TUNES A-C | TUNES D-G | TUNES H-K | TUNES L-O | TUNES P-S | TUNES T-Z
HANK V | The Waste Basket
KLOOK | OSCAR | PREZ | MLW | START
© Hans-Joachim Schmidt, themen Verlag Köln. Last update October 30, 2003
I sought information about the creative process and the development of arrangements. Then I had to find my way through the collected material. So I wrote the following lists. This is not intended to be complete. A thousand tunes by Ellington and Ellingtonians should be enough, particularly if we succeed in gathering the influential and controversial.***
*** That's what I thought in the beginning of 2000. By now there are 1500 compositions in more than 4000 recordings (Jan. 23, 2002).
The first big "thank you" must go to Peter MacHare. His "Duke Ellington Panorama" has been a guide from the very beginning of my survey. Peter also helped me out with some CDs I couldn't find hereabout. And then: in the "Duke Ellington Panorama" I found the address of:
Sjef Hoefsmit and the Duke Ellington Music Society, Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sjef was always able and willing to answer my questions. To get an impression of the vast amount of work he is doing - all for the love of Duke - subscribe to the DEMS Bulletin!
Many thanks to Walter Van de Leur for giving me the opportunity to read his unpublished Master's thesis about "Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn. Their Collaboration For the 'Blanton-Webster Band' 1939-1941." It could serve very well as an introduction to his much more intricate book about Billy Strayhorn "Something to Live For". It develops the criteria for a comparison of the different compositional styles of Ellington and Strayhorn.
Göran Wallén helped me to get Benny Aasland's "The 'Wax Works' of Duke Ellington", and added a continuation to the work till 25 November 1945 by the DEMS.
A. Books, Essays, Sites …
B. Records, CDs, Tapes
a) by D.E. and Ellingtonians
b) … and others using E.s music or interesting for information or comparison
D. The Waste Basket (for people who like to rummage in other people's garbage)
E. Compositions/Arrangements/Adaptations played by D.E. and members of the orchestra (date: year-month-day):
TUNES A-C | TUNES D-G | TUNES H-K | TUNES L-O | TUNES P-S | TUNES T-Z
Aasland, Benny: The "Wax Works" of Duke Ellington. Järfälla (Sweden) 1978-79.
Assafjew, Boris: Die musikalische Form als Prozess. Berlin, Verlag Neue Musik 1976.
Balliett, Whitney: A Day With the Duke. In: Balliett: American Musicians II. Seventy-two Portraits In Jazz. New York / Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press 1996. - There are portraits of Greer (in the chapter: New York Drummers. Also in: Tucker: Ellington Reader), Bellson, and Mingus, and a report by Elvin Jones of his European tour w. the orch. (in 1966).
Benjamin, Sathima Bea: Embracing Jazz. Ed. by Lars Rasmussen. Copenhagen, Booktrader 2000.
Berendt, Joachim E.: Mingus und der Schatten Duke Ellingtons. In: Berendt: Ein Fenster aus Jazz. Überarb. Ausg. Frankfurt 1980.
Berendt, Joachim E.: Thank You, Oscar Pettiford. In: Berendt: Ein Fenster aus Jazz. Überarb. Ausg. Frankfurt 1980.
Berliner, Paul F.: Thinking in Jazz. The Infinite Art of Improvisation. Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press 1996.
Besseler, Heinrich: Das musikalische Hören der Neuzeit. In: Besseler, H.: Aufsätze zur Musikästhetik und Musikgeschichte. Leipzig, Reclam 1978.
Besseler, Heinrich: Grundfragen des musikalischen Hörens. In: Besseler, H.: Aufsätze zur Musikästhettik und Musikgeschichte. Leipzig, Reclam 1978.
Bigard, Barney: With Louis and the Duke. Autobiography of a Jazz Clarinetist. Ed. Barry Martyn. New York, Oxford Univ. Press 1986.
Billy Strayhorn Manuscript Editions. P.O. Box 10285, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA. - An initiative of Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc., and musicologist Walter van de Leur. Up to now, about 35 Strayhorn manuscript editions are available, among them: Blues In Orbit, Chelsea Bridge, Tonk, U.M.M.G.
Borneman, Ernest: Jazz and the Creole Tradition. Jazz Research 1 (1966) 99-112.
Borneman, Ernest: The Jazz Cult. In: Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz. London, Peter Davies 1957.
Bushell, Garvin, as told to Mark Tucker: Jazz From the Beginning. Introduction by Lawrence Gushee. New Preface by Stanley Crouch. New York, Da Capo 1998. - B. went to Europe with the "Chocolate Kiddies"; he worked with Bessie Smith and Jelly Roll Morton as well as with Gil Evans (Hotel Me, Las Vegas Tango), Coltrane and Dolphy (Africa, India) - among a host of others.
Carpentier, Alejo: Music in Cuba. Edited and with an Introduction by Timothy Brennan. Translated by Alan West-Duran. Minneapolis, Univ. of Minnesota 2001. - Originally published in 1946. "Latin music has always been here - a staple of orchestral film music, of Broadway, and of jazz from Tommy Dorsey to Dizzy Gillespie. The point of Music in Cuba is, among other things, to describe where it came from." - "In spite of its eye for Cuban achievements, Music in Cuba documents the mutuality of the Latin sound." - "Inspired writing on jazz in the United States still often acts as though New Orleans were not a Caribbean city..."
Carpentier, Alejo: Lateinamerika im Schnittpunkt historischer Koordinaten und ihre Auswirkung auf die Musik. In: Carpentier: Stegreif und Kunstgriffe. Frankfurt, Suhrkamp 1980.
Centenaire Ellington (quelques temoignages). In: Jazz Magazine (France) 1999. - Interviews with Carney, Hodges, Strayhorn.
Central Avenue Sounds. Jazz in Los Angeles. UCLA 1999. - "This book is based substantially on a series of interviews conducted by the UCLA Oral History Program." Britt Woodman, Gerald Wilson, Gerald Wiggins, Melba Liston, Marshall Royal, Buddy Collette and many others were interviewed.
Dahl, Linda: Morning Glory. A Biography of Mary Lou Williams. New York, Pantheon 1999. - Page 434: Compositions and/or Arrangements by MLW for the Ellington Orch., 1940s through 1960s (47 entries); p. 428: Recordings of MLW Arrangements by the Duke Ellington Orch. or by Small Ensembles of Ellington Personnel (6 entries).
Dance, Stanley: Jazz Era. The Forties. London, The Jazz Book Club 1962.
Dance, Stanley: The World of Duke Ellington. New York, Da Capo 1981.
Dance, Stanley: The World of Swing. New York, Da Capo 2001.
Davis, Nathan: African American Music. A Philosophical Look at African American Music in Society. Needham Heights, MA, Simon & Schuster 1996. - Contains a chapter about D.E. and two full Ellington scores, transcribed by David Berger. Introduces the notion of the „extra player" or „space factor": „E. utilized space as though it were an „extra player" in the orchestra. Space became an integral part of his overall compositional approach and a key player in his total melodic and harmonic concept. This use of silence gave E. the ability to fill up the sound without overwriting." (p. 25).
DEMS Bulletin, a periodical published by The Duke Ellington Music Society, Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium. email: email@example.com. The bulletin is online from no. 02/1 on (April-July 2002), so everyone has free access to it now. But only DEMS members can order Azure cassettes or other releases for reasons related to copyright.
DeVeaux, Scott: The Birth of Bebop. A Social and Musical History. Berkeley, University of California 1997. - A book about bebop - in this context? Yes, and it's essential, because it discusses methods of historical research and musical notation - which is a relief after the methodological insufficiency of a G. Schuller -, and it does not restrict itself to the new music, but traces its preliminary conditions. One of the central figures in the book is Coleman Hawkins.
Dietrich, Kurt: Duke's 'Bones. Ellington's Great Trombonists. Rottenburg, Germany. Advance Music 1995. - A fine book with many photographs and musical examples.
Dodge, Joseph Jeffers (collector). Duke Ellington recordings collection: Guide. Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
Dodge, Roger Pryor: Hot Jazz and Jazz Dance. Collected Writings 1929-1964. Selected and Edited by Pryor Dodge. New York etc., Oxford Univ. Press 1995. - "Harpsichords and Jazz Trumpets" (1934) was reprinted several times, e.g. in Gottlieb: Reading Jazz. - In January 1931 Bubber Miley joined Pryor's act in Billy Rose's first show, Sweet and Low. There are three articles on Bubber Miley in the book, the last one (1958) containing a detailed biography.
Egan, Bill: Levee Land, William Grant Still and Florence Mills.
