THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
03/2 August-November 2003

FOUNDER: BENNY AASLAND
HONORARY MEMBER: FATHER JOHN GARCIA GENSEL
EDITOR: SJEF HOEFSMIT
ASSISTED BY: ROGER BOYES

Voort 18b, Meerle, Belgium
Telephone: +32 3 315 75 83
Email: dems@skynet.be



Part 4. NEW RELEASES AND RE-RELEASES


Six important re-releases with bonuses!
03/2 DEMS 21/1

Michael Brooks and Michael Cuscuna have produced the following six CDs for Columbia. We are very grateful to Michael Cuscuna for sending us the details and we are happy to hear that Patricia Willard is writing the liner notes. DEMS


Columbia CK 87041
Blues in Orbit
03/2 DEMS 21/2


1. Three J's Blues                 2Dec59  CO 64441-6
2. Smada                           3Dec59  CO 64447-7
3. Pie Eye's Blues                 2Dec59  CO 64443-4
4. Sweet and Pungent               2Dec59  CO 64446-3
5. C-Jam Blues                     2Dec59  CO 64444-3
6. In a Mellow Tone                3Dec59  CO 64449-4
7. Blues in Blueprint              3Dec59  CO 64448-8
8. The Swingers Get the Blues Too  3Dec59  CO 64450-3
9. The Swinger's Jump              3Dec59  CO 64451-7
10. Blues in Orbit                 12Feb58 RHCO 40626-6
11. Villes Ville Is the Place, Man 25Feb59 CO 62260-3

Bonus tracks:
12. Track 360                      4Feb58  RHCO 40625-16
13. Sentimental Lady               2Dec59  CO 64445-2
14. Brown Penny                    2Dec59  CO 64442-2
15. Pie Eye's Blues                2Dec59  CO 64443-2
16. Sweet and Pungent              2Dec59  CO 64446-2
17. The Swinger's Jump             3Dec59  CO 64451-6
18. Blues in Orbit                 12Feb58 RHCO 40626-2
19. Track 360                      4Feb58  RHCO 40625-15

#1-11 issued as "Blues in Orbit" (Columbia CS 8241)
#12 issued on "Listening in Depth" (Columbia SF-1)
#13-17 issued on "Duke 56/62 - Volume 2" (French CBS 88654)
#18 issued on "Blues in Orbit" (Columbia/Legacy CK 65566)
#19 issued on "The Collector's Ellington" (Franklin Mint 4002)

Note by Michael Cuscuna: The liner-notes of CBS 88654 are mistaken. The alternate of Sweet and Pungent on track 16 is take -2 and not take -6. I remixed everything from the original session tapes. There is no take -6.

The release is scheduled for January 2004.


Columbia CK 87042
Piano in the Foreground
03/2 DEMS 21/3


1. Can't Get Started               1Mar61  RHCO70019-1
2. Cong-Go                         1Mar61  RHCO70021-1
3. Body and Soul                   1Mar61  RHCO70020-4
4. Blues for Jerry                 1Mar61  RHCO70022-2
5. Fontainebleau Forest            1Mar61  RHCO70023-1
6. Summertime                      1Mar61  RHCO70024-1
7. It's Bad To Be Forgotten        1Mar61  RHCO70025-2
8. A Hundred Dreams Ago            1Mar61  RHCO70026-1
9. So                              1Mar61  RHCO70018-2
10. Searching (Pleading for Love)  1Mar61  RHCO70027-7
11. Springtime in Africa           1Mar61  RHCO70028-2

Bonus tracks:
12. Lotus Blossom                  2Mar61
13. All the Things You Are         10oct57  CO59938
14. All the Things You Are         10oct57  CO59938
15. Piano Improvisation No. 2      20Mar57  CO57338-4
16. Piano Improvisation No. 3      20Mar57  CO57338-5
17. Piano Improvisation No. 4      20Mar57  CO57338-6
18. Piano Improvisation No. 1      20Mar57  CO57338-2

#1-11 issued as "Piano in the Foreground" (Columbia CS 8829)
#13-14 issued on "Duke 56/62 Volume 1" (French CBS 88653)
#12 issued on "Duke 56/62 Volume 2" (French CBS 88654)
#15-17 issued as "Improvisation in Three Parts" on "The World of Duke Ellington - Vol. 3" (Columbia CG 33961)
#18 issued on "Duke 56/62 Volume 1" (French CBS 88653)

The release is scheduled for January 2004.


Columbia CK 87043
Masterpieces by Ellington
03/2 DEMS 21/4


1. Mood Indigo                     18/19Dec50  CO44750
2. Sophisticated Lady              18/19Dec50  CO44751
3. The Tattooed Bride              18/19Dec50  CO44749
4. Solitude                        18/19Dec50  CO44752

Bonus tracks:
5. Vagabonds                       11Dec51     CO47271-6
6. Smada                           7Aug51      CO47020-1
7. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note  7Aug51      CO47021-1

#1-4 issued as "Masterpieces by Ellington" (Col. Masterworks ML 4418)
#5 issued on "The Collector's Ellington" (Franklin Mint FM 4002)
#6 issued on OKeh single 6911
#7 issued on Columbia single 39942.

The release is scheduled for October 2003.


