Recorded at the 3rd annual Newport Jazz Festival, on July 7, 1956, Ellington at Newport - both the performance itself and the subsequent LP release - singlehandedly revitalized the career of the greatest big band leader in the history of Jazz. By the mid-1950s Duke Ellington was one of the few leaders still touring with a big band which proved to be, for the most part, an unsuccessful endeavor; He was often forced to pay the band out of his own pocket just to keep it going. Ellington at Newport changed all that as the group was the absolute hit of the festival; a performance that culminated in a stunning, 27 bar solo from tenor man, Paul Gonsalves, during "Diminuendo in Blue And Crescendo in Blue" which had the crowd whooping and dancing in the aisles. This double LP on Doxy brings back into print one of the most important live performances of the Duke's storied career. Dig in.
Star Spangled Banner
Black And Tan Fantasy
Tea For Two
Take The A Train
Newport Jazz Festival Suite Part I - Festival Junction
Newport Jazz Festival Suite Part II - Blues To Be There
Newport Jazz Festival Suite Part III - Newport Up
Day In, Day Out
Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue
I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Tulip Or Turnip
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.