Oscar Pettiford 1946 -1949

46 (ca.) Leigh Kamman: “The evening began at a place called The Palm which was a restaurant several doors down from the Apollo Theatre and across the street from the Hotel Theresa. WOV Radio, for whom I worked, had a studio built in this night club/restaurant. All kinds of jazz artists and politicians and actors like Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte, who were just beginning to emerge on the scene, would appear at The Palm. – Duke Ellington came in with Oscar Pettiford who had been a friend of mine here in Minneapolis/St. Paul and had come to New York to join Ellington’s band. Pettiford introduced me to him again. We suddenly struck up this conversation and I did an interview with Duke and Oscar. The radio program was two parts; one section of it was titled the “1280 Club,” which was WOV’s frequency on the dial on AM radio, and the second section was “Life Begins at Midnight.” When the end of my shift came at The Palm at three in the morning I joined Ellington and Pettiford and off we went into the night, making those rounds.”

460104 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan, Francis Williams tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Otto Hardwick, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney cl, bs, D.E. p, Al Lucas g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Joya Sherrill, Kay Davis, Al Hibbler voc.

  • Star Spangled Banner (unissued)
  • Caravan
  • In A Mellotone
  • Solid Old Man
  • Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
  • Light [Black, Brown & Beige])
  • The Blues [Black, Brown & Beige]
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Sono
  • Air Conditioned Jungle
  • Dancers In Love (trio) (unissued)
  • Coloratura (unissued)
  • Frankie And Johnny into
  • Metronome All Out (unissued)
  • Take The „A” Train
  • A Tonal Group (Suite-A-Ditty):
    • Mellow Ditty
    • Fugue-A-Ditty
    • Jam-A-Ditty (Concerto For Four Jazz Horns)
  • Pitter Panther Patter (trio)
  • Diminuendo In Blue into
  • Transblucency into
  • Crescendo In Blue
  • Magenta Haze
  • Suburbanite
  • My Little Brown Book (unissued)
  • Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (unissued)
  • Fat And Forty (unissued)
  • I’m Just A Lucky So And So
  • Riff ‘N’ Drill

The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts. January 1946. Prestige P-24074.

460116 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Bernard Flood, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney cl, bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. – [Coover Gazdar DE060 says: Philharmonic Auditorium, L.A.]

  • Esquire Swank

Woody Herman And Duke Ellington Bands Combined. Add: Shorty Rogers, Sonny Berman, Irv Markowitz, Conrad Gozzo tp, Bill Harris, Ed Kiefer, Ralph Pfiffner tb, Woody Herman, John LaPorta, Sam Marowitz, Mickey Folus, Flip Phillips, Sam Rubinowich reeds, Billy Bauer g, Red Norvo vib, Chubby Jackson b, Don Lamond d.

  • „C” Jam Blues

Note: both previous sessions also labelled: Esquire All American Concert.

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1945-1946. Classics 985. – A more complete recording of C Jam Blues is on “The V-Disc Years 2-CD set by Woody Herman on hep, about 3:25 long instead of the about 2:02 that was heard on the original V-Disc. The radio announcer talks over most of the extra part, but it’s still worth hearing.” Thanks, Joseph Scott, for the info!

460120 Civic Opera House, Chicago. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Bernard Flood, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • In A Mellotone
  • Solid Old Man
  • Come Sunday (BBB)
  • (Light, from:) Work Song (BBB)
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Circe
  • Dancers In Love
  • Coloratura
  • Frankie And Johnny
  • Caravan
  • Take The „A” Train
  • A Tonal Group (Suite-A-Ditty):
    • Rhapso-Ditty
    • Fugue-A-Ditty
    • Jam-A-Ditty (Concerto For Four Jazz Horns)
  • Magenta Haze
  • Pitter Panther Patter
  • Suburbanite

The Great Chicago Concerts. MusicMasters 65110-2.

  • Caravan
  • Sono
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Circe
  • A Tonal Group (Suite-A-Ditty):
    • Rhapso-Ditty
    • Fugue-A-Ditty
    • Jam-A-Ditty (Concerto For Four Jazz Horns)
  • Take The „A” Train
  • Magenta Haze
  • Diminuendo In Blue into
  • Transblucency** into
  • Crescendo In Blue
  • Pitter Panther Patter
  • Suburbanite
  • Air Conditioned Jungle

D.E.T.S. 33. – Both issues combine music from the two concerts on 460120.

460316 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Bernard Flood, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Unbooted Character

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1945-1946. Classics 985.

460328 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Bernard Flood, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis voc*.

  • Take The „A” Train
  • The Eighth Veil
  • Riff ‘N Drill
  • Blue Abandon
  • Transblucency*
  • Embraceable You*
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Jennie
  • Sono
  • Jeep Is Jumpin’

Except Embraceable You on: The Uncollected. Vol. 1. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623575 AG.

  • Perdido
  • Tip Toe Topic (D.E. p, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d)

The Uncollected. Vol. 2. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623576 AG.

  • Take The A Train

The Uncollected. Vol. 5. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623579 AG.

460413 Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. Same; add Ray Nance tp, v, voc. Billy Strayhorn p on*. – ABC broadcast.

  • Jam-A-Ditty
  • Blue Is The Night
  • Passion Flower*

D.E.T.S. 34

460420 Howard Theatre, Washington, DC. Duke Ellington & His Famous Orch. Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Reunald Jones, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Ray Nance tp, violin, voc, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges as, Russell Procope as, cl, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis** and Al Hibbler° voc. Billy Strayhorn p on*. – ABC broadcast.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Mood To Be Wooed
  • Caravan
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Don’t Take Your Love From Me°*
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • The Blues**
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Sono
  • One O’Clock Jump
  • I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So°
  • D.E. Bond Promo
  • Riff Staccato (Ray Nance voc)
  • Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’

D.E.T.S. 34. – The Blues & Sono also on: The Duke In Washington. Storyville STCD 8310.

460427 Municipal Auditorium, Worcester, MA. – Cat Anderson out.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Stompy Jones
  • Moon Mist
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ (Ray Nance voc)*
  • I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me*
  • Sophisticated Lady (D.E. p solo)
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Jennie
  • I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So°
  • Come Sunday
  • Light
  • We’ll Be Together Again* **
  • Hollywood Hangover
  • Just Squeeze Me (Subtle Slough)
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Perdido

D.E.T.S. 35. OP has a solo in Come Sunday.

460504 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ (Ray Nance voc)
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • 9:20 Special
  • I Can’t Get Started
  • Flamingo°
  • Fancy Dan
  • Diminuendo In Blue into
  • Transblucency** into
  • Crescendo In Blue
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Someone
  • Three Cent Stomp
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So°

D.E.T.S. 36

460518 Radio City, NYC, NY. – Cat Anderson is back.

  • In A Mellow Tone
  • I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So°
  • Sono
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Circe
  • Air Conditioned Jungle
  • Full Moon And Empty Arms (Billy Strayhorn & Kay Davis only)
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Laughing On The Outside
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)

D.E.T.S. 37. – A strong version of Air Conditioned Jungle.

460525 same place, same personnel.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ (Ray Nance voc)
  • Crosstown
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Summertime°
  • Teardrops In The Rain
  • Frankie And Johnny / Metronome All Out
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Rockabye River (Hop, Skip, Jump)

D.E.T.S. 37

460601 Paramount Theatre, NYC, NY. – Add Marion Cox voc°°.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing*
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Main Stem
  • A Ghost Of A Chance°°
  • In A Jam
  • I’m Just A Lucky So-And-So°
  • Stomp, Look And Listen
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine* **
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

D.E.T.S. 38

460608 WEEU Studio, Reading, PA.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Mood To Be Wooed
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Johnny Come Lately
  • They Say It’s Wonderful (Billy Strayhorn & Kay Davis only)
  • Strange Love
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Don’t Take Your Love From Me*°
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Blues On The Double
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Lover Man*°°
  • Riff Staccato (Ray Nance voc)
  • Mood Indigo
  • D.E. Bond Promo*
  • Riff ‘n’ Drill

D.E.T.S. 39. – Quite interesting is Mood Indigo, with a bass obbligato and some unexpected rambling by DE.

