THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
09/1 April - July 2009
Our 31st Year of Publication

FOUNDER: BENNY AASLAND
HONORARY MEMBER: FATHER JOHN GARCIA GENSEL
EDITOR: SJEF HOEFSMIT
ASSISTED BY: ROGER BOYES

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Telephone: +32 3 315 75 83
Email: dems1@telenet.be



NEW RELEASES AND RE-RELEASES


Essential Jazz Classics 55430
Black, Brown and Beige
Duke Ellington featuring Mahalia Jackson

DEMS 09/1-35

 1. Worksong            5Feb58   5805a
 2. Come Sunday         5Feb58   5805b
 3. Light              12Feb58   5808b
 4. Come Sunday        11Feb58   5807a
 5. Come Sunday        12Feb58   5808a
 6. 23rd Psalm         11Feb58   5807b
 7. Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald
      Royal Ancestry    2Sep57   5733a
      All Heart         2Sep57   5733f
      Beyond Category   2Sep57   5733g
      Total Jazz        2Sep57   5733h
 8. Mood Indigo        18Dec50   5017b
 9. Sophisticated Lady 18Dec50   5017c

The tracks 1/6 are identical to the original release on the LP CL-1162.
Judging by the time (16:16) of “Portrait of Ella Fitzgerald”, we expect that the four movements will be preceded by the narrations by Duke or Billy Strayhorn, each accompanied by the other on the piano.
Tracks 8 and 9 are identical with the two vocal selections by Yvonne Lanauze on the Masterpieces LP from 1950.
DEMS


Lonehill Jazz DIS-120674
Duke Ellington The 1956-1958 Small Band Recordings

DEMS 09/1-36

Chicago, 24Jun58
 1. In a Mellow Tone         5822a
 2. In a Mellow Tone         5822b
 3. Happy Reunion            5822c
 4. Happy Reunion            5822d
 5. Wailing Interval         5822e

Chicago, 17Jan57
 6. Wailing Interval         5704d
 7. I Cover the Waterfront   5704c
11. The Riff                 5704b
12. Bluer                    5704a

Chicago, 29Jan57
 8. Deep Blues               5705f
 9. Circle of Fourths        5705c
10. Perdido                  5705d
13. Slow Blues Ensemble      5705b
14. Blues à la Willie Cook   5705a
15. Spacemen                 5705e

Chicago, 19Mar56
16. Way Back Blues           5608f
17. Where’s the Music?       5608g
18. Rubber Bottom            5608h
19. Play the Blues and Go    5608i
20. Prelude to a Kiss  -5    5608d
21. Miss Lucy         -12    5608b
22. E and D Blues      -1    5608e

All selections have been previously released on CD: Sony Music Special Products Signature AK 40030 (not reviewed in DEMS Bulletin) and others, mentioned in DEMS. SAJA 91231 in 89/3-1;89/4-6;90/1-7;90/2-7; Dr Jazz FDC 5007 in DEMS 87/4-3;88/2-4 and LMR 83000 in DEMS 88/2-1;88/4-4.
It still amazes us that the tracks have not been placed in the correct chronological order.
DEMS



Columbia Jazz Profiles Duke Ellington
Sony/BMG Jazz 88697298542

DEMS 09/1-37

For the Duke Ellington CD in the series Columbia Jazz Profiles, Brian Priestley selected the following recordings. He also wrote the liner-notes. This introduction to Ellington, cannot be expected to contain rare collector items. Total time 61:49.

 1. Take the “A” Train                  28Jun60  6017d
 2. Rockin’ in Rhythm                    8Jan31  3018c
 3. Creole Love Call                    26oct27  2709c
 4. The Mooche                           1Jul52  5211a
 5. Sophisticated Lady                  16May33  3307c
 6. It Don’t Mean a Thing                2Feb32  3201b
 7. In a Sentimental Mood               30Apr35  3503a
 8. Caravan                             14May37  3709a
 9. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart -1   3Mar38  3805a
10. Crescendo in Blue               -1  20Sep37  3716e
11. Diminuendo in Blue              -1  20Sep37  3716c
12. Jeep’s Blues                         7Jul56  5613n
13. I’m Beginning To See the Light      31May60  6008b
14. Mood Indigo                         14Jul60  6022e
15. Come Sunday                    -10  11Feb58  5807a
16. Satin Doll                          31Mar58  5815d


 


ELLINGTONIA



Woodville Records WVCD122 (2008)
Alan Barnes Octet
Harlem Airshaft

DEMS 09/1-38

Alan Barnes started Woodville Records in 2003. Some of us may remember him. He took part in the orchestra that played so brilliantly at Ellington 88 under the direction of Bob Wilber and he played for us in Leeds in 1997 together with his companion David Newton with whom he made a great CD “Like Minds” with 4 Ellington tracks (see DEMS 98/3-7/3). This time the whole CD has been dedicated to Ellington music, arranged by Tony Faulkner, to whom we also had the pleasure to be introduced in Leeds. This CD was favourably reviewed by Ted Hudson in Ellingtonia of March 2009 and can be ordered from Woodville Records: www.woodvillerecords.com/Harlem%20Airshaft.htm

The musicians: Bruce Adams, trumpet and flugelhorn; Andy Wood, trombone and valve trombone; Alan Barnes, alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet; Tony Coe, tenor sax, soprano sax and clarinet; Andy Panayi, baritone sax, clarinet and flute; John Horler, piano; Alec Dankworth, double bass; Mike Smith, drums.

The selections:
 1. Take the Duke Train
 2. Snibor
 3. Second Line
 4. Black Butterfly
 5. Fantazm
 6. Harlem Airshaft
 7. Sunswept Sunday
 8. Battle Royal
 9. Tonight I Shall Sleep
10. Fife
11. Brown Penny
12. La Plus Belle Africaine

In the list of titles, Brown Penny is credited to Ellington, but Tony Faulkner in his liner-notes has corrected this mistake. Total time 72 minutes.
Sjef Hoefsmit