THE INTERNATIONAL
DEMS BULLETIN
DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY

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

Voort 18b, 2328 Meerle, Belgium
Telephone: +32 3 315 75 83
Email: dems1@telenet.be


DEMS of Two Millennia

NOTE: New searchable PDF files have been added for the Bulletin from 1995-2000. The new files are courtesy of Marcus Girvan. Files uploaded 5 August 2010.

Our collection of DEMS Bulletins is now complete:
1979-2000 available in PDF format at the bottom of the page.
2001-present already here in HTML format.

The PDF files are courtesy of Bjorn F. Andresen.


DEMS has a new email address: dems1@telenet.be

2012 is our 34th Year of Publication!


THE LATEST ISSUE:

DEMS 12/2
August - November 2012.
Our 34th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-4)
Part 2. New Finds and New Books (5-8)
Part 3. Duke Ellington Itinerary Addition (9)
Part 4. Discussions-Additions-Corrections (10-13)
Part 5. New Releases and Re-Releases (14-19)
Part 6. The New Desor (20-22)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 12/2


DEMS 12/1
April - July 2012.
Our 34th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News, New Finds and New Books (1-19)
Part 2. Duke Ellington Itinerary Corrections and Additions (20)
Part 3. Discussions-Additions-Corrections (21-37)
Part 4. New Releases and Re-Releases (38-40)
Part 5. The New Desor (41-43)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 12/1

Note: DEMS Bulletin 11/3 was never published.


DEMS 11/2
August - November 2011.
Our 33rd Year of Publication.

Part 1. News and New Finds (1-9)
Part 2. Discussions-Additions-Corrections (10-15)
Part 3. New Releases and Re-Releases (16-17)
Part 4. The New Desor (18-20)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 11/2


DEMS 11/1
April - July 2011.
Our 33rd Year of Publication.

Part 1. News and New Finds (1-6)
Part 2. The Mosaic 11 CD box set (7-11)
Part 3. Discussions-Additions-Corrections (12-23)
Part 4. New Releases and Re-Releases (24-26)
Part 5. The New Desor (27-29)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 11/1


DEMS 10/3
December 2010 - March 2011.
Our 32nd Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-7)
Part 2. Discussions-Additions-Corrections (8-17)
Part 3. New Releases and Re-Releases (18-21)
Part 4. The New Desor (22-25)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 10/3


DEMS 10/2
August - November 2010.
Our 32nd Year of Publication.

Part 1. News - New Books (1-4)
Part 2. Discussions-Additions-Corrections & Ellingtonia (5-17)
Part 3. The New Desor (18-20)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 10/2


DEMS 10/1
April - July 2010.
Our 32nd Year of Publication.

Part 1. News - New Finds - New Books (1-8)
Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (9-11)
Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (12-19)
Part 4. Ellingtonia (20-25)
Part 5. The New Desor (26-28)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 10/1


DEMS 09/3
December 2009 - March 2010.
Our 31st Year of Publication.

Part 1. Good News - New Finds - New Books (1-7)
Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (8-10)
Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (11-26)
Part 4. New Releases And Re-Releases (27-34)
Part 5. The New Desor (35-37)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 09/3


DEMS 09/2
August - November 2009.
Our 31st Year of Publication.

Part 1. News - Echoes of Ellington - New Books - Cotton Club Broadcasts (1-6)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (7-8)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (9-19)
Part 4. The New Desor (20-22)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 09/2


DEMS 09/1
April - July 2009.
Our 31st Year of Publication.