460613 through 19 Oriental Theatre, Chicago. Cf. Klaus Stratemann: Duke Ellington Day By Day p. 267: „… singled out from among the cast were Ray Nance with ‘Riff Staccato’, Kay Davis with ‘Transblucency’; and Jimmy Hamilton, Lawrence Brown, and Oscar Pettiford for their work in ‘Metronome All Out’.”

460706 Million Dollar Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. ABC broadcast: “Your Saturday Date With The Duke”. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Reunald Jones, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Ray Nance tp, violin, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance*, Kay Davis**, Al Hibbler°° voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Caravan
  • Sono
  • D.E. Bond Promo°
  • Laughing On The Outside° °°
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • The Blues**
  • Teardrops In The Rain (arr. Cat Anderson)
  • I’m Just A Lucky So And So°°
  • D.E. Bond Promo°
  • Metronome All Out
  • Just A-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’*
  • One O’Clock Jump

D.E.T.S. 40.

460709 Los Angeles (Hollywood). Same.

  • Rockabye River
  • Suddenly It Jumped
  • Transblucency
  • Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me)

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1945-1946. Classics 985. And on: Duke Ellington. Bluebird ND 86641 (3). Also on: The Indispensable Duke Ellington Vol. 11/12. RCA NL 89972(2)DP.

  • Suddenly It Jumped
  • Transblucency

Also on: Jazz Special: D.E: The Genius. RCA NL 45181.

  • Transblucency

Also on: Duke Ellington & His Orch. „At His Very Best”. RCA Victor 730.565

  • Rockabye River (Hop, Skip, Jump)

Also on: Duke Ellington: The Arrival of Billy Strayhorn. Rockin’ Chair.

  • Suddenly It Jumped.

Also on: Oscar Pettiford: Bass Hits. Topaz 1071.

  • Just Squeeze Me (But Don’t Tease Me)

Also on: Duke Ellington: Take The A Train. Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36732-2.

460710 Hollywood. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Ray Nance tp, violin, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwick as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • A Gathering In A Clearing
  • You Don’t Love Me No More
  • Pretty Woman
  • Hey Baby

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1945-1946. Classics 985. And on: Duke Ellington. Bluebird ND 86641 (3).

  • A Gathering In A Clearing

Also on: The Indispensable Duke Ellington Vol. 11/12. RCA NL 89972(2)DP.

  • Pretty Woman

Also on: Jazz Special: D.E: The Genius. RCA NL 45181.

460711 Los Angeles (Hollywood). Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Rockabye River
  • Gatherin’ In A Clearing
  • You Don’t Love Me No More
  • Pretty Woman
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Hey, Baby
  • Suddenly It Jumped
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine

The Uncollected. Vol. 2. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623576 AG.

460716 Los Angeles (Hollywood). Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Marion Cox voc*.

  • Fickle Fling
  • 9:20 Special
  • One O’Clock Jump

The Uncollected. Vol. 2. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623576 AG.

  • Unbooted Character
  • The Suburbanite
  • Indiana

The Uncollected. Vol. 3. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623577 AG.

  • Lover Man*
  • A Ghost Of A Chance*

Capitol Transcriptions. Capitol B-245 / 246.

460717 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones, Joe „Tricky Sam” Nanton tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E., Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Moon Mist
  • In A Jam
  • On The Alamo
  • I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
  • Tea For Two
  • Just You, Just Me
  • Someone
  • Double Ruff
  • The Mooche
  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing°

The Uncollected. Vol. 3. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623577 AG.

460727 Orpheum Theatre, San Diego, CA. ABC broadcast: “Your Saturday Date With The Duke”. Omit Joe Nanton tb. Ray Nance*, Kay Davis**, Al Hibbler°° voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Jump For Joy*
  • A Gatherin’ In A Clearin’
  • D.E. Bond Promo
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine**
  • Suddenly It Jumped
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Medley:
    • Black And Tan Fantasy
    • In A Sentimental Mood
    • Mood Indigo
    • I’m Beginning To See The Light
    • Sophisticated Lady
    • Caravan
    • Solitude
    • I Let A Song Get Out Of My Heart & Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • D.E. Bond Promo
  • Passion Flower
  • Just You, Just Me
  • You Don’t Love Me No More°°
  • Unbooted Character
  • D.E. Bond Promo
  • Cotton Tail

D.E.T.S. 41. – D.E. dedicates the medley to “a man who held the now empty chair in our brass section for these past twenty years, Joe, known as “Tricky Sam”, Nanton, our original trombonist  who contributed so much to the identifying characteristics and style of this band. [He] died last Saturday in San Francisco.”

460803 Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco, CA. ABC broadcast: “Your Saturday Date With The Duke”. Same. Billy Strayhorn° p; Ray Nance*, Kay Davis**, Marion Cox***, Al Hibbler°° voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Eighth Veil
  • D.E. Bond Promo°
  • Lover Man***
  • Blue Is The Night
  • Just Squeeze Me*
  • D.E. Bond Promo°
  • Diminuendo In Blue into
  • Transblucency** into
  • Crescendo In Blue
  • D.E. Bond Promo
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (theme)
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)°
  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing°
  • D.E. Bond Promo°
  • Hollywood Hangover°
  • I Got It Bad° °°
  • Jeep Is Jumpin’

D.E.T.S. 42.

460817 Meadowbrook Gardens Café. Culver City, CA. ABC broadcast: “Your Saturday Date With The Duke”. Same. Billy Strayhorn° p. Ray Nance*, Kay Davis** voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • 9:20 Special
  • Day Dream
  • Metronome All Out
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • A Tonal Group:
    • Mellow Ditty
    • Fugue-A-Ditty
    • Jam-A-Ditty
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Just Squeeze Me*
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • One O’Clock Jump
  • Cynthia’s In Love**
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)

D.E.T.S. 43. – Oscar is well recorded, and we hear his breathing again on Metronome All Out (cf. The Man I Love 431223).

460824 Meadowbrook Gardens Café, Culver City, CA. – D.E. p.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Mood Indigo
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Bond Promo
  • Solitude

Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis**, Al Hibbler°° voc.

  • Stomp, Look And Listen
  • A Gatherin’ In A Clearin’
  • Cynthia’s In Love**
  • D. E. Bond Promo
  • C-Jam Blues
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Magenta Haze
  • D. E. Bond Promo
  • Jack The Bear
  • Suburbanite
  • You Don’t Love Me No More°°
  • D. E. Bond Promo
  • Solid Old Man
  • Hollywood Hangover

D.E.T.S. 44

460826 Los Angeles (Hollywood). Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E., Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Marion Cox voc°.

  • D6VB-2113-1 (Back Home Again In) Indiana
  • D6VB-2114-1 Blue Is The Light (Blue Is The Night)
  • D6VB-2115-2 Lover Man°
  • D6VB-2115-1 Lover Man (alt. take)*°
  • D6VB-2116-1 Just You, Just Me
  • D6VB-2117-1 Beale Street Blues

Except* on: The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946. Classics 1015. And on: Duke Ellington. Bluebird ND 86641 (3). – (alt. take)* on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

  • Back Home Again In Indiana
  • Just You, Just Me
  • Beale Street Blues (460826 or 470609?)

Also on: Duke Ellington: The Arrival of Billy Strayhorn. Rockin’ Chair

  • Beale Street Blues (460826 or 470609?)

Also on: Masters of Jazz Vol. 6 RCA CL 42237.

