January 12, 1965. Chicago.

Verve recording session at Universal Studios? Duke Ellington supervising. Joya herself has confirmed that Duke Ellington was in the control room for this session.

Joya Sherrill: Cootie Williams, t (cd tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11); Johnny Hodges, as (1, 2, 7, 10); Paul Gonsalves, ts (4, 7, 10); Ernie Harper, p; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Verve Joya:1 Mood Indigo
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:2 Prelude To A Kiss
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:4 Sophisticated Lady
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:5 Kissing Bug
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:6 In A Sentimental Mood
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:7 Duke's Place
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:10 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Joya Sherrill, vocal
Verve Joya:11 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Joya Sherrill, vocal


January 19, 1965. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios for the album "Ellington '66."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, 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, ts; Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

5097 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/22 Moon River
5098 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/15 All My Lovin'
5099 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/18 Days Of Wine And Roses
5100 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/21
GPC:2/13
Satin Doll


January 21, 1965. New York.

Reprise recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, 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, ts; Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

5101 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/12 Red Roses For A Blue Lady
5102-8 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/17 I Want To Hold Your Hand
5103 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/16 A Beautiful Friendship
5104-9 Reprise R-6154 RSR:4/23 Ellington '66


January 29, 1965. Paris.

Concert at the Theatre des Champs Elysees.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

RTE 710434 Eur1:1/6 Happy-Go-Lucky Local
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/1 Take The "A" Train
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/13 Jam With Sam
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/14 The "C" Jam Blues


January 30, 1965. Paris.

First Concert at the Theatre des Champs Elysees broadcast on Europe 1.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Jazz Club 124 2GC:10 Take The "A" Train
Jazz Club 124 2GC:11a Satin Doll
Jazz Club 124 2GC:11b Sophisticated Lady
Jazz Club 124 2GC:12 Jungle Kitty [as Meow]
Jazz Club 124 2GC:13 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Jazz Club 124 2GC:14 Harmony In Harlem
Jazz Club 124 2GC:15 Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Jazz Club 124 2GC:16 Perdido
Jazz Club 124 2GC:17 Tootie For Cootie [as New Concerto For Cootie]
Jazz Club 124 2GC:18a Carolina Shout
Jazz Club 124 2GC:18b Rockin' In Rhythm
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/9 Jump For Joy
Ray Nance, vocal
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/10 He Huffed 'N' Puffed
Ray Nance, vocal
Jazz Club 124 2GC:19 Take The "A" Train

Second Concert.

RTE 710434 Eur1:1/1 Boo-Dah
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/2 Afro-Bossa
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/3 Ad Lib On Nippon
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/4 The Opener
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/5 Chelsea Bridge
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/7a Satin Doll
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/7b Sophisticated Lady
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/8 BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/8a Worksong [Black, Brown & Beige]
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/8b Come Sunday [Black, Brown & Beige]
RTE 710434 Eur1:1/8c Light [Black, Brown & Beige]
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/2 Jungle Kitty [as Meow]
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/3a Passion Flower
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/3b Things Ain't What They Used To Be
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/4 Jeep's Blues
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/5 Perdido
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/6 Tootie For Cootie
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/7 East St Louis Toodle-Oo
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/8a Soda Fountain Rag
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/8b Rockin' In Rhythm
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/11 Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
Ray Nance, vocal
RTE 710434 Eur1:2/12 Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
Ray Nance, vocal


February 3, 1965. Berlin, Germany.

Concert at the Sportpalast.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, 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; Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Pablo PACD-5304-2 B&P:1 Midriff
Pablo PACD-5304-2 B&P:2 Ad Lib On Nippon
Pablo PACD-5304-2 B&P:3 Chelsea Bridge
Pablo PACD-5304-2 B&P:4 Happy-Go-Lucky Local


March 4, 1965. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-1 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/1 Black
-2 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/2 Come Sunday
-3 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/3 Light
-3 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/11 Ad Lib On Nippon
3393-1 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/19 Chelsea Bridge
3394-1 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/20 The Opener
3397-2 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/23 Fade Up


March 17, 1965. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Fine Studios for the album "Concert in the Virgin Islands" (Reprise R-6185).

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, Howard McGhee, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-1 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/16 Jungle Kitty
-3 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/9 Skillipoop
-3 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/10 Banquet Scene
Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/17 Things Ain't What They Used To Be


March 31, 1965. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Saja 91234-2 PC:10/4 West Indian Dance
Saja 91234-2 PC:10/5 Emancipation Celebration
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:8 The Prowling Cat


April 14, 1965. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at Fine Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams, Richard 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-4 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/21 Mysterious Chick
-8 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/22 The Barefoot Stomper
-4 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/12 Rod La Rocque
-2 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/14 Virgin Jungle
-3 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/13 Island Virgin
-2 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/15 Fiddle On The Diddle
-2 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/11 Love Scene
-1 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/13 Big Fat Alice's Blues [as Rhythm Section Blues]
-3 Reprise R-6185 RSR:5/18 Big Fat Alice's Blues


May 18, 1965. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Ray Nance, c; Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

-12 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/7 Cy Runs Rock Waltz
-19 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/8 Beige
-25 Saja 91234-2 PC:10/9 Sugar Hill Penthouse


May 20, 1965. Chicago.

Duke Ellington recording session at Universal Studios released on the album "Cool Rock."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Herb Jones, Paul Serrano, 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; John Lamb, b; Sam Woodyard, d.

Laserlight 15782 CR:1 Cool Rock
Laserlight 15782 CR:2 P.S. 170
Laserlight 15782 CR:4 Hi June
Laserlight 15782 CR:5 Hi Jane
Laserlight 15782 CR:6 Anatomy Of A Murder
Laserlight 15782 CR:11 The Twitch


June 20, 1965. Pittsburgh.

