Ellington at Berlin Philharmonic
Duke Ellington Orchestra
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Duke Ellington’s Orchestra perform a 1970 concert in Germany at the Berlin Philharmonic.
Duke Ellington, piano & leader
Russell Procope, clarinet
Cootie Williams, trumpet
Money Johnson, trumpet & vocals
Harold Ashby, tenor sax
Paul Gonsalves, tenor sax
Norris Turney, tenor sax
Harry Carney, alto & bass sax
1 “Things Are Not What They Used To Be”
2 “Mood Indigo”
3 “Mack The Knife”
4 “Don’t Get Around Much Any More”
6 “Happy Reunion”
7 “Take The A Train”
This concert, filmed a couple of years after he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra, prominently features the playing of the Ellington’s last star tenor saxophonist Harold Ashby.
He remained with the band for around a year following Duke’s death in May 1974 under the direction Ellington’s son Mercer.