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1961


Ellington Sessions 1961


March 2, 1961. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Radio Recorders.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Eddie Mullens, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Matthew Gee, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsavles, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

RHCO70029 CBS 26306 56/62v3:B7 Day In, Day Out
Milt Grayson, vocal
RHCO70036 CBS 26306 56/62v3:B8 Why Was I Born?
Milt Grayson, vocal
RHCO70037 CBS 88654 56/62v2:C2 Congo Square [as Matumbe]
RHCO70038 CBS 26306 56/62v3:B9 Love You Madly
Milt Grayson, vocal
RHCO70039 CBS 88654 56/62v2:C3 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Ray Nance, vocal

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CBS 88654 PIF:12
EsCo:3/17
Lotus Blossom


March 3, 1961. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Columbia Records.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Willie Cook, Fats Ford, Eddie Mullins, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Matthew Gee, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Aaron Bell, Al McKibbon, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

RHCO70041 CBS 26306 56/62v3:B10 Where In The World
Milt Grayson, vocal
RHCO70042 CBS 88654 56/62v2:C4 Tulip Or Turnip?
Ray Nance, vocal
RHCO70043 CBS 26306 56/62v3:B11 Song From "Moulin Rouge"
Milt Grayson, vocal
RHCO70044-6 PIB:14 Harlem Air Shaft


May 2-3, 1961. New York.

United Artists recording session at Reeves Sound Studios for the movie soundtrack to "Paris Blues."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Louis Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, Murray McEachern, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamiltoon, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, Oliver Nelson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Arthur Clark, ts, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Harry Smiles, oboe; Duke Ellington, p; Les Spann, g, fl; Aaron Bell, b, Sonny Greer, Dave Jackson, Jimmy Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, d.

United Artists UAL-4092 PB:1-14 PARIS BLUES [film]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:1 Take The "A" Train [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:3 Battle Royal [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:4 Bird Jungle [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:6 Mood Indigo [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:7 Autumnal Suite [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:8 Nite [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:9 Wild Man Moore [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:10 Paris Stairs [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:12 Guitar Amour [from film Paris Blues]
United Artists UAL-4092 PB:14 Paris Blues [from film Paris Blues]


June 1, 1961. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance, t; Lou Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CO67173-1 CBS 88654 56/62v2:C5 Jingle Bells


July 6, 1961. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "The First Time! The Count Meets The Duke."

Duke Ellington & Count Basie With Their Combined Orchestras: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullens, Ray Nance, t; Louis Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d; plus Count Basie & His Orchestra: Sonny Cohn, Lennie Johnson, Thad Jones, Snooky Young, t; Henry Coker, Quentin Jackson, Benny Powell, tb; Marshall Royal, cl, as; Frank Wess, as, ts; Frank Foster, Budd Johnson, ts; Charlie Fowlkes, bs; Count Basie, p; Freddie Green, g; Eddie Jones, b; Sonny Payne, d.

CO67609-9&6 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:4 Until I Met You
CO67610-2 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:2 To You
CO67611-2 Columbia Basie:14 Wild Man Moore
CO67611-6 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:5 Wild Man Moore
CO67612-4&5 Columbia Basie:15
EsCo:3/20
Battle Royal
CO67612-7 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:1 Battle Royal
CO67613-6 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:6 Segue In C
CO67614-1&2&3 Columbia Basie:10 Take The "A" Train
CO67614-7 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:3 Take The "A" Train
CO67615-4 Columbia Basie:12 B D B
CO67615-5 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:7 B D B
CO67616-2 Columbia Basie:11 Jumpin' At The Woodside
CO67616-10 Columbia CL-1715 Basie:8 Jumpin' At The Woodside
CO67617-1 Columbia KG-32945 Basie:9 One More Once
CO67618-1 Columbia KG-32945 Basie:13 Blues In Hoss' Flat


July 30, 1961. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Wilie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Louis Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b, Sam Woodyard, d.

CO67172 CBS 88654 56/62v2:D2 Cops [as Asphalt Jungle Pt 1]
CO67855 CBS 88654 EsCo:3/19
56/62v2:D3
Cops [as Asphalt Jungle Pt 2]


September 19, 1961. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Columbia Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance, t; Lou Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Columbia FC-38028 Girl:1-10 THE GIRL'S SUITE
RHCO70342-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:1 Girls [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70343-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:2 Mahalia [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70344-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:3 Peg O' My Heart [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70345-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:4 Sweet Adeline [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70346-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:5 Juanita [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70347-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:6 Sylvia [The Girl's Suite]


September 20, 1961. Los Angeles.

Columbia recording session at Columbia Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance, t; Lou Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

RHCO70348-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:7 Lena [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70349-5 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:8 Dinah [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70350-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:9 Clementine [The Girl's Suite]
RHCO70351-1 Columbia FC-38028 Girl:10 Diane [The Girl's Suite]


October 25, 1961. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Eddie Mullins, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Louis Blackburn, Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CBS 88654 56/62v2:D4 Guitar Amour [as Bon Amour]
CO68441 CBS 88654 56/62v2:D5 Paris Blues [Part 1]
CO68441 CBS 88654 56/62v2:D6 Paris Blues [Part 2]


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

Highlights