“Jack the Bear” (1940) Duke Ellington with Jimmie Blanton, Barney Bigard, Cootie Williams, Harry Carney and Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton / (1959) Glen Gray with Mike Rubin, Gus Bivona, Shorty Sherock, Chuck Gentry and Si Zentner

“Jack the Bear” Composed and arranged by Duke Ellington. Recorded by Duke Ellington and His Orchestra for Victor on March 6, 1940 in Chicago. Duke Ellington, piano, directing: Wallace Jones, first trumpet; Cootie Williams, trumpet; [..]