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Sixties



PIANO IN THE BACKGROUND
(30 cm CBS / 84418) France

May and June, 1960
Last bonus track : March, 1960


Happy-go-lucky local / What am I here for / Kinda dukish - Rockin' in rhythm / Perdido / I'm beginning to see the light / Midriff / It don't mean a thing / Main steam / Take the A train.

Bonus CD : Lullaby of Birdland / The wailer / Dreamy sort of thing / Lullaby of Birdland (alternate) / Harlem air shaft.

NUTCRACKER SUITE - PEER GYNT SUITES Nos 1 and 2
(30 cm COLUMBIA / 32 16 0252)

May and June, 1960

Included in THREE SUITES


NUTCRACKER SUITE : Overture - Toot toot tootie toot (Dance of the reed-pipes) - Peanut brittle brigade (March) - Sugar rum cherry (Dance of the sugar-plum fairy) - Entr'acte - The Volga vouty (Russian dance) - Chinoiserie (Chinese dance) - Dance of the floreadores (Waltz of the flowers) - Arabesque cookie (Arabian dance).

PEER GYNT SUITES Nos 1 and 2 (selections) : Morning mood (1) - In the hall of the mountain king (1) - Solvejg's song (2) - Ase's death (1) - Anitra's dance (1).

UNKNOW SESSION
(30 cm CBS / 82 819)

Hollywood - 14 juillet 1960

Everything but you / Black beauty / All too soon / Something to live for / Mood indigo / Creole blues / Don't you know I care (Or don't you care I know) / A flower is a lonesome thing / Mighty like the blues / Tonight I shall sleep / Dual highway / Blues.

THREE SUITES
(CD COLUMBIA / CK 46825)

May, June and October, 1960



NUTCKRAKER SUITE : Overture - Toot toot tootie toot (Dance of the reed-pipes) - Peanut brittle brigade (March) - Sugar rum cherry (Dance of the sugar-plum fairy) - Entr'acte - The Volga vouty (Russian dance) - Chinoiserie (Chinese dance) - Dance of the floreadores (Waltz of the flowers) - Arabesque cookie (Arabian dance).

PEER GYNT SUITES n°s 1 and 2 (selections) : Morning mood (1) - In the hall of the mountain king (1) - Solvejg's song (2) - Ase's death (1) - Anitra's dance (1).

SUITE THURSDAY : Misfit blues - Schwiphti - Zweet zurzday - Lay-by.

PEER GYNT SUITE Nos 1 and 2
SUITE THURSDAY

(CD COLUMBIA / COL 472354 2)

June and October, 1960

Included in THREE SUITES




PEER GYNT SUITES n°s 1 and 2 (selections) : Morning mood (1) - In the hall of the mountain king (1) - Solvejg's song (2) - Ase's death (1) - Anitra's dance (1).

SUITE THURSDAY : Misfit blues - Schwiphti - Zweet zurzday - Lay-by.

PARIS BLUES
Original MGM motion picture soundtrack

(CD RYKO / RCD 10 713)

1961

Take the A train / You know something ? (dialogue) / Battle royal / Bird jungle / What's Paris blues ? (dialogue) / Mood indigo / Autumnal suite / Nite / Wild man moore / Paris stairs / I wasn't shopping (dialogue) / Guitar amour / A return reservation (dialogue) / Paris blues.

PIANO IN THE FOREGROUND
(30 cm CBS / 84419)

March 1st and 2, 1961

I can't get started / Con-go / Body and soul / Blues for Jerry / Fontainebleau Forest / Summertime / It's bad to be forgotten / A hundred dreams ago / So / Searning (Pleading or love) / Sprintime in Africa.

CD bonus : (1957 - Included in DUKE 56/62 volume 1) : All the things you are (2 takes) / Improvisation n° 1 / Improvisation n° 2 / Improvisation n° 3 / Improvisation n° 4.

Duke ELLINGTON and Louis ARMSTRONG
THE GREAT REUNION

(30 cm VOGUE / VR 56 002) France

New York - April 3 and 4, 1961

May and June, 1960

Included in the next album


It don't mean a thing / Solitude / Don't get around much anymore / I'm beginning to see the light / Just squeeze me / I got it bad and that ain't good / Azalea.

