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Jantzen Beach Ballroom, Nov. 13, 1954, part 3

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Big Dipper in Jantzen Beach Amusement Park

Rick Henderson plays All The Things You Are

Welcome back to the Jantzen Beach dance date on Nov. 13, 1954!

This part of the dance date starts with an Ellington original named Chili Bowl a song that remained in the band book for a year or so, to fade away into obscurity and never recorded again after 1954. Ellington is active at the piano and Ray Nance plays a solo on trumpet. The next number,Mood Indigo, is one of the most frequently played Ellington tunes. At this time the trio introducing it consisted of Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson and Harry Carney, followed by Russell Procope and Willia Cook, before the trio comes back with the main theme. Just Squeeze Me is mainly a number displaying Ray Nance’s singing, But also Clark Terry, Willie Cook and Quentin Jackson are heard. This is followed by I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Any More as usual a piano and orchestra item. Time now for a little excitement as Rick Henderson plays a fine alto solo on All The Things You Are. Being a modernist of the Charlie Parker school he appears to fit in with the rest of the band quite well. Another fine soloist in band is Britt Woodman who can be heard playing in Theme For Trambeam. The two concluding numbers are Satin Doll and Jam With Sam, the latter with the customary solo fire works.

DESS members can go to the Goodies Room to listen to and download the complete part 3 of the dance date.

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