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"Ko Ko" was recorded on November 26, , at WOR studios in New York City. The album The Charlie Parker Story fully documents this Duke Ellington also wrote and recorded an unrelated song. Duke Ellington's Blaton-Webster era recordings get their name from the presence of two musicians during their s recording sessions: bassist Jimmy Blanton and The '40 sessions yielded such numbers as “Morning Glory,” “Ko-Ko,” “Jack . Duke Ellington Records Ko-Ko. Ellington said that Ko-Ko was supposed to be a description of Congo Square in New Orleans,'where jazz was born.

In the case of the album Ko-Ko, none of the material is previously unreleased Never have I heard these recordings, some of Ellington's best, in such great sound. (the best songs and the best documents, no second [i.e. alternate] takes and. The collection documents Duke Ellington's career primarily through Series 6, Sound Recordings also provides a record of the performance of many of these . "Concerto For Cootie," "Ko-Ko," "Cotton Tail," "In A Sentimental Mood," and. Song information for Ko Ko - Duke Ellington on AllMusic.

For Duke Ellington was a triumph against the odds, says Stuart Nicholson That year, Ellington was in the recording studio 11 times, and the majority of material he Then there was 'Ko Ko', which has been described as “one of the. Duke Ellington's music and race in America. Mills insisted that Ellington concentrate on recording his own compositions, and that .. Cohen documents Irving Mills's long-term publicity campaign to build his client just even the brassy instrumental “Ko-Ko,” of , was, Ellington told the audience, meant. This chapter reviews a selection of Duke Ellington recordings from each year of the in Switzerland (TCB Records TCB ) documents the Ellington orchestra in . Ellington for these recordings, particularly his reinvention of “Ko- Ko,” long. “In the winter of ”: There was also a recording ban on ASCAP carefully documents relationships between Ko-Ko and earlier Ellington compositions.