THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY
11/2 August - November 2011
Our 33rd 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



DETS (D) 903 9015 - 2 CD set
Duke Ellington Treasury Shows, Vol. 15

DEMS 11/2-16

Splendid news from Mona Granager of Storyville. DETS Volume 15 is on the market. I announced this good news in DEMS 11/1-24. Where I tried, but failed, to predict the track numbers. There are more selections than I mentioned to you. Forget the overview in 11/1-24.
The sound quality of the two Treasure broadcasts is superb. The recordings from my own collection have gained enormously through the sound restoration by Jørgen Vad
but are still rather poor compared with the rest of this double CD.
The session of 28May43 was scheduled to be used for the Carl Hällström CD Dooji Record Club DE-5 (see 04/3-43). This CD was never released. It would probably have had a better sound than my poor copy. The three selections from 6Jun43 belong to the same session as what you have found on Storyville CD 101-8359 (see DEMS
02/3-20/2 and 03/1-15/6) and on CD 4 of The Duke Box Storyville 108.8600 (see DEMS 07/1-46). Maybe they have been previously rejected from that session because of the poor sound. As far as Duke's recorded work is concerned, I believe: better poor sound than no sound at all.
Let me emphasize that I speak only about my own contributions to this double CD. If you are very sensitive you could skip over them. Also if you think that Duke's bond-promo's should not have been included, skipping is the solution. You will still have a lot of the greatest music in the best quality.
A special compliment should go to Ken Steiner for the liner-notes, informative, very agreeable to read and impeccably documented. He mentioned in his notes that Storyville is committed to continuing to release the DETS Volumes until the very end. Good news for sure!
I give you again an overview of the contents of Volume 15, but this time it is correct.
Sjef Hoefsmit


CD 1
Treasury broadcast No. 28 — ABC Studio 6-B, Radio City, NYC
         27oct45
 1. Take the "A" Train (theme)
 2. Johnny Come Lately
 3. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
 4. I'll Buy That Dream
 5. Stomp, Look and Listen (into station break)
 6. Take the "A" Train (and return)
 7. The Wonder of You
 8. Ellington bond promo
 9. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
10. The General Jumped at Dawn
11. Mood To Be Wooed
12. Three Cent Stomp
13. Yesterdays
14. Ellington bond promo
15. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
16. Stompy Jones
17. Things Ain't What They Used To Be (into broadcast closing)

MBS Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC
         23May43
18. As Time Goes By

MBS Broadcast from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC
         28May43
19. Way Low
20. Around My Heart
21. Perdido
22. Ogeechee River Lullaby

CD 2
MBS Broadcast "Pastel Period" from the Hurricane Restaurant, NYC
         6Jun43
 1. Oh! Lady Be Good
 2. Nevada
 3. Just Squeeze Me (Subtle Slough)

Treasury broadcast No. 29 — ABC Studio 6-B, Radio City, NYC
         3Nov45
 4. Take the "A" Train (and broadcast intro)
 5. Clementine
 6. Jeep Is Jumpin'
 7. Don't Take Your Love from Me
 8. It Don't Mean a Thing
 9. Ellington bond promo
10. If You Are But a Dream
11. Emancipation Celebration
12. Caldonia
13. Ring dem Bells (into station break)
14. Take the "A" Train (and return)
15. A Door Will Open
16. Ellington bond promo
17. Court Session
18. That's for Me
19. On the Atcheson, Topeka and The Santa Fe
20. Every Hour on the Hour
21. Ellington bond promo
22. How Deep Is the Ocean
23. Victory Drive
24. Autumn Serenade
25. Take the "A" Train (into broadcast closing)

 


ELLINGTONIA

 
Black and Blue 713.2
"Looking Back"

DEMS 11/2-17

A very attractive CD was recorded on 26 and 27Mar10, by Rebecca Cavanaugh (vocal), Frederic Loiseau (guitar), (DEMS member) Claude Carrière (piano) and Marie Christine Dacqui (bass).
From the total of twelve selections, five are compositions by Billy Strayhorn: Day Dream,
Something To Live For; A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing, Lotus Blossom
and Blood Count.
It is a great relief in this time of very loud music, to enjoy this delicate and tasteful performance by four dedicated, highly capable and typically French musicians. Très bien fait, je vous félicite.
Sjef Hoefsmit