460829 The Library of Congress Catalog of copyright entries. “PETTIFORD, OSCAR. Something for you; music by O. Pettiford and Irving Berman. © 8-29-46; Leeds music corp, New York; EU 37160.” – Irving Berman was the owner and president of the Manor and Regis record companies.Something For You was recorded for Manor 450109. – An advertisement in Billboard 460126: “DISTRIBUTORS. There are still some good territories open for Manor and Regis records. Here is the fastest selling, hottest race recordings and the most complete catalogue in the record field today. There are also certain territories open for salesmen. Contact IRVING BERMAN, 162 Prince Street, Newark 3, New Jersey.”

460831 Lincoln Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. Same. Billy Strayhorn° p; Ray Nance*, Kay Davis**, Marion Cox***, Al Hibbler°° voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
  • Warm Valley
  • D. E. Bond Promo
  • Jumpin’ Punkins
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine**
  • Swamp Fire
  • Pretty Woman°°
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • Moon Mist
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Tribute to W. C. Handy:
    • Memphis Blues into
    • Beale Street Blues into
    • St. Louis Blues***
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • Three Cent Stomp
  • Just Squeeze Me*
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • Blues On The Double
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

D.E.T.S. 45

460903 Los Angeles (Hollywood). Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Cat Anderson, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms
  • Memphis Blues
  • I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
  • St.Louis Blues
  • Swamp Fire
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Esquire Wank
  • Midriff

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946. Classics 1015.

  • Memphis Blues

Also on: The Indispensable Duke Ellington Vol. 11/12. RCA NL 89972(2)DP.

Also on: Oscar Pettiford: Bass Hits. Topaz 1071.

  • St. Louis Blues
  • Esquire Wank
  • Midriff

Also On: Duke Ellington: The Arrival of Billy Strayhorn. Rockin’ Chair.

Also on: The Indispensable Duke Ellington Vol. 11/12. RCA NL 89972(2)DP.

4610 Estelle Edson with Oscar Pettiford & His All Stars. See 4509 or 10.

461005 Aquarium Restaurant, NYC, NY. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E., Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance*, Kay Davis** voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man° **
  • D. E. Bond Promo°
  • Just You, Just Me
  • Just Squeeze Me*
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (theme)

D.E.T.S. 46

461011 (see Coover Gazdar DE320)

461023 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Francis Williams, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Diminuendo In Blue
  • Magenta Haze

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946. Classics 1015.

  • Magenta Haze

Also on: Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1941-1951. Giants of Jazz 53057.

461110 Chicago. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d, Django Reinhardt g*.

  • Ring Dem Bells
  • Jumpin’ Punkins
  • Beale Street Blues
  • Memphis Blues
  • The Golden Father
  • The Air Conditioned Jungle
  • A Very Unbooted Character
  • Sultry Sunset
  • The Deep South Suite:
    • Magnolias Dripping With Molasses
    • Hearsay Or Orson Welles
    • Nobody Was Lookin’
    • Happy Go Lucky Local
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
  • Hiawatha
  • Ride, Red, Ride*
  • A Blues Riff*
  • Improvisation #2*
  • Honeysuckle Rose*
  • Trumpet No End (Blue Skies)

The Great Chicago Concerts. MusicMasters 65110-2. – Joseph Scott: “Vol. 20 by Django Reinhardt on Fremeaux reportedly has a more complete recording of Ride Red Ride: 2:47 instead of the edited 2:17.”

461123 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • The Golden Cress
  • Sultry Sunset
  • The Deep South Suite:
    • Magnolias Dripping With Molasses
    • Hearsay Or Orson Welles
    • Nobody Was Lookin’
    • Happy Go Lucky Local

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946. Classics 1015.

461125 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Sultry Sunset
  • Happy-Go-Lucky Local Part 1
  • Happy-Go-Lucky Local Part 2
  • Blue Skies (Trumpet No End)

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

  • Sultry Sunset
  • Blue Skies

also on: Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1941-1951. Giants of Jazz 53057.

461205 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Hiawatha (The Beautiful Indians)
  • Flippant Flurry
  • Golden Feather
  • Minnehaha (The Beautiful Indians)

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

461211 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Overture To A Jam Session – Part 1
  • Overture To A Jam Session – Part 2
  • Jam-A-Ditty

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

461218 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Tulip Or Turnip
  • It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

47 (early or mid) Harold Baker, Ray Nance tp, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton reeds, Billy Strayhorn p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b.

  • Double Ruff

DEMS Azure CA-6.

470107 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Cat Anderson, Wallace Jones, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Golden Cress
  • Flippant Flurry
  • Jam-A-Ditty (Concerto For Four Jazz Horns) [A Tonal Group]
  • Fugeaditty [A Tonal Group]
  • Happy Go Lucky Local
  • Overture To A Jam Session
  • Sultry Sunset

The Uncollected. Vol. 4. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623578 AG.

  • Golden Feather

Capitol Transcriptions. Capitol B-299 / 300.

470202 Civic Opera House, Chicago. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn* p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Happy Go Lucky Local
  • Beggar’s Holiday Medley: Take Love Easy, When I Walk With You, Tomorrow Mountain, Brown Penny
  • Triple Play*
  • Near Mess
  • The Beautiful Indians:
    • Minnehaha
    • Hiawatha

AZURE CD 83: Oscar Pettiford. For DEMS Members Only. – Sjef Hoefsmit of the DEMS sent a copy. Many thanks, Sjef! – *on Musica Jazz (It) 2MJP 1055. –

470419 Bailey Hall, Cornell University; Ithaca, NY. Cornell Rhythm Club concert. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Same; Ed McConney replaces Sonny Greer. Kay Davis*, Marion Cox**, Al Hibbler° voc.

  • Blutopia
  • Overture To A Jam Session
  • The Mooche
  • Diminuendo In Blue into
  • Crescendo In Blue
  • Frustration (unissued)
  • Rugged Romeo
  • Flippant Flurry (unissued)
  • Golden Cress (unissued)
  • Jam-A-Ditty (unissued)
  • Passion Flower
  • The Blues*
  • Dancers In Love (p,b,d) (unissued)
  • Frankie And Johnny into
  • Metronome All Out
  • Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (unissued)
  • Take The “A” Train (unissued)
  • Handy Medley:
    • Beale Street Blues (unissued)
    • Memphis Blues (unissued)
    • St. Louis Blues** (unissued)
  • Minnehaha* (unissued)
  • Transblucency* (unissued)
  • Hiawatha (unissued)
  • My Little Brown Book° (unissued)
  • Don’t Take Your Love From Me° (unissued)
  • Summertime° (unissued)
  • I’m Just A Lucky So And So°
  • Flamingo° (unissued)
  • Medley:
    • In A Sentimental Mood (unissued)
    • Mood Indigo (unissued)
    • I’m Beginning To See The Light (unissued)
    • Sophisticated Lady (unissued)
    • Caravan (unissued)
    • Solitude (unissued)
    • I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart / Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (unissued)
  • Just Squeeze Me (RN voc)
  • Ring Dem Bells (RN voc)

Duke Ellington – Volume Four. Stardust 204.

470505 NYC. JATP: Monday night concert at Carnegie Hall. Personnel: Buck Clayton, Fats Navarro tp, Kai Winding tb, Charlie Parker, Willie Smith as, Coleman Hawkins, Flip Philips, ts, Harry Carney bs, Kenny Kersey, Lennie Tristano, Hank Jones p, Oscar Pettiford, Eddie Safranski b, Alvin Stoller, Buddy Rich d, Helen Humes voc.

470510 WNEW broadcast “Saturday Night Swing Session”. NYC. Duke Ellington Group. Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown tb, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Sophisticated Lady
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

  • C-Jam Blues

Billy Strayhorn p, Ray Nance voc.

  • Moon Mist

Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

Billy Strayhorn p.

  • Solitude
  • Take The “A” Train

Unissued.

