Stockholm, October 28, 1973
Stockholm in the autumn of 1973
Since the start of this web-site we have published some 35 konserts that took place in Sweden, most of them complete. We have now only one remaining concert to offer the members, namely a Stockholm concert from Konserthuset, Oct 28, 1973. The sound files we use originate from a telecast by SR later in that year. It is not the complete concert, The telecast duration was about half that of the total concert.
Åke Persson in Tea For Two
The band on this occasion was the same as in Malmö 3 days earlier, but with guests omitted.
The complete telecast was as follows: *La Plus Belle Africaine*Take The A Train*Tea For Two*Caravan/How High The Moon*Basin Street Blues*Medley*Creole Love Call*Things Ain’t What They Used To Be*Woods*Lotus Blossom*
The program has been edited by SR, which means that the numbers are not in the original sequence. It also means that all vocal numbers have been edited out.
In La Plus Belle Africaine we can hear Joe Benjamin on bass and in Tea For Two Åke Persson gets ample solo space, Ellington starting the tune in the wrong key. The only vocal from this telecast is by Money Johnson on Basin Street Blues. The relatively short Medley consists of Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo, I’m Beginning To See The Light and Sophisticated Lady. In Creole Love Call we can hear solos by Carney, Procope, Money Johnson and Harold Ashby, while on Things Ain’t What They Used To Be Carney is the only soloist. Woods is a feature for Harold Ashby and Percy Marion on tenors. Ellington finishes the telecast and the concert by playing Strayhorn’s Lotus Blossom together with Joe Benjamin, a fitting end to his many concerts in Sweden.
DESS members will find the concert in the Goodies Room.