Columbia CK 87044
Festival Session
03/2 DEMS 21/5


1. Perdido                            8Sep59  CO63512
2. Copout Extension                   8Sep59  CO63509
3. Duael Fuel Part I                  8Sep59  CO63502
4. Duael Fuel Part II                 8Sep59  CO63503
5. Duael Fuel Part III                8Sep59  CO63504
6. Idiom '59 Part I (Vapor)           8Sep59  CO63505
7. Idiom '59 Part II                  8Sep59  CO63506
8. Idiom '59 Part III                 8Sep59  CO63507
9. Things Ain't What They Used To Be  8Sep59  CO63510
10. Launching Pad                     8Sep59  CO63508

Bonus tracks:
11. V.I.P. Boogie                     8Sep59  CO63511
12. Jam with Sam                      8Sep59  CO63511

#1-10 issued as "Festival Session" (Columbia CS 8200)
#11-12 previously unissued.

Note by Michael Cuscuna: Jimmy Woode missed the start of this session. On "Duael Fuel", Quentin Jackson left his trombone chair to play bass. A call was placed to Joe Benjamin who plays on the first movement of "Idiom '59 Part I". After that take, Woode arrived and played the rest of the session. The last minute of Jimmy Johnson's solo on "Duael Fuel, Part III" was edited out of the original LP; it is restored here. When only one drummer is playing, it is Sam Woodyard. The release is scheduled for October 2003.


Columbia CK 87066
Ellington Uptown
03/2 DEMS 22/1


1. Skin Deep                       29Feb52  CO48377
2. The Mooche                      1Jul52   CO48344
3. Take the "A" Train              30Jun52  CO48343
4. Harlem                          7Dec51   CO50717
5. Perdido                         1Jul52   CO48345

     "The Controversial Suite"
6. Before My Time                  11Dec51  CO47269-3
7. Later                           11Dec51  CO47269-3

     "The Liberian Suite"
8. I Like the Sunrise              24Dec47  XCO40789
9. Dance No. 1                     24Dec47  XCO40790
10. Dance No. 2                    24Dec47  XCO40791
11. Dance No. 3                    24Dec47  XCO40792
12. Dance No. 4                    24Dec47  XCO40793
13. Dance No. 5                    24Dec47  XCO40794

This album was issued on three occasions, each time with slightly different content.

"Ellington Uptown" (ML 4639) contained tracks 1 through 5. "HiFi Ellington Uptown" (CL 830) omitted Harlem and put "The Controversial Suite" in its place. "Duke Ellington" (CL 848) only contained tracks 4 and 8 through 13; Harlem and "The Liberian Suite".

See for the correct date of Skin Deep: George Avakian in DEMS 00/3-11. George gave as date 28Feb52. His story is right, but the recording was made the day after the performance, also in Fresno. Patricia Willard has investigated the whole matter and she will unveil all the details in her liner-notes. Believe me, it is a very interesting story! She allowed me to set the record straight as far as the date is concerned in order to prevent unnecessary discographical confusion.

Take the "A" Train had first as matrix-number CO47485. After it was bought by Columbia it received control number CO48343

Note by Michael Cuscuna: The actual 16" acetate for I Like the Sunrise is dated 19May47 with a notation that the vocal is to be overdubbed later. I know it's very strange. Maybe I should just leave the whole thing as 24Dec47.

The release is scheduled for October 2003.


Columbia CK 87107
Piano in the Background
03/2 DEMS 22/2


1. Happy Go Lucky Local             30Jun60  RHCO 46715-2
2. What Am I Here For?              29Jun60  RHCO 46711-2
3. Kinda Dukish & Rockin' in Rhythm 20Jun60  RHCO 46681-1
4. Perdido                          31May60  RHCO 46663-7
5. I'm Beginning To See the Light   31May60  RHCO 46662-6
6. Midriff                          28Jun60  RHCO 46707-5
7. It Don't Mean a Thing            2Jun60   RHCO 46673-3
8. Main Stem                        22Jun60  RHCO 46689-4
9. Take the "A" Train               28Jun60  RHCO 46708-1

Bonus tracks:
10. Lullaby of Birdland             20Jun60  RHCO 46676-5
11. The Wailer                      30Jun60  RHCO 46713-5
12. Dreamy Sort of Thing            20Jun60  RHCO 46677-5
13. Lullaby of Birdland             20Jun60  RHCO 46676-4
14. Harlem Air Shaft                3Mar61   RHCO 70044-6

#1-9 issued on "Piano in the Background" (Columbia CS 8346)
#10-13 issued on "Duke 56/62 - Volume 2" (French CBS 88654)
#14 previously unissued.

The release is expected for January 2004.


RCA Victor 1940-1942
03/2 DEMS 22/3

See DEMS 03/1-14/1

Since Brian Priestley has sent us his listing of titles, this 3 CD set has hit the market. We know now the label title and number:


RCA-Bluebird 82876-50857-2
"Never No Lament"
03/2 DEMS 22/4

The list of selections is slightly different. Disc 1 has now 25 selections instead of 23. Track 24 is Flaming Sword and track 25 is Warm Valley. These two selections were mentioned in our list as tracks 1 and 2 of CD 2.

Disc 2 has now Across the Track Blues on track 1 and Sophisticated Lady on track 18. On our earlier listing were some errors in the track numbers. (There were two tracks # 24 and two tracks # 25, as some readers have noticed). These are the definitive tracks numbers and titles on CD 2:


1oct40
16. Pitter Panther Patter          master take -2      9.8
17. Body and Soul                  master take -3      9.11
18. Sophisticated Lady             master take -2      9.13
19. Mr. J. B. Blues                master take -1      9.14

6Mar40
20. Ko-Ko                          alternate take -1   8.3

4May40
21. Bojangles                      alternate take -1   8.10

24Jul40
22. Sepia Panorama                 alternate take -2   9.2

15Feb41
23. Jumpin' Punkins                alternate take -1   11.9

2Jul41
24. Jump for Joy                   alternate take -2   12.6

This means that Chelsea Bridge and Perdido (on our previous listing at the end of CD 2) are actually not included in this set. CD 3 has one track more than what we mentioned in our listing. It looks now like this:


