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Duke Ellington: The Duke's Men: Small Groups Vol. 1 / Volume 2 (Columbia/Legacy, 1934-1938/1938-1939).

Columbia/Legacy C2K 46995 (1991) et C2K 48835 (1993). 

Volume 1: 

Disque 1: 

Rex Stewart & his Orchestra

Rex Stewart (cornet), George Stevenson (trombone), Rudy Powell (clarinette, saxophone alto), Bingie Madison (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Roger "Ram" Ramirez (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Jack Maisel (batterie). New York, 12 décembre 1934. 

1. Singaree (Stewart, Mills), Vocalion 2880. 
2. Baby, Ain'tcha Satisfied? (Stewart, Mills, Culbrette), Vocalion 2880. 

Duke Ellington Sextet

Rex Stewart (cornet), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Wellman Braud, Billy Taylor (contrebasse). New York, 5 mars 1935. 

3. Tough Truckin' (Ellington, Mills), Columbia 37297. 
4. Indigo Echoes (Ellington, Mills), Columbia 37297. 

Rex Stewart & his 52nd Street Stompers

Rex Stewart (cornet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (clarinette, saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Ceele Burke (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). Hollywood, 16 décembre 1936. 

5. Rexatious (Stewart), Variety 517. 
6. Lazy Man's Shuffle (Stewart, arrangé par Ceele Burke), Variety 517. 

Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators

Cootie Williams (trompette), Juan Tizol (trombone à pistons), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). Hollywood, 19 décembre 1936. 

7. Clouds in My Heart (Bigard, Ellington, Mills), Variety 525. 
8. Frolic Sam (Williams), Variety 525. 
9. Caravan (Mills, Ellington, Tizol), Variety 515. 
10. Stompy Jones (Ellington), Variety 515. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Hayes Alvis (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 8 mars 1937. 

11. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Gaskill, McHugh), Variety 555. 
12. Downtown Uproar (Ellington), Variety 527. 
13. Diga Diga Doo (Fields, McHugh), Variety 555. 
14. Blue Reverie (Ellington, Carney), Variety 527. 
15. Tiger Rag (The Original Dixieland Jazz Band), précédemment inédit aux USA. 

The Gotham Stompers

Cootie Williams (trompette), Sandy Williams (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Johnny Hodges (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Tommy Fulford (piano), Bernard Addison (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Chick Webb (batterie), Ivie Anderson (vocal), Wayman Carver (arrangeur). New York, 25 mars 1937. 

16. My Honey's Loving Arms (Ruby, Meyer), Variety 629. 
17. Did Anyone Ever Tell You? (Adamson, McHugh), Variety 541. 
18. Alabamy Home (Ringle, Ellington), Variety 629. 
19. Where Are You? (Adamson, McHugh), Variety 541. 

Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators

Rex Stewart (cornet), Juan Tizol (trombone à pistons), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 29 avril 1937. 

20. Lament for a Lost Love (Bigard, Ellington, Mills), Variety 564. 
21. Four and One-Half Street (Stewart, Ellington), Variety 564. 
22. Demi-Tasse (Carney, Ellington), Variety 655. 
23. Jazz a la Carte (Ellington, Bigard), Variety 655. 

Disque 2: 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Hayes Alvis (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Buddy Clark (vocal), Williams et le groupe chantent sur 4. New York, 20 mai 1937. 

1. Foolin' Myself (Tinturin, Lawrence), Variety 576. 
2. A Sailboat in the Moonlight (Lombardo, Loeb), Variety 586. 
3. You'll Never Go to Heaven (Bryant, Santly), Variety 576. 
4. Peckin' (Pollack, James, Ellington), précédemment inédit aux USA. 

Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators

Rex Stewart (cornet), Juan Tizol (trombone à pistons), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Charlie Barnet (maracas sur 6), Sue Mitchell (vocal). New York, 16 juin 1937. 

5. Get It Southern Style (Mills, Nemo), Variety 596. 
6. Moonlight Fiesta (Mills, Tizol), Variety 626. 
7. Sponge Cake and Spinach (Ellington), Variety 626. 
8. If You're Ever in My Arms Again (Van Heusen, Mahr), Variety 596. 

Rex Stewart & his 52nd Street Stompers

Rex Stewart (cornet), Freddy Jenkins (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone sur 9), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (clarinette, saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Brick Fleagle (guitare, arrangeur), Hayes Alvis (contrebasse), Jack Maisel (batterie). New York, 7 juillet 1937. 

