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1959


Ellington Sessions 1959


February 19, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "Jazz Party." Dizzy Gillespie (on "UMMG") & Jimmy Rushing (on "Hello Little Girl") sit in.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonvsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Columbia CL-1323 JPR:2 TOOT SUITE
CO62192 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:2.1 Red Garter [Toot Suite]
CO62193 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:2.3 Red Carpet [Toot Suite]
CO62194 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:2.4 Ready, Go [Toot Suite]
CO62195 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:4 UMMG
CO62196 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:5 All Of Me
CO62197 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:2.1 Red Shoes [Toot Suite]
CO62198 CBS 88653 JPR:3 Satin Doll
CO62199 CBS 88653 JPR:7 When I Trilly With My Filly
CO62188 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:8 Vocalists:16 Hello, Little Girl
Jimmy Rushing, vocal


February 25, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonvsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d; plus Morris Goldenberg, George Gaber, Elden C. Bailey, Chauncey Morehouse, Harry Breuer, Robert M. Rosengarden, Walter E. Rosenberger, Bradley Spinney, Milton Schlesinger, percussion on "Tymperturbably Blue" and "Malletoba Spank."

CO62255 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:6 Tymperturbably Blue
CO62256 Columbia CL-1323 JPR:1 Malletoba Spank
Pablo 2310-762 TES:1-6 THE QUEEN'S SUITE
CO62257 Pablo 2320-762 TES:4 Northern Lights [The Queen's Suite]
CO62258 Pablo 2310-762 TES:3 Le Sucrier Velour [The Queen's Suite]
CO62259 Pablo 2310-762 TES:2 Lightning Bugs And Frogs [The Queen's Suite]
CO62260-3 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:11 Villes Ville Is The Place, Man


March 27, 1959. New York.

Sesac recording session at Columbia Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d. Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on Frou-Frou.

Fresh Sound DJSpecial:1 Fat Mouth
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:2 Lost In The Night
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:3 Little Johns Tune
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:4 Frou-Frou
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:5 Dankworth Castle
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:6 Moonstone
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:7 Night Stick
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:8 Lullaby For Dreamers
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:9 She Was A Tinkling Thing
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:10 Jamaica Tomboy
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:11 Still Water
Fresh Sound DJSpecial:12 Jet Strip


April 1, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d.

CO63072 Pablo 2310-762 TES:1 Sunset And The Mocking Bird [The Queen's Suite]
CO63073 Pablo 2310-762 TES:6 Apes And Peacocks [The Queen's Suite]


May 29, 1959. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Radio Recorders for the film and album "Anatomy Of A Murder." This date is on Dems correction sheet 1002.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, d.

AM:1-13 ANATOMY OF A MURDER [film]
AM:19 Polly [Anatomy Of A Murder]
AM:15 Hero To Zero [Anatomy Of A Murder]
AM:15 Sunswept Sunday [Anatomy Of A Murder]
AM:16 Beer Garden [Anatomy Of A Murder]


June 1, 1959. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Radio Recorders.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Gerald Wilson, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, d.

RZSP46258-13 AM:17 Happy Anatomy [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46261-5 Columbia CL-1360 AM:2 EsCo:3/9 Flirtibird [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46263-2 Columbia CL-1360 AM:8 Almost Cried [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46267-9 AM:14 Anatomy Of A Murder [stereo single] [Anatomy Of A Murder]


June 2, 1959. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Radio Recorders.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Gerald Wilson, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, d.

RZSP46267-14 AM:24 Anatomy Of A Murder [mono single in stereo] [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46267 CBS 88653 56/62v1:D8 Anatomy Of A Murder
RZSP46265-6 AM:18 Polly [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46265-8 Columbia CL-1360 AM:12 Haupe [Anatomy Of A Murder]
RZSP46265-8 Columbia CL-1360 AM:5 Low Key Lightly [Anatomy Of A Murder]


Early June, 1959. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Columbia Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Gerald Wilson, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p, celeste; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, d.

-7 Columbia CL-1360 AM:1 Anatomy Of A Murder [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-17 Columbia CL-1360 AM:3 Flirtibird [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-20 AM:25 Flirtibird [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-34 AM:22 Almost Cried [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-37 AM:20 Happy Anatomy [Dixieland] [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-46&40 Columbia CL-1360 AM:4 Hero To Zero [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-50 Columbia CL-1360 AM:3 Way Early Subtone [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-54 Columbia CL-1360 AM:9 Sunswept Sunday [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-61 Columbia CL-1360 AM:1 Main Title [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-68 Columbia CL-1360 AM:13 Upper And Outest [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-77 AM:23 Anatomy Of A Murder [soundtrack music] [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-79 Columbia CL-1360 AM:5 Low Key Lightly [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-82 Columbia CL-1360 AM:6 Happy Anatomy [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-84 Columbia CL-1360 AM:10 Grace Valse [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-87 Columbia CL-1360 AM:7 Midnight Indigo [Anatomy Of A Murder]

P.I. Five: Ray Nance, t; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, d.

-97 Columbia CL-1360 AM:11 Happy Anatomy [Anatomy Of A Murder]
-103 AM:21 More Blues [Anatomy Of A Murder]


July 4, 1959. Newport, Rhode Island.

Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, Sam Woodyard, d.

Foxy 9003 N59:1 Take The "A" Train
Emarcy 842071-2 N59:2 Idiom '59
Foxy 9003 N59:3 Rockin' In Rhythm
Foxy 9003 N59:4 Flirtibird
Foxy 9003 N59:5 Perdido
Foxy 9003 N59:6 Cop Out
Foxy 9003 N59:7-8 THREESOME
Foxy 9003 N59:7 VIP Boogie [Threesome]
Foxy 9003 N59:8 Jam With Sam [Threesome]
Foxy 9003 N59:9 Skin Deep
Foxy 9003 N59:10 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Foxy 9003 N59:11 Jones


August 9, 1959. Chicago.

Live at the Blue Note.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Clark Terry, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Take The "A" Train" and plays together with Ellington on "Drawing Room Blues." Johnny Pate replaces Woode on "Satin Doll."

Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/2 Newport Up
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/3 Haupe
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/4 Flirtibird
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/5 Pie Eye's Blues
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/6 Almost Cried
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/7 Duael Fuel [as Dual Filter]
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/8 Sophisticated Lady
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/9 Mr Gentle And Mr Cool
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/10 El Gato
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/11 The "C" Jam Blues
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/12 Tenderly
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/13 Honeysuckle Rose
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/14 Drawing Room Blues
Roulette 828637-2 BN:1/15 Tonk
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/1 In A Mellow Tone
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/2 All Of Me
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/3 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/4 Jeep's Blues
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/5 Mood Indigo
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/6 Perdido
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/7 Satin Doll
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/8 A Disarming Visit By June Christy & Stan Kenton
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/9 Newport Up
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/10a Black And Tan Fantasy [medley]
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/10b Creole Love Call [medley]
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/10c The Mooche [medley]
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/11 Passion Flower
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/12 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Roulette 828637-2 BN:2/13 El Gato


September 8, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "Festival Session."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Quentin Jackson, b; James Johnson, Sam Woodyard, d.

CO63502 Columbia CL-1400 FS:3 Duael Fuel Part 1
CO63503 Columbia CL-1400 FS:4 Duael Fuel Part 2
CO63504 Columbia CL-1400 FS:5 Duael Fuel Part 3

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; James Johnson, Sam Woodyard, d.

CO63505 Columbia CL-1400 FS:6 Idiom '59 [Part 1 - Vapor]
CO63506 Columbia CL-1400 FS:7 Idiom '59 [Part 2]
CO63507 Columbia CL-1400 FS:8 Idiom '59 [Part 3]

Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; James Johnson, Sam Woodyard, d.

CO63508 Columbia CL-1400 FS:10 Launching Pad
CO63509 Columbia CL-1400 FS:2 Cop Out Extension
CO63510 Columbia CL-1400 FS:9
EsCo:3/12
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
CO63511 FS:11-12 THREESOME
CO63511 FS:11 VIP Boogie [Threesome]
CO63511 FS:12 Jam With Sam [Threesome]
CO63512 Columbia CL-1400 FS:1
EsCo:3/10
Perdido


September 20, 1959. Paris.

Live at Salle Pleyel.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Fats Ford, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d.

Byg YX-2035 Paris59:1a Black And Tan Fantasy [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:1b Creole Love Call [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:1c The Mooche [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:2 Newport Up
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:3 Sonnet In Search Of A Moor
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:4a Kinda Dukish
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:4b Rockin' In Rhythm
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:5 El Gato
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:6 All Of Me
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:7 Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:8 Walkin' And Singin' The Blues
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:9-10 THREESOME
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:9 VIP Boogie [Threesome]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:10 Jam With Sam [Threesome]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:11 Skin Deep
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12a Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12b Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12c In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12d Mood Indigo [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12e I'm Beginning To See The Light [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12f Sophisticated Lady [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12g Caravan [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12h Satin Doll [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12i Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12j It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12k Solitude [medley]
Byg YX-2035 Paris59:12l Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]


December 2, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "Blues In Orbit."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, t; Matthew Gee, Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d.

CO64441-6 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:15 Three J's Blues
CO64442-2 Up-to-Date 2008 BIO:14 Brown Penny
CO64443-2 CBS 88654 BIO:15
56/62v2:A2
Pie Eye's Blues
CO64443-4 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:3 Pie Eye's Blues
CO64444-3 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:5
EsCo:3/11
The "C" Jam Blues
CO64445-2 Up-to-Date 2008 BIO:13 I Didn't Know About You [as Sentimental Lady]
CO64446-2 CBS 88654 BIO:16
56/62v2:A4
Sweet And Pungent
CO64446 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:4 Sweet And Pungent


December 3, 1959. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, t; Matthew Gee, Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Jimmy Johnson, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Smada" and "Blues In Blueprint."

CO64447-7 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:2 Smada
CO64448-8 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:7 Blues In Blueprint
CO64449-4 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:6 In A Mellow Tone
CO64450-3 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:8 The Swingers Get The Blues, Too
CO64451-6 CBS 88654 BIO:17
56/62v2:A5
The Swinger's Jump
CO64451-7 Columbia CL-1445 BIO:9 The Swinger's Jump


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

Highlights