28Jul42
23. Hayfoot, Strawfoot             master take -1      13.18
24. Sentimental Lady               take -1             13.20
25. A Slip of the Lip                                  13.22
26. Sherman Shuffle                                    13.23

DEMS


24-CD Limited Edition Boxed Set
03/2 DEMS 22/5

See DEMS 99/4-21 where Richard Ehrenzeller wrote:

"If you are waiting for the release of the sub-boxes of this set, you will have to wait until this winter." As far as I am aware, only the following sets are released:

A) Two anthologies

"Highlights from the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition" RCA Victor 09026 63672 2 [3CD set] (DEMS 00/2-15/1)

"The Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition" RCA Victor 09026 63459 2 [1 CD] (DEMS 00/2-16/3)

B) One Sub-box

"The Complete Mid-Forties Recordings" RCA-Victor 09026 63394 2, [3 CD set] containing the CDs #14, #15 and #16 from the 24 CD set

C) The recent "Never No Lament" RCA-Victor 82876-50857, [3 CD set] (DEMS 03/1-14/1 and 03/2-22/3) seems to be closer to a re-issue of "The Webster - Blanton Band" RCA-Bluebird 74321 13181 2 [3 CD set] (DEMS 87/3-5; 88/3-6; 89/1-16; 89/4-4; 96/2-4; 97/2-25; 97/4-10; 00/2-5/1) plus 4 Ellington-Blanton duets (CD 2, 16-19) and 5 alternate takes (CD 2, 20-24), rather than a sub- box as claimed. Lance Travis


Duke Ellington Treasury Shows, Vol. 7 Storyville Records DETS 903 9007
03/2 DEMS 23/1

See DEMS 02/2-30

I have now played the Ellington, Vol. 7 discs. The original sound of Jack Towers's nice transfers has been ruined by the added reverb. Carl Hällström

Tracks 16 thru 21 on CD 2 are puzzling me. They are said to be from 7oct45 but I cannot find them in any discography. I cannot find the combination of tunes on any other date. Or have I missed something? Bo Haufman

I just received the above double CD. The sound is "OK", but there are some problems and corrections. This is what I have found:

1. Disc 1 contains the bc from 30Jun45 and is filled out with a bc from the "Zanzibar" of 11oct45; they are both confirmed in the New DESOR.

Disc 2 contains the bc from 7Jul45 and is filled out with another bc from the "Zanzibar "dated 7oct45. The latter is clearly wrong, that bc was on DETS vol. 2.

The titles listed are in this order: 1. theme Take the "A" Train; 2. Fancy Dan; 3. Walking With My Honey; 4. Go Away Blues; 5. Homesick That's All; 6. I'd Do It All Over Again.

The only bc that those titles were on was originally listed as "Sep45" which was later found to be from another Zanzibar bc of 24oct45 for NBC see DEMS Comments on Timner p16, entry 80 - Sep 1945.

[This page belonged to a supplement of Bulletin 98/4.]

Note that the sequence on Disc 2 is different than shown at DESOR 4583, Fancy Dan is listed in DESOR as the last selection of this group, whereas it comes right after the theme, but to my ears the announcer's intros clearly set the sequence as shown on the disc.

2. The personnel listing on page 3 of the notes seems fine for the Jun/Jul bcs, but erroneously lists Ray Nance on the Oct bcs, according to Timner & DESOR, he wasn't there.

3. The notes have many spelling errors, as earlier noted, particularly in Jerry's bio notes on the last page I counted 10 of 13 lines had mistakes, including his name!

4. There are errors in the notes themselves; on page 7 when he is discussing the history of Mood To Be Wooed; it is stated that "there are no commercial recordings of", other than listed. The title was recorded by RCA on 4Jan45 and issued as a 78 rpm. In addition, it is stated in the notes on page 8 that the "Perfume Suite" was issued on V-Disc from the DETS bc of 7Apr45 as found on Vol. 2 of the series. DEMS at 03/1-17 has set out that it was in fact the 7Jul45 bc that was used for V-Disc.

Bill Morton

1. There were apparently two bcs on 7oct45. One partly used for the AFRS bc "Magic Carpet # 131 and one used for the AFRS bc "One Night Stand" # 764. The ONS bc has been considered to be from 24oct45, but this was found to be the date of processing, not the date of recording. See DEMS 02/2-6/2. From this same bc two selections were released long ago on LP Joyce 1071 and recently on DETS 903.9005. See DEMS 02/1-19/2. Six selections are on DETS 903.9007 and two selections are still unissued.

2. Indeed, Ray Nancy wasn't there. Taft Jordan played the solo in Take the "A" Train.

SH

Storyville has just released the 7th double CD set of the DETS Treasury Series. As many of you may already know, I am the producer of this series and I'm responsible in overseeing these productions. Part of this covers the proof reading and OK of the notes and other information found in the CD booklet. Unfortunately, the final draft of the booklet was never sent to me for proof reading and approval. As a result, for those of you who purchase this CD, you will find the band personnel for Jun/Jul and Oct45 REVERSED.

