January 1, 1954. 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.

12251-12 Capitol T-637 CCR:3/16 Frivolous Banta
12252 Capitol T-521 CCR:3/17 In The Mood


January 2, 1954. 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.

12254-3 Capitol T-521 CCR:3/18 One O'Clock Jump
12254-3 Capitol T-637 CCR:4/1 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


January 17, 1954. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His 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; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Falling Like A Raindrop."

12309-4 Capitol T-521 CCR:4/2 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
12310-2 Capitol T-521 CCR:4/3 Rockin' In Rhythm
12311-12 Capitol T-679 CCR:4/4 Falling Like A Raindrop


February 8, 1954. Hamilton, Canada.

Concert at the Forum.

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

Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/1 Take The "A" Train
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/2 The Mooche
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/3 How High The Moon
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/4 Serious Serenade
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/5 Theme For Trambean
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/6 Skin Deep
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/7 Tenderly
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/8 Perdido
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/9 Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)
Duke Ellington, vocal
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10a Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10b In A Sentimental Mood [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10c Mood Indigo [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10d I'm Beginning To See The Light [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10e Sophisticated Lady [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10f Caravan [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10g It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10h Solitude [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10i The "C" Jam Blues [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:1/10j I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/1 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/2 Satin Doll
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/3 Stompin' At The Savoy
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/4a I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/4b Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/5 Caravan
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/6 Bunny Hop Mambo
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/7 Isle Of Capri
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/8 The Hawk Talks
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/9 All The Things You Are
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/10 Duet
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/11 Blue Jean Beguine
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/12 Take The "A" Train
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/13 Warm Valley
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/14 Jam With Sam
Radlex RDX-1000 Hamilton:2/15 God Save The Queen


April 13, 1954. Los Angeles.

Concert at the Embassy Auditorium.

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

GNP 9049 LA54:1 Smada
GNP 9049 LA54:2 Black And Tan Fantasy
GNP 9049 LA54:3 How High The Moon
GNP 9049 LA54:4 Serious Serenade
GNP 9049 LA54:5 Theme For Trambean
GNP 9049 LA54:6 Skin Deep
GNP 9049 LA54:7 Mood Indigo
GNP 9049 LA54:8 Blue Jean Beguine
GNP 9049 LA54:9 Take The "A" Train
GNP 9049 LA54:10 Satin Doll
GNP 9049 LA54:11 Stompin' At The Savoy


April 26, 1954. San Francisco.

Capitol recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Gerald Wilson, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; 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; Ralph Collier, conga.

12579-4 Capitol 3049 CCR:4/5 All Day Long
12580-12 Capitol 2875 CCR:4/6 Bunny Hop Mambo
12583-9 Capitol 2817 CCR:4/7 Isle Of Capri
12584-4 Capitol T-637 CCR:4/8 The "C" Jam Blues
12585-4 Capitol 2817 CCR:4/9 Band Call


April 29, 1954. Portland, Oregon.

Dance Date at McElroy's Ballroom.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Wille Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, 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; Dave Black, d.

Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/1 Coffee And Kisses
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/2 Johnny Come Lately
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/3 Maybe I Should Change My Ways
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/4 Primping At The Prom
Jazz Guild 1004 JB1:10 Liza (All The Clouds Roll Away) [as That's The Memory Of You]
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/5 Band Call
J-Bird 80298 JB1:2 Stompin' At The Savoy [as Jumpin' Jack]
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/6 Satin Doll
J-Bird 80298 JB1:11 All The Things You Are
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/7 Blue Jean Beguine
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/8 Tulip Or Turnip?
Ray Nance, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/9 Honeysuckle Rose
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/10 Theme For Trambean
Laserlight 15787 HBD:4/11 Blue Moon
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/1-2 THREESOME
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/1 VIP Boogie [Threesome]
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/2 Jam With Sam [Threesome]
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/3 Bunny Hop Mambo
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/4 Isle Of Capri
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/5 Take The "A" Train
Ray Nance, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/6 Take The "A" Train
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/7 Flamingo
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/8a I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) [medley]
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/8b I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So [medley]
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/9 Ballin' The Blues
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Laserlight 15787 HBD:5/10 Satin Doll


June 17, 1954. New York.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; 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.

20402-1 Capitol T-679 CCR:4/10 Gonna Tan Your Hide
20403-4 Up-to-Date 2006 CCR:4/11 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)


September 1, 1954. Los Angeles.

Capitol recording session at Capitol Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Gerald Wilson, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; 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; Ralph Collier, conga.

12992-10 Capitol 2930 CCR:4/12 Smile
12993-13 Capitol 3049 CCR:4/13 Echo Tango
12994-1- Capitol 2930 CCR:4/14 If I Give My Heart To You
12995-6 Capitol 2980 CCR:4/15 Chile Bowl
12996-3 Capitol T-637 CCR:4/16 Bakiff


October 8, 1954. Chicago.

Capitol recording session at Universal Studios. Oscar Pettiford sits in.

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Rick Henderson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Dave Black, d; Frank Rollo, bongos.

13090-4 Capitol 2980 CCR:5/1 Twelfth Street Rag
13091-2 Pickwick SPC-3390 CCR:5/2 September Song
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
13092-1 Capitol T-637 CCR:5/3 Caravan


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