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Don Byas November 1, 1969

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
bass trombone
clarinet, alto saxophone
alto saxophone
clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
clarinet, tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue 00:00:01
genre: Swing, mainstream
Recording Date: 
1969-11-01
Leader(s): 
Don Byas
Leader(s): 
Duke Ellington
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
bass trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
bass clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Mercer Ellington
Personnel: 
Cootie Williams
Personnel: 
William Anderson
Personnel: 
Ambrose Jackson
Personnel: 
Harold Johnson
Personnel: 
Lawrence Brown
Personnel: 
Francois Guin
Personnel: 
Chuck Connors
Personnel: 
Russell Procope
Personnel: 
Russell Procope
Personnel: 
Johnny Hodges
Personnel: 
Norris Turney
Personnel: 
Norris Turney
Personnel: 
Norris Turney
Personnel: 
Harold Ashby
Personnel: 
Harold Ashby
Personnel: 
Don Byas
Personnel: 
Harry Carney
Personnel: 
Harry Carney
Personnel: 
Harry Carney
Personnel: 
Duke Ellington
Personnel: 
Victor Gaskin
Personnel: 
Rufus Jones
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Salle Pleyel
Venue Location: 
Paris, France
Session Details: 

Ellington invited Byas to sit in on this track. Technically (as written and annotated in this wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminuendo_and_Crescendo_in_Blue) these are two songs with an interlude in between them, often called "Wailing Interlude". Hazavoet just lists the song, implicitly including the interlude within it, while Lord lists the interlude separately. Based on the nature of the song(s) that make up this track, Hazavoet's annotation is probably correct and what we are using here.

 

Also, the concert was longer, but this is the only track that Byas plays on. In the interest of a complete discography OF DON BYAS, we are listing only this part. For the rest of the session, you can find it on Lord or Bruyninckx. -JS

Sources: 
CJ Hazavoet, Lordisco, allmusic, wikipedia