I apologize for this Storyville mistake. At least I know that the music contained on the two CDs will bring most of you great pleasure. Jerry Valburn

I have checked the personnel listings (a) and (b) in this booklet and find them, not reversed, but IDENTICAL, or have I missed something? I also would like to point out that Björn Almstedt isn't doing the additional sound restorations for this series any more. Unaccredited he worked on the first 4 sets. Carl Hällström


Pure Platinum 18242 2 CD set (2001)
Duke Ellington
03/2 DEMS 23/2

This double CD is mentioned in Jerry Valburn's column in DEMS 01/3-30, but I need your help to identify the titles. There are many errors in the liner- notes: as Jerry mentioned: track 8 of CD 1 is not Taffy Twist (written by Edesma - sic!) but Blutopia. Track 9 has the same Blutopia, but now it is missing a couple of bars at the beginning, which makes it 10 seconds shorter. Arlen and Koehler are mentioned as composers of Rockin' in Rhythm. Track 10 on CD 1, How High the Moon and track 11 on CD 2, Just Squeeze Me seem to be of a later vintage than the rest of the selections. The sound is rather "boxy"; that is to say, the room ambience is much akin to that of an enclosed, medium-sized night-club. How High the Moon sounds like Paul Gonsalves soloing and Louie Bellson on drums. Lloyd Mair

Here are the correct titles, recording dates and take numbers. You are right. How High the Moon and Just Squeeze Me are from Birdland 20Nov52, copied from Jazz Unlimited JUCD 2036 (see DEMS 94/3-3). All the other selections are World Transcriptions, copied from the Circle CDs (DEMS 97/4- 15). SH


CD 1 (#18222; 45:22)
1. A Slip of the Lip -2                   9       Nov43
2. Sentimental Lady -2                   8        Nov43
3. I'm Beginning To See the Light -2        2     Jan45
4. Don't You Know I Care? -1                 3    Jan45
5. Blue Skies -1                         8        Nov43
6. Rockin' in Rhythm -1                  8        Nov43
7. Things Ain't What They Used To Be      9       Nov43
8. Blutopia -1                               3    Jan45
9. Blutopia -1                               3    Jan45
10. How High the Moon                             20Nov52
11. Midriff -1                              2     Jan45
12. Passion Flower -3                         7   Aug45

CD 2 (#18322; 36:22)
1. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me -3   8        Nov43
2. Main Stem -3                           9       Nov43
3. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues -1      3    Jan45
4. Ain't Misbehavin'                      9       Nov43
5. Johnny Come Lately -1                   1      Dec43
6. Three Cent Stomp -3                    9       Nov43
7. Jack the Bear                           1      Dec43
8. Honeysuckle Rose                        1      Dec43
9. I Wonder Why -2                        9       Nov43
10. Every Hour on the Hour -2                 7   Aug45
11. Just Squeeze Me                               20Nov52
12. Hop, Skip, Jump                      8        Nov43


Neatwork RP 2061
Duke Ellington Vol 10 1947-1951
Alternate takes in chronological order
03/2 DEMS 24/1

The tenth CD in the Neatwork series covers the same period as Classics 1086, 1119, 1191, 1217, 1258 and 1282. None of these releases were mentioned in DEMS Bulletin, which is why we will also mention the original takes on the Classics CDs between { }.

We only checked the personnel listings of Neatwork. This CD will be especially welcomed by those who have not been able to find the Up to Date LPs, released more than 20 years ago.

It may take a while before Neatwork Vol 11 will hit the market. With Classics 1282, we arrived at the most recently released CD in the Classics series.

1086.

6oct47, Sultry Serenade (1st and 2nd take, rehearsal and alternate, no take numbers assigned, UtD 2004 A4&5, 47,27e&f) {on Classics is 3rd take, assigned -1, 4727g}

10Nov47, Billy Strayhorn is on the piano. Stomp, Look and Listen (1st take, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 A2&4, 4728a) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 4728b} Air Conditioned Jungle (2nd take, no take number assigned, not from V-Disc 833, but the same as UtD 2003 A3, 4728d) {on Classics is 1st take, assigned -1, 4728c}

11Nov47, Progressive Gavotte (4th take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 A5 and CD Columbia C3K 65841, 4729d) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 4729b}

14Nov47, Take Love Easy (2nd take, no take number assigned, we cannot confirm take number -1A, UtD 2003 A6, 4730b) {on Classics is 4th take, assigned -1, we cannot confirm take number -1B, 4730d} Singin' in the Rain (1st take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 A7, 4730g) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 4730h}

Still missing:

10Nov47, Air Conditioned Jungle, 5th take, assigned -2, released on V-Disc 833, 4728g (take -2 is not released on FDC 1023!) Three Cent Stomp, 1st take, alternate, no take number assigned, released on CD Columbia C3K 65841, 4728xa, see DEMS 00/1-16/1.

11Nov47, Progressive Gavotte, 1st take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, released on FDC 1023, see DEMS 81/2-6.

1119.

20Nov47, Once Upon a Dream (2nd take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 A8, 4732f) {on Classics is 4th take, assigned -1, 4732h}

24Dec47, Elaine Jones did not participate in the recording session. She appeared in Carnegie Hall two and three days later. I Like the Sunrise (alternate vocal dub by Al Hibbler on the only instrumental pre-recording, no take number assigned, initially unissued, UtD 2005 A2 and CD Col. C3K 65841, 4735b) {on Classics is first the same instrumental pre-recording, followed by the initially released version with another vocal dub by Al Hibbler, no take number assigned, 4735a} Liberian Suite, Dance No. 1 (alternate, no take number assigned, UtD 2005 A3, 4735e) {on Classics is the original take, 4735d} Liberian Suite, Dance No. 3 (rehearsal, no take number assigned, UtD 2005 A5, 4735g) {on Classics is the original take, 4735h}

30Dec47, A Woman and a Man (2nd take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 B1, 4739b) {on Classics is 4th take, assigned -1, 4739d} Lawrence Brown also played in the next selections. The Clothed Woman (1st take, rehearsal, no take number assigned, complete on UtD 2003 B2, 4739e) {on Classics is 3rd take, assigned -1, 4739g} Al Killian did not join for the following selection. New York City Blues (2nd take, assigned -2, UtD 2003 B3, 4739i) {on Classics is 1st take, assigned -1, 4739h on Classics is also Let's Go Blues. It has matrix number Co 119017. When it was recorded, it was not intended to be released; when it was, it received a number corresponding with the time of that decision.}

Still missing:

6Dec47, Mood Indigo, released on CD VJC-1011-2.

