One More Once… (Podcast #23-002)

The recordings heard on this podcast episode:


Drop Me Off in Harlem (CD: “Continuum” Fantasy FANCD 24765)

Recorded 16-17 July 1974, New York City

Mercer Ellington – conductor; Cootie Williams, James “Buddy” Bolden, Harold “Money” Johnson, Barrie Lee Hall, Jr. – trumpet; Art Baron, Vince Prudente, Chuck Connors – trombone; Harold Minerve, James Spaulding, Maurice Simon, Harold Ashby, Harry Carney – reeds; Lloyd Mayers – piano; Larry Ridley – bass; Quentin “Rocky” White – drums.

small groups

Drummer’s Delight  (CD:”The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion and Okeh Small Group Sessions” Mosaic Records #235)

Recorded 19 January 1938, New York City

Rex Stewart – cornet; Juan Tizol – valve trombone; Barney Bigard – clarinet; Harry Carney – baritone sax; Duke Ellington – piano; Fred Guy – guitar; Billy Taylor – bass; Sonny Greer – drums.


Bug In A Rug/Kandylamb/The Mooche (CD: “Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions,” Mosaic MD12-170)

Recorded 24 February 1945. Los Angeles

Taft Jordan – trumpet, Otto Hardwicke – alto sax, Barney Bigard – clarinet, Emanuel “Duke” Brooks – piano; Fred Guy – guitar, Red Callender – bass, Sonny Greer – drums.

West Coast Tour

Diminuendo In Blue/Crescendo In Blue (LP: “West Coast Tour” Jazz Bird Records JAZ-2010)

Recorded 30 June 1951

Radio Broadcast, Birdland, New York City

Nelson Williams, Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Ray Nance – trumpet; Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope,Willie Smith(as); Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; Wendell Marshall – bass; Louie Bellson – drums.


Cotton Tail (CD: “Cote D’Azur Concerts” Verve 314539033-2)

Recorded 27 July 1966, Juan-les-Pins, France

Ella Fitzgerald – vocal; Cat Anderson, Herbie Jones, Mercer Ellington, Cootie Williams – trumpet; Lawrence Brown, Buster Cooper, Chuck Connors – trombone; Jimmy Hamilton, Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney – reeds; Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Sam Woodyard – drums.

— Our closing music—-


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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