Duke ELLINGTON and Louis ARMSTRONG
THE GREAT REUNION

(30 cm double ROULETTE / SLVLXR 505) France

New York - April 3 and 4, 1961



DISC 1 : It don't mean a thing / Solitude / Don't get around much anymore / I'm beginning to see the light / Just squeeze me / I got it bad and that ain't good / Azalea.

DISC 2 : Duke's place / I'm just a lucky so and so / Cotton tail / Mood indigo / Do nothin' till you hear from me / The beautiful american / Black and tan fantasy / Drop me hop in Harlem / The mooche / In a mellowtone.

ECHOES OF AN ERA
The Duke Ellington-Louis Armstrong Years

(30 cm double ROULETTE / RE 108) USA

New York - April 3 and 4, 1961

DISC 1 same as double LP THE GREAT REUNION DISC 2
DISC 2 same as double LP THE GREAT REUNION DISC 1

Duke ELLINGTON and Louis ARMSTRONG
THE MAKING OF THE GREAT SUMMIT

(CD ROULETTE JAZZ / 24548 2)

New York - April 3 and 4, 1961

In a mellow tone : Warm-up - take one complete / I'm beginning to see the light : take 1, false start - take 4, two false starts - take 5 complete - take 6, conservation, alse start - take 7, long false start / Do nothin' 'till you hear from me : take 1 : rehearsal, working out arrangement - take 2, discussion, complete - take 3, false start / Don't get around much anymore : take 2, breakdown - take 3, breakdown - take 4, discussion, false start - take 5 complete - discussion and rehearsal of ending / Duke's place : take 5, Luckey Roberts intro, complete / Drop me off in Harlem : take 2 complete / I'm just a lucky so and so : conversation - take 1, false start - take 2 : complete take, discussion / Azalea : take 8, discussion, false start - take 9, false start - take 10, complete in two sections / Black and tan fantasy : take 3, false start - conversation leading to take 4 - take 5, false sart - take 6 complete / Band discussion on Cottontail.

FIRST TIME
THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE

(30 cm COLUMBIA / CS 8515)

July 6, 1961
Duke Ellington Orchestra & Count Basie Orchestra


Battle royal / To you / Take the A train / Until I met you / Wild man / Segue in C / B D B / Jumpin' at the woodside.

BATTLE ROYAL
the Duke meets the Count

(30 cm PHILIPS - Giants Jazz Galery / 47 106)

July 6, 1961
Duke Ellington Orchestra & Count Basie Orchestra

Same as FIRST TIME

BATTLE ROYAL
DUKE ELLINGTON meets COUNT BASIE

(CD MASTERWORKS / 21 321) Europe

Same as FIRST TIME + Bonus



Duke Ellington Orchestra and Count Basie Orchestra (July 6, 1961)

Battle royal / To you / Take the A train / Corner pocket (Until I met you) / Wild man (Wild man moore) / Segue in C / B D B / Jumpin' at the woodside / One more once / Blues in hoss' flat (Blues in Frankie's flat).

Count Basie and his Orchestra (1954 to 1959)

Perdido / What am I here for ? / I'm beginning to see the light / In a mellow tone.

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra (live - 1958)

One o'clock jump.

Duke Ellington (Paris blues soundtrack - 1960)

Wild man moore / Battle royal.

THE GIRL'S SUITE AND THE PERFUME SUITE
(30 cm CBS / 85933)



Los Angeles - September 19 and 20, 1961

THE GIRL'S SUITE : Girls / Mahalia / Peg o'my heart / Sweet Adeline / Juanita / Sylvia / Lena / Dinah / Clementine / Diane.

New York - December 2 and 9, 1957

THE PERFUME SUITE : Under the balcony / Strange feeling / Dancers in love / Coloratura.

ALL AMERICAN IN JAZZ
(30 cm CBS / 84 308)

January 2 to 23, 1962

Back to school / I've just seen her (As nobody else has seen her) / Which way ? / If I were you / Once upon a time / Night life / Our children / I couldn't have done it alone / We speak the same language / What a country !