26/27Dec, Several selections of two Carnegie Hall concerts, released on Prestige LPs and CDs 24075.

6Nov48, Five selections of the NBC broadcast from Schenectady, released on LP Kings of Jazz 20034

13Nov48, Several selections of the Carnegie Hall concert, released on CDs VJC-1024/25. {on Classics is only released The Tattooed Bride from the Carnegie Hall concert}

22Nov48, Eight selections of the CBS broadcast from Philadelphia, released on LP Raretone 5000.

23Nov48, Three selections of the NBC broadcast from Philadelphia, released on LP Raretone 5000.

24Nov48, Two selections of the NBC broadcast from Philadelphia, released on LP Raretone 5003.

26Nov48, Three selections of the NBC broadcast from Philadelphia, released on LP Raretone 5003.

27Nov48, Three selections of the NBC broadcast from Philadelphia, released on LP Raretone 5003.

10Dec48, Several selections of the concert at Cornell University, released on CD Jazz Heritage 523762.

Dec48? Five selections of the AFRS radio transcription for "Here's to Veterans", released on LP Raretone 5003.

1191.

1Sep49, Creole Love Call (1st take, no take number assigned, not from Columbia DZ 725, but the same as UtD 2003 B4, 4915d) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 4915e} The Greatest There Is (1st take, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 B5, 4915g) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 4915h) Snibor (1st take, no take number assigned, UtD B6, 4915i) {on Classics is 2nd take, no take number assigned, 4915j}

22Dec49, On the Sunny Side of the Street (1st take, rehearsal, UtD 2003 B7, 4920g) On the Sunny Side of the Street (2nd take, no take number assigned, UtD 2003 B8, 4920h) {on Classics is 4th take, assigned -1, 4920j} Billy Strayhorn (celeste) out for the next selection. B-Sharp Boston (2nd take , no take number assigned, UtD 2004 A6, 4920l) {on Classics is 1st take, assigned - 1, 4920k}

13Sep50, {The matrix number 4007 is from Oscalypso and not from Untitled Blues. Georges Debroe gave the matrix number M4004 in his auction catalogue of 31Dec81, p17}

Still missing:

Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 5 selections on LPs Ozone 12 and Marlor Productions Ottawa'90.

6Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 7 selections on LPs Ozone 12.

Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 5 selections on LP Raretone 5004.

9Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 1 selection on LP Marlor Productions Ottawa'90.

10Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 5 selections on LP Raretone 5004.

Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 1 selection on LP Swing Treasury 109 and 2 selections on LP Marlor Productions Ottawa'90.

Feb49, Hollywood Empire, 2 selections on LP Marlor Productions Ottawa'90.

16Feb49, Soundtrack Universal short "Symphony in Swing".

31Aug49, The Click, 8selections on LP Raretone 5005.

1Sep49, Creole Love Call, 3rd take, assigned -2, released on Co DZ-725 and French LP CBS 88128, 4915f.

2Sep49, The Click, 6 selections on LP Raretone 5005.

3Sep49, The Click 4selections on LP Rarities 22 and 3 selections on LP Raretone 5005.

Jan50, Detroit, hotel room, 2 selections on LP UtD 2001 A4.

Jan50,Detroit, Paradise Theatre, 8 selections on LP UtD 2001 B.

6Mar50, Soundtrack Universal short "Salute to Duke Ellington".

29May50, How High the Moon on CD Musica Jazz MJCD 1088.

1217.

Still missing:

21oct50, Cherry and Honeysuckle Rose, released on LP MCA-3115.

1258.

Still missing:

2Jan51, "Guest Star" broadcast, 4 selections on LP Giants of Jazz 1018.

21Jan51, Concert Metropolitan Opera House, on LPs Rare Records 3/4.

17Apr51, Moonlight Fiesta, alternate, on LP Vogue DP 19.

3May51, Broadcast from Birdland, 7 selections on LP Session Disc 107.

1282.

7Aug51, Cat Anderson was in the band, not Fats Ford. Deep Night (1st take, no take number assigned, UtD 2004 A7, 5123a) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 5123b} Please Be Kind (1st take, no take no. assigned, UtD 2004 A8, 5123c) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1. 5123d} Billy Strayhorn is on the piano for the next selection. Smada, (1st take, no take number assigned, UtD B1, 5123e) {on Classics is 2nd take, assigned -1, 5123f}

Still missing:

6Jun51, Broadcast from Meadowbrook, Indian Summer, released on LP Stardust 202.

7Jun51, Broadcast from Meadowbrook, Midriff and All Day Long, released on LP Stardust 202; Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin', released on CD Musica Jazz MJCD 1153.

9Jun51, Broadcast from Meadowbrook, Night Walk and Things Ain't What They Used To Be, on LP Stardust 202; Primping at the Prom, on CD Musica Jazz MJCD 1153.

10Jun51, Broadcast from Meadowbrook, Tea for Two, released on LP Swing Treasury 109.

11Jun51, Broadcast from Meadowbrook, The Happening and Gotta Go released on LP Stardust 202.

