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Seventies



THE PIANIST
(30 cm FANTASY / 5999)

New York - July 18, 1966

Don Juan / Slow blues / Looking glass / The shepherd (take one) / The shepherd (take two) / Tap dancer's blues / Sam Woodyard's blues.

Las Vegas - January 7, 1970

Duck amok / Never stop remembering Bill / Fat mess.

NEW ORLEANS SUITE
(30 cm ATLANTIC / 40209)

April 27 and May 13, 1970



Blues for New Orleans / Bourbon street jongling jollies / Portrait of Louis Armstrong / Thanks for the beautiful land of the Delta / Portrait of Wellman Braud / Second line / Portrait of Sidney Bechet / Aristocracy a la Jean Lafitte / Portrait of Mahalia Jackson.

NEW ORLEANS SUITE
(30 cm SUPRAPHON / 1 15 1357)

April 27 and May 13, 1970

Same as previous album

ORCHESTRAL WORKS
(CD MCA CLASSICS / MCAD 42318)

May 28, 1970
Duke Ellington (piano)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, direction Erich Kunzel


Poetic commentary / NEW WORLD A'COMING / Poetic commentary / HARLEM.

THE GOLDEN BROOM & THE GREEN APPLE : Poetic commentary / Stanza 1 : The golden broom / Poetic commentary / Stanza 2 : The green apple / Poetic commentary / Stanza 3 : The handsome traffic policeman.

THE DUKE ELLINGTON SMALL BANDS
THE INTIMACY OF THE BLUES

(CD FANTASY / OJCCD 624 2)

March 15, 1967 to June 15, 1970



COMBO SUITE : The intimacy of the blues - Out south - Tell me 'bout my baby - Kentucky avenue A.C. - Near north - Soul country / Noon mooning / Rockhochet / Tippy-toeing through the jungle garden / Just a-sittin' and a-rockin / All too soon.

THE CONNY PLANK SESSION
(CD GRÖNLAND / CDGRON140) Promo

July 9, 1970
Featuring : Wild Bill Davis


Alerado (take 1) / Alerado (take 2) / Alerado (take 3) / Afrique (take 1) / Afrique (take 2) / Afrique (take 3 - vocal).

THE AFRO-EURASIAN ECLIPSE
(30 cm FANTASY / 5983)

New York - February 17, 1971



Chinoiserie / Didjeridoo / Afrique / Acht O'clock rock / Gong / Tang / True / Hard way.

THE PIANO PLAYER
(CD STORYVILLE / 101 8399) Denmark

New York, Paris, Tokyo - March, 1961 to February 23, 1971



Meditation # 1 / Single petal of a rose / Blues # 1 / Nagoya / Unidentified title - Litte african flower (Fleurette africaine) / Meditation # 2 / T.G.T.T. - Little purple flower / The river (A ballet suite) : The spring - The run - The meander - Grap (The giggling rapids) - The lake - Stud (The neo-hip-hot cool kiddies community) / Riddle / Blues # 2 / Blues # 3.

THE INTIMATE ELLINGTON
(30 cm PABLO / 2310 787)

New York - April 25, 1969 to June 29, 1971



Moon maiden / Edwar the first / Symphonette / Intimate interlude / Some summer fun / Layin' on mellow / Eulb / Tenz / I got it bad and that ain't good / Sophisticated lady / Edward the second.

TOGO BRAVA SUITE
(CD STORYVILLE / STCD 8323)

New York - February 3 to June 29, 1971



Togo Brava Suite : Mkis (Soul soothing beach) - Tego - Togo or yoyo (Naturellement) - Too kee (Amour, amour) - Buss (Right on Togo) - Soso - Toto (Afrique) / Peke / There's a place / Blues / Hick / Grap (The giggling rapids) / Something / Making that scene / Lover man / Perdido.

BLACK BUTTERFLY
(30 cm BLACK LION / 52 041)

November 6, 1958 to November 9, 1971 (some improbable dates)



Happy reunion / Chinoiserie / Hank cinq / Star crossed lovers / Such sweet thunder / Perdido / Black butterfly / Medley : In a sentimental mood - Mood indigo - I'm beginning to see the light - I got it bad and that ain't good - Just squeeze me - It don't mean a thing - Solitude.