FEATURING PAUL GONSALVES
(CD FANTASY / 98 547)

New York - May 1st, 1962



C jam blues / Take the A train / Happy-go-lucky local / Jam with Sam / Caravan / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin' / Paris blues / Ready, go.

PRIMPING FOR THE PROM
Aimez-vous le jazz n° 11

(30 cm CBS / 62 993)

October 5, 1947 to June 1st, 1962



Primping for the prom / B sharp Boston / Cop out / Walkin' and singin' the blues / Suburban beauty / Jingle bells / Asphalt jungle twist / Snibor / I can't believe that you're in love with me / Progressive gavotte / Boogie bop blues.

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
(30 cm COLUMBIA CL 1907)

January 30 to June 26, 1962



Under Paris skies / I wish you love / Mademoiselle de Paris / Comme ci, comme ça / Speak to me of love / A midnight in Paris / (All of a sudden) My heart sings / Guitar amour / The petite waltz / Paris blues / Javapachacha (Apache) / No regrets / The river Seine.

DUKE ELLINGTON EN PARIS
(30 cm HARMONY / HL 8350) Mexico

January 30 to June 26, 1962

Same as MIDNIGHT IN PARIS but with tracks in different order and without "Under Paris skies", "Paris blues" and "No regrets"


Mademoiselle de Paris / Quiero tu amor (I wish you love) / Comme ci, comme ça / Hablame de amor (Speak to me of love) / Media noche en Paris (A midnight in Paris) / Mi corazon canta (My heart sings) / El pequero vals (The petite waltz) / Javapachacha (Apache) / El Rio Sena (The river Seine) / Guitarra de amor (Guitar amour).

MAGENTA HAZE
(30 cm BLACK LION / BLM 52 011)

1958 to July 3, 1962
Uncertain dates on 1963 and 1966




Feeling of jazz / Magenta haze / Dancers in love / I'm gonna go fishin' / Rockin' in rhythm / Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool / Smada / Jump for joy / Things ain't what they used to be.

THE FEELING OF JAZZ
(CD BLACK LION / BLCD 760123) Germany



Bells Studio, New York - February 13, 1962

Taffy twist.

Bells Studio, New York - May 24, 1962

Flirtibird / Smada / What am I here for ? / Take the A train / I'm gonna go fishin' / Boo-dah / Black and tan fantasy.

Bells Studio, New York - July 3, 1962

The feeling of jazz / Jump for joy / I let a song go out of my heart - Don't get around much anymore.

MEETS COLEMAN HAWKINS
(30 cm IMPULSE / A 26)

August 18, 1962



Limbo jazz / Mood indigo / Ray Charles's place / Wanderlust / You dirty dog / Self portrait (of the Bean) / The jeep is jumpin' / The ricitic.

MEETS COLEMAN HAWKINS
(30 cm WORLD RECORD CLUB / S 5622) Australia

August 18, 1962

Same as previous album

MEETS COLEMAN HAWKINS
(30 cm MELODIA / C60 10263) Russia

August 18, 1962

Same as previous album

MONEY JUNGLE
(30 cm BLUE NOTE / BNP 24 113)

September 17, 1962
Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)


Money jungle / Fleurette africaine (African flower) / Very special / Warm valley / Wig wise / Caravan / Solitude.

MONEY JUNGLE
(30 cm SOLID STATE / SS 18 022)

September 17, 1962

Same as previous album

MONEY JUNGLE
(CD BLUE NOTE / 46398 2)

September 17, 1962
Duke Ellington (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)

CD version with bonus tracks


Very special / A little max (Parfait) / A little max (Parfait) (alternate take) / Fleurette africaine (African flower) / Rem blues / Wig wise / Switch blade / Caravan / Money jungle / Solitude (alternate take) / Solitude / Warm valley / Backward country boy blues.

AND JOHN COLTRANE
(30 cm IMPULSE / A 30)

September 26, 1962

In a sentimental mood / Take the Coltrane / Big Nick / Stevie / My little brown book / Angelica / The feeling of jazz.