23Jun51, Broadcast from Birdland, 5 selections on LP Session Disc 107 and Harlem Air-Shaft on LP Stardust 202.

Jun51, Bc. from Birdland, 11 selections on LP Alto Records 710.

30Jun51, Broadcast from Birdland, 7 selections on LP Stardust 202.


Sabam Crescendo 7190
(2002 Joan Records BV)
Duke Ellington Portrait
03/2 DEMS 25/1

This very cheap CD (3.84 at the FNAC in Antwerp) contains exclusively RCA Victor material from the years 1941-45. Total time 47:17. The quality is OK. Joe Farrier


1. Caravan                             11May45
2. Black and Tan Fantasy               11May45
3. The Minor Goes Muggin'              14May45
4. Mood Indigo                         11May45
5. Sophisticated Lady                  14May45
6. Carnegie Blues                      4Jan45
7. Blue Cellophane                     4Jan45
8. Main Stem                           26Jun42
9. Chelsea Bridge                      2Dec41
10. Jump for Joy -2                    2Jul41
11. What Am I Here For?                26Feb42
12. Perdido -1                         21Jan42
13. I'm Beginning To See the Light -2  1Dec44
14. C-Jam Blues                        21Jan42
15. Things Ain't What They Used To Be  30Jul45
16. Prelude to a Kiss                  10May45

Track 5 is from 14May and not from 12May45.
Track 10 is not from 26Jun42 but from 2Jul41.
10 and 11May45: Add Rex Stewart.
14May45 (3): Delete Bob Haggart, add Sid Block.
14May45 (5): Delete Bob Haggart, add Tommy Dorsey and Junior Raglin.
4Jan45: Delete Hillard Brown, add Sonny Greer.
1Dec44: It was Al Sears, not Ben Webster, delete Hillard Brown, add Sonny Greer. SH


Columbia Legacy 476719 2 (1994)
Duke Ellington
16 Most requested Songs
03/2 DEMS 25/2

I also found for only 6.57 at the FNAC in Antwerp this CD. This release is mentioned in DEMS 94/4-6 under number CK 57901. Here are the details of 60:48 very familiar but high sound-quality recordings. Joe Farrier


1. It Don't Mean a Thing              2Feb32         1)
2. In a Sentimental Mood              30Apr35   1)
3. Solitude                           12Sep34   2)
4. Caravan                            14May37   2)
5. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart -2 3Mar38         3)
6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me   18Nov47   4)
7. Don't Get Around Much Anymore      20Nov47   4)
8. Sophisticated Lady                 18Dec50   5)
9. I Got It Bad                       7Jul56         6)
10. Perdido                           3Apr58         7)
11. In a Mellow Tone                  3Dec59         8)
12. Mood Indigo                       9Sep57         9)
13. Prelude to a Kiss                 1oct57         10)
14. Satin Doll                        19Feb59   11)
15. I'm Beginning To See the Light    31May60   12)
16. Take the "A" Train                28Jun60   12)

The liner-notes are not without errors.

It seems that the discographies have been consulted but that wrong sessions have been chosen.

Track 1 is without Lawrence Brown.

Track 2 gives the personnel of a wrong session, the one just before what would have been the right one. If you add Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Juan Tizol, Barney Bigard, Otto Hardwick, Fred Guy and Sonny Greer and delete Wellman Braud you have the correct listing.

Track 3 is with Juan Tizol.

A preceding session was also wrongly consulted for track 4: 29Apr37. If you add again Arthur Whetsel, Cootie Williams, Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton, Otto Hardwick, Fred Guy and this time Johnny Hodges you have the correct listing.

For track 5 the personnel given is the one for the session of 4Apr38 instead of the listing for 3Mar38.

Track 7: replace Duke Ellington with Billy Strayhorn.

Track 9 has the edited version of I Got It Bad (see DEMS 99/4-16/6).

Track 11: only Duke played the piano. There was no second piano.

Track 12 has the shortest version of the three recorded, in the New DESOR it is the third take as on Co CS-8053 and Co CK-44444.

Track 16 is not from 30Jun60 but from 28Jun60.

1) is also on Duke Ellington Reminiscing in Tempo
2) is also on The Essence of Duke Ellington
3) is also on Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits Volume Two
4) is also on Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits
5) is also on Masterpieces by Ellington
6) is also on DE & Buck Clayton All Stars - Newport '56
7) is also on The Cosmic Scene
8) is also on Blues in Orbit
9) is also on Ellington Indigos (on the CD not on the LP)
10) is also on Ellington Indigos (on the CD and on the LP)
11) is also on Ellington Jazz Party (on CD not on the LP)
12) is also on Piano in the Background. SH


Properbox 58 (4 CD set)
Johnny Hodges The Jeep Is Jumpin'
03/2 DEMS 26/1

The Johnny Hodges saxophone sound was one of the landmarks of jazz, rich, full and singing, sometimes soft and sensuous and at other times brusque and sinewy, but it was always unmistakably his own. Here is an extensive survey of this master's oeuvre, leading his small-bands. 94 tracks are included within the 4 CD's and the time-scale covers 1937 through to 1952. The 44 page booklet tells the story. Steve Voce

