January 3, 1956. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios. Johnny Hodges is back!

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

56131-9 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/2 Feetbone
56132-4 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/4 Discontented Blues
56133-5 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/6 Just Scratchin' The Surface
56134-9 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/11 Le Sucrier Velour [as Do Not Disturb]
56136-1 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/15 Long Time Blues


January 23, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the the album "Blue Rose." Rosemary Clooney's vocals were recorded at a later date.

Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Wooodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "If You Were In My Place."

Columbia CL-872 BR:3 Me And You
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:7 Grievin'
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:9 I'm Checkin' Out, Goo'm Bye
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:8
EsCo:3/3
Blue Rose
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:2
Vocalists:13
Sophisticated Lady
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:11 Mood Indigo
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CG-33961 BR:12
56/62v3:A1
If You Were In My Place (What Would You Do?)
Rosemary Clooney, vocal


January 27, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for album "Blue Rose" (continued). Rosemary Clooney's vocals were recorded at a later date.

Rosemary Clooney with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Cootie Williams, t; Quentin Jackson, Britt Wooodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'."

Columbia CL-872 BR:5 I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:6 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
CBS 26306 BR:13
56/62v3:A2
Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:10 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Rosemary Clooney, vocal
Columbia CL-872 BR:4 Passion Flower
Columbia CL-872 BR:1 Hey Baby
Rosemary Clooney, vocal


February 7-8, 1956. Chicago.

Bethlehem recording session at Universal Studios for the albums "Historically Speaking" and "Duke Ellington Presents...."

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:2 Creole Love Call
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:3 Stompy Jones
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:5 Jack The Bear
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:7 Ko-Ko
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:9 Stomp, Look And Listen
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:10 Unbooted Character
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:1 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:4 The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:6 In A Mellow Tone
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:8 Midriff
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:11 Lonesome Lullaby
Bethlehem BCP-60 HS:12 Upper Manhattan Medical Group
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:11 Blues [#5 in NDesor]
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:1 Summertime
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:2 Laura
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:3 I Can't Get Started
Ray Nance, vocal
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:4 My Funny Valentine
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:7 Cotton Tail
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:8 Day Dream
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:9 Deep Purple
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:10 Indian Summer
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:5 Everything But You
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Bethlehem BCP-6005 DEP:6 Frustration


March 18, 1956. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

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

3055 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/13 Short Sheet Cluster
3056 LMR CD-83000 PC:1/9 Uncontrived


March 19, 1956. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

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

LMR CD-83000 PC:1/8 Miss Lucy
LMR CD-83000 PC:1/7 Prelude To A Kiss
LMR CD-83000 PC:1/1 The E And D Blues [as March 19 Blues]

Duke Ellington: Clark Terry, t; John Sanders, vtb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Enigma 1052 HR:1 Way Back Blues
Enigma 1052 HR:2 Where's The Music?
Enigma 1052 HR:3 Rubber Bottom
Enigma 1052 HR:4 Play The Blues And Go Home


July 7, 1956. Newport, Rhode Island.

Concert at the Newport Jazz Festival, Freebody Park.

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

N56C:1/1 The Star Spangled Banner
Columbia C-38263 N56C:1/3
56/62v1:A1
Black And Tan Fantasy
N56C:1/5 Tea For Two
CO56804 Columbia CL-933 N56C:1/7 Take The "A" Train
Columbia CL-934 N56:1-3
N56C:1/9-13
NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL SUITE
N56:1
N56C:1/9
Festival Junction [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]
Columbia CL-934 N56:2
N56C:1/11
Blues To Be There [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]
N56:3
N56C:1/13
Newport Up [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]
CO56805 Columbia CL-933 N56C:1/15 Sophisticated Lady
N56C:1/17 Day In, Day Out
CO56806 Columbia CL-934 N56:5a
N56C:1/19a
Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
CO56806 Columbia CL-934 N56:5b
N56C:1/19b
Wailing Interval [medley]
CO56806 Columbia CL-934 N56:5c
N56C:1/19c
Crescendo In Blue [medley]
Columbia CL-933 N56C:2/2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Columbia CL-934 N56:4
N56C:2/3
EsCo:3/1
Jeep's Blues
N56C:2/5 Tulip Or Turnip?
Ray Nance, vocal
CO56808 Columbia CL-933 N56C:2/7 Skin Deep
N56C:2/8 Mood Indigo


July 7-9, 1956. Newport, Rhode Island & New York.

Columbia recording session at the 7th Avenue Studio. Newport production masters.

