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1962


Ellington Sessions 1962


January 2, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "All American In Jazz." Ray Nance does a reverse-Armstrong and switches from trumpet to cornet.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, 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; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "We Speak The Same Language."

CO68920 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:9 We Speak The Same Language
CO68921 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:5 Once Upon A Time
CO68922 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:4 If I Were You


January 5, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, 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; Billy Strayhorn joins Ellington on "Night Life."

CO68957 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:8 I Couldn't Have Done It Alone
CO68959 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:6 Night Life


January 9, 1962. New York.

Goodyear Jazz Concert. A Television Graphics film soundtrack.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Ray Nance, c, vn; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, 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.

Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:1 Take The "A" Train
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:2 Wailing Interval [as Blow Boy Blow]
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:4 Kinda Dukish
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:6 Satin Doll
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:8 THREESOME
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:8a VIP Boogie [Threesome]
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:8b Jam With Sam [Threesome]
Goodyear 106657-L MOJ6:9 The Good Years Of Jazz


January 10, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, 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; Billy Strayhorn joins Ellington on "Which Way."

CO69232 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:3 Which Way?
CO69233 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:7 Our Children


January 23, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, 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; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Back To School."

CO69234-7 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:1 Back To School
CO69238-2 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:2 I've Just Seen Her (As Nobody Else Has Seen Her)
CO69015-5 Columbia CL-1790 AAIJ:10 What A Country!
CO69016 CBS 88654 56/62v2:D7 Turkish Coffee


January 30, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at Studio A for the album "A Midnight In Paris."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Billy Strayhorn, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CO69326-10 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:5 Speak To Me Of Love
CO69326-insert Columbia CL-1907 MiP:5 Speak To Me Of Love
CO69327-4 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:8 Guitar Amour
CO69452 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:10 Paris Blues


January 31, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Howard McGhee, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Billy Strayhorn, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CO69332-7 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:9 The Petite Waltz
CO69333-5 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:11 Javapachacha (Apache)
CO69334 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:4 Commi Ci, Comme Ca


February 13, 1962. New York.

National Guard recording sesion.

Della Reese with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, 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; accompanied by a studio orchestra lead by Martin Block.

National Guard 37/38 DR:1 Go With The National Guard
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 37/38 DR:2 Comes Once In A Lifetime
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 37/38 DR:3 Sophisticated Lady
National Guard 37/38 DR:4 Chopin's Etude In E
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 37/38 DR:5 Take The "A" Train
National Guard 37/38 DR:6 Bye Bye Blackbird
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 37/38 DR:7 Satin Doll
National Guard 37/38 DR:8 Don't You Know I Care (Or Don't You Care To Know)
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 37/38 DR:9 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
National Guard 39/40 DR:10 A Foggy Day In London Town
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 39/40 DR:11 Mood Indigo
National Guard 39/40 DR:12 That Reminds Me
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 39/40 DR:13
FOJ:1
Taffy Twist
National Guard 39/40 DR:14 Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 39/40 DR:15 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
National Guard 39/40 DR:16 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
Della Reese, vocal
National Guard 39/40 DR:17 Jam With Sam


February 27, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at Studio A.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Bill Berry, t; Lawrence Brown, Lyle Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Billy Strayhorn, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

CO69722 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:1 Under Paris Skies


March 29, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Sonny Greer sits in on "Paris Blues." Ellington sits out on last three.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, Eddie Mullens, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, 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; Sonny Greer, d.

-13 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/14 Paris Blues

Ray Nance, c; Lawrence Brown, tb; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Billy Strayhorn, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-1 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/13 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
-1 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/15 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Milt Grayson, vocal
-2 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/16 Circle Blues


May 1, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio for the album "Featuring Paul Gonsalves."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Roy Burrowes, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton; cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-1 Fantasy F-9636 FPG:1 The "C" Jam Blues
Fantasy F-9636 FPG:2 Take The "A" Train
Fantasy F-9636 FPG:3 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
-1 Fantasy F-9636 FPG:4 Jam With Sam
-1 Fantasy F-9636 FPG:5 Caravan
-2 Fantasy F-9636 FPG:6 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
-2 Fantasy F-9636 FPG:7 Paris Blues
Fantasy F-9636 FPG:8 Ready, Go


May 20, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Bell Sound Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, 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.

