Ellington At Newport 1956

By: Duke Ellington

Price: $9.98

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood


When Duke Ellington took his orchestra to the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, the band was in need of an uplift, some humongous event that would revitalize its image in the wake of bebop, hard bop, and so many more jazz currents. Ellington got the lift he needed when he called 'Diminuendo in Blue' with set-closer 'Crescendo in Blue' tacked on the end. Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves got the nod from Ellington to segue from 'Diminuendo' to 'Crescendo,' and he blew doors. With one rousing 27-chorus solo, Gonsalves blew a fever into the crowd and jump-started Ellingtonia for another generation. Trouble with all this is that the living document of the Newport show is almost fully manufactured, recorded in a studio with crowd madness dubbed in. So this two-CD historical correction is an awesome addition to the centennial-era reissues on Columbia (including Anatomy of a Murder, Such Sweet Thunder, First Time: Count Meets the Duke, and Black, Brown and Beige). Tracklist 1-01 Star Spangled Banner 1:10 1-02 Father Norman O'Connor Introduces Duke & The Orchestra / Duke Introduces Tune & Anderson, Jackson & Procope 3:36 1-03 Black And Tan Fantasy 6:21 1-04 Duke Introduces Cook & Tune 0:26 1-05 Tea For Two 3:34 1-06 Duke & Band Leave Stage / Father Norman Talks About The Festival 2:30 1-07 Take The A Train 4:27 1-08 Duke Announces Strayhorn's A Train & Nance / Duke Introduces Festival Suite, Part I & Hamilton 0:41 1-09 Part I - Festival Junction 8:10 1-10 Duke Announces Soloists; Introduces Part II 0:38 1-11 Part II - Blues To Be There 7:09 1-12 Duke Announces Nance & Procope; Introduces Part III 0:19 1-13 Part III - Newport Up 5:33 1-14 Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves & Terry / Duke Introduces Carney & Tune 0:25 1-15 Sophisticated Lady 3:52 1-16 Duke Announces Grissom & Tune 0:17 1-17 Day In, Day Out 3:50 1-18 Duke Introduces Tune(s) And Paul Gonsalves Interludes 0:23 1-19 Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue 14:20 1-20 Announcements, Pandemonium 0:44 1-21 Pause Track 0:06 2-01 Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges 0:18 2-02 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) 3:38 2-03 Jeep's Blues 4:36 2-04 Duke Calms Crowd; Introduces Nance & Tune 0:42 2-05 Tulip Or Turnip 2:49 2-06 Riot Prevention 1:08 2-07 Skin Deep 9:13 2-08 Mood Indigo 1:30 2-09 Studio Concert (Excerpts) 1:15 2-10 Father Norman O'Connor Introduces Duke Ellington / Duke Introduces New Work, Part I & Hamilton 1:02 2-11 Part I - Festival Junction 8:46 2-12 Duke Announces Soloists; Introduces Part II 0:32 2-13 Part II - Blues To Be There 7:48 2-14 Duke Announces Nance & Procope; Introduces Part III 0:16 2-15 Part III - Newport Up 5:20 2-16 Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves & Terry / Pause / Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges 0:41 2-17 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) 3:47 2-18 Jeep's Blues 4:31 2-19 Pause Track 0:06

Title: Ellington At Newport 1956

Author Name: Duke Ellington

Categories: CD JAZZ,

Publisher: Sony: 1999

ISBN Number: 074646493229

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 232383