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1963


Ellington Sessions 1963


January 3, 1963. 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.

3327-15 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/19
RBBE:5
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
3378-? Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/20
RBBE:17
Woodchopper's Ball
3372-11 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/21
RBBE:15
Artistry In Rhythm


January 4, 1963. 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; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Smoke Rings."

3371-5 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/22
RBBE:14
Smoke Rings
3393-? Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/23
RBBE:16
The Waltz You Saved For Me
3375-? Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/24
RBBE:4
Cherokee
3501-1 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/10
AB:10
Bonga


January 5, 1963. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios for the album "Afro-Bossa."

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Angu" (mandolin piano) and "Absinthe."

1699-8 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/8
AB:8
Angu
1708-6 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/1
AB:1
Afro-Bossa
1700-16 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/2
AB:2
Purple Gazelle
1701-9 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/3
AB:3
Absinthe
1702-3 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/4
AB:4
Moonbow
1703-11 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/5
AB:5
Sempre Amore
1707-45 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/7
AB:7
Tigress
1712 RSR:2/14 Resume #2


January 22, 1963. London.

Telecast recorded at Granada Chelsea studios, titled "Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra," and broadcast February 13, 1963.

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

Music Masters 65106-2 London:9 Mood Indigo
Music Masters 65106-2 London:10 The "C" Jam Blues
Music Masters 65106-2 London:11 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Milt Grayson, vocal
Music Masters 65106-2 London:12a Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
Music Masters 65106-2 London:12b Wailing Interval [medley]
Music Masters 65106-2 London:13 The Single Petal Of A Rose


January 31, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Salle Wagram for the album "The Symphonic Ellington."

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Paris Symphony Orchestra.

Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/6-8 NIGHT CREATURE
2435-12 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/8 Dazzling Creature [Night Creature]
2438-14 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/11 Harlem


February 1, 1963. Paris.

Concert at Theatre de l'Olympia released on the album "The Great Paris Concert."

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/1 Kinda Dukish
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/2 Rockin' In Rhythm
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/4 The Star Crossed Lovers
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/5 All Of Me
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/6 The Asphalt Jungle Theme
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/7 New Concerto For Cootie
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/8 Tootie For Cootie
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/9-12 SUITE THURSDAY
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/9 Misfit Blues [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/10 Schwiphti [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/11 Zweet Zurzday [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/12 Lay-By [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/13 Perdido [incomplete]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/14 The Eighth Veil
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/16 Cop Out
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/17 Bula
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/1 Jam With Sam
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/10 Pyramid


February 6 or 7, 1963. Stockholm, Sweden.

Concert.

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

Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:1 Afro-Bossa [as Bula]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:2 Silk Lace
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:3 Cops [as The Asphalt Jungle]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:7 Guitar Amour


February 8, 1963. Solna-Sundbyberg, Sweden.

Reprise recording session.

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Stockholm Symphony Orchestra.

2433-5 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/6 Blind Bug [Night Creature]
2434-4 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/7 Stalking Monster [Night Creature]


February 14, 1963. Hamburg, Germany.

Reprise recording session.

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

2436 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/9 Non-Violent Integration


February 21, 1963. Milan, Italy.

"La Scala" recorded at Reprise recording session at Studio Zanibelli. Remaining tacks recorded at the concert at the Conservatorio G. Verdi.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Russell Procope, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The La Scala Symphony Orchestra.

2437 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/10 La Scala, She Too Pretty To Be Blue

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

Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:5 In A Sentimental Mood
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:6 Broadstream [as E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception)]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:4 The Star Crossed Lovers


February 23, 1963. Paris.

Second concert at Theatre de l'Olympia released on the albums "The Great Paris Concert" (Atlantic) and "Greatest Hits" (Reprise).

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/3 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/15 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/2 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/3 Harlem
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Milt Grayson, vocal
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/6 Black And Tan Fantasy
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/7 Creole Love Call
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/8 The Mooche
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/9 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/11 The Blues
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/12 Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto)


April 17, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/2 Jeep's Blues
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/9 Killian's Lick
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/13 Got Nobody Now
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/14 M.G.


April 18, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/10 Blousons Noir
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/11 Elysee
-1 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/12 Butter And Oleo
-9 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/15 Blue Rose


May 15, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-10 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/1 Bad Woman
-5 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/3 Stoona
-2 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/4 Serenade To Sweden
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/5 Harmony In Harlem


July 18, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio.

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

-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/6 Action In Alexandria
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/7 Tajm (Taj Mahal)
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/8 Isfahan
-1 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/16 July 18th Blues


August 26, 1963. Detroit.

Concert at the State Fairgrounds.

Dinah Washington with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Rolf Ericson, Taft Jordan, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Rosetta RR-1313 WWB:8 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Dinah Washington, vocal


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

Highlights