-2 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/17 Perdido
-1 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/18 Someone [as The Sky Fell Down]
-2 Saja 91231-2 PC:7/20 Passion Flower


May 24, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Bell Sound Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c, vn; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-4 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:2 Flirtibird
-4 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:3 Smada
-2 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:4 What Am I Here For?
-1 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:5 Take The "A" Train


May 25, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Bell Sound Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c, vn; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-3 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:6 Anatomy Of A Murder [as I'm Gonna Go Fishin']
-4 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:7 Boo-Dah
-3 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:8 Black And Tan Fantasy
Wash:15 The Single Petal Of A Rose


June 6, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Bell Sound Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, 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.

Saja 91231-2 PC:7/19 Cotton Tail


June 21, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman, 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.

CO75567 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:3 Mademoiselle De Paris
CO75568 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:6
EsCo:3/18
A Midnight In Paris
CO67173 CBS 88654 56/62v2:D8 Jingle Bells


June 26, 1962. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, 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.

CO69723-9 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:13 The River Seine
CO75582-10 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:2 I Wish You Love
CO75949 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:7 (All Of A Sudden) My Heart Sings
CO75950-4 Columbia CL-1907 MiP:12 No Regrets


July 3, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Bell Sound Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, b.

-1 MFD G4RS-2536 NMI:2
FOJ:10
Jump For Joy
Ray Nance, vocal
-4 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:11a I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
-4 MFD G4RS-2536 FOJ:11b Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Ray Nance, vocal
-2 DJ FW-40359 NMI:11 Mack The Knife
Ray Nance, vocal
-4 DJ FW-40359 NMI:3
FOJ:9
The Feeling Of Jazz


July 25, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Just the 'bones, reeds, and rhythm.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Buster Cooper, Britt Woodman, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d; No piano on "Blue Too" And "Tune Up." Billy Strayhorn joins Ellington on "Take It Slow" and "Telstar." Hodges and Carney sit out the last four titles.

-5 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/2 Blue Too
-4 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/3 Tune Up
-2 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/4 Take It Slow
-8 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/5 Telstar
-6 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/7 Like Late
-5 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/8 Major
-7 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/9 Minor
-2 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/10 G For Groove


September 12, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at RCA Studio. Cootie Williams returns.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "To Know You Is To Love You."

-5 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/1 E.S.P.
-16 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/6 To Know You Is To Love You
Milt Grayson, vocal
LMR CD-83002 PC:3/16 September 12th Blues


September 13, 1962. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at RCA Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Aaron Bell, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn joins Ellington on "Cordon Bleu."

-3 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/11 The Lonely Ones
Milt Grayson, vocal
-5 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/12 Monk's Dream
-1 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/13 Fere Monk
-1 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/14 Cordon Bleu
-2 LMR CD-83002 PC:3/15 New Concerto For Cootie


November 29, 1962. Chicago.

Reprise recording session at Universal Studios for the albums "Recollections of the Big Band Era" (Reprise) and "Will the Big Bands Ever Come Back?" (Atlantic).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

1706-14 Reprise R-6168 RSR:2/9
AB:9
Volupte
3220 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/1
RBBE:11
Christopher Columbus
3221 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/2
RBBE:6
Let's Get Together
3222 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/3
RBBE:21
Goodbye
3223 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/4
RBBE:8
Chant Of The Weed
3225 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/5
RBBE:7
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
3226 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/6
RBBE:20
One O'Clock Jump


December 11, 1962. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Eddie Preston, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Ciribiribin."

3368 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/7
RBBE:13
Tuxedo Junction
3369 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/8
RBBE:9
Ciribiribin
3370-10 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/9
RBBE:3
It's A Lonesome Old Town When You're Not Around


December 13, 1962. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3381-8 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/10
RBBE:1
Minnie The Moocher
3382-12 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/11
RBBE:18
Sentimental Journey


December 14, 1962. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Roy Burrowes, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3388-6 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/12
RBBE:19
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
3389-2 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/13
RBBE:2
For Dancers Only
1711-16 Reprise R-6168 RSR:2/12
AB:12
The Eighth Veil

Duke Ellington on The Merv Griffin Show: Duke Ellington, p.

PP:2 The Single Petal Of A Rose


December 20, 1962. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3383-8 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/14
RBBE:23
Rhapsody In Blue
3384-2 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/15
RBBE:10
Contrasts
3385-5 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/16
RBBE:22
Sleep Sleep Sleep
Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/6
AB:6
Caline [as Silk Lace]
1710-10 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/11
AB:11
Pyramid


December 29, 1962. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3386-5 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/17
GPC:2/4
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3387-3&7 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/18
RBBE:12
Auld Lang Syne


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

Highlights