Ellington. Beyond Categories of XX Century. International Conference held in Prato (Italy), Teatro Metastasio, February 22, 1999. Organized by Stefano Zenni. Essays presented by Marcello Piras, Giampiero Cane, Andrew Homzy, Luigi Onori, Walter van de Leur, Ricardo Scivales, and Wolfram Knauer.
Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington at the Piano. New York, Robbins 1943. - 17 compositions written from 1940-1943.
Ellington, Duke: Duke Ellington Song Folio. New York, Mills Music (ca. 1940). - 12 compositions copyrighted 1931-1940.
Ellington, Duke (with Billy Strayhorn and Leonard Feather): Piano Method For Blues. New York, Robbins 1943. - Feather 1988, p. 65: "Strayhorn transcribed all the more difficult solos. Although the process of transferring music from a record to manuscript paper was new to both of us, it was a stimulating challenge to figure out just what gave the keyboard passages of 'Mr J. B Blues', 'Across the Tracks Blues', 'Sepia Panorama' and others their singular character."
Ellington, Duke: Piano Solos. New York, Mills Music (ca. 1932). - 10 compositions copyrighted 1927-1932.
Ellington, Duke: Rhythmoods. New York, Mills Music (ca. 1937). - 9 compositions copyrighted 1927-1937.
Ellington, Duke: The Most Exciting Women I've Known. In: Ebony. April 1952. P. 23-30. - "An exciting woman ... is like that lost chord which is a favorite device of mine in creating music. ... An exciting woman is also like a train. ..." - About Marian Anderson, Josephine Baker, Katherine Dunham, Ivie Anderson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Hazel Scott, Lena Horne a.o.
Ellington, Edward Kennedy: Music Is My Mistress. New York, Da Capo 1999 (Pages 493-522: Compositions in their order of copyright). - Commentary by David Meltzer in his book „Reading Jazz", San Francisco 1993, p. 298: „Often criticized by fans and critics for what it leaves out, I was able to read it as a sequence of prose poems and thus enjoyed the work immensely. Ellington was a suave trickster, a dazzlingly veiled persona whose occasional writings gathered as his autobiography are actually more revealing than credited." - Ellington's book is made accessible through an index: see Mathiasen (below).
Ellington, Mercer, w. Stanley Dance: Duke Ellington in Person. An Intimate Memoir. Boston, Houghton Mifflin 1978.
Feather, Leonard: The Jazz Years. Earwitness to an Era. London etc., Pan Books 1988.
Franceschina, John: Duke Ellington's Music for the Theatre. Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland 2000.
Fredell, Tomas P.: Newport Up: An Ellington Suite.
Gammond, Peter (ed.): Duke Ellington. His Life and Music. Foreword by Hugues Panassié. London, The Jazz Book Club 1959.
Gleason, Ralph J., and Murray Kempton: Two Views of Duke Ellington. In: Eddie Condon's Treasury of Jazz. London, Peter Davies 1957.
Gottlieb, Robert (ed.): Reading Jazz. A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage and Criticism from 1919 to Now. London, Bloomsbury 1997.
Gottlieb, William P.: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz.
Guide to Jazz in Film Bibliography
Hajdu, David: Lush Life. A Biography of Billy Strayhorn. New York, North Point 1997. - Pages 281-293: Discography; songs listed w. copyright credits and record suggestions. This is no complete discography: it gives the compositions, but not the arrangements (quite strange for the discography of an arranger), and not the piano playing. A complete discography would probably have at least 5 times as much material, and Strayhorn would not have had so much time to stroll. Important arrangements, e.g. of Artistry In Rhythm, Blue Serge, Chant Of The Weed, are not mentioned in the book. Still missing is a work about Strayhorn comparable to Ian Macdonald's „Tadd" (about T. Dameron).
Haskins, Jim: The Cotton Club. A Pictorial and Social History of the Most Famous Symbol of the Jazz Era. New York, Random House 1977.
Hasse, John Edward: Beyond Category. The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington. New York, Da Capo 1999.
Hodeir, André: Why Did Ellington "Remake" His Masterpiece? (1962). In: Robert Gottlieb (ed.): Reading Jazz. - Also in: Mark Tucker (ed.): The Duke Ellington Reader.
Hodeir, André, and Gunther Schuller: Ellington. In: The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, edited by Barry Kernfeld. London 1994. - The summary: "Ellington's relentless creativity makes an overview of his work virtually impossible. But it is generally agreed that he attained the zenith of his creativity in the late 1930s and the early 1940s and that he worked best in the miniature forms dictated by the three-minute ten-inch disc. Ellington's creativity declined substantially after the mid-1940s many of the late-period extended compositions suffering from a diminished originality and hasty work, often occasioned by incessant touring. Serious study of Ellington's oeuvre has also been hampered by an almost total absence to date of his orchestral music in published form".
Hord, Fred Lee (Mzee Lasana Okpara), and Jonathan Scott Lee (ed.): I am because we are. Readings in Black Philosophy. Amherst, Univ. of Massachusetts Press 1995.
Hornbostel, Erich M.: Melodie und Skala (1912). In: Hornbostel: Tonart und Ethos. Aufsätze zur Musikethnologie und Musikpsychologie. Leipzig, Reclam 1986. - Makes - in 1912! - a clean sweep of 19th century thinking in music, as it is still in the minds of most critics, musicologists, and fans. - Another study by H. in the same book: „Melodischer Tanz. Eine musikpsychologische Studie" (1903) could serve as a neat theoretical foundation for the research on Lester Young's style. - H. travelled all over Europe to hear jazz music (he pronounced it yutz mooseek) and heard, among others, Jim Europe in Paris in 1918; Eddie South in Budapest, 1920; Elgar's Creole Band w. James P. Johnson, Buster Bailey, Darnell Howard and Wellman Braud in London, 1922; Sam Wooding in Berlin, 1925; Toby Hardwick in Paris, 1929. In 1930 he took his students to a place in Berlin, where Sidney Bechet was playing. - H.'s father heard Frank Johnson's Negro Brass Band in London, in 1841, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers in Hamburg, 1878. - In 1931-2 Henry Cowell studied ethnomusicology in Berlin with Erich von Hornbostel. He communicated many of his new experiences to Percy Grainger in 1932-3, while G. was teaching at New York University. At one lecture Duke Ellington and his entire band were invited to illustrate some of Grainger's theories. To avoid shortcuts: the lectures did not deal with ethnomusicology, but with composition. G. would never accept provincial academic views of a pre-eminence of Western music.
Jacoby, Heinrich: Die Befreiung der schöpferischen Kräfte dargestellt am Beispiele der Musik. Zusammenfassender Bericht ... (von Martin Buber, Heinrich Jacoby, Prof. Marcault). In: "Das werdende Zeitalter" 4. Jg. 1925 4. H. - Here are the arguments against a "repertory" cultivation of Ellington's music. In short: If we want to be able to participate in a living tradition of expression we have to learn its methods, not its results. To cultivate a written repertoire means to live in the past. Such music is no longer a means of expression and communication.
Jacoby, Heinrich: Grundlagen einer schöpferischen Musikerziehung. In: Die Tat, März 1922.
Jones, Leroi (Amiri Imamu Baraka): Black Music. New York, Da Capo Press 1998.
Jones, Leroi: Blues People. Negro Music in White America. New York, Morrow Quill 1998.
Kernfeld, Barry: What to Listen For in Jazz. New Haven / London, Yale Univ. Press 1995. Book and CD with 21 tracks ranging from Louis Armstrong to Sun Ra. - Ellingtonia discussed: Ko-Ko, Blue Skies / Trumpet No End, with many musical examples, often relying on David Berger's transcriptions.
Knauer, Wolfram (ed.): Duke Ellington und die Folgen. Hofheim, Wolke Verl. 2000 (Darmstädter Beiträge zur Jazzforschung Bd. 6). - Texts from a symposium. Contributions by Walter van de Leur, Bill Dobbins, W. Knauer a.o.
Kofsky, Frank: Black Music, White Business. Illuminating the History and Political Economy of Jazz. New York, Pathfinder 1999.
Kubik, Gerhard: Zum Verstehen afrikanischer Musik. Ausgewählte Aufsätze. Leipzig, Reclam 1988. - A.o. about the history and the methods of African music research, i.e. the introduction of notions and concepts like "cross rhythm", "interlocking", "elementary pulses", "oral notation", "pattern", "time-line patterns", "timbre sequences".
Lambert, Constant: Music Ho! A Study of Music in Decline. 3rd (unchanged) edition. London, Penguin 1948. - First published in 1934.
Lasker, Steven: A Cotton Club Miscellany. Private edition 2002 (distributed by the DEMS).
