Cootie plays Duke, Part I (Podcast #22-012)


 



The recordings heard on this podcast episode:



CW Classics 1945-1946

Echoes of Harlem (CD: “Cootie Williams and his Orchestra 1945-1946” Classics 981)

Recorded 29 January 1946, New York City

Cootie Williams, Bob Merrill – trumpet, vocal; Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Billy Ford, Clarence “Gene” Redd – trumpet; Ed Burke, Robert Horton, Edward Johnson – trombone; Rupert Cole, John Jackson – alto sax; Everett Gains, Sam Taylor – tenor sax; Bob Ashton – baritone sax; Arnold Jarvis – piano; Sam “Christopher” Allen – guitar; Norm Keenan – bass; George “Butch” Ballard – drums.


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Echoes of Harlem (CD: “Cootie + Un Concert A Minuit Avec Cootie Williams” Master Jazz Records – 8892853)

Recorded 11 February 1959, Paris

Cootie Williams – trumpet; George Clark – tenor sax; Arnold Jarvis – piano; Larry Dale – guitar; Guy Perderson – bass; Lester Jenkins – drums.


CW Classics 1941-1944Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (CD: “Cootie Williams and his Orchestra 1941-1944” Classics 827)

Recorded 6 January 1944, New York City

Cootie Williams, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Harold “Money” Johnson – trumpet; Ed Burke, George Stevenson, Robert Horton- trombone; Charlie Holmes, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – alto sax; Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – tenor sax; Bud Powell- piano; Norman Keenan – bass; Sylvester “Vess” Payne – drums, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – vocal.


CW in hifiCaravan (CD: “Cootie Williams in Hi-Fi” RCA 63561-2)

Recorded 5 March 1958, New York City 

Cootie Williams- trumpet; Billy Byers, Bobby Byrne, Lou McGarity- trombone; Dick Hixon- bass trombone; Phil Bodner, Elwyn Fraser, Nick Gaiazza, Romeo Penque, Boomie Richman-reeds; Lou Stein- piano; George Barnes-guitar; Eddie Safranski- bass; Don Lamond- drums.


Do NothinCaravan (CD: “Do Nothing Till You Hear From . . . Cootie” Collectables – COL-CD-6121”)

Recorded 1960? 

Cootie Williams – trumpet, vocal; unidentified vibraphone, baritone sax, guitar, piano, bass, drums.


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Concerto for Cootie (LP: “The Solid Trumpet of Cootie Williams” Moodsville MVLP-27)

Recorded 4 April 1962, Miami

Cootie Williams – trumpet; Nat Jones – piano; Harold Dodson – bass; Bill Peeples – drums.



CW SavoyPerdido
(CD: “Big Bands at The Savoy, Cootie Williams & Luis Russell”  JUCD 2064)

Recorded 12 February 1945 at the Savoy Ballroom, NYC

Cootie Williams, Harold “Money” Johnson, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell – trumpet; Ed Burke, Bob Horton – trombone; Charlie Parker, Frank Powell – alto sax; Lee Pope, Sam Taylor – tenor sax; Ed de Verteuil – baritone sax; Arnold Jarvis – piano; Leroy Kirkland – guitar; Carl Pruitt – bass; Sylvester Payne – drums.


CW Classics 1945-1946I’m Beginning to see the Light (CD: “Cootie Williams and his Orchestra 1945-1946” Classics 981)

26 February 1945, New York City

Cootie Williams, Ermit V. Perry, George Treadwell, Harold “Money” Johnson – trumpet; Ed Burke, Robert Horton – trombone; Rupert Cole, Frank Powell – alto sax; Lee Pope, Sam Taylor – tenor sax; Ed de Verteuil – baritone sax; Arnold Jarvis – piano; Leroy Kirkland – guitar; Carl Pruitt – bass; Sylvester “Vess” Payne – drums, Warren Evans – vocal.


Big ChallengeI’m Beginning to see the Light (LP: “Cootie and Rex – The Big Challenge” Hall of Fame Jazz Greats JG-602)

Recorded 30 April 1957, New York City

Cootie Williams – trumpet; Rex Stewart – cornet; Lawrence Brown, J.C. Higginbotham – trombone; Coleman Hawkins, Bud Freeman – tenor sax; Hank Jones – piano; Billy Bauer – guitar; Milt Hinton – bass; Gus Johnson – drums.


— Our closing music—-

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It’s Something You Ought To Know (Paul Gonsalves – “Ellingtonia Moods and Blues,” RCA Victor / RCA63562)

Recorded 29 February 1960, New York City

Paul Gonsalves- tenor sax; Johnny Hodges – alto sax; Ray Nance – cornet; Mitchell “Booty” Wood – trombone; Jimmy Jones – piano; Al Hall – bass; Oliver Jackson – drums.

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