9. The Back Room Romp (Stewart, Ellington), Variety 618. 
10. Love in My Heart (Alvis, Ellington), Variety 664. 
11. Sugar Hill Shim-Sham (Stewart, Ellington), Variety 664. 
12. Tea and Trumpets (Stewart, Ellington), Variety 618. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Juan Tizol (trombone à pistons), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Jerry Kruger (vocal). New York, 26 octobre 1937. 

13. Jubilesta (Tizol, Ellington, Mills), Vocalion 3922. 
14. Watchin' (Mills, Nemo), Vocalion 3890. 
15. Pigeons and Peppers (Ellington, Ellington), Vocalion 3922. 
16. I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh), Vocalion 3890. 

Barney Bigard & his Jazzopators

Rex Stewart (cornet), Juan Tizol (trombone à pistons), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 18 janvier 1938. 

17. Drummer's Delight (Bigard, Ellington), Vocalion 3985. 
18. If I Thought You Cared (Bigard, Jackson, Mills), Vocalion 3985. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 19 janvier 1938. 

19. Have a Heart (Tizol, Ellington, Mills, Singer), Vocalion 3960. 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Otto Hardwick (saxophone alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Mary McHugh (vocal). New York, 19 janvier 1938. 

20. My Day (Heyman, Lombardo, Loeb), Vocalion 3948. 
21. Silvery Moon and Golden Sands (Pease, Haid, Stock), Vocalion 3948. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Les mêmes que sur 19. Même session. 

22. Echoes of Harlem (Ellington, Williams), Vocalion 3960. 

78-tours originaux tirés des collections de Robert Altshuler et Michael Brooks. 
Enregistrements originaux produits par Helen Oakley, sauf Stingaree, Baby Ain'tcha Satisfied, Tough Truckin' et Indigo Echoes produits par Harry Grey. 
Producteur de l'édition digitale: Michael Brooks. 
Restauration digitale et ingénieur du son: Tim Geelan au Sony Music New York Studio. 
Coordination de la série Jazz Masterpieces: Mike Berniker, Gary Pacheco et Penny Armstrong. 
Coordination du packaging: Gina Campanaro. 
Direction artistique: Allen Weinberg. 
Coordination artistique: Bruce Mishkin. 
Photo de pochette: Frank Driggs Collection. 
Notes de pochette: Helen Oakley Dance. 

Volume 2: 

Disque 1: 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Mary McHugh (vocal). New York, 28 mars 1938. 

1. Jeep's Blues (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:53, Vocalion 4115. 
2. If You Were in My Place (H. Nemo, I. Mills, D. Ellington) 2:54, Vocalion 4046. 
3. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (H. Nemo, I. Mills, D. Ellington, J. Raymond) 3:00, Vocalion 4046. 
4. Rendezvous with Rhythm (D. Ellington) 2:59, Vocalion 4115. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Fred Guy (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Jerry Kruger (vocal). New York, 4 avril 1938. 

5. A Lesson in C (H. Nemo, I. Mills, D. Ellington) 2:31, Vocalion 4086. 
6. A Swingtime in Honolulu (H. Nemo, I. Mills, D. Ellington) 2:40, Vocalion 4061. 
7. Carnival in Caroline (H. Nemo, I. Mills, D. Ellington) 2:21, Vocalion 4061. 
8. Ol' Man River (O. Hammerstein II, J. Kern) 2:46, Vocalion 4086. 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Mary McHugh (vocal). New York, 22 juin 1938. 

9. You Walked Out of the Picture (J. Little, D. Oppenheim, H. Tobias) 2:46, Vocalion 4213. 
10. Pyramid (I. Gordon, D. Ellington, J. Tizol) 2:49, Vocalion 4242. 
11. Empty Ballroom Blues (D. Ellington) 2:25, Vocalion 4213. 
12. Lost in Meditation (I. Mills, D. Ellington, J. Tizol, L. Singer) 2:40, Vocalion 4242. 

Les mêmes, Leon LaFell (vocal) remplace McHugh. New York, 1er août 1938. 

