domenica 9 dicembre 2012

Duke Ellington Big Band - Live in London 1973

Live at The Dorchester Hotel, London
BBC 2 TV Broadcast in May 1974
Probably filmed and recorded in the fall of 1973

01 Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn)
02 Duke Ellington's announcement
03 Rockin' In Rhythm (D.Ellington)
04 Creole Love Call (D.Ellington)
05 Duke Ellington's announcement
06 Satin Doll (D.Ellington-Billy Strayhorn)
07 I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke)
08 New York (D.Ellington)
09 Medley Of Hits (D.Ellington)
10 Togo Brava Suite (first movement) (D.Ellington)
11 Duke Ellington's announcement
12 Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (Chinoiserie) (D.Ellington)
13 Duke Ellington's announcement
14 Lotus Blossom (D.Ellington-Billy Strayhorn)

Probable Personnel:
Duke Ellington (piano) with
Harry Carney, Russell Procope, Harold Minerve, Percy Marion, Harold Ashby (reeds)
Money Johnson, Mercer Ellington, Johnny Coles, Barrie Lee Hall (trumpet)
Vince Prudente, Art Baron, Chuck Connors (trombone)
Joe Benjamin (bass)
Quentin 'Rocky' White (drums)
Anita Moore (vocal only on track 8)

Note: Personnel is based on the same personnel that played the Eastbourne Concert in England on 1973-12-01. It is probably a safe assumption that this was filmed around the same general time, certainly the same tour. At the end of 'Lotus Blossom' played solo by Duke, he announces Paul Gonsalves. Perhaps this was a dedication to Gonsalves who was apparently to ill to perform.

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  2. Thanks for this Treasure, Tumeke..... appreciate you taking the time to Share..... Thanx for the Beck and McLaughlin too, Great post... Tont

  3. Thanks for posting this. According to great website this concert was recorded on December 3, 1973, two days after the Eastborne performances. Paul Gonsalves is listed as being present.

  4. Hi,
    Yes Paul Gonsalves is present as I have this on
    film. He doesn't solo as I think he was suffering with health issues.
    It was recorded at the BBC Lime Grove studios,(now
    demolished)not at The Dorchester hotel as the programme implies.
    The Ellington broadcast was part of a series called 'Big Bands Live At The Dorchester'.It also
    featured Buddy Rich,Woody Herman & John Dankworth there may have been more that I cannot recall.
    Hope this is of interest.


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