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The Ellingtonians (Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Booty Wood): The Music of the Great Ellingtonians (1960-61) 2011

Music of the Great Ellingtonians

Track list:

CD 01:
The Duke’s Men/Rock Me Gently:
1-01. Tree Of Hope
1-02. Blues For Blokes
1-03. Baby Blue
1-04. Jeepers Creepers
1-05. Rock Me Gently
1-06. Hand Me Down Love
1-07. Mabulala
1-08. Five O’Clock Drag

Hang In There/Booty:
1-09. Hang In There
1-10. New Cambridge Blues
1-11. Easin’ On Down Piccadilly
1-12. Ohso

CD 02:
2-01. Snowstorm
2-02. Blues In Bones
2-03. Sunday
2-04. Our Delight

Tenor Stuff:
2-05. Out Of Nowhere
2-06. Swallowing The Blues
2-07. London Broil
2-08. Midnight Sun

2-09. Just Squeeze Me
2-10. Blue Skies
2-11. Jeeps Blues
2-12. You Can Depend On Me

Personnel:

#1-01,04,05,07 [The Duke’s Men/Rock Me Gently (rec. September 16 & 17, 1960; New York)]:
Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Ray Nance: trumpets
Booty Wood:trombone
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Rollins Griffith: piano
Aaron Bell: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums

#1-02,03,06,08: [The Duke’s Men/Rock Me Gently (rec. September 16 & 17, 1960; New York)]:
Willie Cook, Andrew ‘Fats’ Ford, Ray Nance: trumpets
Booty Wood: trombone
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Rollins Griffith: piano
Aaron Bell: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums

#1-09,10,11,12 [Hang In There/Booty (rec. December 13, 1960, New York)]:
Harold ‘Shorty’ Baker: trumpet
Mitchell ‘Booty’ Wood: trombone
Johnny Hodges ‘Cue Porter’: alto sax
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Roger ‘Ram’ Ramirez: piano
Aaron Bell: bass
Oliver Jackson: drums

#2-01,02,03,04 [Hang In There/Booty (rec. December 13, 1960, New York)]:
Mitchell ‘Booty’ Wood, Dickie Wells, Vic Dickenson: trombone
Johnny Hodges ‘Cue Porter’: alto sax
Sir Charles Thompson: piano, chimes
Aaron Bell: bass
Oliver Jackson: drums

#2-05,06,07,08 [Tenor Stuff (rec. January 5, 1961, New York)]:
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax, guitar (2-07)
Harold Ashby: tenor sax (2-05,2-07,2-08)
Sir Charles Thompson: piano
Aaron Bell: bass
Jo Jones: drums

#2-09,10,11,12 [Tenor Stuff (rec. January 5, 1961, New York)]:
Ray Nance: trumpet, violin, vocal (2-12)
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax, guitar (2-09)
Harold Ashby: tenor sax
Sir Charles Thompson: piano
Aaron Bell: bass
Jo Jones: drums

3LPs issued as 2CDs:
Harry Carney – The Duke’s Men [Philips LP 12″: 849.106], also issued as [Columbia LP 12″: 33SX 1323 — Rock Me Gently] and [Metronome LP 12″: MLP 15066 — Rock Me Gently]

Mitchell ‘Booty’ Wood – Hang In There [Master Jazz Recordings LP 12″: MJR 8102 — Hang In There], also issued as [Columbia LP 12″: 33SX 1342 — Booty] and [Metronome LP 12″: MLP 15074 — Hang In There]

Paul Gonsalves/Harold Ashby – Tenor Stuff [Columbia LP 12″: 33SX 1379 (mono)], also issued as [Metronome LP 12″: Metronome MLP 15073 – Tenor Stuff]

This compilation Released: 2011 | Label: Fresh Sound FSRCD 532

Producer: Stanley Dance

Original recordings: bewtween September, 1960 and January 1961; New York
CD1#01-08: September 16 & 17, 1960
CD1#09-CD2#08: December 13, 1960
CD2#09-12: Janury 05, 1961

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Spanning over five decades (1923-1974), the Duke Ellington orchestra was nursery, proving ground and finishing school for dozens of jazzmen.
Three of the greatest, Harry Carney, Mitchell ‘Booty’ Wood, and Paul Gonsalves, here front all-star groups on three albums produced by celebrated jazz critic Stanley Dance.
They add up to an engaging example of the unpretentious kind of jazz these musicians liked to play when they were ‘stretching out’: adventurous but not avant-garde, traditional but not old-fashioned, free-ranging in its moods and full of that sound of surprise which is the lifeblood of jazz—the kind of timeless music, beyond fad and fashion, forever associated with the Great Ellingtonians.

 

 

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