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Duke Ellington October 1934

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
trombone
clarinet, alto saxophone
clarinet, tenor saxophone
alto saxophone
baritone saxophone
piano
banjo
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 The Laborers 0:00
2 A Triangle [Dance] 0:00
3 A Triangle [Jealousy] 0:00
4 A Triangle [Big City Blues] 2:28 Billie Holiday (vocal)
5 A Hymn of Sorrow 0:00
6 Harlem Rhythm 0:00
Content State: published
genre: Swing, Vocal jazz
Recording Date: 
1934-10 - 1934-10
Label Name: 
Privateer/Paramount
Leader(s): 
Duke Ellington
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
banjo
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Arthur Whetsol
Personnel: 
Freddie Jenkins
Personnel: 
Cootie Williams
Personnel: 
Juan Tizol
Personnel: 
Joe Nanton
Personnel: 
Lawrence Brown
Personnel: 
Marshall Royal
Personnel: 
Marshall Royal
Personnel: 
Barney Bigard
Personnel: 
Barney Bigard
Personnel: 
Johnny Hodges
Personnel: 
Harry Carney
Personnel: 
Duke Ellington
Personnel: 
Fred Guy
Personnel: 
Wellman Braud
Personnel: 
Sonny Greer
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Paramount Studios
Venue Location: 
Astoria, NY
Session Details: 

Varela has the wrong date for this session, which is the soundtrack to a 9-minute film by Duke Ellington called "Symphony in Black". Lord mentions that other dates are sometimes listed for this, but we are going with Lord's date for now. 

Sources: 
Alberto Varela's Billie Holiday discography (http://varelasite.com.ar/billieholiday.htm); Tom Lord (lordisco.com)