Lighter, Jonathan Evan (ed.): The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang. Vol. 1 (A-G) & Vol. 2 (H-O). New York, Random House 1994-1997.
MacHare, Peter: A Duke Ellington Panorama. - Ellington on CD.
Massagli, Luciano, and Giovanni M. Volonté: The New Desor. An updated edition of Duke Ellington's Story on Records 1924-1974. Two volumes. Milano 1999.
Mathiasen, Jørgen: Index to "Music Is My Mistress" by Duke Ellington. - The only available index, since H. F. Huon's "Index to Duke Ellington's 'Music Is My Mistress' ", Pewaukee, Australia 1980) is hard to find.
Mellers, Wilfrid: Music in a New Found Land. Themes and Developments in the History of American Music. Revised ed. London, Faber & Faber 1987. - Part 2, Chapter V: Jazz polyphony and jazz harmony: Duke Ellington as composer.
Metzer, David: Shadow Play: The Spiritual in Duke Ellington's Black and Tan Fantasy. Black Music Research Journal Vol. 17, No. 2. Fall 1997.
Onori, Luigi: Jungle and Africa in Ellington's Music: Myths, Metaphors, Imagining and Reality.
Ottley, Roi: New World A-Coming. Inside Black America. New York, Literary Classics Inc. 1943.
Piras, Marcello: Character/Environment, Male/Female in Ellington's Writing.
Rattenbury, Ken: Duke Ellington, Jazz Composer. London & New Haven, Yale University Press 1990. - For musicians. Written by an experienced jazz musician, this is the most satisfying book about Duke Ellington's music up till now. Contains five complete transcriptions of Ellington scores from the years 1939 to 1941. - R. has been the object of slander from musicologists.
Richmond, Caroline (ed.): Duke Ellington and New Orleans; a 90th Birthday Tribute. Ascona, Festa New Orleans Music 1989. - Contributions by Hasse, Tucker a.o.
Schering, Arnold: Das Symbol in der Musik. Leipzig, Koehler & Amelang 1941.
Schiff, David: Built Pieces. Like Igor Stravinsky, Duke Ellington was a brilliant assembler of other people's music. In: Atlantic Monthly, January 1995. - Duke Ellington a great musical pickpocket: allusions and transformations as a compositional method.
Schmidt, Hans-Joachim: "Hank Cinq" in its context. First Scraps. - Also in: DEMS Bulletin 2001/1, p. 7-10.
Schuller, Gunther: Early Jazz. Its Roots and Musical Development (The History of Jazz, Vol. I). New York / Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press 1986.
Schuller, Gunther: Musings. The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller. A Collection of His Writings. New York, Da Capo 1999. - Contains two musings about D.E.: „Ellington in the Pantheon", and „Ellington vis-a-vis the Swing Era". Both essays are reprinted in Tucker: Ellington Reader, and DEMS Bulletin 99-2 (Special Centenary Edition).
Schuller, Gunther: The Swing Era. The Development of Jazz 1930-1945 (The History of Jazz, Vol. II). New York / Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press 1989. - The book is praised as „definitive", „authoritative", etc. I found it rather uneven.
Sidran, Ben: Black Talk. New Foreword by Archie Shepp. GB, Payback Press 1981.
Simon, George T.: The Big Bands. 4th ed. New York, Schirmer 1981.
Smith, Willie "the Lion", with George Hoefer: Music on My Mind. The Memoirs of an American Pianist. Foreword by Duke Ellington. London, The Jazz Book Club 1966.
Smithsonian Institute. - Duke Ellington Collection, 1927-1988.
Starr, S. Frederick: Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Urbana and Illinois, Univ. of Chicago 2000. - An account of the interchange between the Caribbean Islands and the United States.
Stearns, Marshall W.: The Story of Jazz. London, Oxford Univ. Press 1974.
Steed, Janna Tull: Duke Ellington. A Spiritual Biography. New York, Cross 1999 (Lives & Legacies).
Stewart, Rex: Jazz Masters of the Thirties. New York, Da Capo 1982. - Ellingtonia abound.
Stewart, Rex: Boy Meets Horn. Ed. by Claire P. Gordon. Ann Arbor, The Univ. of Michigan Press 1993.
Stratemann, Klaus: Duke Ellington Day by Day and Film by Film. Copenhagen, JazzMedia 1992. - The heavy volume is distributed by JazzMedia ApS, Dortheavej 39, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark.
Sturm, Fred: Changes Over Time: The Evolution of Jazz Arranging. Rottenburg, Germany, Advance Music 1995. - Fred Sturm discusses several arrangements of King Porter Stomp, Chant of the Weed, All Of Me, and "A" Train.
Toshiya, Yoshioka: Ellington-Strayhorn Songbook - Composition list and discographical data for Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, including other musicians' recordings of these works.
Tucker, Mark: Ellington. The Early Years. Urbana and Chicago, The Univ. of Illinois Press 1995. - P. 259-272: Appendix: Compositions and Recordings of D.E. 1914 - Nov. 1927
Tucker, Mark: In Search of Will Vodery. Black Music Research Journal Vol. 16, No. 1. Spring 1996.
Tucker, Mark: The Renaissance Education of Duke Ellington. In: Floyd, Samuel A. (ed.): Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance. Knoxville, The Univ. of Tennnessee Press 1993.
Tucker, Mark (ed.): The Duke Ellington Reader. New York / Oxford, Oxford Univ. Press 1993.
Tucker, Mark (ed.): Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige. Black Music Research Journal Vol. 13, No. 2. Fall 1993.
Ulanov, Barry: Duke Ellington. New York, Da Capo 1975 (Reprint of the first Great Britain printing published in London 1947).
Van de Leur, Walter: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn: A Veiled Collaboration.
Van de Leur, Walter: Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn. Their Collaboration For the "Blanton-Webster Band" 1939-1941. A research on the sound differences in the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Unpublished Master's Thesis. Department of Musicology, University of Amsterdam June, 1993. Advisors: Dr. Leigh Landy (University of Amsterdam) Dr. John Edward Hasse (Smithsonian Institution).
Van de Leur, Walter: Scores of Scores. Einige Anmerkungen zu Manuskripten der Billy-Strayhorn- und Duke-Ellington-Sammlungen in den USA. In: Knauer, Wolfram (Hrsg.): Duke Ellington und die Folgen. S. 225-247.
Van de Leur, Walter: Something to Live For. The Music of Billy Strayhorn. New York, Oxford Univ. Press 2002. - The result of almost ten years of research from the sources. With helpful appendices (Strayhorn's Works on Record, including the arrangements; and much more).
Willard, Patricia: Beyond Category: Tracking the Smithsonian's Touring Exhibit of the Ellington Collection. In: JazzTimes Vol. 23, No. 7 (Sept. 1993).
Williams, Martin (ed.): The Art of Jazz. Essays of the Nature and Development of Jazz. New, York, Oxford Univ. Press 1959.
Williams, Martin: The Jazz Tradition. New and revised edition. Oxford Univ. Press 1983. - The chapter about Ellington has the title "Form Beyond Form".
Williams, Martin: The Jazz Tradition. Second revised edition. Oxford Univ. Press 1993.
Wilson, Gerald: Suite Memories. Reflections On A Jazz Journey. CD (also about Gonsalves, Terry, Blanton a.o.)
Zirpolo, Michael: In Duke's Head.
2 Great Concerts. 2 LP Festival 228. - Recorded N.Y. March 1952 / Europe 1965
5 LP set: D.E. 1899-1974. 5 LP M.F. Productions G4RS2536
16 Top Tracks. CD Frequenz 044-003. - Recorded 5706-580403
100 Years Duke. Incl. The Famous Birthday Sessions. 2 CD Laserlight 24 906 (cf. DEMS 99/5, p. 18). - Recorded 530430, 540429. Extracts from the 5 CD box "Happy Birthday Duke".
1924-1927. CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 539
1931-1932. CD History 20.41451-302
1932-1941. CD Giants Of Jazz CD 53046
1935-1936. CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 659
1936-1937. CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 666
1939-1941 = The Jimmy Blanton Era. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53048
1941-1951. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53057
1942-1944 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 867
1945 Vol. 2. CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 951
1945-1946 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 985
1946 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 1015
1946-1947 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 1051
1947 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 1086
1947-1948 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 1119
1949-1950 CD The Chronological D.E. Classics 1191
1951-1958 = Presents the Soloists of his Orch. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53066
1953 Pasadena Concert. LP Crescendo GNP 9045. - Recorded 530330
1954 Los Angeles Concert. CD Vogue VG 651
1965-1972. Previously Unissued Performances from Duke Ellington's Treasure Chest. CD Musicmasters 5041-2-C.
