09/3 December 2009 - March 2010
Our 31st Year of Publication


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Good news from Storyville Records

DEMS 09/3-27

They hope to have The Treasury Shows Vol. 14 in stock just prior to Christmas. See DEMS 05/3-47.


Lorraine Feather

DEMS 09/3-28

he Duke & The Feathers

Leonard Feather’s daughter Lorraine made in 2004 for Sanctuary Records (UPC: 060768635326) a nice CD, titled “Such Sweet Thunder”. Published & Copyright: 2003 Relarion Records. Release date: Mar 23, 2004.
She wrote the lyrics for all the selection with the exception of the last one.

1. Rhythm, Go 'Way = Such Sweet Thunder
2. The 101 = Suburbanite
3. Can I Call You Sugar? = Sugar Rum Cherry
4. Imaginary Guy = Dancers in Love
5. September Rain = Chelsea Bridge
6. Tenacity = Rexatious
7. Backwater Town = Suburban Beauty
8. A Peaceful Kingdom = On a Turquoise Cloud
9. Lovely Creatures = Night Creature
10. Antarctica = The Ricitic
11. Mighty Like the Blues — Music and lyrics by Leonard Feather

A very favourably review by
Michael Gladstone and a listing of the musicians can be found on
Milo van den Assem

Essential Jazz Classics EJC55444 (3Nov09)
Django Reinhardt Plays the Music of Gershwin & Ellington

DEMS 09/3-29

This CD contains all of Django's recordings of songs by the great American composers George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. As a bonus, all of the preserved recordings from a 1946 Chicago concert showcasing Django with the Ellington band [10Nov46] have also been included here, as well as both takes of Django's composition paying tribute to Duke. Includes 12-page booklet.
Milo van den Assem

The George Gershwin Songbook:
01 Lady Be Good [1934] 2:55
02 I Got Rhythm [1937] 2:16
03 The Man I Love [1949] 3:16
04 Liza [1949] 2:49
05 I Got Rhythm [1949] 2:43
06 Lady Be Good [1937] 3:19
07 Embraceable You 3:08
08 Somebody Loves Me 3:29
09 Lady Be Good [1948] 2:56
10 Liza [1946] 2:52
11 I Got Rhythm [1935] 2:57
12 The Man I Love [1939] 3:12
13 I Got Rhythm [1938, take 1] 2:55
14 I Got Rhythm [1938, take 2] 2:59

The Duke Ellington Songbook:
15 C-Jam Blues [1950] 3:36
16 Sophisticated Lady 4:04
17 In a Sentimental Mood 3:01
18 Solitude 3:11
19 C-Jam Blues [1949] 2:36
20 Ride Red Ride 2:46
21 A Blues Riff 3:50
22 Honeysuckle Rose 3:39
23 Improvisation No.7 [aka Improvisation No.2] 2:49
24 Duke and Dukie [take 1] 3:18
25 Duke and Dukie [take 2] 3:22

Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10341 (2008)
Bix, Duke, Fats & More!
Oscar Pettiford & Tom Talbert

DEMS 09/3-30

Oscar Pettiford, Tom Talbert (arr, cond), Joe Wilder, Nick Travis, Jimmy Cleveland, Eddie Bert, Danny Bank, George Wallington, Barry Galbraith, Osie Johnson, Clark Terry, Dave Schildkraut, Jimmy Hamilton, Earl Knight, Donald Byrd, Frank Rehak, Gene Quill, John Coltrane, Al Cohn, Eddie Costa, Freddie Green, Philly Joe Jones.
Clothesline Ballet; Keepin' Out of Mischief Now; Black and Blue; Bond Street; Candlelights; In a Mist; In the Dark; Prelude to a Kiss; Green Night & Orange Bright; Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me - Ko-Ko; Jack the Bear; Tamalpias; Swingin' Till the Girls Come Home; Mood Indigo; Chuckles; Time on My Hands; Not So Sleepy

I recommend this CD to you. It includes the long unavailable 10" Bethlehem LP by Oscar Pettiford and his band "Basically Duke"  The other LP included in the release is Tom Talbert's Orchestra "Bix, Duke and Fats" again with OP on bass.
Very fine music and an excellent tribute to EKE.
Michael Palmer

MusicMasters MMD 60176 (1989)
“Four Symphonic Works by Duke Ellington”

DEMS 09/3-31

Members may be interested in the fact that Maurice Peress and Luther Henderson arrangements of Black, Brown and Beige/The Three Black Kings/New World a-Comin'/Harlem were recorded by The Jazz Composers Orchestra in New York, 27 June 1988. This was initially released on Musical Heritage Society CD 512353T and Nimbus(E) N 12511 and I have this as an E-music download on Jazz Society (no number) as Duke Ellington - Four Symphonic Works. Lord discography gives the personnel as consisting of Jon Faddis (tp); Richard Chamberlain (tb); Stephen Hart, Bill Easley, Joe Temperley; Frank Wess, Walt Weiskopf; Jimmy Heath (reeds); Sir Roland Hanna (p); Ron Carter (bs); Butch Miles (drs). Not all of the musicians, it must be noted, are on all titles, Lord who's on what.
If the discs aren't readily obtainable I recommend E-music download as the music is very enjoyable and a credit to Messrs Peress and Henderson.
Ken Harrison.

