The Uppsala Concerts, Nov. 9, 1971

The concert venue: Uppsala University

During Duke Ellington’s 1971 concert tour in Europe, there were only two concert dates in Sweden, Uppsala on Nov. 9 and Malmö on Nov. 10. We have presented the first concert in Uppsala on these pages before and we can now present the 2nd concert together with some rare extra material.

The changes in band personell from the 1970 tour mainly concerned the trumpet section with Money Johnson, Eddie Preston and John Coles replacing Cat Anderson, Fred Stone and Nelson Williams, while Harold Minerve had been added to the sax section. Due to a long Medley and a performance of HARLEM, this,  second concert that night, went well into the small hours of January 10.

The contents are as follows: *C-Jam Blues*Kinda Dukish & Rockin’ In Rhythm*Happy Reunion*Take The A Train*Fifw*Satin Doll*lChinoiserie*HARLEM*Medley*Things Ain’t…*Hello Dolly*One More Once*Lotus Blossom*Black Swan*Interview*

Most of this material has been issued on Storyville and the Danish Radio tapes, but we also added (inserted) from different  sources, Black Swan  and an interview by Gunilla Marcus which took part right after the concert.


Paul Gonsalves plays Happy Reunion

You’ll find this concert in the Goodies Room and we hope that you will enjoy it.

Before we can finish our project of publishing all recordings of concerts in Sweden, we have two more to go, the ones in Malmö on Nov 10 1971 and Stockholm on Oct 28, 1973. They will follow in a near future.

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