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Johnny Hodges

When Benny Goodman played New-York

Four occasions, three years : 1985, 1974 and 1938 “When Benny Goodman played New-York”. “Concert One” that he played during the tribute he received eight months before his death, at the Broadway Ballroom (yes, people were dancing to jazz then) of the newly opened Marriott Marquis Hotel. Two, a more intimate concert performed in 1974 […]

Duke Ellington records ‘Live at the Blue Note’ with his Orchestra…

Duke Ellington’s ‘Live at the Blue Note’ is an album recorded on August 9, 1959 and released the same year by Roulette. Track listing : 1.Haupe [aka Polly’s Theme] (Duke Ellington) – 03:58 . 2.Flirtibird (Duke Ellington) – 03:01 . 3.Pie Eye’s Blues (Duke Ellington) – 03:16 . 4.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell […]

Duke Ellington records ‘Soul Call’ with his orchestra at the…

Duke Ellington’s ‘Soul Call’ is a live album recorded with his orchestra on July 26, 27, 28 & 29 1966 at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival, Côte d’Azur and released In 1967 by Verve. Track Listing : 1.La Plus Belle Africaine (Duke Ellington) – 14:00 . 2.West Indian Pancake (Duke Ellington) – 04:41 . 3.Soul Call […]

Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song…

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song book’ is a studio album recorded with the Duke Ellington Orchestra on June 25 and October 17, 1957 and released the same year By Verve Records. Track Listing : 1.Rockin’ In Rhythm (Harry Carney, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) – 05:17 . 2.Drop Me Off In Harlem (Nick Kenny) […]

Duke Ellington records ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ his take on the…

Duke Ellington’s ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ is an album featuring jazz interpretations of ‘The Nutcracker’ by Tchaikovsky, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, recorded on May 26 & 31, June 3, 21 & 22, 1960 and released in 1960 By Columbia. Track Listing : 1.Overture (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) – 03:22 . 2.Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance […]

Duke Ellington All Stars at the Sanremo Jazz Festival (1964)

March 22, 1964 – the Duke Ellington “All Stars” Octet – that is Duke Ellington (p), Rolf Ericson (tp), Lawrence Brown (tb), Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Harry Carney (bs), Bibi Rovére (b), Sam Woodyard (d) – is at the Sanremo Jazz Festival in Italy More Info

Duke Ellington starts the recording of the album ‘The Popular Duke…

‘The Popular Duke Ellington’ is a studio album recorded on March 9, 10 & 11, 1966 and released In 1967 by RCA Track Listing : 1.Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:40 . 2.I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) – 02:36 . 3.Perdido (Juan Tizol) – 03:14 […]

Impulse! publish ‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ (1963)

‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ is an album recorded in August 18, 1962 At Van Gelder Studio and released in February 1963 by Impulse! Track Listing : 1.Limbo Jazz (Duke Ellington) – 05:14 . 2.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard) (Duke Ellington) – 05:56 . 3.Ray Charles‘ Place (Duke Ellington) – 04:04 . 4.Wanderlust (Duke […]

Ella Fitzgerald records with the Duke Ellington Orchestra : ‘The Stockholm…

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘The Stockholm Concert, 1966’ is a live album recorded on February 7, 1966 with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and released in 1984 by Pablo. Track Listing : 1.Imagine My Frustration (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Gerald Wilson) – 05:13 . 2.Duke’S Place (Duke Ellington, Bob Katz, Bob Thiele) – 04:43 . 3.Satin Doll (Duke […]

Duke Ellington records in Europe ‘In the Uncommon Market’ a live…

Duke Ellington’s ‘In the Uncommon Market’ is a live album recorded in Europe on February 6 or 7, & 21, 1963 and July 27, 1966 and released in 1986 by Pablo. Track Listing : 1.Bula (Duke Ellington) – 04:44 . 2.Silk Lace (Duke Ellington) – 05:18 . 3.Asphalt Jungle (Duke Ellington) – 04:05 . 4.Star-Crossed […]

Johnny Hodges records with regular members of the Ellington orchestra,…

Johnny Hodges’ ‘Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges’ is an album recorded on February 6, 1964 & March 8, 1965 with regular members of the Ellington orchestra and released in 1964 by Impulse!. Track Listing : 1.Everybody Knows (Johnny Hodges) – 07:25 . 2.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (Billy Strayhorn) – 03:04 . 3.Papa Knows (Johnny […]

Duke Ellington records ‘The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943’…

Duke Ellington’s ‘The Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943’ is a live album recorded on January 23, 1943 at Carnegie Hall In New York City and released in 1977 By Prestige. Track Listing : 1.The Star Spangled Banner (Francis Scott Key, John Stafford Smith) – 01:12 . 2.Black And Tan Fantasy (Duke Ellington, James Bubber Miley) […]

Duke Ellington records ‘ A Concert of Sacred Music’ at Fifth Avenue…

Duke Ellington’s ‘ A Concert of Sacred Music’ is an album recorded at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York on December 26, 1965 and released in 1966 By Rca. Track Listing : 1.In The Beginning God (Duke Ellington) – 19:36 . 2.Will You Be There? (Duke Ellington) – 01:23 . 3.Ninety Nine Percent (Duke […]