Fresh Sound Records FSRCD 555 (2009)
(sic) Bellson, “Greetings”

DEMS 09/3-32

Two Verve LPs on one CD:
Verve MGV-8016, “Concerto for Drums” was itself a reissue of the LP Norgran MGN-1011, “Louis Bellson and His Drums”. Louie recorded in NYC on 21Jun54 with Charlie Shavers, Zoot Sims, Don Abney and George Duvivier: 01. Charlie’s Blues; 02. I’ll Remember April; 03. Buffalo Joe; 04. Stompin’ at the Savoy; 05. Love for Sale; 06. The Man I Love; 07. Basically Speaking, Duvivier, That Is; 08. Concerto for Drums
Verve MGV-8186, “The Hawk Talks” was itself a reissue of the LP Norgran MGN-1020, “The Driving Louis Bellson”. Louie recorded in NYC on 2Feb55 with Charlie Shavers, Seldon Powell, Lou Stein and Wendell Marshall: 09. Basie; 10. Charlie-O; 11. (All Right) Jump It Man; 12. Greetings

Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10339 (2008)
Paul Gonsalves / Clark Terry Quintet

DEMS 09/3-33

This double CD is a reissue of 3 LPs by Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Woode and Sam Woodyard. The tracks 1-10 on CD 1 were recorded in Chicago on 6Aug57 with Willie Jones piano and released on the LP “Cookin'”
The tracks 11-20 on CD 1 were recorded in Munich on 15Nov58 with Carlos Diernhammer piano and released on the LP “Diminuendo, Crescendo and Blues”
The tracks 1-11 on CD 2 were recorded in Paris in Oct59 with Raymond Fol piano and released on the LP “Clark Terry and His Orchestra Featuring Paul Gonsalves” (later reissued on CD Storyville 8322)
The tracks 12-15 on CD 2 are bonus tracks, recorded in NYC on 18Sep56 by “Clark Terry - Paul Gonsalves Sextet” with Porter Kilbert, Junior Mance, Chubby Jackson and Gene Miller. These tracks are taken from the LP “The Jazz School”.
1. Festival; 2. Clark Bars; 3. Daddy-0's Patio; 4. Blues; 5. Impeccable; 6. Paul's Idea; 7. Phat Bach; 8. Milli-Terry; 9. Funky; 10. The Girl I Call Baby; 11. Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue; 12. I Cover the Waterfront; 13. C-Jam Blues; 14. Evad; 15. It Don't Mean a Thing; 16. Autobahn; 17. Willow Weep for Me; 18. Hildegard; 19. Ocean Motion; 20. Jivin' with Fritz

1. Serenade to a Bus Seat; 2. Pannonica No.1; 3. Pea-Eyes; 4. Satin Doll; 5. Daniel's Blues; 6. Mean to Me; 7. Blues for the Champ of Champs; 8. Circeo; 9. Clark Bars; 10. Pannonica No.2; 11. Lonely One; 12. Don't Blame Me; 13. It Don't Mean a Thing; 14. Take Nine; 15. Everything Happens to Me

Lone Hill Jazz LHJ 10191 (2008)
Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Hodges
The Stanley Dance Sessions

DEMS 09/3-34

What I have on two LPs is now re-released on one CD.
Tracks 1-7 were recorded  in NYC on 14Apr59 by Harold Baker, Quentin Jackson, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Billy Strayhorn, Al Hall and Oliver Jackson; and released on Master Jazz Recordings MJR 8116 as “Cue for Saxophone”.
Tracks 8-18 were recorded in New Jersey on 11 and 12Dec61 by the almost complete Ellington Orchestra conducted by Billy Strayhorn with Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Howard McGee, Ed Mullens, Harold Baker, Lawrence Brown, Quentin Jackson, Chuck Connors, Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Jimmy Hamilton, Paul Gonsalves, Harry Carney, Jimmy Jones, Aaron Bell and Sam Woodyard. My LP is Mercury 9291055, but this New Jersey recording session, has been previously re-released in 1999 on CD
Polygram 557543 as “Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra”.
1. Cue's Blue Now; 2. Gone with the Wind; 3. Cherry; 4. Watch You Cue; 5. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me; 6. When I Dream of You; 7. Rose Room; 8. Don't Get Around Much Anymore; 9. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good); 10. Gal from Joe's; 11. Your Love Has Faded; 12. I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So; 13. Jeep's Blues; 14. Day Dream; 15. Juice a-Plenty; 16. Azure; 17. Tailor Made; 18. Star Dust