Changes

August 2022

  • Fixed location of 18 November 1958 concert
  • Moved second 23 June 1967 session to immediately after the first session on that date, and similarly for 09 June 1968, 10 February 1971 and 25 August 1973
  • Replaced index numbers with a new scheme. Most are changed in a straightforward way. For instance 40072201 became 40-07-22-001 (i.e. it includes minuses and an extra ‘0’). Many index numbers have been corrected in the process.
  • Replaced spaces in release names with “-” characters (previously there was inconsistency between the two conventions).
  • Releases for each take are now sorted in alphabetical order.
  • Replaced Oscar Pettiford with Charles Mingus on 4/9 February 1953 sessions.
  • Added Discogs/Spotify for The Duke In Munich

July 2022

  • Added Table of Contents to the Releases page.
  • Corrected releases of Hank Cinq 6 Nov 58.
  • Added SYY DSOY932 (1958 Concert at The Pleyel, Paris).
  • Added LRO CDC 7680 (“S.R.O.”). Only one track identified.
  • Cleaned up 7 Jan 1959 personnel; added Marty Napoleon to “Perdido”.
  • Corrected Cat Anderson in 19 Feb 1959 session.
  • Added track to UTD 2008.
  • Fixed indexes for 25 February 1959.
  • Corrected percussionists for 25 Feb 1959. (issue #67)
  • Added CD issue of The Ellington Suites (with bonus track The Kiss) + Discogs/Spotify/Tidal.
  • Substantial fixes to Blues In Orbit releases. (issue #68)
  • Fix: The Queen’s Suite was not a Columbia recording session, but a private recording done at Columbia Studios.
  • Added MDD 005 tracks.
  • Added missing track to Co 4 41421.
  • New releases for 27 March 1959 Sesac session.
  • Added DVD release of Anatomy of a Murder
  • Fixed: DE5920xb only used as fragment
  • Added take of Happy Anatomy to Co CK 65569.
  • Added take of Haupé
  • Added Youtube and updated description for 28 June 1959 medley
  • Corrected location of 8 Aug 1959 concert
  • Corrected sequencing on 8 Aug 1959
  • Added release RRRR0006
  • Added Hapué take
  • Fixed typo: Rl 60062 to Rl 600062
  • Corrected personnel 20/26 Sep 1959
  • Added CD Affinity AFF 777
  • Added missing title and medley element from session DE5201.
  • Moved Jan 52 Metropolitan Opera House concert to Portland, March 1952, consistent with TDWAW
  • Corrected personnel on 4, 9, 11 October 1959
  • Added Storyville “Berlin 1959” release
  • Corrected personnel for 4 Oct 1959 Basin Street Blues
  • Added titles to DVD IJ 510
  • Correct track on UtD 2008 (sleeve says Brown Penny but it’s Three J’s Blues)
  • Corrected take of Sweet And Pungent DE5937g.
  • Removed DE from take of Smada 3 Dec 1959
  • Cleaned up date formatting (e.g. now always using “June” not “Jun”)
  • Added releases of The Nutcracker Suite
  • Added Hindsight issue of 27 May 1960 concert.
  • Fixed incorrectly labelled Co release 812919-2 with 512919-2
  • Added YouTube for Playback: Duke Ellington presents The Nutcracker Suite
  • Added missing tracks to Three Suites
  • Change telecast from 7 July to 11 July 1960
  • Added release containing 60071101 (Happy Go Lucky Local)
  • Corrected interview personnel for 60071102 interview
  • Added YouTube link for The Hawk Talks with Mingus
  • Added missing Blues in Orbit to Co CK 44051.
  • Fixed missing “*” in DE7109n Didjeridoo
  • Fixed a number of New DESOR typos.
  • Changes to 26 & 30 September 1959 concerts and note that the latter is liable to be deleted (issue #71)
  • Added Jane Harvey session.
  • Added a CD issue of “Unknown Session” (as “Black Beauty”)
  • New feature: title and formats of releases are now shown on the Releases page, and by hovering over a release, where available. This only works for releases that have Discogs links.
  • Removed vocalists from 10 October 1960 session
  • Added titles to MDD 011
  • Added two takes of Just Scratchin’ the Surfaace on 17 Dec 1960
  • Updated Turcaret session and added release
  • Added Quentin Jackson to dates 4/9/11 1959
  • Fixed duplicate OPTD-1348 and UAL-4092 releases (one without the “-”).
  • Corrected Nat Wynn to Nan Wynn
  • Added missing Battle Royal to OC OPTD-1348
  • Added studio orchestra details to Battle Royal (14 Dec 1960)
  • Fixed date for 1-3 May 1961 to 2-3 May (see TDWAW)
  • Replaced a couple more uses of “CM” for “Charles Mingus”