4706 NYC. Johnny Hodges And His Orch. Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown tb, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry carney bs, Billy Strayhorn p, Oscar Pettiford b, Wilbur DeParis d. – [Coover Gazdar 47010 places the sessions of late 1947 here, too]

  • M 1013 Who Struck John?
  • M 1014 It Shouldn’t Happen To A Dream
  • M 1015 June’s Jumpin’
  • M 1016 Violet Blue

Originally on Mercer LP 1000. – Also on Prestige P 24103, and on: Johnny Hodges: The Complete 1941-1954 Small Group Sessions. Vol. I (1941-1950). Blue Moon BMCD 1028.

470609 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Beale Street Blues
  • Memphis Blues
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Who Struck John

The Uncollected. Vol. 4. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623578 AG.

  • Swamp Fire
  • How High The Moon
  • Blue Lou
  • Violet Blue
  • Royal Garden Blues
  • Jumpin’ Punkins

The Uncollected. Vol. 5. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623579 AG.

470610 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams, Taft Jordan tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Billy Strayhorn p°, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance*, Chester Crumpler**  voc.

  • Azalea° **
  • Orchids For Madame**

Capitol Transcriptions. Capitol B-303 / 304.

  • Frustration
  • Blue Is The Night
  • Jump For Joy*
  • Far Away Blues
  • Frisky
  • Park At 106th Street

The Uncollected. Vol. 5. The Original For Radio Only Recordings [Capitol Transcriptions]. Decca 623579 AG. – Scans of original 78th labels  are here: 

Sunrise 2006. 

  • Park At 106th

Also on: Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1941-1951. Giants of Jazz 53057.

470701 El Patio Ballroom, Denver, CO. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb,  Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Ray Nance tp, voc*,  Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis*, Chester Crumpler** voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Orchids for Madam**
  • Golden Feather
  • Flippant Flurry
  • Jam-A-Ditty
  • Passion Flower
  • The Beautiful Indians:
    • Minnehaha*
    • Hiawatha

Duke Ellington & His Orch.: Jam-A-Ditty. Jazz & Jazz (It) JJ-602.

470704 Same.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Caravan
  • Brown Penny*
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • The Mooche
  • Prisoner Of Love**
  • Happy-Go-Lucky-Local

Duke Ellington & His Orch.: Jam-A-Ditty. Jazz & Jazz (It) JJ-602.

470708 Same. Billy Strayhorn° p. Ray Nance°° voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • How High The Moon
  • Transblucency*
  • Jam-A-Ditty
  • A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing°
  • Rockin’ In Rhythm
  • Tulip Or Turnip°°

Duke Ellington & His Orch.: Transblucency. Jazz & Jazz (It) JJ-612.

470725 Ciro’s Club, Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb,  Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Ray Nance tp, voc*,  Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis*, Chester Crumpler** voc.

  • Moon Mist
  • Prisoner Of Love**
  • Harlem Airshaft
  • Brown Penny*
  • Medley:
    • Beale Street Blues
    • Memphis Blues
    • St. Louis Blues
  • Mood Indigo

Spotlight On Duke Ellington. Back At Ciro’s. Joyce LP-4015.

470730 Ciro’s Club, Los Angeles. Same.

  • Take The A Train
  • Happy Go Lucky Local
  • The Beautiful Indians:
    • Minnehaha*
    • Hiawatha
  • Warm Valley

Joyce LP-4014

470801 Ciro’s Club, Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb,  Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Ray Nance tp, voc*,  Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Chester Crumpler*, Kay Davis** voc.

  • Take the A Train (theme)
  • It’s Kind of Lonesome Out Tonight*
  • Caravan
  • When I Walk With You**
  • Passion Flower

Joyce LP-4014.

  • Moon Mist
  • Passion Flower
  • Tulip Or Turnip*
  • Stompy Jones

470805 same.

  • Squeeze Me
  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • I Like The Sunrise*
  • Sophisticated Lady
  • Brown Penny**
  • Blue Is The Night (How Blue Is The Night)

470806 same. Chester Crumpler*, Ray Nance** voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Flippant Flurry
  • It’s Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight*
  • Hollywood Hangover
  • Tulip Or Turnip**

470807 same. Chester Crumpler* voc.

  • Take The “A” Train (theme)
  • Lady Of The Lavender Mist (Too Weary To Worry)
  • H’ya Sue (Flirtation)
  • Azalea*
  • Caravan

Duke Ellington at Ciro’s. DEMS 58. – For more details cf. DEMS Bulletin 05/2-13, “NEW FINDS”. – The DEMS CDs are for members only.

47, late summer or fall. Radio Recorders, Hollywood. Harry Carney bs, ld, Billy Strayhorn p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d, plus three violins, viola, cello. Duke Ellington arr. (Coover Gazdar and Mercury have 49, spring. NYC. Lord has: New York, 1949). Brian Priestley in “Reissuing The Jazz Scene“: “probably done just before Duke signed with Columbia in August 1947.”

  • 2077-1 Sono
  • 2078-5 Frustration

Norman Granz: The Jazz Scene. 6 x 12″ 78s. Mercury (no number). Limited edition 1954. – Harry Carney: Rare Dates Without the Duke 1944/1949. Raretone 5011-FC. – The Complete Jazz Scene. 2 CD set. Verve 314521661-2.

  • 2077-? Sono (alt., previously unissued)

The Complete Jazz Scene. 2 CD set. Verve 314521661-2. 

Note: The Jazz Scene website has great photos by Gjon Mili: Oscar bowing, Oscar with Art Tatum, Oscar’s hand.

470814 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance°, Chester Crumpler voc*.

  • HCO-2531-1 Hy’A Sue
  • HCO-2532-1 Lady Of The Lavender Mist
  • HCO-2533-1 Women (They’ll Get You)°
  • Change My Ways*

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151.

  • HCO-2531-? Hy’A Sue
  • HCO-2531-? Hy’A Sue
  • HCO-2532-? Lady Of The Lavender Mist
  • HCO-2533-? Women (They’ll Get You)

Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

470831 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Ray Nance tp, v, voc*, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Kay Davis voc** . – For the complete concert s. The New DESOR 4718.

  • Blutopia
  • Overture To A Jam Session
  • The Mooche
  • Jumpin’ Punkins
  • Ring Dem Bells
  • Handy Medley:
    • Beale Street Blues
    • Memphis Blues
    • St. Louis Blues*
  • Golden Feather
  • Air Conditioned Jungle
  • Golden Cress
  • Diminuendo In Blue
  • Translucency
  • Crescendo In Blue

The Hollywood Bowl Concert. Vol. 1. Unique Jazz (It) 001 (LP). – Unique Jazz RKO1033 (CD).

  • Come Sunday
  • Light
  • The Blues
  • Emancipation Celebration
  • Dancers In Love (p, b, d only)
  • Frankie And Johnny
  • Metronome All Out
  • Take The “A” Train
  • Moon Mist
  • Jam-A-Ditty
  • The Beautiful Indians:
    • Minnehaha**
    • Hiawatha

The Hollywood Bowl Concert. Vol. 2. Unique Jazz (It) 003 (LP).

470901 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Al Hibbler voc*.

  • HCO-2596-1 It’s Monday Everyday*
  • HCO-2597-1 Golden Cress
  • HCO-2597-? Golden Cress (alt. take)
  • HCO-2598-1 Put Yourself In My Place, Baby°

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1946-1947. Classics 1151. – Alt. take on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

470929 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Dolores Parker°, Woody Herman voc*.

  • HCO-2598-2 Put Yourself In My Place°
  • HCO-2654-2 Cowboy Rhumba*
  • HCO-2655-1 The Wildest Gal In Town°
  • HCO-2656-1 I Fell And Broke My Heart*
  • HCO-2656-? I Fell And Broke My Heart* (alt. take)

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Alt. take on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

470930 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Al Hibbler°, Ray Nance voc*.

