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Concerts in Sweden

Liseberg, Gothenburg, July 8, 1970

1st concert

Duke at Lisebergshallen

In 1970 Duke Ellington & His Orchestra undertook three major tours: Japan, Australia & New Zealand and Europe. The European tour lasted more than a months, but there was only one concert date in Sweden. Two concerts were peformed at Konserthallen 8 July in Liseberg, Gothenburg’s famous amusement park.Since the previous vist to Sweden, Lawrence Brown had left while  Booty Wood and Malcolm Taylor were now part of the trombone section and also Joe Benjamin had joined on bass.

As was hinted about before, these concerts were recorded on a portable recorder, and therefore the sound quality is not very good. But we assume that this is the only source to this performance, and that it therefore could be of interest to the DESS-members.

Cootie Williams plays Portrait of Louis Armstromg

Since it is difficult to hear Duke presenting the different numbers, we list them below:

*C-Jam Blues*Summer Samba*Kinda Dukish & Rockin’ In Rhythm*Second Line*Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies*Aristocracy A La Jean Lafitte*Thanks For The Beautiful Land*Portrait Of Louis Armstrong*Take The A Train*In A Sentimental Mood*Wailing Interval*Medley*Birth Of The Blues*St. Louis Blues*April In Paris *Come Off The Veldt*Solitude*It Don’t Mean A Thing*Be Cool And Groovy For Me*Satin Doll*Things Ain’t What They Used To Be*Black Swan*

Apart from some traditional numbers in Duke’s repertoire, there are a number of new tunes from the recently recorded New Orleans Suite and some others like Birth Of The Blues and Black Swan.

You will find the complete concert –  with more than 100 minutes of the Ellington sound – in the Goodies Room!

Concerts in Sweden

Malmö, 25 October 1973

2nd Concert, part 2

Nils Lindberg and Rolf Ericson accompany Alice Babs in There’s Something About Me

We can now present the concluding part of the 2nd concert in Malmö.

The program continues as follows: *In Duplicate*Satin Doll*Serenade To Sweden*Checkered Hat*Spacemen*Jeep’s Blues*There’s Something About Me*Somebody Cares into I’m Beginning To See The Light*Take The A Train*One More Time*St Louis Blues*Mack The Knife*Hello Dolly*Tiger Rag*. Titles in bold have not been commercially issued. (more…)

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Paris 28 februari 1963. En av två minnesvärda inspelningsdagar. Men varför hade sångerskan problem med den sista sången för dagen?

 

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