Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues. [source] Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone / Fred Guy – Banjo, Guitar / Harry Carney –  Baritone Saxophone / … Continue reading Ethel Waters With Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1932)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Satin Doll (1962)

From the movie JAZZ FESTIVAL, Vol. 2 – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, recorded 9 January 1962. Ray Nance – Trumpet / Shorty Baker – Trumpet / Cat Anderson – Trumpet / Bill Berry – Trumpet / Ed Mullens – Trumpet / Lawrence Brown – Trombone / Leon Cox – Trombone / Chuck Connors – Trombone  / Russell Procope – Alt Saxophone / Johnny Hodges – Alt Saxophone / Paul … Continue reading Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Satin Doll (1962)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Jam With Sam (1951)

Recorded May 10, 1951, Columbia recording session, New York City. Columbia 39670. Nelson Williams, Andres Meringuito, Cat Anderson, Harold Baker (t) / Ray Nance (t,vl,v) / Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol (tb) / Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) / Russell Procope (cl,as) / Willie Smith (as) / Paul Gonsalves (ts) / Harry Carney (cl,as,bar) / Duke Ellington (p,tk) / Wendell Marshall (sb) / Louis Bellson (d)   Continue reading Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Jam With Sam (1951)

Duke Ellington – Dancers In Love (1953)

“Dancers in Love” (also known as “Stomp for Beginners” and “Naivete”) was composed and debuted as a piano solo by Duke Ellington during a April, 1944 Carnegie Hall concert which saluted Fats Waller, who had died suddenly from pneumonia while on tour in December, 1943. Before the end of the year, the song was incorporated into “The Perfume Suite,” which made its debut during the … Continue reading Duke Ellington – Dancers In Love (1953)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Prelude To A Kiss (1957)

Prelude To A Kiss is from the album Ellington Indigos, recorded in 1957 and released on Columbia in 1958. Duke Ellington – Piano / Jimmy Woode – Bass / Sam Woodyard – Drums / Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone / Jimmy Hammilton – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone / Russell Procope – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone / Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone / Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone / Rick Henderson – Alto Saxophone / John … Continue reading Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Prelude To A Kiss (1957)