  • HCO-2658-1 Antidisestablishmentarianismist* (arr. by Gerald Wilson)
  • HCO-2658-? Antidisestablishmentarianismist* (alt. take)
  • HCO-2662-1 Don’t Be So Mean To Baby°

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Alt. take on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056. – The New DESOR has the alt. take of Antidisestablishmentarianismist on 470929.

47 (late) Johnny Hodges & His Orch. Johnny Hodges as, Taft Jordan tp, Lawrence Brown tb, Al Sears ts, Billy Strayhorn p, Oscar Pettiford b, Wilbur DeParis d. – [Coover Gazdar 47010 places this session under 4706]

  • Sr 1009 A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
  • Sr 1010 Frisky
  • Sr 1011 Long Horn Blues
  • Sr 1012 Far Away Blues

Originally on Sunrise 2005 & 2006. – Also on Prestige P 24103, on: Jazz Legacy 62: Johnny Hodges: Jumpin’. Vogue 500 112, and on: Johnny Hodges: The Complete 1941-1954 Small Group Sessions. Vol. I (1941-1950). Blue Moon BMCD 1028.

47 (late) Johnny Hodges & His Orch. Johnny Hodges as, Harold Baker tp, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, Billy Strayhorn p, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. – [Coover Gazdar 47010 places this session under 4706]

  • M 2032 Searsy’s Blues
  • M 2033 A Little Taste
  • M 2034 Let The Zoomers Drool
  • M 2035 Charlotte Russe (Lotus Blossom)

Originally on Mercer LP 1000. – Also on Prestige P 24103, on: Jazz Legacy 62: Johnny Hodges: Jumpin’. Vogue 500 112, and on: Johnny Hodges: The Complete 1941-1954 Small Group Sessions. Vol. I (1941-1950). Blue Moon BMCD 1028.

471001 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance voc*.

  • HCO-2663-1 It’s Mad, Mad, Mad
  • HCO-2664-1 You Gotta Crawl Before You Walk* (arr. by Gerald Wilson)
  • HCO-2664-? You Gotta Crawl Before You Walk* (alt. take)
  • HCO-2665-1 Change My Ways°
  • HCO-2665-? Change My Ways° (alt. take)

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Alt. takes on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

471002 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Ray Nance voc*.

  • HCO-2666-1 Kitty°*
  • HCO-2666-? Kitty°* (alt. take)
  • HCO-2668-2 Brown Penny

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Alt. take on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

471006 Los Angeles. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn° p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • HCO-2665-2 (Maybe I Should) Change My Ways°
  • HCO-2665-? (Maybe I Should) Change My Ways° (alt. take)
  • HCO-2767-1 Boogie Bop Blues
  • HCO-2767-? Boogie Bop Blues (alt. take)
  • HCO-2677-1 Sultry Serenade

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Boogie Bop Blues also on: Duke Ellington: Primping For The Prom. CBS 62 993.  – Alt. takes on: Duke Ellington Vol. 9: 1942-1947. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2056.

  • HCO-2677-(rehearsal take) Sultry Serenade
  • HCO-2677-(alt. take)          Sultry Serenade

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061.

4711 Detroit. Al Hibbler & Orchestra. Al Hibbler voc, Taft Jordan tp, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, Billy Strayhorn p, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. (Coover Gazdar 47020)

  • SU-2029 Trees
  • SU-2030 Lover, Come Back To Me

Sunrise 501. – Al Hibbler 1946-1949. Classics 1234.

  • SU-2031 Tonight I Shall Sleep

Sunrise 503. – Al Hibbler 1946-1949. Classics 1234.

471110 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • CO-38371-1 Stomp, Look And Listen
  • CO-38372-1 Air Conditioned Jungle (features Oscar Pettiford)
  • CO-38373-1 Three Cent Stomp

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Stomp, Look And Listen also on: Duke Ellington: Take The A Train. Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36732-2.

  • CO-38371-(alt. take) Stomp, Look And Listen
  • CO-38372-2 Air Conditioned Jungle (features Oscar Pettiford)

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061.

471111 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Dolores Parker voc*.

  • CO-38374-1 Progressive Gavotte
  • CO-38375-2 He Makes Me Believe He’s Mine*

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086. – Progressive Gavotte also on: Duke Ellington: Primping For The Prom. CBS 62 993.

  • CO-38374-(alt. take) Progressive Gavotte

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061.

471114 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. or Billy Strayhorn p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Dolores Parker voc*.

  • CO-38386-1B Take Love Easy*
  • CO-38387-1 I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
  • CO-38388-1 How High The Moon
  • CO-38389-1 Singin’ In The Rain

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947. Classics 1086.

  • CO-38386-1A Take Love Easy*
  • CO-38389-(alt. take) Singin’ In The Rain

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061. – The alternate version of Singin’ In The Rain has OP playing the melody.

471120 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Dud Bascomb, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Wilbur DeParis, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d. Al Hibbler°, Dolores Parker voc*.

  • CO-38398-1 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore°
  • CO-38399-1 Once Upon A Dream*
  • CO-38400-1 It’s Love I’m In°

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947-1948. Classics 1119.

  • CO-38399-(alt. take) Once Upon A Dream*

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061.

4711 (late) NYC (or Chicago?). Earl Hines and Orchestra. Scoops Carey cl, as, Earl Hines p, Clifton “Skeeter” Best g, Oscar Pettiford b, Rudy Taylor d. Add large orch. & Johnny Hartman voc on*. Walter Melrose producer.

  • 47S6016 Sweet Honey Babe
  • 47S6017 Midnight In New Orleans*

Earl Hines: The Chronological 1945-1947. Classics 1041.

471205 Cincinnati. Ivory Joe Hunter & His Band.  Harold Baker tp, Tyree Glenn tb, Russell Procope as, cl, Ivory Joe Hunter p, voc, Oscar Pettiford b, Sonny Greer d.

  • K 5292-1 Don’t Know – King 4275
  • K 5293-1 I Like It* – King 4255
  • K 5294-4 False Friend Blues – King 4424
  • K 5295 Don’t Fall In Love With Me* – King 4220
  • K 5296-2 Send Me Pretty Mama – King 4424
  • K 5297 What Did You Do To Me* – King 4232

The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter 1947. Classics Blues & Rhythm Series 5026. – Except  5295 & 5297 also on: Ivory Joe Hunter: Woo Wee! The King & Deluxe Acetate Series. Ace Records CDCHD 1092. – *also on: Ivory Joe Hunter: I Almost Lost My Mind. 1945-1950. Blues Collection 159992.

  • K 5298 Stop Rockin’ That Train – King 4443
  • K 5299 Siesta With Sonny – King 4220

The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter 1947-1950. Classics Blues & Rhythm Series 5049. – And on: Ivory Joe Hunter: Woo Wee! The King & Deluxe Acetate Series. Ace Records CDCHD 1092.

From Ace’s liner notes (by Tony Rounce): “After backing Ivory Joe, the Ellingtonians got a chance to work up their own head of steam with the vibrant session closer ‘Siesta With Sonny’ – which comprised one side of the first release from the session, where it was coupled with a pretty pop ballad, ‘Don’t Fall In Love With Me’ (King 4220). … ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ hit the R&B charts on 5 June 1948 and had a 13-week run with a #8 peak. Syd Nathan followed it up with the other ballad for the session, ‘What Did You Do To Me’ …, and King 4232 nicked two weeks of Top 10 chart time and a #9 chart peak. – The whole band was heard to much better effect on the third single from this session, the very groovy, very mellow ‘I Like It’ … but the buying public were not overwhelmed, and the track managed just one chart week and a #14 peak. Its follow up, a calypso-flavoured ‘Don’t Know’, … was reviewed favourably  by Billboard in January 1949″, but this time around there were not enough takers to give it any sort of chart placing. – The relative failure of these more uptempo tracks may have convinced Syd Nathan that he should promote Ivory Joe exclusively as a balladeer …”

471222 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Al Killian for Dud Bascomb; Alvin „Junior” Raglin, b, added.

