New Desor Numbers Explained

The catalogue numbers are from

The New Desor
An Updated Edition of Duke Ellington's Story on Records

by Luciano Massagli and Giovanni M. Volonté
Milano, 1999

To interpret the New Desor numbers, a number such as DE4728g indicates:

DE   a Duke Ellington recording session.
47  the year (1947)
28   the recording event (studio session, broadcast, concert, dance) in chronological order.
g   the sequence of titles recorded during the event(g would be the 7th recording made during the event) - useful in determining which take is on the record.

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