Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Ellington at Newport (1956/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 1:06:06 minutes | 712 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Columbia Records
Recorded live at the American Jazz Festival at Newport, Rhode Island on July 7, 1956.
Since its inception as the “First Annual American Jazz Festival” in 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival set the standard for large scale outdoor summer music gatherings. Subsequent music festivals — from Newport Folk through Montreux, Monterey Pop, Woodstock, Coachella and beyond — have Newport Jazz to thank for establishing the concept and reality of a music community coming together for a shared outdoor concert experience.
With the 60th anniversary edition of the Newport Jazz Festival, returning to its original home at the Casino and at Fort Adams State Park on August 1, 2, 3 in Newport, Rhode Island, music fans can enjoy some of the Festival’s finest performances from Duke Ellington, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton on six new digital releases.
Jazz impresario and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein called Duke Ellington’s 1956 concert at Newport, “the greatest performance of [Ellington’s] career,” adding that the music “stood for everything that jazz had been and could be.” The digital edition of Ellington At Newport: The Original Album restores the record to its original sequence while adding four live performances that first appeared on Duke Ellington and The Buck Clayton All Stars At Newport (a companion album released in 1956).
1 Father Norman O’Connor Introduces Duke Ellington 01:02
2 Festival Junction 09:08
3 Blues to Be There 08:08
4 Newport Up 05:23
5 Jeep’s Blues 05:12
6 Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue 14:58
7 Take the “A” Train 04:33
8 Sophisticated Lady 04:19
9 I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 03:55
10 Skin Deep 09:28
Harry Carney – Baritone sax
John Willie Cook – Trumpet
Duke Ellington – Piano
Paul Gonsalves – Tenor sax
Jimmy Grissom – Voice
Jimmy Hamilton – Clarinet
Johnny Hodges – Alto sax
Quentin Jackson – Trombone
William “Cat” Anderson – Trumpet
Ray Nance – Voice, trumpet
Russell Procope – Alto sax
John Sanders – Trombone
Clark Terry – Trumpet
James Woode – Bass
Britt Woodman – Trombone
Sam Woodyard – Drums