[Dixielandjazz] early Ellington recording.......

Len Nielsen lennielsen at telus.net
Wed Apr 14 22:04:27 PDT 2004

The Okeh Ellington double CD set has Mood Indigo dated October 30, 1930 
as Okeh 8840. What? Did he record this tune every month in that era?

If on the odd chance this version could be useful, let me know and I can 
e mail it immediately.

Len Nielsen

Victoria Canada

Jerry Gordon wrote:

> The earliest version I've got is from the Fargo, ND, concert on Nov 7,
> 1940. It's on Jazz Heritage LP 913176A, but I can put it onto a CD if you
> want it. 
> BTW, I was there when Mr. Schuller conducted the orchestra at the Modern
> Jazz Concert in 1957 at Brandeis Univ in Waltham, MA, outside of Boston.
> The program included George Russell's "All About Rosie." Harold Shapiro's
> "On Green Mountain," Jimmy Giuffre's "Suspensions," Charlie Mingus's
> "Reveltations," Milton Babbitt's "All Set," and Gunther's
> "Transformation." I've got that LP, too (in case you thought I just had a
> good memory).
> Jerry Gordon, Troy, NY - Web master for
> http://www.timesunion.com/communities/jazz
>>>    Gunther Schuller is a visiting prof at ASU and will be talking 
>>early Ellington recordings in my class April 22.  He particularly 
>>wants a 
>>recording of Mood Indigo that was done on November 21, 1930.  He 
>>specified matrix 
>>number 64811.  If you know anyone who has that one OR the one done 
>>on December 
>>10, 1930, could you let me know?  Many thanks for any help you might 
>>>Kay Norton, Ph.D., Music History
>>>The Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts
>>>School of Music
>>>Arizona State University
>>>PO Box 870405
>>>Tempe, AZ 85287-0405
>>>Kay.Norton at asu.edu
>>>(480) 727-7051; fax (480) 965-2659
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