June 2022

  • Added Discogs/Spotify/Tidal links for a couple of releases.
  • Removed a small number of duplicated releases
  • Updated 30 Jan 1966 concert with info from Brian K; added YouTube link and DVD release (issue #16) .
  • "Portrait Of A Lion" -> "Portrait Of The Lion" (issue #20)
  • "Tony Watkins" -> "Toney Watkins" (issue #22)
  • San Remo 22 March 1964 "Jazz Group" -> "Giants Group"; added link (issue #24)
  • Various small corrections (issue #18) :
    • 29 Aug 1942: Fixed location.
    • 8 Oct 1942: Reveille with Beverly: fixed spelling; add YouTube link.
    • 17/19 June 1943: Add a note explaining the date ambiguity.
    • 10/12 September 1970: Changed “Concert” to “Dance”.
    • Monterey concert changed to 18 September 1970 (was 12 September); added comment “Monterey Jazz Festival”.
  • Changed June 1951 session to 4 May 1951 (issue #25)
  • Mark Harlem take DE5127g as issued on UtD 2005 (and added Discogs link) (issue #27)
  • Update releases for 5 January 1952 and DE5204 March 1952 (issue #28)
  • Update releases for 29 Apr 1952 (issue #29)
  • Fix releases for DE5210a/b I Love My Lovin' Lover -vBR (issue #30)
  • Added Candid CD "Flying Home", 2011, CCD 79557 (issue #32)
  • Added Nat Hentoff interview 1953 (issue #35)
  • Added MDD 010 Mingus Chez Duke (issue #36)
  • Fixed index numbers for 30 January 1953
  • New releases for 1953 Pasadena Concert (issue #37)
  • New release ACTRCD9033 for 30 Apr 1953 (issue #38)
  • Added DETS volumes 24 and (part of) 25.
  • Fix Ray Nance contribution to 15 Dec 1953 session (issue #40)
  • Now using “Ms” consistently for Mosaic issues (previously Mc was sometimes used).
  • Fixed indexes for 08 February 1954; added M&A CD-1051 for that date.
  • George Jean was still in the band on 8 Feb 1954 (instead of John Sanders) (issue #42)
  • New releases (and Tidal) for 13 April 1954 Los Angeles concert.
  • Added Sounds Of Yester Year 541231
  • Added releases/Tidal for the medley on 1 Jan 1955.
  • Added Storyville STCD 8310 (with Spotify).
  • Added releases for 26 Jul 1955.
  • Added MDD 013.
  • Fixed bad matrix number 03 January 1956 (issue #46)
  • Added Avid AMSC 937 (Three Mid-Fifties Classic Albums)
  • Removed Paul Gonsalves from 56031906-09 (issue #47)
  • Added date (14) for "Apr 1956" broadcast, and updated indexes (issue #48)
  • Cleaned up ambiguous personnel on 9 July 1955 (and added bass to one take). (issue #49)
  • Expanded “DE” to “Duke Ellington” in various places.
  • Cleaned up personnel on Commercial Time 55061123 (the issue is still unresolved but this is the most likely interpretation) (issue #43)
  • Fixed catalog number for 56070702 (issue #50)
  • Added Co C2K 64932, Ellington At Newport 1956 (Complete)
  • Removed Jeep's Blues take 56070904 from Co CL-934 (it was first issued on Co C2K 64932) (issue #50)
  • Added some tracks from MDD 005.
  • Make Café Au Lait 56120606 as unissued. (issue #52)
  • Fixed missing Jimmy Grissom on 31 Dec 1956 and 10 Jan 1957.
  • Fix: Sa 92131-2 -> Sa 91231-2
  • Fixed locations for 29 Jan 1957 to agree with TDWAW (issue #57)
  • Fixed wrong Private Collection volume for 57020008 Moon Mist (issue #58)