WILL BIG BANDS EVER COME BACK ?
(30 cm REPRISE / RS 6168) USA

Chicago and New York - November 29, 1962 to January 4, 1963

Included in RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BIG BAND ERA CD bonus except "Don't get around much anymore"


Tuxedo junction / Smoke rings / Artistry in rhythm / The waltz you saved for me / Woodchopper's ball / Sentimental journey / When it's sleepy time down South / One o'clock jump / Goodbye / Sleep, sleep, sleep / Rhapsody in blue / Don't get around much anymore.

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BIG BAND ERA
(30 cm ATLANTIC / ATL 50 110)

Chicago and New York - November 29, 1962 to January 4, 1963

Included in CD version




Minnie the moocher / For dancers only / It's a lonesome old town when you're not around / Cherokee / The midnight sun will never set / Let's get together / I'm gettin' sentimental over you / Chant of the weed / Ciribiribin / Contrasts / Christopher Columbus / Auld lang syne.

RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BIG BAND ERA
(CD ATLANTIC / 90 043)

Chicago and New York - November 29, 1962 to January 4, 1963



Minnie the moocher / For dancers only / It's a lonesome old town when you're not around / Cherokee / The midnight sun will never set / Let's get together / I'm gettin' sentimental over you / Chant of the weed / Ciribiribin / Contrasts / Christopher Columbus / Auld lang syne.

Bonus : Tuxedo junction / Smoke rings / Artistry in rhythm / The waltz you saved for me / Woodchopper's ball / Sentimental journey / When it's sleepy time down South / One O'clock jump / Goodbye / Sleep, sleep, sleep / Rhapsody in blue.

AFRO-BOSSA
(30 cm DISCOVERY / DS 871)

November 29 and December 20, 1962
January 4 and 5, 1963




Afro-bossa / Purple gazelle / Absinthe / Moonbow / Sempre amoré / Silk lace / Tigress / Angu / Volupté / Bonga / Pyramid / Eight veil.

THE SYMPHONIC ELLINGTON
(30 cm REPRISE / RV 6097)

Paris, Hambourg and Milan - January and February, 1963

Night creature (1er, 2ème et 3ème mouvements) / Non-violent integration / La Scala, she too pretty to be blue / Harlem.

JAZZ VIOLIN SESSION
(CD WOUNDED BIRD RECORDS / WOU 1688)

Studio Barclay, Paris - February 22, 1963



Take the A train / In a sentimental mood / Don't get around much anymore / Day dream / Cotton tail / Pretty little one / Tricky's licks / Blues in C / String along with strings / Limbo jazz / The feeling of jazz.

THE (ALMOST) COMPLETE VIOLIN SESSION
(CD LA MAISON DU DUKE / MDD 008) France - Private edition for members

Studio Barclay, Paris - February 22, 1963

Same session as previous album




Take the A train (unissued material) / Take the A train (master take) / Tricky's licks (unissued material) / Tricky's lips (master take) / Blues in C (false start and master take) / Limbo jazz (master take) / Pretty little one (master take) / String along with strings (unissued material) / String along with strings (master take) / The feeling of jazz (unissued material) / The feeling of jazz (master take) / In a sentimental mood (unissued material) / In a sentimental mood (master take) / Don't get around much anymore (unissued material) / Don't get aroud much anymore (master take) / Day dream (unissued material) / Day dream (master take) / Day dream (unissued material) / Cotton tail (unissued material) / Cotton tail (master take).

MY PEOPLE
(30 cm RCA / FD 10 112)

Arie Crow Theatre, Chicago - August 20, 21 and 27, 1963

Included in MY PEOPLE - COMPLETE SHOW



Ain't but the one - Will you be there - and 99% / Come Sunday - David danced / My mother, my father / Montage / My people - The blues ain't / Workin' blues - My man sends me - Jail blues - Lovin' lover / King fit the batlle of Alabam' / What color is virtue.