  • CO-38591-1 I Could Get A Man

Duke Ellington & His Orch. Ray Nance violin, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown tb, Johnny Hodges as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin b, Sonny Greer d.

  • CO-38592-1 On A Turquise Cloud

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947-1948. Classics 1119, and on: Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1941-1951. Also on: Giants of Jazz 53057.

471224 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Shorty Baker, Al Killian, Ray Nance, Shelton Hemphill, Francis Williams tp, Tyree Glenn, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones tb, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope as, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford, Alvin “Junior” Raglin b, Sonny Greer d. Elayne Jones tympani. Al Hibbler voc*.

  • XCO-40789 I Like The Sunrise*
  • XCO-40790 Dance N° 1
  • XCO-40791 Dance N° 2
  • XCO-40792 Dance N° 3
  • XCO-40793 Dance N° 4
  • XCO-40794 Dance N° 5

The Chronological Duke Ellington & His Orch. 1947-1948. Classics 1119. Whole session also on: Duke Ellington; Liberian Suite / A Tone Parallel To Harlem (The Harlem Suite). CBS 62686.

  • XCO-40789-(alt. take) I Like The Sunrise*
  • XCO-40790-(alt. take) Dance N° 1
  • XCO-40792-(breakdown) Dance N° 3

Duke Ellington Vol. 10: 1947-1951. The Alternate Takes in Chronological Order. Neatwork RP 2061.

  • I Like The Sunrise

V-Disc 858. – Without vocal (vocal of AH was overdubbed for Columbia releases).

471226 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Al Killian, Francis Williams, Shelton Hemphill tp, Ray Nance tp, v, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn tb, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Russell Procope cl, as, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney b-cl, bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin b, Sonny Greer d.

  • Trumpets No End (Blue Skies)

Duke Ellington & His Orch.: Carnegie Hall Concert December 1947. Prestige 2PCD24075-2.

471227 NYC. Duke Ellington & His Orch. Harold Baker, Al Killian, Francis Williams, Shelton Hemphill tp, Ray Nance tp, v, Lawrence Brown, Claude Jones, Tyree Glenn tb, Jimmy Hamilton cl, ts, Russell Procope cl, as, Johnny Hodges as, Al Sears ts, Harry Carney b-cl, bs, D.E. p, Fred Guy g, Oscar Pettiford, Junior Raglin b, Sonny Greer d, Kay Davis, Al Hibbler voc, Billy Strayhorn arr.

  • The New Look (Snibor)
  • Blue Serge
  • Triple Play
  • Harlem Air Shaft
  • A Johnny Hodges Medley
  • Mella Brava
  • Kickapoo Joy Juice
  • On A Turquoise Cloud
  • Bakiff
  • Cotton Tail
  • Liberian Suite (I Like The Sunrise / Dances #1 to #5)
  • Theme Medley
  • Basso Profundo (Juke Bop Boogie)
  • New York City Blues
  • The Clothed Woman
  • Midriff – unissued
  • He Makes Me Believe – unissued
  • untitled piece by Billy Strayhorn, feat. fr-h, fl & p by three student musicians who had just been awarded Ellington scholarships to the Juillard School of Music – unissued
  • Stomp, Look And Glisten (sic) – unissued
  • Rockin’ In Rhythm – unissued
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street – unissued
  • It’s Monday Every Day – unissued
  • Lover Come Back To Me – unissued
  • Don’t Take Your Love From Me – unissued
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing – unissued
  • Medley – unissued
  • Tulip Or Turnip – unissued

Duke Ellington & His Orch.: Carnegie Hall Concert December 1947. Prestige 2PCD24075-2.

48 Oscar Pettiford Trio. The house trio at the Three Deuces, on 52nd Street, formerly the Plantation Club, with Erroll Garner and J.C. Heard. Eventually George Shearing replaced Erroll Garner. It was also presented as the All Star Trio or the Errol Garner Trio.

480415-480602 Three Deuces. Erroll Garner Trio. Erroll Garner p, Oscar Pettiford b, J. C. Heard d. The personnel is first mentioned in the New Yorker May 22, 1948. – All the Three Deuces activities were communicated by Leif Bo Petersen.

480603-480815 (Down Beat June 30, 1948: out 7/7). Three Deuces. All Star Trio. George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, J. C. Heard d. – Down Beat August 25: All Star Trio has left

480702-15 NYC, Royal Roost. All Stars: Red Rodney tp, Bill Harris tb, Lucky Thompson ts, Erroll Garner p, Oscar Pettiford b, Shelly Manne d. – Tadd Dameron Group: unknown tp, Kai Winding tb, Allen Eager ts, Tadd Dameron p, Curly Russell b, Max Roach d.

July (Friday) 2 – (Thursday) 15, 1948. Down Beat 28/7, 1948: The house that bop built, the Royal Roost, replaced its All Star combo with Charlie Ventura and his orchestra last week to remain a fortnight with options. The All-Stars – Erroll Garner, Shelly Manne, Oscar Pettiford, Bill Harris, Lucky Thompson, and Red Rodney – turned in a good, solid account of themselves during their two week stay, then packed up and went their various ways. Their program, augmented by the alternating attraction, Tadd Dameron, should have satisfied even the most exacting listener. While the Stars didn’t play as much bop as the Dameron group, they did turn out as a tasty variety of solos. There was little ensemble work, however. Kenny Hagood, former Gillespie vocalist, has moved in as a regular house emcee and featured singer, and does a commendable job in both categories. – Communicated by Leif Bo Petersen.

480816(?)-480908 Three Deuces. All Star Trio? George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, J. C. Heard d.

480909(?)-4810?? Three Deuces. Several groups are mentioned in Down Beat: Kai Winding? Red Rodney tp, Kai Winding tb, unknown p, Oscar Pettiford b, Max Roach d, Buddy Stewart voc. – Helen Humes and All Star Trio. Probably George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, Max Roach d. –George Shearing Trio. (same).

4810(?) Three Deuces. George Shearing Trio. George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, J. C. Heard d.

481028-481124 Three Deuces. George Shearing Trio? George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, Max Roach d.

481208(?)-481227 The Clique. George Shearing Trio. George Shearing p, Oscar Pettiford b, Kenny Clarke.

481223 Christmas Show at Three Deuces (more probably at the Clique?) , NYC. Personnel: Fats Navarro tp, Kai Winding tb, Lucky Thompson, Dexter Gordon ts, Milt Jackson vib, Bud Powell p, Oscar Pettiford b, Kenny Clarke d.

481228-490124. The Clique, NYC (soon afterwards it became Birdland): Oscar Pettiford All Stars, comprising Fats Navarro tp, Kai Winding tb, Lucky Thompson ts, Milt Jackson vib, Bud Powell p, Oscar Pettiford b and Kenny Clarke dr, played at the Clique from about December 28, 1948 until January 24, 1949. DOWN BEAT January 28, 1949: “Crowd Gives Enthusiastic Welcome To Extreme Bop By Pettiford All-Stars.”