Lance Travis supplied the details. DEMS


CD 1, Hodge Podge

20May37     1.  21186-1   Foolin' Myself
            2.  21187-1   A Sailboat in the Moonlight
            3.  21188-2   You'll Never Go to Heaven
            4.  21189-1   Peckin'
19Jan38     5.  M727-2    My Day
            6.  M728-1    Silv'ry Moon and Golden Sands
28Mar38     7.  M793-1    Jeep's Blues
            8.  M794-1    If You Were in My Place
            9.  M795-1    I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
            10. M796-2    Rendez-vous with Rhythm
22Jun38     11. M852-2    You Walked Out of the Picture
            12. M853-1    Pyramid
            13. M854-1    Empty Ballroom Blues
            14. M855-2    Lost in Meditation
1Aug38      15. M872-2    A Blues Serenade
            16. M873-1    Love in Swingtime
            17. M874-1    Swinging in the Dell
            18. M875-1    Jitterbug's Lullaby
24Aug38     19. M887-1    Prelude to a Kiss
            20. M888-1    There's Something About an Old Love
            21. M889-1    Jeep Is Jumpin'
            22. M890-1    Krum Elbow Blues
*20Dec38    23. M950-2    I'm in Another World
            24. M951-1    Hodge Podge
            25. M952-1    Dancing on the Stars

* Date wrongly given as 24Aug38

CD 2, Day Dream

**20Dec38   1.  M953-1    Wanderlust
27Feb39     2.  M974-1    Like a Ship in the Night
            3.  M975-1    Mississippi Dream Boat
            4.  M976-1    Swingin' on the Campus
            5.  M977-1    Dooji Wooji
21Mar39     6.  WM1001-1  Savoy Strut
            7.  WM1002-1  Rent Party blues
            8.  WM1004-1  Good Gal Blues
            9.  WM1005-1  Finesse
2Jun39      10. WM1029-A  Home Town Blues
1Sep39      11. WM1075-A  Dream Blues
14oct39     12. WM1096-A  Skunk Hollow Blues
            13. WM1097-A  I Know What You Do
            14. WM1098-A  Your Love Has Faded
            15. WM1099-A  Tired Socks
2Nov40          053603-1  Day Dream
            16. 053604-2  Good Queen Bess
            17. 053605-1  That's the Blues, Old Man
            18. 053606-1  Junior Hop
3Jul41      19. 061346-1  Squaty Roo
            20. 061347-1  Passion Flower
            21. 061348-1  Things Ain't ....
            22. 061349-1  Goin' Out the Back Way
Autumn47    23. 134       You're Driving Me Crazy
Jun47       24. M1013     Who Struck John?

** Date wrongly given as 19Dec38

Day Dream is mentioned in the liner-notes on page 19, but it is not included
on the CD.


CD 3, A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing

Jun47       1.  M1014     It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream
            2.  M1015     June's Jumpin'
            3.  M1016     Violet Blue
Jun47       4.  SR1009    A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
            5.  SR1010    Frisky
            6.  SR1011    Longhorn Blues
            7.  SR1012    Far Away Blues
Autumn47    8.  M3032     Searsy's Blues
            9.  M3033     A Little Taste
            10. M3034     Let the Zoomers Drool
            11. M3035     Charlotte Russe
15Apr50     12. V3054     Jump That's All
            13. V3055     Last Leg Blues Part 1
            14. V3056     Last Leg Blues Part 2
            15. V3057     Nix It, Nix It
            16. V3058     Time on My Hands
20Apr50         V3066     Run-About
                V3067     Wishing and Waiting
            17. V3068     Get the Geet
            18. V3069     That's Grand
            19. V3070     Skip It
20Jun50     20. V4015     Perdido
            21. V4016     In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
            22. V4017     Mood Indigo

Run-About and Wishing and Waiting are mentioned in the liner-notes on page
27, but they are not included on the CD.

CD 4, Castle Rock

20Jun50     1.  V4018     Sweet Lorraine
            2.  V4019     Bean Bag Boogie
            3.  V4020     Hop, Skip and Jump
15Jan51     4.  C477-2    Rabbit's Blues
            5.  C478-3    Something To Pat Your Foot to
            6.  C479-1    Blue Fantasia
            7.  C480-2    My Reward
28Feb51     8.  511-7     Good Queen Bess
            9.  512-3     Jeep's Blues
            10. 513-3     Solitude
            11. 514-1     Jeep Is Jumpin'
3Mar51      12. 515-3     Castle Rock
            13. 516-5     Sophisticated Lady
            14. 517-3     Globe Trotter
            15. 518-2     A Gentle Breeze
13Jan52     16. 656-3     Sideways
            17. 657-7     A Pound of Blues
            18. 658-3     Wham
            19. 659-3     Who's Excited
17Jan52     20. 660-2     Sweeping the Blues Away
            21. 661-2     Day Dream
            22. 662-1     Standing Room Only
            23. 663-4     Below the Azores


... and His Mother Called Him Bill
03/2 DEMS 26/2

See DEMS 01/3-14/3

Could this be the best Ellington album of them all? I just picked up a new re-issue of " and His Mother Called Him Bill" on a RCA-Bluebird special reissue (even though I already have it in several issues).

Has any of the serious audiophiles compared it with the CD in the RCA 24CD set?

I picked up the single volume recently reissued, for sake of convenience, and the attractive package including Patricia Willard's notes (she does not disappoint). The sound is great, and the session, clearly, was one of the best. If you ever wondered how the band felt about Strayhorn, all you have to do is listen. Ken Steiner


Storyville CD STCD 8324 The Duke in Munich - 14Nov58
03/2 DEMS 27/1

First announced "decades ago", the long awaited THE DUKE IN MUNICH CD has finally been released.

The total playing time is 66:30. The venue was Kongress-saal, Deutsches Museum, Munich.

A neat production, the sound is first class and the programming is just what is reported on page 195 in Ole J. Nielsen's JAZZ RECORDS.