MY PEOPLE - THE COMPLETE SHOW
(CD STORYVILLE / 1018430) Denmark

Arie Crow Theatre, Chicago - August 20, 21 and 27, 1963


Jungle triangle # 1 / Come Sunday / Will you be ther/99% won't do / Ain't but no one / David danced / Heritage (My mother, my father and love) # 1 / After bird jungle / Montage / My people (Soap box) / The blues ain't / Blues at sundown / Walking and singin' the blues / My man sends me / Jail blues / I love my lovin' lover / Jungle triangle # 2 / King fit the battle of Alabam / King / Purple people / What color is vertue.

Bonus : Purple people (music) ?/ Piano blues ouverture / Strange felling / Heritage (My mother, my father and love) # 2.

ELLINGTON 65
(30 cm REPRISE / R 6122)

April, 1964

Hello Dolly ! / Call me irresponsable / Fly me to the moon / So little time / Danke schoen / More / The second time around / Never on Sunday / I left my heart in San Francsico / Blowin' in the wind / Stranger on the shore.

MARY POPPINS
(30 cm REPRISE / RV 6141)

September, 1964

A spoonful of sugar / Chim chim cher-ee / Feed the birds / Let's go fly a kite / Stay awake / I love to laugh / Jolly holiday / Sister Suffragette / The perfect Nanny / Step in time / The life is lead / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius.

ELLINGTON '66
(30 cm REPRISE / 6154) Usa

May, 1964 and January, 1965

Red roses for a blue lady / Charade / People / All my loving / A beautiful friendship / I want to hold your hand / Days of wine and roses / I can't stop lovin' you / The good life / Satin doll / Moon river / Ellington '66.

THE DUKE
New Ellington Arrangements

(30 cm SBP 1073) Germany

April, 1964 and January, 1965

This album group together the 1st side of ELLINGTON 65 and the 1st side of ELLINGTON '66


Red roses for a blue lady / Charade / People / All my loving / A beautiful friendship / I want to hold your hand / Days of wine and roses / I can't stop lovin' you / Hello Dolly ! / Call me irresponsible / Fly me to the moon / The Pekin theme (So little time) / Dankeschön / More (theme from Mondo Cane).

CONCERT IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
(30 cm DISCOVERY / DS 841) Usa

March 4 to April 14, 1965



Island virgin / Virgin jungle / Fiddle on the diddle / Jungle kitty / Thing's ain't what they used to be / Big fat Alice's blues / Chelsea bridge / The opener / Mysterious chick / Barefoot stomper / Fade up.

CONCERT IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
(30 cm REPRISE / 6048)

March 4 to April 14, 1965

Same as previous album

Duke ELLINGTON and Ella FITZGERALD
ELLA AT THE DUKE'S PLACE

(CD VERVE / 529 700 2)

Hollywood - October, 1965



Something to live for / A flower is a lovesome thing / Passion flower / I like the sunrise / Azure / Imagine my frustration / Duke 's place / B rown-skin gal (In the calico gown) / What am I here for ? / Cotton tail.

RETROSPECTION - THE PIANO SESSIONS
(CD LONEHILLJAZZ / LHJ10369)



1953 (included in PIANO REFLECTIONS)

Who knows / Retrospection / B sharp blues / Passion flower / Dancers in love / Reflection in D / Melancholia / Prelude to a kiss / In a sentimental mood / Things ain't what they used to be / All too soon / Janet / Kinda dukish / Montevideo / December blue.

1957

All the things you are (2 takes) / Piano improvisations n° 1 to 4.

1966 (included in DUKE SOLO "Goutelas")

New world a-comin'.

1947 (radio)

Variations on Mood indigo.

ISFAHAN
(30 cm BLACK LION / BLM 52 031)

1958 to 1966

Satin doll / Isfahan / Diminuendo and crescendo in blue / Jeep's blues / Pyramid / La plus belle africaine.

