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Celebrating the return of Cootie Williams

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After almost 22 years of absence, on 12 September 1962, Cootie Williams returned to the Ellington band.  Ellington was then back to New York after some touring along the east coast. Cootie’s return seems to have already been arranged by that time because a new piece was ready for him on his first day with the band.

He replaced Bill Berry, who had been in the trumpet section since December 1961. Possibly Berry left to make room for Williams.

The new piece was ”Tutti for Cootie”, which was to become a concert feature for Cootie Williams, often performed together with ”Concerto for Cootie”. The song was composed by Ellington and Jimmy Hamilton.

Cootie’s first reappearance with the Ellington band was a two-day ”stockpile” recording session on 12-13 September, 1962. ”Tutti for Cootie” was the first piece to be recorded and there seems to have been only one take.

Three other songs were recorded on 12 September – ”Broadstream (E.S.P.)”, ”To Know You Is To Love You”and ”September 12th Blues”. They have been issued on the third CD of ”The Private  Collection” CD series (LMR CD-83002).

However, ”Tutti for Cootie” has not been issued commercially so the Duke Ellington Society of Sweden provides a kind of missing link with this post.

DOWNLOAD (when the window opens, right-click on the file and choose ”Save audio as”)


2 kommentarer

  1. leifjnsson skriver:

    Hej Ulf!

    Jag har försökt “gilla” ditt inslag, men det stöter på motstånd. Mitt ”password” är tydligen inte korrekt, så därför svarar jag här att Celebrating the return of Cootie Williams är en bra påminnelse om hur bra det var med hans återkomst.

    Du kan tro att det var med varma känslor jag såg Cootie och Lawrence Brown bland de andra Jazz Greats göra entré i konserthuset här i Stockholm den 7 februari 1963

    Hur jag får ett nytt ”password”, lyckas jag inte med. Kanske jag kan få hjälp med det på onsdag.

    På onsdag bjuder jag på skånsk vårkyckling med gräddsås och potatis samt tillbehör, bl.a. pressgurka.

    Välkommen till Täby!

    Med vänlig hälsning

    Leif J.

  2. goranaxelsson skriver:

    I have noted that Tutti for Cootie has been recorded in 1965 with the song title ”Fade up”, for instance on DE Concert in the Virgin Islands (Reprise 6185) with solos by CW. And there is a ”fade up” in the end of the recording! It is written that Fade up is written by Jimmy Hamilton and DE.
    Questions: is TfC and FU the same song? (I hear no difference)
    Why use a different song title in 1965?

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