Hit me with a hot note / Love you madly / Perdido / Fat and forty / It don’t mean a thing / Bli-blip / Cotton tail / Take the “A” train / Solitude / Don’t get around much anymore / I let a song go out of my heart / Caravan / Something to live for / Rockin’ in rhythm / In a sentimental mood / I’m beginning to see the light / Satin doll / Just squeeze me / Dancers in love / Drop me off in Harlem / Echoes of Harlem / I’m just a lucky so and so / Hey baby / Imagine my frustration Kinda Dukish / I’m checkin’ out, go’om bye / Do nothin’ till you hear from me / I got it bad / Mood indigo / Sophisticated lady / It don’t mean a thing.

(RCA CBL-2-4053) New York, 23-30 Marzo 1981.

Hot And Bothered (A Re-creation).

Rick Baptist, Barrie Lee Hall, Will Miller, Ron Tooley (tp) Art Baron, Chuck Connors, Herman Green, Edward Nuemeister (tb) Gary Bias, Bill Green, Harold “Geezil” Minerve, Charles Owens, Herman Riley (reeds) Lloyd Mayers (p) Kenny Burrell (g-bj) J.J. Wiggins (b) Rocky White (dr) Rudy Bird (perc) Anita Moore (vc) Mercer Ellington (dir)

The mooche / Creole love call / Daybreak express / East St. Louis toodle-oo / Ring dem bells / Birmingham breakdown (inedito) / I’m just a lucky so and so / Music is my mistress : Movement 1 – Movement 2 – Movement 3 – Movement 4 – Movement 5 / Time goes by / Speak low / Hit me with a hot note / New York, New York.

Stesso organico con Jackie Kelso (cl)

Hot and bothered / Caravan / Harlem speaks.

Stesso organico senza Kelso e con Dick Hurwitz per Rick Baptist.

Take the “A” train / Echoes of Harlem.

(Doctor Jazz FW40029) Los Angeles, 22-6-84.

Digital Duke.

Lew Soloff, Barry lee Hall, Ron Tooley, Clark Terry, Kamau Adilifu (t-flic) Norris Turney (sa) Jerry Dodgion (sa-cl) Herman Riley, Eddie Daniels (st-cl) Charles Owens (sb-cl/b) Branford Marsalis (st) Britt Woodman (tb) Chuck Connors (tb/b) Roland Hanna, Gerry Wiggins (p) Bucky Pizzarelli (g) J.J.Wiggins (b) Rocky White, Louie Bellson (dr)

Satin Doll / Cottontail / Prelude To A Kiss / Perdido / 22 Cent Stomp / Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me / In A Mellowtone / Take The A Train.

(GRP 91038) Los Angeles, 1986.

Music Is My Mistress.

Barrie Lee Hall, John Longo, Tony Barnero, Anthony Gorruso, Kamau Adilifu (tp) Ed Neumeister, Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyr, Britt Woodman, Raymond Harris, Chuck Connors (tb) Sayyd Abdul Al-Khabyr (sa-fl) Kenny Garrett, Victor Powell, Harold “Geezil” Minerve (sa) Patience Higgins, Herman Riley (st) Bill Easley (cl-st) Danny Bank (sb) Joe Temperley (sb-cl/b-cl) Sir Roland Hanna, Shizuko Yokohama, Mulgrew Miller (p) Thomas James (synt) Kenny Burrell (g) Gerald Wiggins (b) Quentin White (dr) Rudolph Bird (perc) Ken “Professor” Philmore (steel/dr)

C jam blues / All of me / Black and tan fantasy / Danske onje (Danish eyes) / Queenie pie reggae / Azure / Jack the bear / Sweet Georgia Brown / A flower is a lovesome thing / Music is my mistress : Movement 1, part 1 – Movement 1, part 2 – Movement 2 – Movement 3 – Movement 4 – Movement 5.

(Music Masters CIJD60185K CD) New York, 1988.chiusura


ELLINGTON RAY, BROWN HENRY PITTS (DR)

Londra, Inghilterra. 17/3/1916. – Londra, Inghilterra. 27/2/1985.

Figlio di un afro-americano, il commediante Harry Brown, e di madre russa. Dal 1937 al 1940 ha fatto parte dell’orchestra diretta da Harry Roy, con il quale nel 1938 ha fatto una tournée in Sud America. Ha prestato servizio nella RAF dal 1940 al 1946 durante la seconda guerra mondiale. Ha cantato con Tito Burns nell’Accordion Club Sextet nel 1947 e con un suo gruppo ha lavorato al Downbeat Club di Londra. Ha registrato con Ray Nance.

Discografia:

Ray Ellington Quartet.

Dick Katz (p) Laurie Denis (g) Cleridge Good (b) Ray Ellington (dr)

Gone To Tea.

Londra, 18-1-50.

Progress / Stromping At The Savoy.

Londra, 1-2-50.

That’s My Girl.

Londra, 20-4-50.

Lonely Guy / Senora.

Londra, 1-9-50.

Little Red Riding Hood / Let The Good Times Roll.

Londra, 21-12-50.chiusura


ELLINGTON RUTH.

Washington D.C. Washington. , 2/7/1915. – New York. 6/3/2004.

Sorella del grande Duke Ellington che ha vissuto con Duke, nella loro casa di Harlem. Laureata in biologia ha lasciato ben presto questa professione per stare vicino al fratello dal 1941. Presidente della Tempo Music attraverso la quale ha gestito sino al 1991, anche dopo la morte del fratello, la parte economica dell’attività di Duke. Ha sposato lo scrittore e politologo Daniel James dal quale ha divorziato per sposare il popolare baritono Mchenry Boatwright.chiusura

ELLINGTON STEVE, BRADFORD. (DR)

Atlanta, Georgia. 26/7/1941.

Ha iniziato a suonare la batteria all’età di quattro anni e, a nove anni, già suonava con Ray Charles. Nel 1955 ha suonato ad Atlanta con Charles Browne, nel 1958 con il quartetto di George Adams, nel 1959 nel trio di Duke Pearson. Ha studiato al Conservatory of Music di Boston. Ha suonato con Sam Rivers, ha accompagnato June Christy, nel 1963 ha fatto parte del Joe Castro trio, nel 1964 con Hampton Hawes. Ha collaborato per sei anni con Roland Kirk, anche se in modo intermittente, ha suonato anche con Woody Shaw, C.Sharpe, Walter Davis, Wilbur Ware, Jackie McLean, Chet Baker, Stanley Turrentine, T-Bone Walker, Mose Allison. Negli anni ’70 ha spesso suonato con Billy Eckstine, dal 1972 al 1976 con la “Brick Jazz Funk Fusion”, poi con Art Farmer, dal 1976 al 1986 con Freddy Cole, con Freddie Hubbard, Ike Isaacs, Maxine Sullivan, nel quintetto di Harry Edison e Eddie Davis, nel Dan Wall’s Trio. Nel 1980 è tornato con Sam Rivers e nel 1981 ha suonato con Sonny Stitt. Nel 1983 ha accompagnato Dave Holland, dal 1985 al 1990 Michel Petrucciani. In seguito ha spesso accompagnato Hal Galper, è venuto anche in Italia con un suo quintetto e sempre in Italia ed in Francia ha diretto un gruppo insieme a Steve Grossman. Nel 1998 ha collaborato con James Moody e Johnny Griffin.chiusura

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