March 30, 1953. Pasadena, California.

Concert at the Civic Auditorium.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Rick Henderson, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Oscar Pettiford, cello, Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

GNP 9045 Pasadena:1 The Tattooed Bride
GNP 9045 Pasadena:2a Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:2b Wailing Interval [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:2c Crescendo In Blue [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:3 The Hawk Talks
GNP 9045 Pasadena:4 Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)
Duke Ellington, vocal
GNP 9045 Pasadena:5 St Louis Blues
Ray Nance, vocal
GNP 9045 Pasadena:6 THREESOME
GNP 9045 Pasadena:6a VIP Boogie [Threesome]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:6b Jam With Sam [Threesome]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:7 Without A Song
GNP 9045 Pasadena:8 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
GNP 9045 Pasadena:9 Street Blues
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
GNP 9045 Pasadena:10 Perdido
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11a Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11b In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11c Mood Indigo [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11d I'm Beginning To See The Light [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11e Sophisticated Lady [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11f Caravan [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11g It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11h Solitude [medley]
GNP 9045 Pasadena:11i I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]


April 6, 1953. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios for the album "Premiered by Ellington," Capitol H-440.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11398-1 Capitol 2458 C52-53:8
CCR:1/1
Satin Doll
11399-4 Capitol 2458 C52-53:9
CCR:1/2
Without A Song
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
11400-7 Capitol H-440 C52-53:10
CCR:1/3
Cocktails For Two


April 7, 1953. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11414-3 Capitol H-440 C52-53:11
CCR:1/4
My Old Flame
11415-3 Capitol H-440 C52-53:12
CCR:1/5
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
11416-3 Capitol 2503 C52-53:13
CCR:1/6
Ain't Nothin' Nothin' (Baby Without You)
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
11417-5 Capitol H-440 C52-53:14
CCR:1/7
Stormy Weather
11418-8 Capitol H-440 C52-53:15
CCR:1/8
Stardust
11419-6 Capitol H-440 C52-53:16
CCR:1/9
Three Little Words
11420-5 Capitol T-637 C52-53:17
CCR:1/10
Orson


April 9, 1953. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11421-6 Capitol 2598 C52-53:18
CCR:1/11
Boo-Dah
11422-6 Capitol T-679 C52-53:19
CCR:1/12
Blossom
11423-3 Capitol 2503 C52-53:20
CCR:1/13
Ballin' The Blues
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
11424-5 Capitol 2546 C52-53:21
CCR:1/14
Warm Valley
11406-9 Capitol H-440 C53:1
CCR:1/15
Flamingo
11407-8 Capitol 2546 C53:2
CCR:1/16
Blue Jean Beguine
11408-10 Capitol H-440 C53:3
CCR:1/17
Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)


April 13, 1953. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios for the album "The Duke Plays Ellington."

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11431-6 Capitol T-477 C53:4
CCR:1/18
REFL:1
Who Knows?
11432-1 Capitol T-477 C53:5
CCR:1/19
REFL:2
Retrospection
11433-4 Capitol T-477 C53:6
CCR:1/20
REFL:3
B Sharp Blues
11434-3 Capitol T-477 C53:7
CCR:1/21
REFL:4
Passion Flower
11435-2 Capitol T-477 C53:8
CCR:1/22
REFL:5
Dancers In Love
11436-1 Capitol T-477 C53:9
CCR:1/23
REFL:6
Reflections In D
11437-4 Capitol T-477 C53:10
CCR:2/1
REFL:7
Melancholia
11438-2 Capitol T-477 C53:11
CCR:2/2
REFL:8
Prelude To A Kiss


April 14, 1953. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11439-2 Capitol T-477 C53:12
CCR:2/3
REFL:9
In A Sentimental Mood
11440-5 Capitol T-477 C53:13
CCR:2/4
REFL:10
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
11441-3 Capitol T-477 C53:14
CCR:2/5
REFL:11
All Too Soon
11442-2 Capitol T-477 C53:15
CCR:2/6
REFL:12
Janet


April 30, 1953. Portland, Oregon.