COOL ROCK
(CD LASERLIGHT / 15 782)

May 20, 1965
June 12 and 22, 1972


Cool rock / P.S. 170 / Don't you know I care ? / Hi, June / Hi, Jane / Anatomy of a murder / Alone together / Chinoiserie / Vancouver lights / Hello Dolly / The twitch / Things ain't what they used to be.

1965 - 1972
(CD LIMELIGHT / 820 835 2)

March 31, 1965 to August 2, 1972



The old circus train / Swamp goo / Trombone Buster / Bourbon street jingling jollies / Mellow ditty / To know you is to love you / Naidni remmus / The prowling cat / Maeira / Thanks for the beautiful land / Charpoy / Portrait of Louis Armstrong / Girdle hurdle / Sans snyphelle / Woods.

FROM HIS TREASURY CHEST
(CD NIMBUS RECORDS / NI 2736)

March 31, 1965 to August 2, 1972



Same as previous album

NEW YORK NEW YORK
(CD STORYVILLE / 1018402) Denmark

April 27, 1970 to September 9, 1972



Rext / Flute / Soft / Mixt / Alerado / Afrique / Second line / RTM / Sophisticated lady / Big luv / I got it bad and that ain't good / Looking for my man / No title / Pretty girl / Dreaming by the fire / Pat your feet (Rick's blues) / Mood indigo / I'm afraid / New York, New York.

THE ELLINGTON SUITES
(30 cm PABLO / 2310 762)



New York - February to April, 1959

THE QUEEN'S SUITE : Sunset and the mocking bird / Lightning bugs and frogs / Le sucrier velours / Northern lights / The single petal of a rose / Apes and peacocks.

New York - April 27, 1971

THE GOUTELAS SUITE : Fanfare / Goutelas / Get-with-Itness / Something / Having at it / Fanfare.

New York - October 5, 1972

THE UWIS SUITE : Uwis / Klop / Loco madi.

THIS ONE'S FOR BLANTON
(30 cm PABLO / 2310 721)

Las Vegas - December 5, 1972
Duke Ellington (piano), Ray Brown (bass)


Do nothing till you hear from me / Pitter panther patter / Things ain't what they used to be / Sophisticated lady / See see rider / Fragmented suite for piano and bass.

AN INTIMATE PIANO SESSION
(CD STORYVILLE / 101 8445) Denmark

August 25, 1972
Duke Ellington (piano solo and duo), Anita Moore or Tony Watkins (vocal), Unknow (drums)


The anticipation / Le sucrier velours / Lotus blossom / A blue mural from two perspectives / I'm afraid (Of loving you too much) / I didn't know about you / Loco madi / Lotus blossom / New world a-comin' / Le sucrier velours / Melancholia / Single petal of a rose / The blues ain't / Come Sunday / My mother, my father and love / A blue mural from two perspectives.

Concert, Rotterdam - November 7, 1969
Duke Ellington (piano), Will Bill Davis (organ), Victor Gaskin (bass), Rufus Jones (drums)


Black swan / The lake / Satin doll / Just squeeze me.

UP IN DUKE'S WORKSHOP
(30 cm PABLO / 2310 815)

April 25, 1969 to December 6, 1972



Blem / Goof / Dick / Love is just around the corner / Bateau / Wanderlust / Neo-creole / Black butterfly / Mendoza.

DUKE'S BIG 4
(30 cm PABLO / 2310 703)

January 8, 1973
Duke Ellington (piano), Joe Pass (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Louie Bellson (drums)

Cottontail / The blues / The hawk talks / Prelude to a kiss / Love you madly / Just squeeze me (But don't tease me) / Everything but you.

Duke ELLINGTON and Teresa BREWER
IT DON'T MEAN A THING IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT THING

(30 cm FLYING DUTCHMAN / FD 10166)

September 4 to 6, 1973



It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing / I ain't got nothin' but the blues / Satin doll / Mood indigo / Don't get around much anymore / I'm beginning to see the light / I've got to be a rug cutter / I got it bad and that ain't good / Tulip or turnip / It's kinda lonesome out tonight / Poco mucho.