Part 1. News - New Finds - New Books - DVD Reports (1-14)
Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (15-19)
Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (20-34)
Part 4. New Releases And Re-Releases (35-38)
Part 5. The New Desor (39-41)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 09/1


DEMS 08/3
December 2008 - March 2009.
Our 30th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News - New Finds - New Books (1-7)
Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (8-11)
Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (12-28)
Part 4. New Releases And Re-Releases (29-34)
Part 5. The New Desor (35-38)
Part 6. DEMS Domesticities (39-41)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 08/3


DEMS 08/2
August-November 2008.
Our 30th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-5)
Part 2. London 2008 (6)
Part 3. New Finds - New Books - DVD Reports (7-13)
Part 4. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (14-25)
Part 5. New Releases And Re-Releases (26-33)
Part 6. The New Desor (34-37)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 08/2


DEMS 08/1
April-July 2008.
Our 30th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-9)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (10-21)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (22-32)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (33-35)

Or, if you prefer the entire Bulletin in a single file:
DEMS 08/1


DEMS 07/3
December 2007 - March 2008.
Our 29th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News & Duke's Itinerary (1-20)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (21-34)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (35-42)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (43-46)


DEMS 07/2
August - November 2007.
Our 29th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News & Duke's Itinerary (1-9)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (10-27)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (28-39)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (40-42)


DEMS 07/1
April - July 2007.
Our 29th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News & Duke's Itinerary (1-14)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (15-43)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (44-49)


DEMS 06/3
December 2006 - March 2007.
Our 28th Year of Publication.

DEMS 06/3


DEMS 06/2
August - November 2006.
Our 28th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-18)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (19-35)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (36-50)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (51-54)
Part 5. Timme Rosenkrantz (55)


DEMS 06/1
April - July 2006.
Our 28th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-6)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (7-26)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (27-32)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (33-36)


DEMS 05/3
December 2005 - March 2006.
Our 27th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-20)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (22-44)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (45-55)
Part 4. The New DESOR Corrections (56-58)
Part 5. Feature Article (59): A Fresh Take from 1929: OKLAHOMA STOMP mx E-31372-off. by Steven Lasker
Part 6. Feature Article (60): Duke Ellington material recorded by other artists in the 1920s and 1930s by Bjarne Busk
Part 7. New Releases on Compact Disc by Valburn and Travis (61)


DEMS 05/2
August - November 2005.
Our 27th Year of Publication.

Part 1. News (1-19)
Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (20-28)
Part 3. New Releases And Re-Releases (29-35)
Part 4. Corrections to Stratemann and The New Desor (36-40)
Part 5. Feature Articles (41-42)

  • Dating "Symphony In Black" by Steven Lasker
  • I'm Checkin' Out - Go'om Bye by Roger Boyes


    DEMS 05/1
    April - July 2005.
    Our 27th Year of Publication.

    Part 1. News (1-6)
    Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (7)
    Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (8-31)
    Part 4. New Releases And Re-Releases (32-37)
    Part 5. The New Desor Corrections (38-41)
    Part 6. Feature Articles (42-43)

  • Jig Walk by Roger Boyes
  • Bardland: Shakespeare in Ellington's World by Jack Chambers
    Part 5. New Releases on Compact Disc by Valburn and Travis (44)


    DEMS 04/3
    December 2004 - March 2005.
    26th Year of Publication.
    The largest DEMS Bulletin ever!

    Part 1. Domesticities - Books - DVDs - Itinerary (1-9)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (10-34)
    Part 3. New Releases and Re-Releases (35-48)
    Part 4. The New DESOR (49-53)
    Part 5. New Releases on Compact Disc by Valburn and Travis (54)
    Part 6. Feature Articles (55-58)


    DEMS 04/2
    August - November 2004

    NOTE: Part 7 is a late addition!

    Part 1. News (1-10)
    Part 2. DEMS Domesticities - New Finds - New Books - Duke's Itinerary (11-22)
    Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (23-37)
    Part 4. New Releases and Re-Releases (38-48)
    Part 5. The New DESOR (49-53)
    Part 6. New Releases on Compact Disc (54)
    Part 7. Duke's Brass, 1937-38 by Steven Lasker (55)


    DEMS 04/1
    April - July 2004

    This is the first issue to be published online only. DEMS citations no longer refer to page numbers, but to articles. Thus 04/1 DEMS 8 refers to the 8th article in this Bulletin, an interesting discussion of studio locations of Ellington's early OKeh sessions.

