Duke Ellington: Live at Newport 2-CD Set



This release has so much in its favor it’s hard to know where to begin. This complete 1956 concert was the start of the Duke’s comeback following the general demise of big bands post-WWII. It remains his best-selling title and one the best-selling jazz albums of alltime. The tunes are marvelous, the playing thrilling, and the presentation of this remastered and now complete recording is impeccable. The detailed booklet notes tell the great back story concerning its recording, the crowd riot and more. The 40 tracks include “Tea for Two,” “Jeep’s Blues,” and “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue.” Total Time: 1 hour 52 minutes

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