January 3, 1963. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3327-15 Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/19
RBBE:5
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
3378-? Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/20
RBBE:17
Woodchopper's Ball
3372-11 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/21
RBBE:15
Artistry In Rhythm


January 4, 1963. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Chuyck Connors, Buster Cooper, tb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Smoke Rings."

3371-5 Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/22
RBBE:14
Smoke Rings
3393-? Reprise R-6168 RSR:1/23
RBBE:16
The Waltz You Saved For Me
3375-? Atlantic SD-1665 RSR:1/24
RBBE:4
Cherokee
3501-1 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/10
AB:10
Bonga


January 5, 1963. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios for the album "Afro-Bossa."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Angu" (mandolin piano) and "Absinthe."

1699-8 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/8
AB:8
Angu
1708-6 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/1
AB:1
Afro-Bossa
1700-16 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/2
AB:2
Purple Gazelle
1701-9 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/3
AB:3
Absinthe
1702-3 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/4
AB:4
Moonbow
1703-11 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/5
AB:5
Sempre Amore
1707-45 Reprise R-6069 RSR:2/7
AB:7
Tigress


January 8, 1963. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

1705 RSR:2/13 Resume #1
1712 RSR:2/14 Resume #2


January 22, 1963. London.

Telecast recorded at Granada Chelsea studios, titled "Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra," and broadcast February 13, 1963.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Music Masters 65106-2 London:9 Mood Indigo
Music Masters 65106-2 London:10 The "C" Jam Blues
Music Masters 65106-2 London:11 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Milt Grayson, vocal
Music Masters 65106-2 London:12a Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
Music Masters 65106-2 London:12b Wailing Interval [medley]
Music Masters 65106-2 London:13 The Single Petal Of A Rose


January 31, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Salle Wagram for the album "The Symphonic Ellington."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Paris Symphony Orchestra.

Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/6-8 NIGHT CREATURE
2435-12 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/8 Dazzling Creature [Night Creature]
2438-14 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/11 Harlem


February 1, 1963. Paris.

Concert at Theatre de l'Olympia released on the album "The Great Paris Concert."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/1 Kinda Dukish
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/2 Rockin' In Rhythm
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/4 The Star Crossed Lovers
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/5 All Of Me
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/6 The Asphalt Jungle Theme
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/7 New Concerto For Cootie
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/8 Tootie For Cootie
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/9-12 SUITE THURSDAY
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/9 Misfit Blues [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/10 Schwiphti [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/11 Zweet Zurzday [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/12 Lay-By [Suite Thursday]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/13 Perdido [incomplete]
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/14 The Eighth Veil
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/16 Cop Out
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/17 Bula
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/1 Jam With Sam
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/10 Pyramid


February 6 or 7, 1963. Stockholm, Sweden.

Concert.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shephard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:1 Afro-Bossa [as Bula]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:2 Silk Lace
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:3 Cops [as The Asphalt Jungle]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:7 Guitar Amour


February 8, 1963. Solna-Sundbyberg, Sweden.

Reprise recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Stockholm Symphony Orchestra.

2433-5 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/6 Blind Bug [Night Creature]
2434-4 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/7 Stalking Monster [Night Creature]


February 14, 1963. Hamburg, Germany.

Reprise recording session.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.

2436 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/9 Non-Violent Integration


February 21, 1963. Milan, Italy.

"La Scala" recorded at Reprise recording session at Studio Zanibelli. Remaining tacks recorded at the concert at the Conservatorio G. Verdi.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Russell Procope, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d; with The La Scala Symphony Orchestra.

2437 Reprise R-6097 RSR:3/10 La Scala, She Too Pretty To Be Blue

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Ray Nance, t, vn; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shephard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:5 In A Sentimental Mood
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:6 Broadstream [as E.S.P. (Extra Sensory Perception)]
Pb 2308-247 UncMkt:4 The Star Crossed Lovers


February 22, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Barclay Studios for the album "Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Stephane Grappelli, Ray Nance, vn; Svend Asmussen, viola; Buster Cooper, tb; Russell Procope, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

3527-1 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:3/1 Take The "A" Train
Ernie Shepard, vocal
3528-8 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/15 Tricky's Licks
3529-2 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/16 Blues In C
3523-1 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/17 Limbo Jazz
3524-3 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/18 Pretty Little One
3525-4 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/19 String Along With Strings
3526-7 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:2/20 The Feeling Of Jazz
3530-5 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:3/2 In A Sentimental Mood
3531-4 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:3/3 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
3532-2 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:3/4 Day Dream
3533-3 Atlantic SD-1688 RSR:3/5 Cotton Tail


February 23, 1963. Paris.

Second concert at Theatre de l'Olympia released on the albums "The Great Paris Concert" (Atlantic) and "Greatest Hits" (Reprise).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/3 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:1/15 Rose Of The Rio Grande
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/2 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
Atlantic SD2-304 GPC:2/3 Harlem
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/5 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Milt Grayson, vocal
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/6 Black And Tan Fantasy
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/7 Creole Love Call
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/8 The Mooche
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/9 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/11 The Blues
Reprise R-6234 GPC:2/12 Echoes Of Harlem (Cootie's Concerto)


February 24-25, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Barclay Studios for the Sathima Bea Benjamin album "A Morning in Paris" and the Abdullah Ibrahim album "Duke Ellington Presents The Dollar Brand Trio." Produced by Duke Ellington.

Bea Benjamin: Abdullah Ibrahim, p; Svend Asmussen, vn; Johnny Gertze, b; Makaya Ntshoko, d; Duke Ellington replaces Ibrahim on "I Got It Bad" and "Solitude." Billy Strayhorn replaces Ibrahim on "Your Love Has Faded" and "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square."