13. A Blues Serenade (F. Signorelli, J. Lytell, V. Grande) 2:39, Vocalion 4309. 
14. Love in Swingtime (E. Lambert, S. Richards, I. Mills) 2:46, Vocalion 4335. 
15. Swinging in the Dell (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:32, Vocalion 4335. 
16. Jitterbug's Lullaby (I. Mills, D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:57, Vocalion 4309. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Otto Hardwick (saxophones alto et basse), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Scat Powell (vocal). New York, 2 août 1938. 

17. Chasin' Chippies (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:56, Vocalion 4425. 
18. Blue is the Evening (S. Clare) 3:06, Vocalion 4324. 
19. Sharpie (P. Mills) 2:41, Vocalion 4324. 
20. Swing Pan Alley (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:30, Vocalion 4425. 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Mary McHugh (vocal). New York, 24 août 1938. 

21. Prelude to a Kiss (I. Mills, I. Gordon, D. Ellington) 2:39, Vocalion 4386. 
22. There's Something About an Old Love (I. Mills, L. Fien, W. Hudson) 2:40, Vocalion 4351. 

Disque 2: 

(suite de la session)

1. The Jeep is Jumpin' (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:25, Vocalion 4386. 
2. Krum Elbow Blues (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:33, Vocalion 4351. 

Les mêmes. New York, 19 décembre 1938. 

3. I'm in Another World (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 3:00, Vocalion 4622. 
4. Hodge Podge (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:34, Vocalion 4573. 
5. Dancing on the Stars (I. Mills, D. Ellington) 2:53, Vocalion 4622. 
6. Wanderlust (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:59, Vocalion 4573. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Otto Hardwick (saxophones alto et basse), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 21 décembre 1938. 

7. Delta Mood (D. Ellington) 2:45, Vocalion 4574. 
8. The Boys from Harlem (D. Ellington) 2:16, Vocalion 4574. 
9. Mobile Blues (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:30, Vocalion 4636. 
10. Gal-a-Vanting (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:20, Vocalion 4636. 

Johnny Hodges & his Orchestra

Cootie Williams (trompette), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie), Jean Eldridge (vocal). New York, 27 février 1939. 

11. Like a Ship in the Night (K. Cooper, W. Hudson) 2:15, Vocalion 4710. 
12. Mississippi Dreamboat (L. Brown, S. Fain, R. Freed) 2:36, Vocalion 4849. 
13. Swingin' on the Campus (D. Ellington, J. Hodges) 2:34, Vocalion 4710. 
14. Dooji Wooji (D. Ellington) 2:55, Vocalion 4849. 

Cootie Williams & his Rug Cutters

Cootie Williams (trompette, vocal), Barney Bigard (clarinette, saxophone ténor), Johnny Hodges (saxophones soprano et alto), Harry Carney (saxophone baryton), Duke Ellington (piano), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 28 février 1939. 

15. Beautiful Romance (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:41, Vocalion 5411. 
16. Boudoir Benny (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:47, Vocalion 4726. 
17. Ain't the Gravy Good? (D. Heywood) 3:10, Vocalion 4726. 
18. She's Gone (D. Ellington, C. Williams) 2:58, Vocalion 5411. 

Rex Stewart & his Fifty-Second Street Stompers

Rex Stewart (cornet), Louis Bacon (trompette, vocal), Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton (trombone), Barney Bigard (clarinette), Duke Ellington (piano), Brick Fleagle (guitare), Billy Taylor (contrebasse), Sonny Greer (batterie). New York, 20 mars 1939. 

19. San Juan Hill (D. Ellington, B. Fleagle, arrangé par Brick Fleagle) 2:36, Vocalion 5510. 
20. I'll Come Back for More (D. Ellington, R. Stewart, B. Fleagle) 2:50, Vocalion 5448. 
21. Fat Stuff Serenade (D. Ellington) 2:36, Vocalion 5448. 

78-tours originaux tirés des collections de Robert Altshuler et Michael Brooks. 
Enregistrements originaux produits par Helen Oakley. 
Producteur de la réédition: Michael Brooks. 
Restauration d'archive et remastering par Larry Keyes, Sony Music Studio, New York. 
Manager de produit: Penny Armstrong. 
Coordination de la série Columbia Jazz Masterpieces: Michael Brooks, Amy Herot et Gary Pacheco. 
Directeur artistique: Allen Weinberg. 
Infographisme: Paul M. Martin. 
Coordination au packaging: Hope Chasin. 
Photo de pochette: Frank Driggs Collection. 
Notes de pochette: Helen Oakley Dance. 

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