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1970


Ellington Sessions 1970


January 7, 1970. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Duke Ellington recording session released on the albums "The Intimacy of the Blues" and "The Pianist."

Duke Ellington: Willie Cook, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Wild Bill Davis, org; Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9640 Intimacy:9 Tippy-Toeing Through The Jungle Garden

Willie Cook, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Paul Gonsavles, ts; Wild Bill Davis, org; Duke Ellington, p; Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9640 Intimacy:7 Noon Mooning

Paul Gonsalves, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9640 Intimacy:8 Rockochet

Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9462 Pianist:9 Never Stop Remembering Bill
Fantasy F-9462 Pianist:8 Duck Amok
Fantasy F-8419 LAS:4 Tina [The Latin American Suite]
Fantasy F-9462 Pianist:10 Fat Mess


April 27, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio for the album "The New Orleans Suite."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Al Rubin, Frank Stone, t; Booty Wood, Julian Priester, tb; Malcolm Taylor, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Norris Turney, cl, as, f; Harold Ashby, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, cl, bcl, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:1-9 THE NEW ORLEANS SUITE
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:1 Blues For New Orleans [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:2 Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:4 Thanks For The Beautiful Land Of The Delta [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:6 Second Line [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:8 Aristocracy A La Jean Lafitte [The New Orleans Suite]


May 13, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio. Johnny Hodges died May 11, 1970 and was scheduled to play soprano sax on "Portrait of Sidney Bechet" at this session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Frank Stone, t; Booty Wood, Julian Priester, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Norris Turney, cl, as, f; Harold Ashby, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, cl, bcl, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:3 Portrait Of Louis Armstrong [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:5 Portrait Of Wellman Braud [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:7 Portrait of Sidney Bechet [The New Orleans Suite]
Atlantic SD-1580 NOS:9 Portrait Of Mahalia Jackson [The New Orleans Suite]


May 25, 1970. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams, t; Julian Priester, Booty Wood, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Norris Turney, as, f; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2 THE RIVER
-16 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.2 The Run [The River]
-20 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.3 The Meander [The River]
-21 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.5 The Lake [The River]
-23 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.4 The Giggling Rapids [The River]

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

-24 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.1
PC:5/2.12
The Spring [The River]


June 3, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Al Rubin, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams, t; Julian Priester, Booty Wood, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Norris Turney, as, f; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d; Elayne Jones, tymps; Walter Rosenberg, glockenspiel; Dave Fitz, xy, mar.

-2 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.7 The Whirlpool [The River]
-14 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.9 The Neo-Hip-Hot Kiddies Communities [The River]
-2 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.8 The River [The River]
-1 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.10 The Village Of The Virgins [The River]


June 8, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Dave Burns, Mercer Ellington, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams, t; Cliff Heathers, Booty Wood, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Norris Turney, as, f; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d; Elayne Jones, tymps; Walter Rosenberg, glockenspiel; Dave Fitz, xy, mar.

LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.6 The Falls [The River]


June 15, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Frank Stone, Cootie Williams, t; Julian Preister, Booty Wood, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Norris Turney, as, f; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

-7 LMR CD-83004 PC:5/2.11 Her Majesty The Sea [The River]

Cat Anderson, t; Harold Ashby, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9640 Intimacy:11 All Too Soon

As first entry for date.

Pablo 2310-787 Intimate:5 Some Summer Fun
Pablo 2310-815 Workshop:9 Mendoza

Norris Turney, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Wild Bill Davis, org; Duke Ellington, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Fantasy F-9640 Intimacy:10 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'


July 23, 1970. Milan, Italy.

Duke Ellington recording session at Studio Fontana.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams, Frank Stone, Nelson Williams, t; Booty Wood, Malcolm Taylor, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Norris Turney, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:4 Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:9 Maiera
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:10 Thanks For The Beautiful Land Of The Delta
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:12 Portrait Of Louis Armstrong


December 9, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Money Johnson, Al Rubin, t; Booty Wood, Malcolm Taylor, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Norris Turney, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Pablo 2310-787 Intimate:10 Sophisticated Lady
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:14 Sans Snyphelle
Pablo 2310-787 Intimate:9 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Pablo 2310-815 Workshop:5 Bateau


December 11, 1970. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams, t; Booty Wood, Malcolm Taylor, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Norris Turney, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Joe Benjamin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:7 Naidni Remmus


1965 - 1974

As Sideman

Pre-Duke

With Duke

1957 - 1964

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