April 25, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio for the album "Up In Duke's Workshop."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Willie Cook, Cootie Williams, t; Benny Green, Benny Powell, tb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Pablo 2310-815 Workshop:6 Wanderlust


April 29, 1969. Washington, D.C.

Live at The White House. Happy Birthday, Duke!

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Wash:16
WhHouse:28
Pat


May 23, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio released on the album "The Intimate Ellington."

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Pablo 2310-787 Intimate:2 Edward The First


June 20, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Willie Cook, Mercer Ellington, Money Johnson, Cootie Williams, t; Benny Green, Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Norris Turney, as; Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Victor Gaskin, Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Pablo 2310-815 Workshop:7 Neo-Creole
Pablo 2310-815 Workshop:8 Black Butterfly


July 14, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, celeste.

Pablo 2310-815 Intimate:1 Moon Maiden
Duke Ellington, vocal


August 29, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at National Recording Studio.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Willie Cook, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Russell Procope, as, cl; Johnny Hodges, as; Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Pablo 2310-815 Intimate:6 Laying On Mellow


September 2, 1969. New York.

Reader's Digest session at RCA Studio C.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Lloyd Michels, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Bennie Green, Julian Priester, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Norris Turney, as; Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Wild Bill Davis, org; Luther Henderson, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Victor Gaskin, elb; Rufus Jones, d, Steve Little, bongos.

-1 L&R:3/13 La Dolce Vita
-2 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/1 La Dolce Vita
-5 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/3 Spanish Flea


September 3, 1969. New York.

Reader's Digest session at RCA Studio C.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Mercer Ellington, Lloyd Michels, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Bennie Green, Julian Priester, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Norris Turney, as, cl, fl; Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs, bcl; Wild Bill Davis, org; Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Victor Gaskin, elb; Rufus Jones, d.

-1 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/4 A Day In The Life Of A Fool [as Manha De Carnaval]
-2 L&R:3/15 A Taste Of Honey
-4 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/5 A Taste Of Honey
-2 L&R:3/16 Summer Samba
-6 Reader's Digest RDA-106 L&R:3/6 Summer Samba
-4/7 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/7 Misty
-4 L&R:3/17 One Note Samba
-5 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/8 One Note Samba
-1 L&R:3/18 Soon It's Gonna Rain
-3 L&R:3/19 Soon It's Gonna Rain
-4 L&R:3/20 Soon It's Gonna Rain
-5 Reader's Digest RDA-106 L&R:3/9 Soon It's Gonna Rain
-5 L&R:3/14 Alfie


September 4, 1969. New York.

Reader's Digest session at RCA Studio C.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Willie Cook, Mercer Ellington, Lloyd Michels, Cootie Williams, t; Cat Anderson, t, flglhrn; Lawrence Brown, Bennie Green, Julian Priester, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, Norris Turney, as, cl; Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Paul Kondziela, b; Victor Gaskin, elb; Rufus Jones, d.

-4/8 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/2 Alfie
-5 Reader's Digest RDA-112 L&R:3/10 Mr Lucky
-1 L&R:3/22.1 Walking Happy [incomplete]
-2 L&R:3/22.2 Walking Happy [incomplete]
-3 L&R:3/22.3 Walking Happy [incomplete]
-4 L&R:3/23 Walking Happy [incomplete]
-6 L&R:3/24 Walking Happy
-7 Reader's Digest RDA-017 L&R:3/11 Walking Happy
-5 L&R:3/12 Moon Maiden
-5 L&R:3/21 Moon Maiden
Duke Ellington, vocal


September 10, 1969. New York.

Duke Ellington recording session at RCA Studios.

Duke Ellington: Duke Ellington, p.

Music Masters 5041-2C NBRR:6 To Know You Is To Love You
Tony Watkins, vocal


November 1, 1969. Paris.

Second concert at the Salle Pleyel.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Ambrose Jackson, Harold Johnson, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Francois Guin, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Johnny Hodges, as; Russell Procope, as, cl; Norris Turney, as, ts, cl, f; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Don Byas, Paul Gonsalves, Archie Shepp, ts; Harry Carney, bs, cl, bcl; Duke Ellington, p; Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

IGDJ GJ-1 SRO:11 The "C" Jam Blues


November 10, 1969. Cologne, Germany.

First Concert at the Opernhaus released on the album "April in Paris."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Benny Bailey, Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams, Nelson Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, Ake Persson, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as, Norris Turney, as, fl; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harold Ashby, ts, cl; Harry Carney, bs, cl; Duke Ellington, p; Wild bill Davis, org; Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

West Wind 2406 April:1a Kinda Dukish
West Wind 2406 April:1b Rockin' In Rhythm
West Wind 2406 April:2 4:30 Blues
West Wind 2406 April:3 Take The "A" Train
West Wind 2406 April:4 Up Jump [as Jam With Paul]
West Wind 2406 April:5 Satin Doll
West Wind 2406 April:6 April In Paris
West Wind 2406 April:7 El Gato
West Wind 2406 April:8 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
West Wind 2406 April:9 Caravan
West Wind 2406 April:10 Mood Indigo
West Wind 2406 April:13a Diminuendo In Blue [medley]
West Wind 2406 April:13b Wailing Interval [medley]

Second Concert.

West Wind 2406 April:11 Passion Flower
West Wind 2406 April:12 Drag [as Jive Stomp]


November 25, 1969. Bristol, England.

Concert at Colston Hall.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Rolf Ericson, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Norris Turney, cl, as, ts, f; Harold Ashby, ts, f; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, cl, bcl, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d.

Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/1
EC:1/10
Satin Doll


November 26, 1969. Manchester, England.

Concert at Free Trade Hall released on the album "The 70th Birthday Concert."

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: Cat Anderson, Mercer Ellington, Rolf Ericson, Cootie Williams, t; Lawrence Brown, tb; Chuck Connors, btb; Russell Procope, cl, as; Johnny Hodges, as; Norris Turney, cl, as, ts, f; Harold Ashby, ts, f; Paul Gonsalves, ts; Harry Carney, cl, bcl, bs; Duke Ellington, p; Wild Bill Davis, org; Victor Gaskin, b; Rufus Jones, d.


Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/1a
EC:1/1a
Kinda Dukish
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/1b
EC:1/1b
Rockin' In Rhythm
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/2
EC:1/2
B.P.
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/3
EC:1/3
Take The "A" Train
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/4
EC:1/4
Tootie For Cootie
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/5
EC:1/5
4:30 Blues
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/6
EC:1/6
El Gato
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/7
EC:1/7
Black Butterfly
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/8
EC:1/8
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Solid State SS-19000 70th:1/9
EC:1/9
Laying On Mellow
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/2
EC:1/11
Azure Te (Paris Blues)
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/3
EC:1/12
In Triplicate
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/4
EC:1/13
Perdido
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/5
EC:1/14
Fife
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6a
EC:2/1a
Prelude To A Kiss [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6b
EC:2/1b
I'm Just A Lucky So And So [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6c
EC:2/1c
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6d
EC:2/1d
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6e
EC:2/1e
Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6f
EC:2/1f
Don't Get Around Much Anymore [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6g
EC:2/1g
Mood Indigo [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6h
EC:2/1h
Sophisticated Lady [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/6i
EC:2/1i
Caravan [medley]
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/7
EC:1/15
Black Swan
Solid State SS-19000 70th:2/8 Satin Doll [Final Ellington Speech]


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