ASSAULT ON A QUEEN
MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE

(3CD DRAGON'S DOMAIN RECORDS / DDR 621) Usa - Limited edition

January 19 and 20, 1966

Prelude / Mama Bahama / She walks well / Blessings on the night (Blessings on thee, old landlord) / Can he swim ? - The first dive / Rosa's theme / The first dive (Raising the sub) / Skeleton crew / Blessings intro /"Drink up, Lincoln" / Mama Bahama islander / Blessings on the night (The kiss) / Hatch secured / The first dive (Fifteen degrees) / The first dive (The tanker) / "Gentlemen the queen" - Explosive situation / The big heist / Final and She walks well.

Bonus : The big heist (album version)

NEW MOOD INDIGO
(30 cm DOCTOR JAZZ / FW 40359)

July 1962 to March 29, 1966
Duke Ellington


The new mood indigo / Jump for joy / The feeling of jazz / West indian pancake / Veldt amour / Wings and things / Mack the knife.

January 5, 1966
Mercer Ellington Septet


In the alley / Sassy / Uph / Portrait of Pea.

HAPPY REUNION
NEW MOOD INDIGO

(CD DOCTOR JAZZ / FDC 5007)

March 19, 1956 (HAPPY REUNION)
July 1962 to March 29, 1966 (NEW MOOD INIDGO)

This CD group together HAPPY REUNION and NEW MOOD INIDGO



THE POPULAR
(30 cm RCA / FXL1 7104)

Los Angeles - May 9 to 11, 1966



Take the A train / I got it bad and that ain't good / Perdido / Mood indigo / Black and tan fantasy / The twitch / Solitude / Do nothing till you hear from me / The mooche / Sophisitcated lady / Creole love call.

FAR EAST SUITE
(30 cm RCA / 740 512)

December 19 to 21, 1966

Tourist point of view / Bluebird of Delhi (Mynah) / Isfahan / Depk / Mount Harissa / Blues pepper (Far East of the blues) / Agra / Amad / Ad lib on Nippon.

THE JAYWALKER
(CD STORYVILLE / 101 8310) Denmark

March 29, 1966 to June 23, 1967



The shepherd / Up jump / Rue bleu / Chromatic love affair / Salomé / Blood Count / El viti / Kixx / Eggo / I'm hip too / Amta / Warr / Little purple flower / Untitled blues / Policia / The B. O. of Traffic / Mac / Traffic extension / Star / Cross climax / B. O. man / Tin soldier.

COLLAGE
(30 cm MPS / 21 21704-3)

Toronto - July 24 and 25, 1967
Ron Collier Orchestra




Aurora borealis / Nameless hour / Collage n° 3 / Fair wind / Silent night, lonely night / Song and dance.

"...AND HIS MOTHER CALLED HIM BILL"
(30 cm RCA / PL 89166)

August 28 to November 15, 1967

Snibor / Boo-dah / Blood Count / U.M.M.G. / Charpoy / After all / Smada / The intimacy of the blues / Rain check / Day-dream / Rock skippin' at the Blue Note / All day long / My little brown book / Lotus blossom.

Bonus CD : Acht o'clock rock / Raincheck (alternate) / Smada (alternate) / Midriff / Lotus blossom.

Duke ELLINGTON and Frank SINATRA
FRANCIS A. & EDWARD K.

(CD REPRISE / 27045 2)

December 12, 1967

Follow me / Sunny / All I need is the girl / Indian summer / I like sunrise / Yellow days / Poor butterfly / Come back to me.

LATIN AMERICA SUITE
(30 cm FANTASY / 6032)

November 5, 1968 (1970 for "Tina")

Oclupaca / Chico cuadradino / Eque / Tina / The sleeping lady and the giant who watches over her / Latin american sunshine / Brasilliance.

SERENADE TO SWEDEN
(30 cm BLACK LION / BLM 52 001)

November 5, 1958 to 1969 (some improbable dates)

Take the A train / Taffy twist / Black and tan fantasy / Stompy Jones / Sophisticated lady / C jam blues / Serenade to Sweden / Boo-dah / Medley : I let a song go out of my heart - Don't get around much anymore.

JUNGLE TRIANGLE
(30 cm BLACK LION / BLM 52 021)

May, 1962 to November 4, 1969



Caravan / Jungle triangle / Sentimental lady / Guitar amour / El viti / Passion flower / Agra / What am I here for ? / Flirtibird.