  • Add more A Drum Is A Woman releases (including take of Pomegranate from JT 933)
  • Fixed typo CL-1985 -> CL-1085 (Ellington Indigos)
  • Correct UA label to mean “United Archives”.
  • Telecast 15 March 1957: Correct location and add YouTube (issue #55)
  • Added releases of Piano In The Foreground with bonus tracks from 1957.
  • Typo: Sada -> Smada
  • Various fixes to releases of Such Sweet Thunder material (issue #56)
  • Added Hurricane takes from DETS 25 (issue #59)
  • 57060008 (Bassment) removed from Jz J-304
  • Removed Ray Nance vocals from 1957 sessions with Ella Fitzgerald
  • Replace Paul Gonsalves with Frank Foster 24 June 1957 (issue #61)
  • Extra takes added to Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks
  • Added Jazz Beat 527: The Complete Ellington Indigos
  • Added DESS CD 5 (Holiday Ballroom)
  • Added The Girl’s Suite And The Perfume Suite CD release Co COL 469139 2
  • Removed Harold Baker from 9 Dec 1957 (issue #62)
  • Fixed personnel for 12 Feb 1958 to be just DE and Mahalia Jackson
  • Clarified date for Feb 1958 session with Mahalia Jackson (issue #63)
  • Fix Koala release of Perdido take 58030436.
  • Added Gambit 69323 (Warsaw 1971 / Travis AFB 1958)
  • Added missing Ozzie Bailey to Travis AFB 1958
  • Corrected take of Mood Indigo on Private Collection vol 6 (Sa 91230-2)
  • Correct release KOA-14157 to AW 14157 and AW 14284 to KOA-14284; correct some AW 14157 takes to AW 14117.
  • Added Col COL 469136 2 (Bal Masque).
  • Changed date of Feb 1953 appearance on Scott Music Hall (issue #58)
  • Added a Releases page, with clickable links between sessions, releases and labels.
  • Added missing New Desor to DE5817e.
  • Corrected up 58042415 (C-Jam Blues) and fixed “-v” designations.
  • Corrected up Lullaby Of Birdland 58042421 releases.
  • Replaced “Jha” with Jimmy Hamilton.
  • Fixed FW40030 to be spelled consistently.
  • Added SMSP AK 40030 (Happy Reunion CD).
  • Use “Cm” consistently for Camay records (instead of “CM”).
  • Attributed MVD to “Music Video Distributors”.
  • Removed Paul Gonsalves from 06 Aug 1958; correct matrix numbers for that session.
  • Added CD release of Jazz At The Plaza Vol 2 (Co COL 471319 2).
  • Corrected Mn MRCD 119 content.
  • Corrected listing of Pb PACD 5313-2 (Alhambra 58).
  • Added CD release of “Back To Back”.

May 2022

  • Many small fixes to releases (missing labels etc.)
  • Tidied up labels page substantially, adding missing entries and deleting unused ones.
  • Included YouTube/Spotify/Tidal links for one take
  • Added Bill Swisher interview with YouTube link (issue #19)
  • Fix: 13 April 1946 session to San Pedro Playhouse (previously Fort Sam Houston) (issue #15)
  • Fix: 42111903 "Just As I Thought You Were Here" -> "Just As Though You Were Here" (issue #14)
  • Fix: Metronome All Star Band session 15 January 1946 (issue #13)
  • Remove Hardwick from 2 June 1939 session (issue #12)
  • Boogie Bop Blue -> Boogie Bop Blues (issue #11)
  • Session 16 September 1929 missing Freddie Jenkins (issue #10)
  • Fix: Rex Stewart session 1939-03-20 (issue #9)

April 2022

  • Site refreshed (see here)
  • Minor spelling fixes