    Part 1. News - New Finds - Duke's Itinerary (1-9)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (10-21)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (22-29)
    Part 4. New Desor Explanations & Corrections (30-34)
    Part 5. New Releases on Compact Disc (35)


    DEMS 03/3
    December 2003 - March 2004
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News & Features (pages 1-18)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 18-20)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 21-24)
    Part 4. New Desor Corrections (pages 25-28)


    DEMS 03/2
    August - November 2003
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-8)
    Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (pages 9-13)
    Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 14-20)
    Part 4. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 21-27)
    Part 5. New Desor Corrections (pages 28-29)


    DEMS 03/1
    April - July 2003
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-3)
    Part 2. Duke's Itinerary (pages 4-7)
    Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 8-13)
    Part 4. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 14-26)
    Part 5. New Desor Corrections (pages 27-30)


    DEMS 02/3
    December 2002 - March 2003
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News & Duke's Itinerary (pages 1-7)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 8-18)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 19-24)
    Part 4. New Desor Corrections (pages 25-27)


    DEMS 02/2
    August - November 2002
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-4)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 5-22)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 23-25)
    Part 4. New Desor Corrections (pages 26-28)


    DEMS 02/1
    April - July 2002
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-3)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 4-16)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 17-22)
    Part 4. New Desor Corrections (pages 23-25)


    DEMS 01/3
    December 2001 - March 2002
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-4)
    Part 2. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 5-13)
    Part 3. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 14-19)
    Part 4. Timner-Hoefsmit Q&A & New Desor Corrections (pages 20-27)


    DEMS 01/2
    August - November 2001
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News (pages 1-3)
    Part 2. An open letter on A.H. Lawrence's "Duke Ellington and His World" (pages 4-9)
    Part 3. Video Reports & New Books (pages 10-14)
    Part 4. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 15-22)
    Part 5. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 23-28)
    Part 6. The New Desor Corrections (pages 29-30)


    DEMS 01/1
    April - July 2001
    Illustrated!

    Part 1. News & Video Reports (pages 1-6)
    Part 2. "Hank Cinq" In Its Context by Hans-Joachim Schmidt (pages 7-10)
    Part 3. Discussions - Additions - Corrections (pages 11-18)
    Part 4. New Releases & Re-Releases (pages 19-24)
    Part 5. Interviews (pages 25-26)
    Part 6. The New Desor Corrections (pages 26-28)


    Here are the DEMS Bulletins from 1979 (our first year!) to 2000 in pdf format:

    1979/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1979/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1979/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1979/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1979/5 DEMS Bulletin
    1979/5 DEMS Bulletin Page 7 (a better copy of the photo - 656 KB)
    1979/5 DEMS Bulletin Page 7 (a better copy of the text - 127 KB)

    1980/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1980/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1980/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1980/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1981/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1981/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1981/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1981/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1981/5 DEMS Bulletin

    1982/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1982/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1982/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1982/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1982/5 DEMS Bulletin

    1983/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1983/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1983/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1983/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1984/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1984/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1984/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1984/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1984/5 DEMS Bulletin

    1985/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1985/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1985/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1985/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1986/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1986/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1986/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1986/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1987/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1987/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1987/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1987/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1988/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1988/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1988/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1988/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1988/5 DEMS Bulletin

    1989/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1989/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1989/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1989/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1990/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1990/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1990/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1990/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1991/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1991/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1991/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1991/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1991/5 DEMS Bulletin

    1992/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1992/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1992/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1992/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1993/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1993/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1993/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1993/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1994/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1994/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1994/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1994/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1995/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1995/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1995/3 DEMS Bulletin

    1996/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1996/2 DEMS Bulletin

    1997/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1997/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1997/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1997/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1998/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1998/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1998/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1998/4 DEMS Bulletin

    1999/1 DEMS Bulletin
    1999/2 DEMS Bulletin
    1999/3 DEMS Bulletin
    1999/4 DEMS Bulletin
    1999/5 DEMS Bulletin

    2000/1 DEMS Bulletin
    2000/2 DEMS Bulletin
    2000/3 DEMS Bulletin
    2000/4 DEMS Bulletin


    Here is an searchable table of contents to the DEMS Bulletin from 1998-2001.