Miles Davis officially joined the band January 5 after having left Parker (he played with Parker at the Roost until December 23, which was the night he ran screaming from the stand) (K. Vail: Miles’ Diary, 1996, p. 20), but he may have been sitting in the band before that date. The engagement seems to have been a rather chaotic one, because everybody in the band felt himself as a leader. The band eventually was fired because there was trouble with everybody coming back to the stand after breaks (M. Hennessey: Klook, 1990, pp. 75). The engagement is also mentioned by I. Gitler (Jazz Masters of the Forties, 1966, p.115). Here he refers to an incident where Bud Powell after a solo leaves the stand loudly applauding himself. – Marshall W. Stearns describes it in his book “The Story of Jazz” p. 223f.: “As late as 1948, OP was leading a bunch of ‘wigs’, i.e. frantic characters, at the Clique on Broadway (the band included Fats Navarro, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon, and Lucky Thompson). ‘While everybody was carving everybody and taking thirty-minute solos to prove it,’ recalls Lucky, ‘Pettiford kept on backing us up with his great bass.’ The band played forty-five minute sets while one or two members soloed and the rest walked off the stand. ‘Nobody bothered about the audience,’ says Pettiford sadly.” – “[Kenny Clarke:] ‘And that was the end of the dream band.’ Oscar and Kenny, however, remained at the Clique and they brought in George Shearing … As well as working at the club, the trio also had a daily 6 p.m. radio gig backing Sarah Vaughan.” Mike Hennessey: Klook p. 76.

490112 NYC The Three Riffs (Joel “Joe Seneca” McGhee, Edward Parton, Howard Green, vocals) w/ Oscar Pettiford Trio. – Lord: “Although Oscar Pettiford is indicated here in most discographies aural evidence suggests he may not be present.” We don’t agree.

  • 171 Pluto – You Dog!
  • 172 I’ll Be There

Released on Atlantic 871. – This addition came from Peter Grendysa, who also sent a scan of the label. Paul Benkimoun sent a dub of the music, after Tony Fournier, from www.vocalgroupharmony.com, had located a copy, and Marv Goldberg lent his copy.

490117 WPIX Studios, NYC. WPIX Jam Session. Miles Davis tp, Kai Winding tb, Buddy DeFranco cl, Lucky Thompson ts, Charlie Ventura ts, bs, Al Haig p, Oscar Pettiford b, Shelly Manne d. Mildred Bailey voc*. – Teddy Wilson Trio**.  (Cf. Coover Gazdar 49010)

  • The Squirrel
  • Fine And Dandy**
  • Anthropology
  • Body And Soul
  • Don’t Take Your Love From Me* (unissued)
  • There’ll Be Some Changes Made* (unissued)
  • How High The Moon

Miles Davis Nonet 1948 / Jam 1949. Royal Jazz (Denmark) RJD 514. – The Squirrel, Anthropology, How High The Moon also on Miles Davis: The Complete Live Recordings 1948-1955. United Archives UAR503.10

490128 Down Beat Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 6: “Pettiford Joining Herd Turns On Pay. – Hollywood. – If price terms can be reached, Oscar Pettiford will replace Chubby Jackson as bassist with the Woody Herman band, and not Eddie Safranski as previously reported elsewhere.” – P. 17 of the same issue of Down Beat has Herman’s band route: Paramount, Toledo, 1/27-30; Showboat, Milwaukee, 2/6-12; Hippodrome, Baltimore, 3/3-9; Adams, Newark, 3/17-23. – OP: “I got a chance to join Woody Herman and I was glad to give up being a leader, believe me.”

490131 Oscar Pettiford replaces Jimmy Stutz. – Pete Bainbridge made me aware of James A. Treichel’s book “Keeper of the Flame: Woody Herman and the Second Herd, 1947-1949.” Joyce 1978, with the itinary of the Herman band.

490206-12 Showboat, Milwaukee. Woody Herman & His Orch.

4902 to 07 Kansas City. Police raid an integrated after-hours jam session near the current site of Harling’s; most of the 200 partiers escape but bassist Oscar Pettiford, in town with the Woody Herman band, is arrested.

490220 Carnegie Hall, NYC. Woody Herman & His Orch. Concert. Down Beat says that the band sounded a little rough, but it played with spirit, especially Pettiford and Lamond. 

490226 Eddie Condon TV Show. Broadcast. NYC. Woody Herman & His Orch. Woody Herman (cl, ldr, voc);
Stan Fishelson, Bernie Glow, Marky Markowitz, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal tp, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson, Bart Varsalona, Bill Harris tb, Sam Marowitz as, Al Cohn, Stan Getz, Jimmy Giuffre ts, Serge Chaloff bs, Terry Gibbs vib, Lou Levy p, Oscar Pettiford b, Don Lamond d, Mary Ann McCall voc, *Teddy Hale tap dancer.

  • Keen & Peachy* 3:28
  • I Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long 3:55
  • Four Brothers* 4:07
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good 4:30
  • Bijou 3:13
  • Lemon Drop 6:25
  • Concerto for Cootie (add Cootie Williams tp) 3:20 (fades out)

Unissued. – Eddie Condon after Lemon Drop: “We’re boppin’ ourselves silly tonight.”

490304 CBS broadcast or private recording, Blue Note Radio, Chicago, IL. Woody Herman & His Orch. Same personnel as above.

  • Out of Nowhere 3:09
  • John’s Had The Number 1:23
  • Four Brothers 3:10
  • Don Delves In 4:10
  • Man, Don’t Be Ridiculous
  • Everywhere
  • Bijou
  • Summer Sequence, Parts I – III (R. Burns)
  • More Than You Know
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good
  • Lemon Drop

Don Delves In issued on Echo Jazz EJCD 17. Other titles unissued.

490303-09 Hippodrome, Baltimore. Woody Herman & His Orch.

490310 NYC. Serge Chaloff and the Herdsmen / Oscar Pettiford Orch. Oscar Pettiford b, Red Rodney tp, Earl Swope tb, Al Cohn ts, Serge Chaloff bs, Barbara Carroll p, Terry Gibbs vib, Denzil Best d, Shorty Rogers arr.

Futurama 3003; scan by Kees Hazevoet. – Esquire (E) 10-074.

Futurama 3004. – Uwe Weiler points out that on the original Futurama label OP is not listed as the composer of Chasin’ The Bass. Click on the links for Uwe Weiler’s photographs of the labels!

  • Chickasaw (Gibbs, Rogers)
  • Bop Scotch (Chaloff)
  • The Most (Cohn)
  • Chasin’ The Bass (Pettiford)

Serge Chaloff & The Herdsmen: The Most. Esquire EP 203. – The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet. Debut OJCCD-1926-2 (DLP-8). – Serge Chaloff & The Herdsmen. Mercer LP 1003. – First 3 tracks also on: Serge Chaloff Memorial. We The People Bop. Cool & Blue CD 102 (889850). – All four tunes are included in “The Complete Serge Chaloff Sessions” Mosaic 147.

490314 The Click, Philadelphia. NBC broadcast. Woody Herman & His Orch. (see Coover Gazdar 49050; Treichel p. 36)

[49, spring. Hollywood. Harry Carney s.: 47, late summer or fall (between 470807 & 470814).]

490317-23 Adams, Newark. Woody Herman & His Orch. – It was while he was with Woody Herman in 1949 that OP became interested in the cello. He first came upon a cello in a Newark, N.J., music store and sprung it unannounced on Herman during a stage show at the Adams Theater when it came time for his bass solo. Later, when he broke his arm playing softball with the Herman team in California, OP made use of the enforced inactivity to perfect his work on both instruments.

490423 (Treichel: 490424, The band opened at the Apollo Theater on April 23) Buddy DeFranco & His Orch. Bernie Glow, Jack Pupa, Jack Eagle, Paul Cohen tp, Ollie Wilson, Earls Swope, Bart Vasalona tb, Buddy DeFranco cl, Lee Konitz, Frank Sokolow as, Jarry Sanfino ts, Al Cohn ts, arr, Serge Chaloff bs, Gene DiNovi p, probably Tal Farlow g, Oscar Pettiford b, Irv Kluger d. Unknown tuba (?). George Russell, Manny Albam, Gerry Valentine arr.