1969 All-Star Tribute to Duke Ellington. CD Blue Note 7243 5 35249 2 0. - Recorded 690429
70th Birthday Concert. 2 CD Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32746 2 8. - Recorded 691125/26
70th Birthday Concert. 2 LP Solid State SS 19000. - Recorded 691125/26
AFRS ONS-764. - Tape. - Recorded 451024.
Afro Bossa. LP Discovery DS-871. - Recorded 6211 to 6301
Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. LP Bellaphon BLPS 19238. - Recorded 7102
All American in Jazz. CD Columbia COL 469 138 2. - Recorded 6201. Poor material, hard to bear in spite of fine orchestration and soloing; a relief that it is over after 30 minutes. Still, this was much work for the arranger. The album is not mentioned in Hajdu. And this is my point against Hajdu's Strayhorn biography: to leave this out is to miss most of an arranger's life. - I've Just Seen Her, feat. Paul Gonsalves is "a favourite of all saxophone players" (Dance).
All Star Road Band. 2 LP Doctor Jazz W2X39137. - Recorded 5706
All Star Road Band Vol. 2. 2 LP Doctor Jazz ZL70969(2). - Recorded 640531
Anatomy Of A Murder. CD Columbia Legacy CK 65569. - Recorded 5905/06
And his mother called him Bill. CD BMG 74321257622
April in Paris Feat. Wild Bill Davis. CD West Wind 2406. - Recorded 69(1101?)
Archive of Jazz Vol. 31. LP BYG 529081. - Recorded 5009 to 11
Armstrong, Louis, & D.E. LP Roulette R 52074. - Recorded 610403/04
Armstrong, Louis, & D.E.: The Great Reunion. 2 LP Roulette (F) SLVLXR 505. - Recorded 610403/04
Arrival Of Billy Strayhorn. CD Rockin' Chair 0129
At Basin Street East (New York City). The Complete Concert of 14 January 1964. CD Music & Arts CD 908.
At His Very Best. LP RCA 730-565. - Recorded 2710, 4003 to 4607
At The Cotton Club. LP RCA Camden CAL 459. - Recorded 2903 to 3106
Back to Back. D.E. & Johnny Hodges. CD Verve 823 637-2. - Recorded 590220
Battle Royal, w. Basie (=Meets Count Basie = First Time!) LP Philips BBL 7528
Bellson, Louie, and His All-Star Orch., Maurice Peress, Conductor: Duke Ellington. Black, Brown & Beige. Limelight 522 429-2. - Recorded 921020-22.
Bellson, Louie: The Louis Bellson Explosion. LP Pablo 2310-755. With Cat Anderson. - Recorded 750521/22.
Berlin '65, Paris '67. CD Pablo PACD 5304-2. - Recorded 650203 & 670310.
Benjamin, Sathima Bea: A Morning in Paris. CD Enja ENJ-9309 2. - Recorded 630223
Best of D.E. LP Pablo 2310-845.
Bethlehem Years Vol. 1 (= Historically Speaking). LP Bethlehem BCP-6013. Recorded 560207/08. - Liner Notes by Gary Giddins mentioning Hodeir's attack.
Bethlehem Years Vol. 2. LP Bethlehem BCP-6014. Recorded 5602.
Black, Brown and Beige feat. Mahalia Jackson. LP CBS S 63 363. - Recorded 5802
Black, Brown and Beige feat. Mahalia Jackson, Duke 100 years ed. CD Columbia Legacy CK 65566
Black, Brown and Beige. LP Collection Philips Réalités (F) V. 18. - With photographs by J.-P. Leloir, H. Panassié a.o. and an 8 p. booklet by Claude Samuel. Numbered copy (1959).
Black, Brown & Beige (The 1944-1946 Band Recordings). 4 LP Set Bluebird 6641-1-RB. - Liner notes by Andrew Homzy.
Blue Light. Jazz for that relaxed mood by D.E. LP Columbia CL 663. - Recorded 340912 - 390321
Blue Rose. CD Columbia Legacy CK 65506
Blue Skies. LP Super Majestic SBBH 2.000. - Recorded 461023 - 461218
Blues In Orbit. LP CBS 84307 / CD Columbia 44051. - Recorded 580205 to 591203
British Connexion 1933-1940. CD Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2069.
Broadcasts 1940/41. LP Jazzline 20805. - Recorded 400901, 411203
Brown, Lawrence: Inspired Abandon. LP Jasmine JAS 66. - Recorded 65.
Brown, Lawrence: Slide Trombone. CD Verve 314 559930-2. - Recorded 550126 - 550917
C-Jam All Stars (Gonsalves, Terry a.o.): Diminuendo, Crescendo And Blues. CD RCA Victor 09026 63569-2. - Recorded 581113
Caravan (Sampler: Small Groups/Solos 1936-1947). CD Giants of Jazz CD 53332
Carnegie Hall Concert Jan. 1943. 2 CD Prestige 2PCD-34004-2. - Recorded 430123; a few selections Boston 430128.
Carnegie Hall Concert Dec. 1944. 2 CD Prestige 2PCD-24073-2. - Recorded 441219.
Carnegie Hall Concert Jan. 1946. 2 LP Prestige P-24074. - Recorded 460104.
Carnegie Hall Concert Dec. 1947. 2 CD Prestige 2PCD-24075-2. - Recorded 471226-27.
Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 1. Nov. 1948. LP Jazz Anthology JA 5140. - Recorded 4811
Carney, Harry: Rare Dates Without the Duke 1944/1949. LP Raretone 5011-FC.
Carney, Harry, w. Strings. 2 CD (coupled w. Ben Webster w. Strings) Verve MGN-1039. - Recorded 54, 55
Champs-Elysees Theater Jan. 29-30th, 1965. 2 CD Laserlight 36131 (= En Concert avec Europe 1: Théatre des Champs Élisées 29-30 Janvier 1965. 2 CD RTE 710433. Plus 1 bonus track: Midriff).
Collages. D.E. with the Ron Collier Orchestra. CD MPS 547 199-2. - Recorded 73
Concert in the Virgin Islands. LP Discovery DS-841. - Recorded NYC 650414
Concert Of Sacred Music. CD RCA BMG 74321192542. - Recorded 651226
Cool Rock. CD Laserlight 15782. - Recorded 650520-720622.
Cornell University I + II. 2 CD Music Masters 65114-2, 65162-2. - Recorded 481210
Cotton Club Days (Sampler). CD Laserlight 15707
Creole Rhapsody / Tiger Rag. EP Coral 94 006 EPC. - Recorded 290108-310120
D.E. 1952 at Carnegie Hall. LP Vee Jay RJL-2610(M). - Recorded 521114
D.E. 1953-1955. CD EMI Jazz 7243 8 55146 2 3.
D.E. & Friends. CD Verve 833 291-2. - Compilation.
D.E. & his Cotton Club Orch.: A Nite At The Cotton Club. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53304
D.E. & His Orchestra - 1943. The First Of Five Volumes In The Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series. CD Circle CCD-101. - The five Circle CDs include all false starts, incomplete and previously unissued takes.
D.E. & His Orchestra - 1943. The Second Of Five Volumes In The Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series. CD Circle CCD-102
D.E. & His Orchestra - 1943 & 1945. The Third Of Five Volumes In The Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series. CD Circle CCD-103
D.E. & His Orchestra - 1945. The Fourth Of Five Volumes In The Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series. CD Circle CCD-104
D.E. & His Orchestra - 1945. The Fifth Of Five Volumes In The Duke Ellington World Broadcasting Series. CD Circle CCD-105
D.E. & John Coltrane. LP Impulse AS 30. - Recorded 620926
D.E. & Ray Brown: This One's For Blanton. CD Pablo OJC20 810-2. - Recorded 721205
D.E. & the Ellingtonians. 2 LP Vogue DP 19. - Recorded 500913 to 510619
D.E. At Birdland - 1952. CD Jazz Unlimited (Denmark) JUCD 2036. - Recorded 521120 & 521124.
D.E. At The Alhambra. Recorded in Paris 1958. CD Pablo PACD-5313-2. - Recorded 581029.
D.E. In Sweden 1973 feat. Alice Babs (et al.). CD Caprice Records (Sw) Cap 21599. - Recorded 731025.
D.E. Live. 2 LP Affinity Aff (D) 28. - Recorded Paris 590920
D.E.: Live and Rare. 3 CD set Bluebird 09026 63953 2. - Combines Eastborne Performance, The Duke at Tanglewood incl. previously unissued rehearsal takes, and rarities from the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival 1965, the Newport Jazz Festival Announcement Party 1968, the Reader's Digest recordings 1969.
D.E. Live at the Newport Jazz Festival '59. CD EmArcy 842071-2. - Recorded 590704.
