Duke Ellington – Intrinsic Explorations of the 1960s
During the mid 1960s, Duke Ellington was constantly recording his own musical ideas and projects with the hope and intent that a label would pick them up, as albums, and then commercially release them. However in some cases the projects were never fully completed in terms of an album’s length of work, or were just never accepted by the labels and were otherwise left in Ellington’s vault of recorded masters, as well as unmixed sessions. In this release, we explore some such works; parts of an Ellington album that was planned as a feature for trumpeter Ray Nance, a few miscellaneous studio versions of important songs he was playing out on the road, as well as a very obscure small group led by his son Mercer Ellington, featuring a very young Chick Corea on piano. The sessions range from 1962 to 1966, and they contain a whole lot of important music that Ellington fans need to hear.
1. The New Mood Indigo
2. Jump For Joy
3. The Feeling Of Jazz
4. West Indian Pancake
5. Veldt Amour
6. Wings And Things
7. In The Alley
10. Portrait Of Pea
11. Mack The Knife
The New Mood Indigo (A)
Jump for Joy (B)
The Feeling of Jazz (B)
West Indian Pancake (C)
Veldt Amour (C)
Wings and Things (C)
In the Alley (D)
Portrait of Pea (D)
Mack the Knife (B)
(A) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Duke Ellington, piano;
Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington, trumpets: Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, trombones; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, reeds; Peck Morrison, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums. Japan, June 1964
(B) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra:
Duke Ellington, piano;
Roy Burrowes, Bill Berry, Cat Anderson, Ray Nance, trumpets; Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, Chuck Connors, trombones; Johnny Hodges, Russel Procope, Jimmy Hamilton. Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, reeds; Aaron Bell, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums. New York, July 3, 1962
(C) Duke Ellington & His Orchestra:
Cootie Williams, Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington, trumpets: Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors, trombones; Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, reeds; John Lamb, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums. New York March 29, 1966.
*West Indian Pancake Jerome Richardson, baritone saxophone replaces Harry Carney.
(D) The Mercer Ellington Septet
Ray Nace, cornet; Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone; Harry Carney, bariton saxophone, Chick Corea, piano; Aaron Bell, bass; Louis Bellson, Drums. New York January 5, 1966.
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