  • 3768 The Boy Next Door (previously unreleased)
  • 3769 A Bird In Igor’s Yard
  • 3770 This Time The Dream’s On Me
  • 3771 Untitled Original (unissued)

3769 & 3770 on: Crosscurrents: Lennie Tristano / Buddy DeFranco. Capitol LP M-11060 (Capitol Jazz Classics Col. 14). – Paul Haynes found releases on CD, but they “are hard to come by: A Bird In Igor’s Yard is available on the Capitol 50th Anniversary Jazz Box CD Capitol-98931 and This Time The Dream’s On Me is available on The Swinging Big Bands: The Myths on CD Golden-Sounds-927.” – Frank Oliver Hellmann informs me that the first three titles including the previosly unreleased The Boy Next Door are on: “Coolin’ off at Capitol”. Capitol TOCJ-5628 (Japan). Pete Bainbridge found these titles on Hep CD 77, too. It is called “Buddy DeFranco -1949-52. The studio performances by orchestra and quintet.”

490526 Chicago. Woody Herman & His Orch. – Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Ernie Royal, Charlie Walp tp, Shorty Rogers tp, arr, Bill Harris, Earl Swope, Ollie Wilson tb, Bart Varsalona b-tb, Woody Herman cl, as, voc, Sam Marowitz as, Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt, Jimmy Giuffre ts, Serge Chaloff bs, Terry Gibbs vib, Lou Levy p, Oscar Pettiford b, Shelly Manne d, Mary Ann McCall voc. Ralph Burns arr.

  • 3794-4 The Crickets (WH, MAM-vcl) (RB-arr)
  • 3795-1 More Moon (SR-arr)

Mosaic: The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman: CD 7-98453-2.- Also on: Woody Herman complete 1948-1950 capitol sessions. – (see Coover Gazdar 49070)

Note from the Mosaic set: “Some discographies list matrix 3795 with a take 2. However, take 1 is the master and appears as such on the 78. The credits to Capitol album H/T 324 lists this session as being in New York City with both Bob Swift and Bart Varsalona present and with Serge Chaloff absent. However, research and aural evidence bears out the session as listed above.”

James A. Treichel, Keeper of the Flame, says that Shorty Rogers arranged Crickets.

490702 Mutual broadcast “Excursions in Modern Music” from Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, CA. Woody Herman & His Orch. Announcer: Tom Reddy. 

  • Blue Flame – Opening Introductions
  • Lemon Drop
  • Laura (Woody Herman voc)
  • Everywhere

The California Concerts 1949 with Woody Herman and the Second Herd plus Nat King Cole and his Trio. Encore ECD 7002.

  • More Moon
  • I Got It Bad (Mary Ann McCall voc)
  • I Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long (Woody Herman voc)
  • Everywhere
  • That’s Right

Woody Herman and his Orchestra -1949. The California Concerts. Artistry 109 (LP). 

The complete broadcast:

  • Blue Flame – Opening Introductions
  • Lemon Drop
  • Laura (Woody Herman voc)
  • More Moon
  • I Got It Bad (Mary Ann McCall voc)
  • Four Brothers*
  • Terry And The Pirates (incomplete)*
  • The Man I Love (Mary Ann McCall voc)*
  • I Ain’t Gonna Wait Too Long (Woody Herman voc)
  • Everywhere
  • That’s Right
  • Blue Flame

* Unissued.

[4907 (first half) Mutual Network Broadcast from Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, CA. Woody Herman & His Orch. Ernie Royal, Al Porcino, Stan Fishelson, Shorty Rogers, Charlie Walp tp, Earl Swope, Bill Harris, Ollie Wilson, Bart Varsalona tb, Woody Herman cl, Sam Marowitz as, Gene Ammons, Buddy Savitt, Jimmy Giuffre ts, Serge Chaloff bs, Terry Gibbs vib, Lou Levy p, Oscar Pettiford b, Shelly Manne d, Mary Ann McCall voc*.

  • Lollypop
  • I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good*
  • Four Brothers
  • Early Autumn
  • That’s Right

Soloists from the Charlie Barnet Orch. added:

  • More Moon

One Night Stand with the Battle of the Bands. Charlie Barnet vs. Woody Herman. Joyce LP-1012 (says: 490730). – The broadcasts from the Rendezvous Ballroom were part of Mutual’s series “Excursions in Modern Music”. They ran during July 1949. The last evening 490723 did not have OP. Tom Reddy is the Mutual announcer. Cf. Coover Gazdar 49091ff. He lists broadcasts on 490702, 490709, and 490716; but cf. 490714. – Maybe this belongs to 490702 (cf. Lord H-5056-5).]

490706 Film shot for Universal International, Los Angeles.  HERMAN’S HERD (short film; runtime: 15 min); Will Cowan, director. Woody Herman & His Orch. Stan Fishelson, Al Porcino, Charlie Walp, Shorty Rogers, Ernie Royal tp, Ollie Wilson, Bill Harris, Earl Swope tb, Bart Varsalona b-tb, Woody Herman cl, voc, Sam Marowitz as, Gene Ammons, Jimmy Giuffre, Buddy Savitt ts, Serge Chaloff bs, Lou Levy p, Terry Gibbs vib, Oscar Pettiford b, Shelly Manne d. Patricia Lynn, The Mello-Larks, Margaret Brown, Peggy Castle. – Note: Only white players are shown on camera; black players are replaced by sideliners.

  • Jamaica Rhumba
  • (Female Tap Dancer)
  • I’ve Got News For You
  • It’s A Great Day For The Irish
  • Lollipop
  • Skip To My Lou
  • Keen And Peachy

Cf. Library of Congress. Jazz on the Screen, and IMDb.

490714 Hollywood. Woody Herman & His Orch. (see Coover Gazdar 49080). – Mosaic: The Complete Capitol Recordings of Woody Herman: Joe Mondragon (b) replaces Oscar Pettiford. James E. Treichel and C. Gazdar do not agree (s. below: 490717-19).

  • 4666-2 Detour Ahead (MAM-vcl) (JG-arr) 837, F837,
  • 4667-3 Jamaica Rhumba (MAM-vcl) (SR-arr) 57-720, F720
  • 4668-2 Not Really The Blues (JM-arr) 837, F837, T324, M-11034

all titles issued on Mosaic CD 7-98453-2.

  • 4669-1 The Great Lie 
  • 4673-3 Tenderly
  • 4679-3 Rhapsody In Wood

Woody Herman: Four Brothers. Giants of Jazz CD 53368. – CD and Coover Gazdar say that OP plays; Coover Gazdar does not mention Tenderly & Rhapsody. – Mosaic has: 490720: 4673-3 Tenderly; 490721: 4680-1 The Great Lie, 4679-3 Rhapsody In Wood. We can assume that the dates of the Giants of Jazz CD for Tenderly and Rhapsody In Wood are wrong. But there is still a problem: Lord’s & Coover Gazdar’s The Great Lie has matrix no. 4669, Mosaic’s The Great Lie has matrix no. 4680. Mosaic does not list a matrix no. 4669 at all.

490716 Mutual broadcast “Excursions in Modern Music” from Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, CA. Woody Herman & His Orch. Announcer: Tom Reddy. 

  • The Goof And I
  • I Only Have Eyes For You 
  • Apple Honey 
  • You’ve Got A Date With The Blues
  • Tiny’s Blues
  • Early Autumn
  • Lollypop
  • Man, Don’t Be Ridiculous

Early Autumn on The California Concerts. Artistry 109 (LP). Other titles unissued. 

490717 Rendezvous Ballroom, Balboa, CA. Band closes.

490719 C. Gazdar: OP was replaced by JM on 19th July 49. – James E. Treichel entry: July 20 — Los Angeles — RECORDING: “Joe Mondragon (b) replaces Oscar Pettiford.” The band played the Rendezvous Ballroom at Balboa till July 17. – So OP broke his arm in a softball game between 490718 and 19. – OP: “I was stuck out in California for the rest of the year, waiting for it to heal. Woody was great; he paid my hospital expenses.”

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