D.E. Presents Ivie Anderson. 2 CD Columbia 501 654 2.
D.E. (Vol. 1:) Bugle Call Rag. CD Patricia Records (Denmark) 23102. - Recorded 27-28
D.E. Vol. 2: Battle of Swing. CD Patricia Records (Denmark) 23115. - Recorded 38
DEMS Azure CA-1. - All the DEMS cassettes contain recordings that cannot be found elsewhere. To purchase these cassettes, which are for private use only, you must be a member of The Duke Ellington Music Society, Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DEMS Azure CA-2
DEMS Azure CA-3
DEMS Azure CA-4
DEMS Azure CA-5
DEMS Azure CA-6
DEMS Azure CA-11
DEMS Azure CA-12
DEMS Azure CA-14
DEMS Azure CA-15
DEMS Azure CA-18
DEMS Azure CA-19
DEMS Azure CA-20
DEMS Azure CA-25
DEMS Azure CA-26
DEMS Azure CA-28. Serenade To Sweden. - Recorded 630228-630301
DEMS Azure CA-29
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 1. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9001. - Recorded 430501-450414.
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 2. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9002. - Recorded 4306-451007.
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 3. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9003. - Recorded 450505-4510.
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 4. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9004. - Recorded 450519-451010.
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 5. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9005. - Recorded 450602-451118.
D.E.T.S. Duke Ellington: The Treasury Shows. Vol. 6. 2 CD D.E.T.S. 903 9006. - Recorded 450616-451028. Notes by Willie Timner.
Drum Is A Woman. LP CBS 84404 / CD Columbia COL 4713202. - Recorded 5609 to 12
Duke And His Men. LP RCA Victor LPM 1092. - Recorded 400306 - 420121
Duke At Tanglewood. LP RCA PJL 1-8075.
Duke Ellington Masters. The First & Second Sets from The Falcon Theatre, Copenhagen. 31st January 1965. Produced by DR TV. DVD Quantum Leap QLDVD 0246.
Duke In Boston. CD Jazz Unlimited (Sweden) JUCD 2022
Duke In Washington. Including Solo and Trio Performances, 1943-1969. CD Storyville STCD 8310.
Duke Lives On (live 1966). LP
Duke's D. J. Special. CD Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 141. - Recorded 590327
Duke's Mixture. 10" LP Columbia CL 2522 (House Party Series).
Eastbourne Performance. CD RCA BMG 74321221062. - Recorded 731201
Echoes of an Era. 2 LP Roulette RAD 15013/14 (published 1958; 1st LP Basie, 2nd LP D.E.; the latter also as „Billy Strayhorn", I Grandi del Jazz-23, plus Mood Indigo, rec. 1950, voc. „Ivonne" = Yvonne Lanauze, 501218; this title also on: Masterpieces by Ellington)
Ellington '55. CD Capitol Jazz 20135.
Ellington '66. LP Reprise RS-6154. - Recorded 640519-650121
Ellington Fantasies. LP Harmony HS 11236 (= Midnight In Paris. Columbia CL 1907 / CS 8707, but without Modemoiselle de Paris, Guitar Amour and The River Seine). - Recorded 620130-620626
Ellington For Always. D. E. & his orch. and 500 of Europe's finest musicians (= The Symphonic Ellington). LP Stanyan Records SR 10105. - Recorded 6301-02.
Ellington Indigos. LP Columbia CL 1085. - Recorded 57
Ellington Indigos. LP Columbia CS 8053. - Recorded 57
Ellington Suites. CD Pablo OJCCD-446-2. - Recorded 5902 -7210
Ellington Uptown. LP Philips B 07008 L (= Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown, incl. the notes by George B. Dale, but instead of Controversial Suite there is A Tone Parallel To Harlem (The Harlem Suite)).
Ellington, Mercer: Black and Tan Fantasy. LP MCA 510.124. - Recorded 5807 to 5903.
Ellington, Mercer: Continuum (The D.E. orch. under the direction of M.E.). CD Fantasy FCD-24765-2. - Recorded 740716-750512.
Ellington, Mercer: Digital Duke. LP GRP 91038. - Recorded 1987
Ellington, Mercer: Hot And Bothered. (A Re-creation). LP Doctor Jazz FW 40029. - Recorded 840722
Ellington, Mercer: Music Is My Mistress (The D.E. orch. under the direction of M.E.). CD EmArcy 32JD-10157. - Recorded 880722/23 or 880801
Ellington, Mercer: Only God Can Make A Tree (The D.E. orch. under the direction of M.E.). CD Music Masters Jazz 01612-65117-2. - Recorded ca. 1995
Ellington, Mercer: Steppin' Into Swing Society. Songs Composed by Duke and Mercer Ellington. LP Coral CRL 757255. - Recorded 5807 to 5903
Ellington, Mercer: Take The Holiday Train (The D.E. orch. directed by M.E.). LP Holiday HDY-1916. - Recorded 800728-29
En Concert avec Europe 1: Alhambra 29 Octobre 1958. 2 CD RTE 710707
En Concert avec Europe 1: Théatre des Champs Élisées 29-30 Janvier 1965. 2 CD RTE 710433. - Cf. The Champs-Elysees Theater Jan. 29-30th, 1965 650129 /
Far Away Star. Alice Babs, D.E. and his orch.; Nils Lindberg, his piano and orch. LP Phontastic (Sweden) PHON 50-11. - Recorded 730703 - 760515.
Far East Suite. LP RCA LSP-3782
Far East Suite, Special Mix. CD Bluebird 07863 66551 2
Fargo. 2 LP Jazz Society AA 520/521. - Recorded 401107
Fargo Encores. LP Jazz Guild 1006. - Recorded 400907, 401107
Feeling of Jazz. CD Black Lion (features Ray Nance); also as Take The 'A' Train CD Emporio; and in the 5-LP set.
Featuring Paul Gonsalves. CD Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 623-2
Festival Session. CD Columbia 468402 2. - Recorded 590909
First Time! (= Meets Count Basie = Battle Royal). Duke 100 Years CD Columbia Legacy CK 65571
Fitzgerald, Ella and D.E.: Ella And Duke At The Cote D'Azur. 2 LP Verve V6-4072-2. - Recorded 6607
Fitzgerald, Ella and D.E.: Ella At Duke's Place. LP
Fitzgerald, Ella, Sings the D.E. Songbook. 3 CD Verve 559248-2. See DEMS Bulletin 2000/1 p. 9
Fitzgerald, Ella. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53255 (the small band numbers from E.F. Sings the D.E. Songbook; missing: Love You Madly)
Giants of Small Band Swing Vol. 1. LP Riverside 143. - Russell Procope's Big Six, with Harold Baker. Recorded fall, 1946. Jimmy Jones' Big Four. Rec. fall, 1946.
Gonsalves, Paul: Ellingtonia Moods & Blues. CD RCA Victor BMG 74321477932. - Recorded 600229
Gonsalves, Paul: Gettin' Together. CD Jazzland OJCCD-203-2. - Recorded 601220
Gonsalves, Paul, and Sonny Stitt: Salt and Pepper. CD Impulse IMP 12102. - Recorded 630905
Gonsalves, Paul: Tell it the way it is! + Cleopatra Feelin' Jazzy. CD Impulse 547 960-2. - Recorded 630904 resp. 630521
Gonsalves, Paul, Earl Hines, Ray Nance: It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing. CD Jazz Colours 874766-2. - Recorded 700903 & 701215.
Great Black Soundtracks. Stormy Weather / Cabin in the Sky. CD Definitive Records DRCD 11109. - Recorded 42-43
Great Chicago Concerts. 2 CD Music Masters Jazz 01612-65110-2. - Recorded 460120 & 461110.
Great Ellington Soloists. LP (25 cm) His Master's Voice DLP 1025. - Recorded 401102 - 460709.
Great London Concerts. CD Music Masters Jazz 01612-65106-2
Great Paris Concert. 2 LP Atlantic ATL 60 044. - Recorded 6302
Greatest Hits. LP Harmony 30566 (= Reprise R-6234, but without The Blues Ain't). - Recorded 621229-650119
Greatest Jazz Concert in the World. 3 CD Pablo PACD-2625-704-2. - Recorded 6706-07.
Hamilton, Jimmy, and his Orch.: Swing Low, Sweet Clarinet. CD FSR-CD 211. - Recorded 6007.
Hamilton, Jimmy, and the New York Jazz Quintet feat. Clark Terry (w. Pettiford). CD Fresh Sound Records FSCD 2002.- Recorded 54-55.
