Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (Mono, MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (Mono, MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (Mono, MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (Mono, MOFI Silver Label, 140g)

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport (Mono, MOFI Silver Label, 140g)

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Duke Ellington – piano [click here to see more vinyl featuring Duke Ellington]

Cat Anderson – trumpet

Willie Cook – trumpet

Ray Nance – trumpet, vocals

Clark Terry – trumpet

Quentin Jackson – trombone

Lawrence Brown - trombone

John Sanders – trombone

Britt Woodman – trombone

Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone

Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet

Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone

Harry Carney – baritone saxophone

Jimmy Hamilton – clarinet

Jimmy Woode – double bass

Al Lucas - bass

Jimmy Grissom – vocals

Sam Woodyard – drums

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : Silver Label (Copy of original Mastertape)

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Mono

Live

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded live at Newport Jazz Festival on July 7, 1956

Remastered by Paul Stubblebine

Originally released in 1957

Reissued in 2012

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Festival Junction
  2. Blues to Be There
  3. Newport Up

 

Side B:

  1. Jeep’s Blues
  2. Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue

 

Awards:

1000 Recordings you must hear before you die - Ranked 6

 

Reviews :

"Duke Ellington's appearance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival has long been famous, and justifiably so. Paul Gonsalves' 27-chorus tenor solo on "Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue" practically started a riot at Newport and made headlines around the world. The momentum generated by this concert led to Ellington's comeback and never let up during his 18 remaining years. A double CD put out in 1999 presents the entire concert performance, previously unheard material, and a few revelations. After a brief truncated set that was cut short because four of Ellington's musicians could not be found, the Ellington Orchestra returned to the stage three hours later. They played "Take the 'A' Train," "Newport Jazz Festival Suite," a showcase for Harry Carney on "Sophisticated Lady," and a so-so Jimmy Grissom vocal outing on "Day In, Day Out." Then came "Diminuendo in Blue and Crescendo in Blue." The saxophone interlude caused crazed dancing, and soon the crowd was as loud as the band. When the crowd would not quiet down, Ellington saved the day by closing with a long version of "Skin Deep." But unknown to most people is that on July 9, the orchestra went to the studios to reproduce the program. The earlier version of the "Newport Jazz Festival Suite" had been a bit sloppy and Gonsalves' famous tenor solo on "Diminuendo" had actually been played into the wrong microphone. Ellington's band therefore performed the entire "Newport Jazz Festival Suite" again and it was issued (with phony applause, introductions, and crowd noises) on the original LP. Highly recommended. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,4 / 5

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