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

CO56807 Columbia CL-933 N56C:2/17 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
CO56791 Columbia CL-934 N56C:2/11-15 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL SUITE
CO56791 Columbia CL-934 N56C:2/11 Festival Junction [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]
CO56791 Columbia CL-934 N56C:2/13 Blues To Be There [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]
CO56791 Columbia CL-934 N56C:2/15 Newport Up [Newport Jazz Festival Suite]


July 9, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 7th Avenue Studio.

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

N56C:2/9 Festival Junction [tuning up]
CO56792 N56C:2/18 Jeep's Blues


July 18, 1956. Stratford, Ontario.

Concert at the Festival Concert Hall for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival.

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; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

MP Ell-87 Stratford:1 Bassment [as Hark, The Duke's Trumpets!]
MP Ell-87 Stratford:2 Harlem Air Shaft
MP Ell-87 Stratford:3 Clarinet Melodrama
MP Ell-87 Stratford:4 Theme For Trambean
MP Ell-87 Stratford:5 Sophisticated Lady
MP Ell-87 Stratford:6 Take The "A" Train
Ray Nance, vocal
M&A CD-616 Stratford:7 La Virgen De La Macarena
M&A CD-616 Stratford:8 Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)
Duke Ellington, vocal
MP Ell-87 Stratford:9 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
M&A CD-616 Stratford:10 Harlem


August 7, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the album "Such Sweet Thunder."

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

Columbia CL-1033 SST:1-12 SUCH SWEET THUNDER (The Shakespearean Suite)
CO56565-1&3 Up-to-Date 2006 SST:20 A Flat Minor
CO56565-7 Columbia CG-33961 SST:16
56/62v1:A2
A Flat Minor
CO56566-3 Up-to-Date 2006 SST:18 Half The Fun
CO56566-5 Columbia CL-1033 SST:11 Half The Fun [Such Sweet Thunder]
CO56567-4 Up-to-Date 2006 SST:19 Suburban Beauty
CO56567-8 Columbia CL-967 SST:15
56/62v1:A3
Suburban Beauty


September 17, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio for the tv show and album "A Drum Is A Woman." Duke Ellington (talking), Joya Sherrill, and Candido Camero overdubs on October 22, 1956.

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; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, Candido Camero, d.

Columbia CL-951 DW:1-16 A DRUM IS A WOMAN [tv soundtrack]
Columbia CL-951 DW:7 Congo Square [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:6 Carribee Joe [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:1 A Drum Is A Woman [A Drum Is A Woman]
Margaret Tynes, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:13 Rhumbop [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal


September 24, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio. Duke Ellington (talking) and Candido Camero overdubs on October 22, 1956.

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, Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, Candido Camero, d.

Columbia CL-951 DW:2 Rhythm Pum Te Dum [A Drum Is A Woman]
unidentified choir, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:3 What Else Can You Do With A Drum? [A Drum Is A Woman]
Ozzie Bailey, vocal


September 25, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio. Duke Ellington and chorus overdubs on October 22, 1956.

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, Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, Candido Camero, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Madam Zajj."

Columbia CL-951 DW:8 A Drum Is A Woman [Part 2] [A Drum Is A Woman]
Margaret Tynes, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:5 Hey, Buddy Bolden [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:14 Carribee Joe [Part 2] [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:10 Madam Zajj [A Drum Is A Woman]


September 28, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio. Duke Ellington (talking), Joya Sherrill, Candido Camero, and chorus overdubs on October 22, 1956.

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; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Tom Whaley, Candido Camero, d.

Columbia CL-951 DW:12 Zajj's Dream [A Drum Is A Woman]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:4 New Orleans [A Drum Is A Woman]


October 23, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

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, Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Louie Bellson, Terry Snyder, Sam Woodyard, d; Betty Glamann, harp.

Columbia CL-951 DW:11 Ballet Of The Fying Saucers [A Drum Is A Woman]


December 6, 1956. New York.

Columbia recording session at the 30th Street Studio.

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, Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Jimmy Woode, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Columbia CL-951 DW:9 You Better Know It [A Drum Is A Woman]
Ozzie Bailey, vocal
Columbia CL-951 DW:15 Finale [A Drum Is A Woman]
Margaret Tynes, Ozzie Bailey, vocal
CO57014-1&2 Up-to-Date 2006 SST:21
56/62v1:A4
Cafe Au Lait
CO57014-6 Columbia CG-33961 SST:17 Cafe Au Lait
CO57015-1&2&3&4&5 Up-to-Date 2006 SST:22 The Star Crossed Lovers


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