Hamilton, Jimmy: As Time Goes By. CD HDJ 313. - Recorded 850924
Hamilton, Jimmy: It's About Time! With Clark Terry and Britt Woodman. LP Prestige Swingville 0902123. - Recorded 610321
Hamilton, Jimmy. - The Jimmy Hamilton Orch. on: Lucky Thompson: Accent On Tenor Sax 5410 (ca.), w. O. Pettiford; arr. by Jimmy Hamilton. The CD has another session w. J. H. & O.P. 54, under the leadership of L. Thompson.
Happy Birthday, Duke! 5 CD Set Laserlight 15783-15787. - Recorded 530430, 540429.
Harlem. LP Pablo Live 2308-245. - Recorded Stockholm, Sweden 640309
Hi-Fi Ellington Uptown. LP Columbia CCL 830 (= Ellington Uptown, incl. the notes by George B. Dale, but instead of A Tone Parallel To Harlem (The Harlem Suite) there is Controversial Suite). - Recorded 5112 to 5210
Hibbler, Al 1946-1949. CD Classics 1234.
Hibbler, Al, with the Gerald Wilson Orchestra: Monday Every Day. LP Discovery DS-842. - Recorded 610605.
Hines, Earl, and the Duke's Men CD Delmark DD-470 (misleading title; 3 sessions by or with Ellingtonians. Hines is only present in one. Sonny Greer & His Rextet 440516, arr. Brick Fleagle, w. Stewart, Brown, Hamilton, Carney, Pettiford. - Earl Hines Sextet, w. Nance, Hodges, Pettiford, Roche 440426. - Cat Anderson and His Orch. 470514, a jump band w. arr. not unsimilar to those of Roy Eldridge's big band in 1944 and 1945, w. Curby Alexander a. George Stevenson from that unit)
Hines, Earl, & His Orchestra 1942-1945. CD Classics 876. - Session with Ellingtonians rec. 440426.
Hodges, Johnny and His Orch.: Used to Be Duke. CD Verve 849 394-2. - Recorded 540702 - 540805.
Hodges, Johnny and the Ellington All-Stars without Duke: Duke's In Bed. LP Verve Mono 2304383. - Recorded 560901
Hodges, Johnny and the Ellington Men: The Big Band Sound Of Johnny Hodges (= The Big Sound). LP Verve Select 2317 077. - Recorded 560112 - 570903.
Hodges, Johnny and the Ellingtonians. Feauturing (sic) Harry Carney, Ray Nance, Sam Woodyard. LP Ariston ARJ 15013. - Recorded 610314.
Hodges, Johnny: Blues-A-Plenty. Coupled w. The Soul of Ben Webster. CD Verve 527 475-2. - Recorded 580405
Hodges, Johnny: Don't Sleep In The Subway. LP Verve V/V6-8726. - Recorded 670817, 18 & 21
Hodges, Johnny: Ellingtonia '56. LP Verve 2304 431. - Recorded 560111-12
Hodges, Johnny: Hodge Podge. LP Epic EE 22002 and CBS Realmjazz 52587. - Recorded 38 - 39
Hodges, Johnny: Master of Jazz. CD Storyville STCD 4109. - Recorded 6011 & 610314.
Hodges, Johnny: The Complete 1941-1954 Small Group Sessions. Vol. I (1941-1950). Blue Moon BMCD 1028.
Hodges, Johnny: The Vogue Recordings (coupled w. The Vogue Recordings by Coleman Hawkins). CD Vogue 74321559712. - Recorded 500415-500620.
Hodges, Johnny: Three Shades Of Blue. With Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson. CD RCA Victor BMG 74321477872. - Recorded 700317 or 19
Hodges, Johnny: Triple Play. LP RCA NL85903. - Recorded 670109 -10
Hodges / Strayhorn: The Big Sound see: Hodges, Johnny and the Ellington Men: The Big Band Sound Of Johnny Hodges
Hollywood 1941. Classic Era. 2 LP Festival 237.
I'm Beginning To See The Light. CD Westwind 2077. Recorded 401102 to 6602
In a Magenta Haze. LP Allegro ALL 796. - Recorded 4610 to 4612.
In A Mellotone. LP RCA Victor LPM-1364. - Recorded 400504 - 420226 /
In the Sixties. CD RCA PD89565. Combines selections from "The Popular D.E." and "Bill" (incomplete).
In the Uncommon Market. CD Pablo CD 2308-247
Indiana Live Session. LP Jazz Anthology 30 JA 5135. - Recorded 4506
Indispensable D.E. Vol. 5/6. 2 CD RCA ND 89750. Recorded 1940
Intimacy of the Blues. CD Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 624-2.
It Don't Mean A Thing. Classic Recordings, Vol. 2: 1930-1934. CD Naxos Jazz Legends 8.120526
Jazz At The Plaza Volume II: Duke Ellington & His Orch. LP CBS S 65779. - Recorded 580909 /
Jazz Classic's (Poland) 2 CD 52191-2 (The realm of chuzpah; instead of the beginning of „Old Man Blues" we hear the ending of „Ring Dem Bells", followed by a portion of „Old Man Blues". Then the tape is cut off. In addition, some creative mixing with a tremendous echo is demonstrated. The same procedure with „That Lindy Hop".)
Jazz Collector Edition. CD Laserlight 15 710
Jazz Party. LP Columbia JCS 8127. - Recorded 590219 & 25
Jazz Party. LP Philips B 07515 L. - Recorded 590219 & 25
Jazz Violin Session. LP Atlantic SD 1688. - Recorded 630222
Jimmy Blanton Era 1939-1941. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53048
Jump For Joy (Sampler). CD Laser CD 15012. - Rec. 581105-660702
Ko-Ko. CD Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36717-2. - Recorded 4003-10. - Did anyone say that the Ellington year 1999 brought about some definitive editions? Here is a beginning, in 2000: Claude Carrière's selection of Ellington titles from 1940 appeared, and though we know all of them by heart, we never before were enabled to hear them like this: as if they were recorded in the fifties, to say the least.
Latin American Suite. LP Bellaphon BLPS 19106. - Recorded 6811 to 7001
Legendary D.E. LP Swing SLDO.930. - Recorded 43-45 /
Liberian Suite / A Tone Parallel To Harlem. LP CBS 62686. - Recorded 471224, 511207
Live at Carnegie Hall 1964 - Vol. 1. CD New Sound Planet JU 322. - Recorded 640329
Live at Carnegie Hall 1964 - Vol. 2. CD New Sound Planet JU 323. - Recorded 640329
Live At Monterey 1960. The Unheard Recordings Part One. CD Status DSTS 1008. - Recorded 600924.
Live at the 1956 Stratford Festival. CD Music & Arts CD-616
Live at the Club Zanzibar. LP Giants of Jazz lp-1020. - Recorded 451028, 451110
Live at the Rainbow Grill. CD Moon MCD049-2. - Recorded 670817
Live at the Whitney. CD Impulse IMP 11732
Live in Mexico. CD Tring JHDO16
Live Sessions 1943/1945. LP Jazz Anthology 30 JA 5124. - Recorded 430501, 450512-4512
London Concert 2 LP. - Recorded 7110
Masterpieces by Ellington. LP CBS S 63838. - Recorded 501219
Masters of Jazz. 2 CD Masters Of Jazz R2CD 8005
Meets Coleman Hawkins. CD MCA Impulse MCAD-5650 JVC-461. - Recorded 620818
Memories of Duke. Produced and directed by Gary Keys. DVD DJ-855. - Shot in 1968 during the Mexican tour. Plus interviews with Russell Procope and Cootie Williams, and historic scenes from early films in which E. and his band performs.
Midnight in Paris. LP CBS SBPG 62120 (CS 8707). - Recorded 620130-620626.
Minor Goes Muggin'. CD Jazz World 77001
Money Jungle. CD Blue Note CDP 7 46398 2. - Recorded 620917
Mr. Ellington. CD Bluenite BN012 (Holland 1996). - Cheap production, bad sound. Cf. DEMS Bulletin 01/1 p. 19 ("Gold"), where a similar production is discussed; it contains 9 titles that are on "Mr. Ellington".
My People. LP Flying Dutchman FDS-112. - Recorded 6308-09
My People. LP Joker SM 3257. - Recorded 6308-09
New Mood Indigo. CD Zillion 2610682. - Recorded 620703 - 660329
New Orleans Suite. LP Atlantic QD 1580. - Recorded 700427-700513. Commissioned by George Wein for performance at the 1970 New Orleans Jazz Festival.
New York Concert. CD Music Masters 65122-2. - Recorded 640520
New York Horns. Bubber Miley, Thomas Morris, Louis Metcalf, Rex Stewart, June Clark, Jimmy Harrison. 1924/1928. CD Jazz Archives 131.
