Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Take the “A” Train (1962)

In the early 1960s five jazz films were commissioned by a corporate sponsor — one of which featured the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

The Ellington program opened with “Take the ‘A’ Train,” with Ray Nance playing his classic solo.

Personnel:
Ray Nance, Shorty Baker, Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens (t), Lawrence Brown, Leon Cox, Chuck Connors (tb), Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges (as), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (cl, ts), Harry Carney (bars), Duke Ellington (p), Aaron Bell (b), Sam Woodyard (d). NYC, Jan 9, 1962.

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