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In April 1957.

In April 1957, “Columbia” label released “Such Sweet Thunder”, album by Duke Ellington. It was recorded in August 1956 – May 1957, and was produced by Irving Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington – piano, conductor
  • Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
  • Russell Procope – clarinet, alto saxophone
  • Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney – bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Cat Anderson – trumpet
  • Clark Terry – trumpet
  • Ray Nance – trumpet
  • Willie Cook – trumpet
  • Quentin Jackson – trombone
  • John Sanders – trombone
  • Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Jimmy Woode – bass
  • Sam Woodyard – drums
  • Billy Strayhorn – orchestration
  • Irving Townsend – liner notes
  • Howard Fritzson – art direction
  • Don Hunstein – photography
  • Randall Martin – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

  1. Such Sweet Thunder
  2. Sonnet for Caesar
  3. Sonnet to Hank Cinq
  4. Lady Mac
  5. Sonnet in Search of a Moor
  6. The Telecasters
  7. Up and Down, Up and Down (I Will Lead Them Up and Down)
  8. Sonnet for Sister Kate
  9. The Star-Crossed Lovers
  10. Madness in Great Ones
  11. Half the Fun
  12. Circle of Fourths

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Impulse” label released “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane”, album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. It was recorded on September 2, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington- piano
  • John Coltrane– tenor and soprano saxophones
  • Jimmy Garrison- bass
  • Aaron Bell- bass
  • Elvin Jones- drums
  • Sam Woodyard- drums

Track listing:

  1. In a Sentimental Mood – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  2. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  3. Big Nick – John Coltrane
  4. Stevie – Duke Ellington
  5. My Little Brown Book – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Angelica – Duke Ellington
  7. The Feeling of Jazz – Duke Ellington, Bobby Troup, George T. Simon

 

In January 1963.

In January 1963, “Impulse” label released “Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins”, album by Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins. It was recorded on August 18, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington– piano
  • Coleman Hawkins– tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges– alto saxophone
  • Harry Carney– baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Lawrence Brown– trombone
  • Ray Nance– cornet, violin
  • Aaron Bell– double bass
  • Sam Woodyard– drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder– engineer
  • Joe Alper – photography
  • Jason Claiborne – graphic design
  • Stanley Dance – liner notes
  • Hollis King – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Duke Ellington, except where noted.

  1. Limbo Jazz
  2. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard
  3. Ray Charles’ Place
  4. Wanderlust – Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
  5. You Dirty Dog
  6. Self-Portrait (of the Bean)
  7. The Jeep Is Jumpin’ – Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
  8. The Ricitic
  9. Solitude – Duke Ellington, Eddie DeLange

 

In February 1963.

In February 1963, “Impulse!” label released “Duke Ellington & John Coltrane”, album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. It was recorded on September 26, 1962, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, and was produced by Bob Thiele.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington- piano
  • John Coltrane- tenor and soprano saxophone
  • Jimmy Garrison, Aaron Bell- bass
  • Elvin Jones, Sam Woodyard– drums

Track listing:

  1. In a Sentimental Mood – Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Manny Kurtz
  2. Take the Coltrane – Duke Ellington
  3. Big Nick – John Coltrane
  4. Stevie – Duke Ellington
  5. My Little Brown Book – Billy Strayhorn
  6. Angelica – Duke Ellington
  7. The Feeling of Jazz – Duke Ellington, Bobby Troup, George T. Simon

In April 1963.

In April 1963, “Reprise” label released “Afro-Bossa”, album by Duke Ellington. It was recorded November 29, 1962, December 20, 1962 and January 4 – 5, 1963, at “Fine Studios” in New York.

Personnel:

  • Duke Ellington– piano
  • Billy Strayhorn– piano
  • Ray Nance– cornet, violin
  • Cat Anderson, Roy Burrowes, Cootie Williams– trumpet
  • Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper– trombone
  • Chuck Connors – bass trombone
  • Jimmy Hamilton– clarinet, tenor saxophone
  • Johnny Hodges– alto saxophone
  • Russell Procope– alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Paul Gonsalves– tenor saxophone
  • Harry Carney– baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Ernie Shepard – bass
  • Sam Woodyard– drums

Track listing:

:All tracks by Duke Ellington except where noted.

  1. Afro-Bossa
  2. Purple Gazelle
  3. Absinthe – Billy Strayhorn
  4. Moonbow
  5. Sempre Amoré
  6. Caliné – Silk Lace
  7. Tigress – Billy Strayhorn
  8. Angu
  9. Volupté
  10. Bonga
  11. Pyramid – Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  12. Eighth Veil – Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn