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1952


Ellington Sessions 1952


February 29, 1952. Fresno, California.

Mercer recording session at the Rainbow Room. Produced by Duke and Mercer Ellington. Recorded by Bert Porter. Later purchased by Columbia. Listed on 8nov52 in the New Desor, but corrected in Dems 03/2-22/1 and in Patricia Willard's new Uptown (Columbia CK 87066)liner notes.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d.

CO48377-1 Columbia ML-4639 C52-53:2
Uptown:1
Skin Deep


March 14, 1952. Los Angeles.

Snader telescriptions filmed at California Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wilbur Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

13001 Snader DELHdvd:2 Caravan
13002 Snader DELHdvd:4 THREESOME
13002 Snader DELHdvd:4a VIP Boogie [Threesome]
13002 Snader DELHdvd:4b Jam With Sam [Threesome]
13003 Snader DELHdvd:1 Sophisticated Lady
13004 Snader DELHdvd:6 Mood Indigo
13005 Snader DELHdvd:7 The Hawk Talks
13006 Snader DELHdvd:3 The Mooche
13007 Snader DELHdvd:5 Solitude
Jimmy Grissom, vocal


March 25, 1952. Seattle.

Concert at the Civic Auditorium.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Willie Smith, Russell Procope, as; Paul Gonzalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louie Bellson, d.

RCA LJM-1002 C52:1
RCA:17/5
Skin Deep
RCA LJM-1002 C52:2
RCA:17/6
Sultry Serenade
RCA LJM-1002 C52:3
RCA:17/7
Sophisticated Lady
RCA LJM-1002 C52:4
RCA:17/8
Perdido
RCA LJM-1002 C52:5
RCA:17/9
Caravan
RCA LJM-1002 C52:6
RCA:17/10
Harlem
RCA LJM-1002 C52:7
RCA:17/11
The Hawk Talks
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8a
RCA:17/12a
Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8b
RCA:17/12b
In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8c
RCA:17/12c
Mood Indigo [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8d
RCA:17/12d
I'm Beginning To See The Light [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8e
RCA:17/12e
Prelude To A Kiss [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8f
RCA:17/12f
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8g
RCA:17/12g
Solitude [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:8h
RCA:17/12h
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
RCA LJM-1002 C52:9
RCA:17/13
Jam With Sam


June 30, 1952. New York.

Columbia recording session. Matrix 47485 later became matrix 48343. "Take The 'A' Train" is not complete on The Essential Collection (EsCo).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, t; Britt Woodman, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO47482-5 Columbia CG-33961 C52:10
CoCo:4/13
I Love My Lovin' Lover
Betty Roche, vocal

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson, as; Russel Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CO47483-8 Okeh 6911 C52:11
CoCo:4/14
Come On Home
CO48343-3 Columbia ML-4639 C52:12
Uptown:3
EsCo:2/20
Vocalists:12
Take The "A" Train
Betty Roche, vocal


July 1, 1952. New York.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Hilton Jefferson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b, Louis Bellson, d.

CO48344-1 Columbia ML-4639 C52:13
Uptown:2
The Mooche
CO48345-1 Columbia ML-4639 C52-53:1
Uptown:5
Perdido


November 8, 1952. New York.

Mercer recording session (later purchased by Columbia).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Hilton Jefferson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Wendell Marshall, b, Louis Bellson, d.

CO48640 Up-to-Date 2006 C52-53:3
CoCo:4/15
Ballin' The Blues
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
CO48641 Up-to-Date 2006 C52-53:4
CoCo:4/16
Body And Soul
Betty Roche, vocal


November 20, 1952. New York.

Concert at Birdland.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, t, vn; Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Hilton Jefferson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Birdland:1 Take The "A" Train
Birdland:2 The Mooche
Birdland:3 How High The Moon
Birdland:4 The Tattooed Bride
Birdland:5a Solitude
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Birdland:5b Lullaby Of Birdland
Birdland:6 Take The "A" Train
Betty Roche, vocal
Birdland:7 Lullaby Of Birdland
Birdland:8 Take The "A" Train
Birdland:9 Perdido
Birdland:11 Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)
Duke Ellington, vocal
Birdland:12 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


November 24, 1952. New York.

Concert at Birdland.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, t, vn; Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Hilton Jefferson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

Birdland:13 Take The "A" Train
Birdland:14 Caravan
Birdland:15 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Birdland:16 The "C" Jam Blues
Birdland:17 Creole Love Call
Birdland:18 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Birdland:19 Take The "A" Train
Betty Roche, vocal
Birdland:20 Lullaby Of Birdland


December 22, 1952. Chicago.

Columbia recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: John Carroll, Willie Cook, John Hunt, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Hilton Jefferson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Louis Bellson, d.

CC05397-1 Columbia PE-7 C52-53:5
CoCo:4/17
EsCo:2/18
Primping At The Prom
CC05398-1 Columbia 39942 C52-53:6
CoCo:4/18
The Vulture Song
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
CC05399-1 Columbia CG-33961 C52-53:7
CoCo:4/19
Follow Me
Jimmy Grissom, vocal


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

Highlights