Enja 9309 MoP:1 Darn That Dream
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:3 I Could Write A Book
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:4 I Should Care
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:5 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:6 Solitude
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:7 The Man I Love
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:8 Your Love Has Faded
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:9 I'm Glad There Is You
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:10 Soon
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:11 Lover Man
Bea Benjamin, vocal
Enja 9309 MoP:12 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Bea Benjamin, vocal

Dollar Brand: Abdullah Ibrahim, p; Johnny Gertze, b; Makaya Ntshoko, d.

Reprise DBT:1 Dollar's Dance
Reprise DBT:2 Kippi
Reprise DBT:3 Brilliant Corners
Reprise DBT:4 Jumping Rope
Reprise DBT:5 Ubu Suku
Reprise DBT:6 The Stride


February 28, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Studio Hoche for the album "Serenade To Sweden."

Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Gilbert Rovere, b; Christian Garros, d; 4 french horns.

-6 Reprise RS-5024 Azure
Alice Babs, vocal
-1 Reprise RS-5024 Satin Doll
Alice Babs, vocal
-1 Reprise RS-5024 Untitled Lullaby
Alice Babs, vocal


March 1, 1963. Paris.

Reprise recording session at Studio Hoche.

Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Gilbert Rovere, b; Kenny Clark, d; Billy Strayhorn replaces Ellington on "Something To Live For." Alice Babs replaces Ellington on "Strange Visitor."

-4 Reprise RS-5024 La De Doody Doo
Alice Babs, vocal
-1 Reprise RS-5024 I Didn't Know About You
Alice Babs, vocal
-3 Reprise RS-5024 Take Love Easy
Alice Babs, vocal
-4 Reprise RS-5024 I'm Beginning To See The Light
Alice Babs, vocal
-2 Reprise RS-5024 The "C" Jam Blues
Alice Babs, vocal
-5 Reprise RS-5024 Serenade To Sweden
Alice Babs, vocal
-3 Reprise RS-5024 The Boy In My Dreams
Alice Babs, vocal
-5 Reprise RS-5024 Stoona
Alice Babs, vocal
-2 Reprise RS-5024 Come Sunday
Alice Babs, vocal
-1 Reprise RS-5024 Babsie
Alice Babs, vocal
-5 Reprise RS-5024 Something To Live For
Alice Babs, vocal
-2 Reprise RS-5024 Strange Visitor
Alice Babs, vocal


April 17, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/2 Jeep's Blues
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/9 Killian's Lick
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/13 Got Nobody Now
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/14 M.G.


April 18, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/10 Blousons Noir
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/11 Elysee
-1 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/12 Butter And Oleo
-9 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/15 Blue Rose


May 15, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio. Ray Nance is the only brass on date.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-10 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/1 Bad Woman
-5 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/3 Stoona
-2 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/4 Serenade To Sweden
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/5 Harmony In Harlem


July 18, 1963. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at A&R Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Rolf Ericson, Eddie Preston, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, as; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/6 Action In Alexandria
-7 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/7 Tajm (Taj Mahal)
-4 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/8 Isfahan
-1 LMR CD-83003 PC:4/16 July 18th Blues


August 20, 1963. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios for the album "My People."

Billy Strayhorn & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Bill Berry, Ziggy Harrell, Nat Woodard, t; Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Rudy Powell, as; Pete Clark, Russell Procope, as, cl; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Bob Freedman, ts; Billy Strayhorn, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Louis Bellson, d; Juan Amalbert, cga; Duke Ellington, dir.

Contact CM-1 MyPe:1-7 MY PEOPLE
Jimmy McPhail, Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:1a Ain't But The One [My People]
Jimmy McPhail, Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:2a Come Sunday [My People]
Jimmy McPhail, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:5b The Blues [My People]
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:7 King Fit The Battle Of Alabam' [My People]
Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:2b Come Sunday [as David Danced Before The Lord] [My People]
Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:4 Montage [My People]
Contact CM-1 MyPe:6a Workin' Blues [My People]
Jimmy Grissom, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:6c Jail Blues [My People]
Jimmy Grissom, vocal


August 21, 1963. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

Billy Strayhorn & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Bill Berry, Ziggy Harrell, Nat Woodard, t; Booty Wood, Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Rudy Powell, as; Pete Clark, Russell Procope, as, cl; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Bob Freedman, ts; Billy Strayhorn, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Louis Bellson, d; Juan Amalbert, cga; Duke Ellington, dir.

Contact CM-1 MyPe:3 My Mother, My Father And Love [My People]
Jimmy McPhail, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:1b Will You Be There? [My People]
Jimmy McPhail, Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:1c Ninety Nine Percent [My People]
Jimmy McPhail, Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:8 What Color Is Virtue? [My People]
Joya Sherrill, Irving Bunton Singers, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:5a My People [My People]
Duke Ellington, vocal


August 26, 1963. Detroit.

Concert at the State Fairgrounds.

Dinah Washington with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Rolf Ericson, Taft Jordan, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, ts; Johnny Hodges, Hilton Jefferson, as; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Ernie Shepard, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Rosetta RR-1313 WWB:8 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Dinah Washington, vocal


August 27, 1963. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

Billy Strayhorn & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Bill Berry, Ziggy Harrell, Nat Woodard, t; Britt Woodman, tb; John Sanders, vtb; Chuck Connors, btb; Rudy Powell, as; Pete Clark, Russell Procope, as, cl; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Bob Freedman, ts; Billy Strayhorn, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Louis Bellson, d; Juan Amalbert, cga; Duke Ellington, dir.

Contact CM-1 MyPe:6b My Man Sends Me [My People]
Lil Greenwood, vocal
Contact CM-1 MyPe:6d I Love My Lovin' Lover [My People]
Lil Greenwood, vocal


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