Newport. CD CBS 450986 2
Newport Complete. CD Columbia Legacy C2K 64932
Newport 1958 feat. Gerry Mulligan. CD Columbia 468436 2. - Recorded 580703
On the road with Duke Ellington. A Film by Robert Drew. DVD Docurama NVG-9502.
Pettiford, Oscar: Basically Duke. LP Bethlehem BCP 1019. - Recorded 541217.
Pettiford, Oscar: Bass Hits. CD Topaz TPZ 1071
Pettiford, Oscar: Deep Passion. CD Impulse GRP 11432
Pettiford, Oscar: Oscar Pettiford. CD Bethlehem BET-6017-2
Pianist. LP Fantasy 0061.153. - Recorded 660718, 700107
Piano In The Background. CD Columbia COL 468404 2. - Recorded May-June, 1960.
Piano In The Foreground. CD Columbia COL 474930 2. - Recorded 610301
Piano Reflections. LP Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 12. 5C 052.80 851. - Recorded 530413-1228.
Popular D.E. LP RCA LSP-3576. - Recorded 660509-11.
Premiered By Ellington. Songs Originally Presented By Duke Ellington And His Famous Orchestra.10" LP Capitol H 440. - Recorded 530406-09. Duke switched from Columbia to Capitol on April 6, 1953. The LP recollects famous songs that were all introduced to the public by Duke Ellington: Stardust, Liza, Flamingo etc.
Presents the Soloists of his Orch. 1951-1958. CD Giants of Jazz CD 53066
Primping For The Prom. LP CBS 62993. - Recorded 47 to 62
Private Collection Vol. 1 - 10. 10 CD Kaz CD 501-510. We follow the numbering of volumes in this Kaz set. The volumes of this set are not numbered in conformity with the LPs or the Saja set! See the following synopsis: Kaz 1 = Saja 1 / Kaz 2 = Saja 7 / Kaz 3 = Saja 3 / Kaz 4 = Saja 4 / Kaz 5 = Saja 8 / Kaz 6 = Saja 9 / Kaz 7 = Saja 5 / Kaz 8 = Saja 10 / Kaz 9 = Saja 2 / Kaz 10 = Saja 6
Private Collection Vol. 2. Dance Concerts California 1958. 2 LP WEA 255399-1. - Recorded 580304
Private Collection Vol. 5. The Suites. New York 1968 & 1970. 2 LP WEA 255402-1.
Radio Years 1940-1945. CD Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2043. - Recorded 400610 and 451228.
Rare Broadcast Recordings 1951-1952-1953. 3 LP (orig. Musidisc JA 5209, 5213, 5220; Bielefelder 1978/79 p. 374f.) (The Rare Broadcast Recordings 1951 = West Coast Tour)
Recollections Of The Big Band Era. CD Atlantic Jazz 7567-90043-2
Recordings 1945 - 1967. LP Jazz Selection 32932-6.
Reminiscing In Tempo. Classic Recordings Vol. 3: 1932-1935. CD Naxos Jazz Legends 8.120589.
Rendezvous with Rhythm. 2 CD History 20.4150-302. - Recorded 1938.
Satin Doll. CD Drive 3502. - Recorded in Sweden 581106 - 691104. - Sjef Hoefsmit in DEMS Bulletin: "Everything is taken from the 5LP-Set."
Seattle Concert. LP RCA RGP-1091 (Japan). - Recorded 520325.
Second Sacred Concert. 2 LP Prestige P-24045. - Recorded 6801
Serenade To Sweden (w. Alice Babs). LP Reprise RS 5024. - Recorded 630228 & 630301.
Serenade To Sweden (w. Alice Babs) see also DEMS Azure CA-28
Serenade To Sweden (feat. Ray Nance). LP Black Lion BLM 52001. - Recorded 581105 to 69. - Cf. Take The 'A' Train / The Feeling Of Jazz.
Side By Side: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges plus others. LP Verve Stereo 821 578-1. - Recorded 580814 to 590220.
Smithsonian Collection: Duke Ellington 1938. 2 LP CBS P2-13367 (The Smithsonian Collection R003). Selected and annotated by Gunther Schuller (= Ellington vs. the swing era).
Soul Call. CD Verve 539 785-2. - Recorded 660726-29.
Spacemen: The Cosmic Scene. CD CBS 467179 2. - Recorded 580402/03
Spacemen: The Cosmic Scene. EP Philips 429 607 BE
Stereophonic Sound of Duke Ellington, by the Members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Guest Vocalist B. B. King. LP Brightorange X-BO-709. - West Coast big band w. Ben Webster, Juan Tizol, Jimmy Rowles a.o. Recorded ca. 1960.
Stockholm Concert, 1966. CD Pablo Live J33J 20006
Strayhorn, Billy: Cue For Saxophone. Billy Strayhorn's Septet. LP Vocalion (UK) LAE 586. - Recorded 590414
Strayhorn, Billy: The Peaceful Side. LP Solid State SS 18031. - Recorded in Paris 6101
Strayhorn, Billy: The Peaceful Side. CD Capitol Jazz CDP 7243 52563 2 5. - Recorded in Paris 6101
Strayhorn, Billy. - DJO (The Dutch Jazz Orch.): Portrait Of A Silk Thread. Newly discovered works of Billy Strayhorn. CD Kokopelli KOKO 1310
Strayhorn, Billy. - The Dutch Jazz Orch., Jerry van Rooijen: So This Is Love. More newly discovered works of Billy Strayhorn. CD Challenge CHR 70091. - Recorded 971013-17 & 991028.
Strayhorn, Billy. - The Dutch Jazz Orch., Jerry van Rooijen: Something To Live For. The Music of Billy Strayhorn. CD Challenge CHR 70092. - Recorded 971013-020131.
Strayhorn, Billy. - The Dutch Jazz Orch., Jerry van Rooijen: You Go To My Head. Strayhorn and Standards. CD Challenge CHR 70090. - Recorded 991025-28. Sleepy. Not everything was meant as a ballad.
Such Sweet Thunder. CD Columbia Legacy CK 65568. - Recorded 5608 to 5612
Such Sweet Thunder. LP Columbia CL 1033. - Recorded 5608 to 5612
Such Sweet Thunder. LP Columbia JCL 1033. - Recorded 5608 to 5612
Such Sweet Thunder (Sampler). CD Jazz Life 2673722. - Recorded in Sweden 58 to 6302
Swinging Suites… (Grieg: Peer Gynt, Ellington-Strayhorn: Suite Thursday). LP CBS BPG 62056. - Recorded 6006, 601010
Symphonic Ellington. D. E. & his orch. and 500 of Europe's finest musicians (= Ellington For Always). LP Reprise R-6079
Take The A Train. CD Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36732-2. - Recorded 380303 to 501218.
Take The 'A' Train. CD Emporio EMPRCD565; also as The Feeling of Jazz CD Black Lion BLCD760123. Features Ray Nance. - All the selections of these CDs are in the 5-Lp set, too.
Third Sacred Concert: The Majesty of God. As performed in Westminster Abbey. LP RCA APL 1-0785. - Recorded 731024
Three Tenors. Don Byas / Paul Gonsalves / Ben Webster (w. Ray Nance, Raymond Fol). CD Jazz Colours 874706-2
Togo Brava Suite. CD Blue Note CDP 7243 3 30082 2 3. - Recorded 711022+24
Togo Brava Suite. CD Storyville STCD 8323. - Recorded 7102-06
Uncollected Vol. 1. LP Decca 6.23575. - Recorded 460328 (= Capitol Transcriptions)
Uncollected Vol. 2. LP Decca 6.23576. - Recorded 460328, 460711 & 16 (= Capitol Transcriptions)
Uncollected Vol. 3. LP Decca 6.23577. - Recorded 460716-17 (= Capitol Transcriptions)
Uncollected Vol. 4. LP Decca 6.23578. - Recorded 470107 & 09 (= Capitol Transcriptions)
Uncollected Vol. 5. LP Decca 6.23579. - Recorded 470609-10, 460328 (= Capitol Transcriptions)
Unknown Session. LP CBS 82819. - Recorded Hollywood 600714
Unusual Ellington. LP Jazz Guild 1004. - Recorded 520429-550611
Various: Thanks Duke. Tribute to Duke Ellington. CD COL 477124 2
Waters, Ethel: Ethel Waters 1931-1934. CD Classics 735. - 2 songs w. D.E.
Webster, Ben, w. Strings. 2 CD (coupled w. Harry Carney w. Strings) Verve MGN-1039. - Recorded 54, 55.
Webster, Ben: Ballads by Ben Webster. 2 LP Verve Select 2683-049. - Recorded 1953-59. - Cover says that Strayhorn arranged Chelsea Bridge. Ben Webster w. Strings and Hajdu/Granz say that he arranged the whole session of 540528.