Dance Date at McElroy's Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Juan Tizol, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

Stardust 203 HBD:1/1 Lullaby Of Birdland
Stardust 203 HBD:1/2 Time On My Hands (You In My Arms)
Stardust 203 HBD:1/3 Don't Worry 'Bout Me
Laserlight 15783 HBD:1/4 Take The "A" Train
Stardust 203 HBD:1/5 Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away)
Stardust 203 HBD:1/6 Creole Love Call
Stardust 203 HBD:1/7 Boo-Dah
Laserlight 15783 HBD:1/8 Stomp, Look And Listen
Laserlight 15783 HBD:1/9 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/1 Summertime
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/2 Warm Valley
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/3 Sultry Serenade
Stardust 203 HBD:2/4 Hy'a Sue
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/5 Sophisticated Lady
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/6a I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Ray Nance, vocal
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/6b Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Ray Nance, vocal
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/7 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Ray Nance, vocal
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/8 Caravan
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/9 Perdido
Laserlight 15783 HBD:2/10 Without A Song
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
J-Bird 80298 JB1:7 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Stardust 203 JB1:8 Come On Home
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
J-Bird 80298 JB1:9 Vagabonds
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/1 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/2 The Hawk Talks
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/3 The "C" Jam Blues
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/4 Tenderly
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/5 All The Things You Are
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/6 Solitude
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/7 She Moved
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Stardust 203 HBD:3/8 Happy Birthday To You
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/9 Mood Indigo
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/10 Blue Skies [as Trumpet No End]
Laserlight 15783 HBD:3/11 Take The "A" Train


June 30, 1953. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11620-4 Capitol 2598 C53:16
CCR:2/7
Give Me The Right
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
11621-5 Capitol 2875 C53:17
CCR:2/8
Is It A Sin? (My Loving You)
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
11622-6 Mosaic MQ8-160 C53:18
CCR:2/9
Don't Touch Me

Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11623-4 Up-to-Date 2009 C53:19
CCR:2/10
Basin Street Blues
Ray Nance, vocal


July 1, 1953. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Butch Ballard, d.

11624-8 Capitol T-679 C53:20
CCR:2/11
Big Drag
11625-10 Mosiac MQ8-160 C53:21
CCR:2/12
Hear My Plea
11626-3 Up-to-Date 2009 C53:22
CCR:2/13
Don't Ever Say Goodbye
11627-1 Mosiac MQ8-160 C53:23
CCR:2/14
What More Can I Say?
Jimmy Grissom, vocal


December 3, 1953. New York.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d; Ralph Collier, conga.

20246-9 Capitol T-637 C53v2:1
CCR:2/15
REFL:13
Kinda Dukish
20247-11 Capitol T-637 C53v2:2
CCR:2/16
REFL:14
Montevideo
20248-6 Up-to-Date 2008 C53v2:3
CCR:2/17
REFL:15
December Blue
20249-2 Up-to-Date 2008 C53v2:4
CCR:2/18
I'm Just A Lucky So And So
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
20250-7 Up-to-Date 2008 C53v2:5
CCR:2/19
It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream
Jimmy Grissom, vocal


December 5, 1953. New York.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, George Jean, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d.

20263-7 Up-to-Date 2007 C53v2:6
CCR:2/20
What More Can I Say?
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
20264-2 Up-to-Date 2007 C53v2:7
CCR:2/21
Rockin' In Rhythm
20265-1 Up-to-Date 2007 C53v2:8
CCR:2/22
Ultra Deluxe
20266-3 Up-to-Date 2007 C53v2:9
CCR:3/1
Flying Home


December 15, 1953. New York.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Quentin Jackson, George Jean, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d.

20275-7 Mosiac MQ8-160 C53v2:10
CCR:3/2
Chile Bowl
20276-6 Capitol 2723 C53v2:11
CCR:3/3
Blue Moon
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
20277-1 Mosiac MQ8-160 C53v2:12
CCR:3/4
Oh Well
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
20278-2 Pickwick SPC-3390 C53v2:13
CCR:3/5
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Ray Nance, vocal


December 21, 1953. New York.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Alfred Cobbs, Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d.

20287-5 Capitol 2723 C53v2:14
CCR:3/6
Ultra Deluxe
20288-5 Capitol T-521 C53v2:15
CCR:3/7
Flying Home
20289-8 Pickwick SPC-3390 C53v2:16
CCR:3/8
What More Can I Say?
Jimmy Grisson, vocal
20290-5 Up-to-Date 2007 C53v2:17
CCR:3/9
Serious Serenade
20291-5 Up-to-Date 2008 C53v2:18
CCR:3/10
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Ray Nance, vocal
20292-7 Capitol T-521 C53v2:19
CCR:3/11
Honeysuckle Rose


December 28, 1953. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, George Jean, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d.

12247-10 Mosiac MQ8-160 C53v2:20
CCR:3/12
Night Time
12248-6 Capitol T-521 C53v2:21
CCR:3/13
Stompin' At The Savoy


December 29, 1953. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, George Jean, Britt Woodman, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Billy Strayhorn, p, celeste; Wendell Marshall, b; Dave Black, d; Duke Ellington, dir.

12249-13 Capitol T-679 CCR:3/14 Don't Ever Say Goodbye
12250-2 Capitol T-521 CCR:3/15 Black And Tan Fantasy


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