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Duke Ellington Collaborations

Besides his genius as composer and leader, Duke Ellington was also an inspiring accompanist, sharing great performances with such stars as Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane. Geoffrey Smith selects some memorable ducal meetings.

1 hour

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Sun 28 May 2017 00:00

Music Played

  • Bing Crosby & Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    St Louis Blues

    • DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS GREAT VOCALISTS.
    • COLUMBIA/LEGACY.
    • 2.
  • Mae West

    My Old Flame

    • On The Air ! Rare Recordings 1934-1960.
    • 1.
  • Billie Holiday & Duke Ellington

    Saddest Tale

    • BILLIE HOLIDAY THE LEGACY (1933-1958).
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 5.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Caravan

    • ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE DUKE ELLINGTON SONG BOOK.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Dizzy Gillespie & Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    U.M.M.G.

    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Classic Records.
    • 1.
  • Duke Ellington

    Hello Little Girl

    • Ellington Jazz Party.
    • Classic Records.
    • 4.
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra & Mahalia Jackson

    Come Sunday

    • Black Brown and Beige.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Duke Ellington, Stéphane Grappelli, Ray Nance, Svend Asmussen & Sam Woodyard

    Cottontail

    • Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session.
    • 5.
  • Duke Ellington & John Coltrane

    Angelica

    • Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane.
    • Impulse.
    • 14.
  • Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach

    Money Jungle

    • MONEY JUNGLE.
    • BLUE NOTE.
    • 9.

Performers and music details

ST. LOUIS BLUES 
Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington & his Orchestra 
Composers: W C Handy 
Album Title: Duke Ellington and his Great Vocalists  
Label: COLUMBIA/LEGACY Catalogue No: CK-66372
Duration: 4:30
Performers:   Bing Crosby, vocal; Duke Ellington, piano; Fred Jenkins, trumpet; Arthur Whetsol, trumpet; Cootie Williams, trumpet; Larry Brown, trombone; Joe Nanton, trombone; Juan Tizol, valve trombone; Johnny Hodges, Sax; Harry Carney, sax; Barney Bigard, sax; Fred Guy, banjo; Lonnie Johnson, guitar; Wellman Braud, bass; Sonny Greer, drums.




MY OLD FLAME 
Mae West 
Composers: Johnston/Coslow
Album Title: On The Air ! Rare Recordings 1934-1960
Label: Sandy Hook Catalogue No: CDSH 2098
Duration: 3:14
Performers:   Mae West, vocal; Duke Ellington & his orchestra.




SADDEST TALE   
Billie Holiday with Duke Ellington and his Orchestra
Composer: Duke Ellington
Album Title: Billie Holiday The Legacy  (1933-1958)
Label: COLUMBIA Catalogue No: C3K-47724
Duration: 2:52
Performers:   Billie Holiday, voc; Duke Ellington, piano; Arthur Whetsol, trumpet; Cootie Williams, trumpet; Rex Stewart, cornet; Joe Nanton, trombone; Lawrence Brown, trombone; Juan Tizol, valve-trombone; Barney Bigard, clarinet/tenor sax; Johnny Hodges, clarinet;sop sax/alto sax; Harry Carney, clarinet/alto sax/bari sax; Otto Harwick, alto & bass saxophone; Fred Guy, guitar; Hayes Alvis, string bass; Billy Taylor, string bass; Sonny Greer, drums.



CARAVAN 
Ella Fitzgerald   
Composers: Ellington/Tizol/Mills             
Album Title: Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington 
Label: Verve Catalogue No: 8370352
Duration: 3:50
Performers:   Ella Fitzerald, vocal; Duke Ellington, piano; Cat Anderson, trumpet; Willie Cook, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet/violin; Quentin Jackson, trombone; Britt Woodman, trombone; John Sanders, trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet/tenor sax; Russell Procope, alto sax/clarinet; Johnny Hodges, alto sax; Paul Gonsalves, tenor sax; Frank Foster, tenor sax; Harry Carney, bass clarinet/clarinet; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.



U.M.M.G. 
Duke Ellington & his Orchestra  
Composer: Billy Strayhorn  
Album Title: Ellington Jazz Party
Label: Classic Records Catalogue No: CS 8127
Duration: 4:26
Performers:   Duke Ellington, piano; Jimmy Jones, piano; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Cat Anderson, trumpet; Shorty Baker, trumpet; Andres Ford, trumpet; Johnny Hodges, sax; Paul Gonzalves, sax; Harry Carney, sax; Jimmy Hamilton, sax; Russell Procope, sax; Britt Woodman, trombone; Quentin Jackson, trombone; John Sanders, trombone; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.



HELLO LITTLE GIRL  
Duke Ellington & his band
Composers: Duke Ellington/C. Kemp
Album Title: Ellington Jazz Party Label: Classic Records Catalogue No: CS 8127 Duration: 7:45Performers:   Jimmy Rushing, vocal;  Duke Ellington, piano; Jimmy Jones, piano; Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Ray Nance, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Cat Anderson, trumpet; Shorty Baker, trumpet; Andres Ford, trumpet; Johnny Hodges, sax; Paul Gonzalves, sax; Harry Carney, sax; Jimmy Hamilton, sax; Russell Procope, sax; Britt Woodman, trombone; Quentin Jackson, trombone; John Sanders, trombone; Jimmy Woode, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.



COME SUNDAY  
Mahalia Jackson with Duke Ellington & his Orchestra    
Composer: Duke Ellington
Album Title: Black Brown and Beige
Label: Columbia Catalogue No: CK-64274
Duration: 7:54
Performers:   Mahalia Jackson, vocal, Duke Ellington, piano; John Sanders, valve trombone; Ray Nance, violin; Harry Carney, baritone sax; Shorty Baker, trumpet.



COTTONTAIL 
Duke Ellington & his band 
Composer: Duke Ellington
Album Title: Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session
Label: Atlantic Catalogue No: SD-1688
Duration: 4:35
Performers: Duke Ellington, piano; Stephane Grappelli, violin; Ray Nance, violin; Svend Asmussen, viola; Ernie Shepard, bass; Sam Woodyard, drums.
 ANGELICA   Duke Ellington & John Coltrane Composer: Duke Ellington Album Title: Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane Label: Impulse Catalogue No: 06007 5334729 Duration: 5:52 Performers: Duke Ellington, piano; John Coltrane, tenor sax/soprano sax; Aaron Bell, bass; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; Sam Woodyard, drums.



MONEY JUNGLE  
Duke Ellington Trio  
Composer: Duke Ellington
 Album Title: Money Jungle   
Label: BLUE NOTE Catalogue No: CDP-746 398
Duration: 5:26
Performers:   Duke Ellington, piano; Charlie Mingus, bass; Max Road, drums.

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