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Track Listing
CD1
01. Star Spangled Banner 1:13
02. Father Norman O’connor & Duke Ellington Intros 3:39
03. Black And Tan Fantasy 6:20
04. Tea For Two 4:02
05. Ellington & O’connor Announcements 2:45
06. Take The “A” Train 4:21
07. Festival Suite Part 1: Festival Junction 8:45
08. Festival Suite Part 2: Blues To Be There 7:56
09. Festival Suite Part 3: Newport Up 5:46
10. Sophisticated Lady 4:19
11. Day In, Day Out 4:07
12. Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue 14:46
13. Ellington Announcement 0:53
14. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) 3:38
15. Jeep’s Blues 5:08
CD2
01. Tulip Or Turnip 3:02
02. Announcement 1:06
03. Skin Deep 9:12
04. Mood Indigo 1:21
05. Studio Rehearsal 3:58
06. Father Norman O’connor & Duke Ellington Intros [Studio] 1:01
07. Festival Suite Part 1: Festival Junction [Studio] 8:45
08. Festival Suite Part 2: Blues To Be There [Studio] 8:22
09. Festival Suite Part 3: Newport Up [Studio] 5:30
10. I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good) [Studio] 3:58
11. Jeep’s Blues [Studio] 4:34
12. March 19th Blues [Studio] 5:29
13. Prelude To A Kiss [Studio] 3:30
14. Miss Lucy [Studio] 3:18
15. Caravan [Radio Broadcast] 5:13
16. Sophisticated Lady [Radio Broadcast] 3:54
17. Stompin’ At The Savoy [Radio Broadcast] 4:20
Artist:
Duke Ellington
Title:
Complete Newport 1956 Concert + 6 bonus tracks (2CD)
Label:
Essential Jazz Classics
Cat No:
EJC55687
Format:
CD
Price £10.99
• All of the existing material related to the legendary 1956 Newport performance by Duke Ellington. This was the classic concert which Ellington compared to being born again in the public’s mind, and at which alto saxophonist Paul Gonsalves excelled playing chorus after chorus on “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue”.

• As a bonus there’s complete March 1956 studio session, as well as three extremely rare tracks from a broadcast at the Blue Note, in Chicago, recorded by the band nearly three months before the Newport event.
Reviews For Complete Newport 1956 Concert + 6 bonus tracks (2CD)
Jazz Journal - Barry Witherden
It still holds legendary status. The bridging passage was going to be improvised by Gonsalves, but what was intended as a functional link turned into a 27-chorus epic which, famously, got the crowd dancing and roaring its approval *****
Also Available By - Duke Ellington