Loek Hopstaken, a well-known member of Duke-Lym, writes the undated sleeve note. The booklet note gives a different title for track 24 compared to the info found on the tray-card. No "reissue producer" or "sound restoration by" are listed. Carl Hällström\

See DEMS 00/2-16/2, 01/1-17/1 and 01/3-16/4

The concert is also in the New DESOR p264 and in Timner (4th edition) p179. The liner-notes are correct about track 24. The tray-card is wrong. Crescendo in Blue was played but not recorded. Only Diminuendo in Blue and the Wailing Interval are included on the CD. The sound is restored by Bjarne Busk. Here once again are the titles:

Take the "A" Train; Black and Tan Fantasy, Creole Love Call and The Mooche; Newport Up; Sophisticated Lady; Sonnet to Hank Cinq; What Else Can You Do With a Drum?; Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me; Jeep's Blues; Duke introduced Billy Strayhorn; Take the "A" Train (theme); Hi Fi Fo Fum; Medley: Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me, In a Sentimental Mood, Mood Indigo, I'm Beginning To See the Light, Sophisticated Lady, Caravan, I Got It Bad, Just Squeeze Me, It Don't Mean a Thing, Satin Doll, Solitude, I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart and Don' t Get Around Much Anymore; Diminuendo in Blue and Wailing Interval.

SH


Musica Jazz MJCD 1153 Paul Gonsalves The Happening
03/2 DEMS 27/2

The June edition of the Italian magazine "Musica Jazz" came out with a CD dedicated to Paul Gonsalves.

In the magazine is a long article about Paul, written by Aldo Gianolio.

The 70:30 minutes CD contains three previously unissued Duke Ellington selections! Luciano Massagli**


1.   Coast to Coast          4330       9Jan50    Capitol 15852
2.   Tally-Ho                4317       21Nov49   Capitol 57839
3.*  Primping at the Prom               9Jun51    unissued
4.*  Take the "A" Train                 2Jan51    Giants of Jazz 1018
5.*  The Happening           M4032      17Apr51   Mercer 1969
6.*  Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'       7Jun51    unissued
7.*  Jeep Is Jumpin'                    22Mar52   Stardust 201
8.*  Cotton Tail                        Mar52     Skata 502
9.*  Ting-a-Ling                        29Apr52   Stardust 201
10.* Warm Valley                        26Nov52   unissued
11.* Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue   28Jul56 Queen Disc 044
12.  Edna                    W3457      1946      Continental 6035
13.  Boston Bounce           W3458?     1946      Continental 6030
14.  Swingin' the Blues      D7-VB-886  20May47   Victor 20-2696
15.  South                   D7-VB-908  22May47   Victor 20-2346
16.  Far Cry                            14Sep48   Ozone 6
17.  Robbins' Nest                      25Sep48   Alto 702

The 9 Ellington tracks are marked with an asterisk. The second chorus of Duke's piano introduction to Cotton Tail (on track 8) was recorded thirteen months later for Capitol with the title Janet.

Here are some remarks about the non-Ellington tracks. Tracks 1 and 2 are by Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra. In the liner-notes, the Capitol release of Tally-Ho is given as 57797 instead of 57839 (found in Jepsen). Tracks 12 and 13 are by Sabby Lewis and his Orchestra. Track 14 is by Count Basie, his instrumentalists and rhythm. Tracks 15, 16 and 17 are by Count Basie and his Orchestra. SH

In case you are interested in Musica Jazz CDs you can contact Rusconi Editore S.P.A. Viale Sarca 235 20126 Milano, tel (02) 6411.0911, fax. (02)6611.0919, e-mail: segreteria@deagostini.it DEMS


Millenium (G) 204034 304 (2 CD set) Duke Ellington - The Millenium Collection
03/2 DEMS 27/3

I recently purchased this 2 CD set, issued in 2000. Is there anything that you can tell me concerning this set? Any information would be much appreciated. Lloyd Mair

The following list is taken from Jerry Valburn's manuscript of his updated "Duke Ellington on Compact Disc" in preparation. SH

If one of our DEMS members should find a mistake in this list, please let us know. DEMS


CD 1
1. Take the "A" Train              15Feb41
2. Jack the Bear                   6Mar40
3. Ko-Ko                           6Mar40   -2
4. Morning Glory                   6Mar40
5. Conga Brava                     15Mar40
6. Concerto for Cootie             15Mar40
7. Bojangles                       28May40
8. Never No Lament                 4May40
9. Blue Goose                      28May40
10. A Portrait of Bert Williams    28May40
11. Harlem Air-Shaft               22Jul40
13. All Too Soon                   22Jul40
14. Sepia Panorama                 24Jul40  -1
15. My Greatest Mistake            24Jul40
16. In a Mellow Tone               5Sep40
17. Warm Valley                    17oct40  -3
18. Across the Track Blues         28oct40  -1
19. Jumpin' Punkins                15Feb41  -2
20. John Hardy's Wife              15Feb41

CD 2
1. Blue Serge                      15Feb41
2. Bakiff                          5Jun41
3. Are You Sticking?               5Jun41   -1
4. Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'    5Jun41
5. Giddybug Gallop                 5Jun41
6. Jump for Joy                    2Jul41   -1
7. Five O'Clock Drag               26Sep41
8. Chelsea Bridge                  2Dec41   -2
9. Raincheck                       2Dec41
10. C-Jam Blues                    21Jan42
11. Main Stem                      26Jun42
12. Black and Tan Fantasy          11May45
13. Sophisticated Lady             14May45
14. Tonight I Shall Sleep          14May45
15. Rockabye River                 9Jul46
16. Suddenly It Jumped             9Jul46
17. Beale Street Blues             26Aug46
18. Indiana                        26Aug46
19. Blue Is the Night              26Aug46