Thursday, 10 February 2011

Continuum - The Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington | Fantasy FT 525


Continuum - The Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington | Fantasy FT 525

Side 1:

1. Jump for Joy (Ellington-Webster-Kuller) 2:54
2. Black and Tan Fantasy (Ellington-Miley) 4:17
3. Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) 4:41
4. Drop Me Off at Harlem (Duke Ellington) 3:21
5. All Too Soon (Duke Ellington) 3:49
6. Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note (Duke Ellington-Billy Stray horn) 2:25

Side 2:

1. Jeep's Blues (Ellington-Hodges) 4:55
2. Ko-Ko (Duke Ellington) 2:46
3. Carney (Rick Henderson) 3:06
4. Blue Serge (Mercer Ellington) 5:03
5. Happy-Go-Lucky Local (Duke Ellington) 4:27

MERCER ELLINGTON - conductor
Cootie Williams, James "Buddy" Bolden, Money Johnson, Barry Lee Hall; Calvin Ladner—trumpets
Chuck Connors, Vince Prudente, Art Baron—trombones
Harold Minerve, Maurice Simon—alto saxophones
Harold Ashby, Ricky Ford, Anatole Gerasimov— tenor saxophones
Joe Temperley—baritone saxophone
Lloyd Mayers—piano
Edward Ellington II—guitar
J. J. Wiggins—bass
Freddie Waits—drums
(Chicago, January 6-7,1975.)

On "Drop Me Off in Harlem" and "Blue Serge" only:

Williams, Bolden, Johnson, Hall—trumpets Connors, Prudente, Baron—trombones Minerve, James Spaulding—alto saxophones Simon, Ashby—tenor saxophones Harry Carney—baritone spxophone Mayers—piano Larry Ridley—bass Rocky White—drums (New York, July 17,1974.)

On "Happy-Go-Lucky Local" only:

Williams, Bolden, Hall, Willie Singleton—trumpets
Connors, Prudente, Baron—trombones
Minerve, Simon—alto saxophones
Ford-tenor saxophone
Bill Easley—tenor saxophone, clarinet
Percy Marion—baritone saxophone
Mayers—piano
Edward Ellington II—guitar
Wiggins—bass
White—drums
(New York, May 12, 1975.)

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