Webster, Ben: Birdland 1952. CD Jazz Anthology 550242. - Recorded 520221.
Webster, Ben: For The Guv'nor. CD LeJazz CD 8. - Recorded 690516 and 691029.
Webster, Ben: Soulville. CD Verve 833 551-2. - Recorded 571015.
Webster, Ben: The Complete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster Sessions. 2 CD Verve 539 055-2. - Recorded 591103 & 591202.
Webster, Ben: The Soul of Ben Webster. (With Hodges, Strayhorn, Woode, Woodyard). 2 CD Verve 527 475-2. - Recorded 57 - 58.
West Coast Tour. LP Jazz Bird JAZ-2010. - Recorded 510606-30 (= The Rare Broadcast Recordings 1951)
Williams, Cootie, Coleman Hawkins, Rex Stewart: Together 1957 (= The Big Challenge). LP Jazz Anthology 30 JA 5201. - Recorded 570430. Arr. by Ernie Wilkins. - Liner notes by A. Hodeir.
Williams, Cootie: Cootie Williams in Hi-Fi. CD RCA BMG 74321 21826 2
Williams, Cootie: Roll 'Em. LP Big Band Era LP 20 182
Yale Concert. CD Fantasy OJCCD-664-2
Aebersold, Jamey: D.E. Play-along rec.
Blake, Ran: Duke Dreams LP Soul Note SN 1027
Bolling, Claude. Claude Bolling Big Band: A Drum Is A Woman. CD Milan Jazz 42436-2. Rec. 960404/05
Byard, Jaki: Solo / Strings. CD Prestige PRCD-24246-2. With Ray Nance. Rec. 680402.
Duke Ellington's Incidental Music For Shakespeare's Play Timon Of Athens. Music Adapted By Stanley Silverman. (Strange thing; most of the time not ellingtonian at all; Kurt Weill or Nino Rota seem to be closer to Silverman's conception of music for Shakespeare). CD Varèse Sarabande VSD-5466
Ellington - Dawson. Ellington: Suite from The River, Solitude, Harlem. W. L. Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony. Detroit Symphony Orch. Neeme Järvi. CD Chandos CHAN 9909.
Gillespie, Dizzy: A Portrait of D.E. (arr. by Clare Fischer). LP Verve 817 107-1
Hill, Alex: Keep A Song In Your Soul! The Music of Alex Hill 2. CD Timeless Historical CBC 1-054 Jazz
Horne, Lena: We'll Be Together Again. CD Blue Note 7243 8 28974 2 2. - Recorded 9309/10. Liner notes by David Hajdu.
Kerr, Brooks: Soda Fountain Rag. The Music of Duke Ellington. LP Chiaroscuro CR 2001. - Recorded 1975. With Sonny Greer.
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Portraits by Ellington. CD Columbia 472814 2. Recorded 910810-11. Transcriptions by David Berger. Conducted by David Berger. With Ellingtonians Britt Woodman, Norris Turney, Joe Temperley, a strong rhythm section with Roland Hanna. And there is Wynton Marsalis. His "historical" phrasing in ensembles makes the trumpet section and most tutti sound deliberately corny. It is wrong, because it imitates Kenton's phrasing, but not Duke's. The imitation of Louis Armstrong by Marsalis takes jazz back to black face pantomime, which is his generation's contribution to tomming. The ensemble sound radiates when Lew Soloff is responsible for the lead, in Liberian Suite. This is an effort that will not easily be duplicated. Marsalis himself has been proving this since he became the leader of the orchestra.
Monk, Thelonious, plays D.E. CD Riverside OJCCD 024-2. - 5507
Pachera, Paolo: Juliet. A Tribute To Duke Ellington. Big Band Ritmo Sinfonica "Città di Verona". CD Azzurra Music TBP-JAB022. - Recorded 98
Sherrill, Joya: Joya Sherrill sings Duke. CD Verve 547 266-2. - Recorded January 1965
Stewart, Rex: The Chronological Rex Stewart 1946-1947. CD Classics 1016
Talbert, Tom: Bix Duke Fats. CD Sea Breeze CDSB-3013. - Recorded 5609
Talbert, Tom: Duke's Domain. CD Sea Breeze CDSB-2058. - Recorded 930518/19
Temperley, Joe: Double Duke. CD Naxos Jazz 86032-2. - Recorded 981002-03
Vienna Art Orchestra: Duke Ellington's Sound of Love. CD TCB 99802. - Recorded spring 99.
Weston, Randy: Portraits of D.E. CD Verve 841 312-2. - Recorded 890604
Wilkins, Ernie: Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band: On The Roll. LP SteepleChase SCS-1225
Wilson, Gerard: Suite Memories. Reflections On A Jazz Journey. 2 CD Mama Foundation MMF 1014
Louie Bellson: Ellington-Strayhorn Suite. On: Louie Bellson: Black, Brown And Beige
Sathima Bea Benjamin: Gift Of Love - For Duke. On: Sathima Bea Benjamin: Embracing Jazz
Ran Blake: Duke Dreams (same)
Lawrence Brown: Blues For Duke. On: Lawrence Brown: Slide Trombone.
Dave Brubeck: The Duke. On: Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Miles Ahead / Ran Blake: Duke Dreams 81-5/6 / Music in RB p. 127 / Music in RB II p. 14
Johnny Hodges: Used to Be Duke. On: Johnny Hodges & His Orch.: Used to Be Duke
Johnny Hodges: One For The Duke. On: Johnny Hodges: Master of Jazz 601122 or 23
Abdullah Ibrahim: Duke 88. On: A.I.: African River
John Lewis: For Ellington. On: The Modern Jazz Quartet: For Ellington
Charles Mingus: Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Charles Mingus: Duke's Choice
Charles Mingus: Open Letter To Duke
Paolo Pachera: Juliet. A Tribute To Duke Ellington. On: Big Band Ritmo Sinfonica "Città di Verona".: A Tribute to Duke Ellington. Azzurra Music TBP-JABO22.
Bud Powell: Tune For Duke. On: Bud Powell: Writin' for Duke, 63. Mythic Sound MS 6006-1.
Bob Quibel: A la Mémoire de Duke Ellington. Suite pour quintette de cuivres. Partitur und Stimmen.
Boyd Raeburn: Boyd Meets The Duke
Boyd Raeburn: Concerto For Duke. (Ellington medley, arr. George Williams.) On: Boyd Raeburn: The Transcription Performances 1946
Tom Talbert: Duke's Domain. On: Tom Talbert: Duke' Domain
Tom Talbert: A Backward Glance: A Wave to Strayhorn. On: Tom Talbert: Duke' Domain
Ben Webster: (One For) The Governor. On: Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul: Soulmates 63 / Ben Webster: For The Guv'nor 690516
Randy Weston: Tribute To Duke Ellington. On: R.W.: Carnival
Randy Weston: Blues For Strayhorn. On: Randy Weston Sextet Monterey 1966. Called „Blues to Strayhorn" (R.W. played this song at Strayhorn's funeral) on: Randy Weston/Melba Liston: Volcano Blues
Ernie Wilkins: A Little Bit Of Duke. On: E.W.: On the Roll
Ernie Wilkins: Ode To Billy Strayhorn. On: E.W.: On the Roll
Tantum Ergo. In Memoriam Edward Kennedy Ellington. Played by Woody Herman: Herd At Montreux 740706
Big Band Ritmo Sinfonica "Città di Verona": A Tribute to Duke Ellington. Azzurra Music TBP-JABO22. - A complete rendition of "Such Sweet Thunder" plus a concerto for marimba, vibraphone and big band by Paolo Pachera: "Juliet". CD
Blake, Ran: Duke Dreams LP
Brand, Dollar: Ode to Duke Ellington LP
Charles, Teddy, with Oscar Pettiford and Hall Overton: Three for Duke. Jubilee 1047. LP
Gillespie, Dizzy: A Portrait of D.E. LP
Hamilton, Chico, with Eric Dolphy: The Original Ellington Suite. CD
Kerr, Brooks: Soda Fountain Rag. The Music of Duke Ellington. LP
Monk, Thelonious, Plays D.E. CD
Sherrill, Joya: Joya Sherrill sings Duke. CD
Talbert, Tom: Duke's Domain. CD
Talbert, Tom: Bix Duke Fats. CD
Terry, Clark, and Red Mitchell: To Duke & Basie. LP
The Modern Jazz Quartet: For Ellington. LP
Tyner, McCoy: McCoy Tyner plays Ellington. CD
Vienna Art Orchestra: Duke Ellington's Sound of Love. CD
Weston, Randy: Portraits of D.E. CD
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