Concert at the Civic Arena. Jazz Piano Workshop.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

TPA3353 RCA LPM-3499 RCA:22/16
L&R:1/16.2
SDT:20
The Second Portrait Of The Lion

Duke Ellington & Earl Hines: Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, p; Larry Gales, b; Ben Riley, d.

TPA3356 RCA LPM-3499 RCA:22/15
L&R:1/15.2
SDT:19
House Of Lords

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Larry Gales, b; Ben Riley, d.

Bluebird 2178-2-RB RCA:22/17
L&R:1/13.2
SDT:21
Take The "A" Train


July 28, 1965. Lennox, Massachusetts.

Concert at Tanglewood Music Barn released on the album "The Duke at Tanglewood." Music arranged by Richard Hyman. Live & Rare (L&R) tracks 21-27 are from the rehearsal.

Duke Ellington with the Boston Pops Orchestra: Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Louie Bellson, d; with the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by Arthur Fiedler.

RCA LM-2857 RCA:22/18
L&R:2/2
Caravan
RCA LM-2857 RCA:22/19
L&R:2/4
Mood Indigo
RCA LM-2857 RCA:22/20
L&R:2/19
Love Scene
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/1
L&R:2/6
The Mooche
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/2
L&R:2/8
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/3
L&R:2/10
I'm Beginning To See The Light
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/4
L&R:2/12
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/5
L&R:2/14
Sophisticated Lady
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/6
L&R:2/15
Timon Of Athens March
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/7
L&R:2/16
Solitude
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/8
L&R:2/17
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/9
L&R:2/18
Satin Doll
RCA LM-2857 RCA:23/10
L&R:2/20
The Single Petal Of A Rose
L&R:2/21 The Mooche
L&R:2/22 The Mooche
L&R:2/23 Love Scene
L&R:2/24 Love Scene
L&R:2/25 I'm Beginning To See The Light
L&R:2/26 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
L&R:2/27 Satin Doll


August 30, 1965. San Francisco.

Duke Ellington recording session at Coast Recorders Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Nat Adderley, Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Allen Smith, 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; John Lamb, b; Louis Bellson, d.

-5 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/2 Imagine My Frustration [as When I'm Feeling Kinda Blue]
-4 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/3 El Viti
-4 Saja 91232-2 PC:8/1 Soul Call [as Countdown]
Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:3 Trombone Buster


September 16, 1965. San Francisco.

A Concert of Sacred Music live from Grace Cathedral.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, as, ss, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Jimmy Hamilton, ts, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Louie Bellson, d; Bunny Briggs dances on "David Danced Before The Lord."

Status DSTS-1015 Grace:1 In The Beginning God
The Speaking Choir, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:2 Will You Be There?
Jon Hendricks and the Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:3 Ninety Nine Percent
Jon Hendricks and the Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:4 Ain't But The One
Jimmy McPhail, Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:5 New World A-Comin'
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:6 In The Beginning God II
Jon Hendricks and the Speaking Choir, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:7 Heritage
Jon Hendricks, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:8 The Lord's Prayer
Esther Merrill, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:9 Come Sunday
Esther Merrill, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:10 Come Sunday [as David Danced Before The Lord]
Jon Hendricks, vocal
Status DSTS-1015 Grace:11 The Lord's Prayer [II]
Tony Watkins, vocal


September 18, 1965. Monterey, California.

Monterey Jazz Festival.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herbie Jones, Cootie Williams, t; 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; John Lamb, b; Louis Bellson, d.

IGDJ GJ-64 SRO:10 Ad Lib On Nippon


October 17-20, 1965. Los Angeles.

Verve recording session at United Recorders for the album "Ella at Duke's Place."

Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, 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; John Lamb, b; Louis Bellson, d.

-9 Verve V-4070 EADP:1 Something To Live For
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-5 Verve V-4070 EADP:2 A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-17 Verve V-4070 EADP:3 Passion Flower
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-10 Verve V-4070 EADP:4 I Like The Sunrise
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-8 Verve V-4070 EADP:5 Azure
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-4 Verve V-4070 EADP:6 Imagine My Frustration
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-6 Verve V-4070 EADP:7 Duke's Place
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
Verve V-4070 EADP:8 The Brown Skin Gal (In The Calico Gown)
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-3 Verve V-4070 EADP:9 What Am I Here For?
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal
-7 Verve V-4070 EADP:10 Cotton Tail
Ella Fitzgerald, vocal


December 26, 1965. New York.

A Concert of Sacred Music from Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Herb Jones, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Quentin Jackson, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Jimmy Hamilton, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Paul Gonsalves, ts, Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; John Lamb, b; Louie Bellson, d; Bunny Briggs dances on "David Danced Before The Lord."

RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/1 In The Beginning God
Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/2 Tell Me It's The Truth
Ester Marrow, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/3 Come Sunday
Ester Marrow, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/4 The Lord's Prayer
Ester Marrow, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/5 Come Sunday
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/6a Will You Be There?
Jimmy McPhail, Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/6b Ain't But The One
Jimmy McPhail, Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/7 New World A-Comin'
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/8 Come Sunday [as David Danced Before The Lord]
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/9 Ninety Nine Percent
Jimmy McPhail, Herman McCoy Choir, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/10 My Mother, My Father And Love
Duke Ellington, Jimmy McPhail, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/11 New World A-Comin'
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/12 A Christmas Surprise
Lena Horne, vocal
RCA LPM-3582 RCA:18/13 A Christmas Surprise
Lena Horne, vocal


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