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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Ellington at Newport (1956) 1999

Ellington at Newport (complete)

Track list:

Disc 1:
1-01 – Star Spangled Banner
1-02 – Father Norman O’Connor Introduces Duke & The Orchestra / Duke Introduces Tune & ANderson, Jackson, & Procope
1-03 – Black and Tan Fantasy
1-04 – Duke Introduces Cook & Tune
1-05 – Tea For Two
1-06 – Duke & Band Leave Stage / Father Norman O’Connor Talks About The Festival
1-07 – Take the A Train
1-08 – Duke Announces Strayhorn’s A Train & Nance / Duke Introduces Festival Suite, Part I & Hamilton
1-09 – Part I – Festival Junction (Live)
1-10 – Duke Announces Soloists / Introduces Part II (live)
1-11 – Part II – Blues To Be There (Live)
1-12 – Duke Announces Nance & Procope / Introduces Part III (live)
1-13 – Part III – Newport Up (Live)
1-14 – Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves, & Terry / Duke Introduces Carney & Tune (live)
1-15 – Sophisticated Lady (Live)
1-16 – Duke Announces Grissom & Tune (live)
1-17 – Day In, Day Out (live)
1-18 – Duke Introduces Tune(s) and Paul Gonsalves Interludes (live)
1-19 – Diminuendo In Blue and Crescendo In Blue (live)
1-20 – Announcements, Pandemonium (live)
1-21 – Pause

Disc 2:
2-01 – Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges
2-02 – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (live)
2-03 – Jeep’s Blues (live)
2-04 – Duke Calms Crowd / Introduces Nance & Tune
2-05 – Tulip Or Turnip
2-06 – Riot Prevention
2-07 – Skin Deep
2-08 – Mood Indigo
2-09 – Studio Concert (excerpts)
2-10 – Father Norman O’Connor Introduces Duke Ellington /Duke Introduces New Work, Paat I, & Hamilton (production)
2-11 – Part I- Festival Junction (production)
2-12 – Duke Announces Soloists / Introduces Part II (production)
2-13 – Part II- Blues To Be There (production)
2-14 – Duke Announces Nance & Procope / Introduces Part III (production)
2-15 – Part III- Newport Up (production)
2-16 – Duke Announces Hamilton, Gonsalves & Terry / Pause / Duke Introduces Johnny Hodges (production)
2-17 – I Got It Bad (And That Ain’T Good) (production)
2-18 – Jeep’s Blues(studio)
2-19 – Pause

Personnel:

Saturday Evening, July 7, 1956

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra:
Duke Ellington: piano
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook: trumpet
Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman: trombone
John Sanders: valve trombone
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Johnny Hodges: alto sax
Russell Procope: clarinet, alto sax
Al Lucas: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums

—- note: Father O’Connor errs in his introductions.
—- It is Quentin ‘Butter’ Jackson, not Lawrence Brown on trombone.
—- Jimmy Hamilton, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, and Jimmy Woode missed this early set.
—- Ellington alumnus, Al Lucas, who was with Teddy Wilson, subbed for Woode.
—- Duke Ellington only conducts on the “Star Spangled Banner.”

1-01 Star Spangled Banner:
1-03 Black and Tan Fantasy:
—- solos: Russell Procope (as); Cat ANderson (tp); Duke Ellington (p); Butter Jackson (tb); Russell Procope (cl); Cat Anderson (tp)
1-05 Tea For Two:
—- solos: Duke Ellington (p); Willie Cook (tp)

**

Late Saturday Night, July 7, 1956 into earliest Sunday Morning, July 8, 1956

—- note: The Duke Ellington Orchestra returned to the stage at 11:45PM, most of their second set was after midnight, performed on Sunday July 8, 1956

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra:
Duke Ellington: piano
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry: trumpet
Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman: trombone
John Sanders: valve trombone
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Johnny Hodges: alto sax
Russell Procope: clarinet, alto sax
Jimmy Hamilton: clarinet
Jimmy Woodes: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums
Ray Nance: vo “Tulip or Turnip”
Jimmy Grisson: vo “Day In, Day Out”

1-07 Take The ‘A’ Train:
—- solos: Duke Ellington (p); Ray Nance (tp); Ray Nance (tp); solo exchanges with band

Newport Jazz Festival Suite [live]:
1-09 Part I – Festival Junction
—- solos: Jimmy Hamilton (cl); Willie Cook (tp); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Britt Woodman (tb); Harry Carney (bs); Butter Jackson (tb); Russell Procope (as); Cat Anderson (tp)
1-11 Part II – Blues To Be There
—- solos: Duke Ellington (p); Russell Procope (cl); Ray Nance (tp)
1-13 Part III – Newport Up
—- solos: Jimmy Hamilton (cl); Clark Terry (tp); Paul Gonsalves (ts), Exchanges: Terry; Hamilton; Terry-Gonsalves-Hamilton-Terry 8s; Gonsalves-Hamilton-Terry-two times-Gonsalves-Hamilton 4s; Terry-Gonsalves-Hamilton 2s three time; Terry

1-15 Sophisticated Lady:
—- solo: Harry Carney (bs)

1-17 Day In, Day Out
1-19 Diminuendo in Blue and Cressendo in Blue:
—- solos: Duke Ellington (p); Duke Ellington (p); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Duke Eliington (p); Jonnhy Hodges (as); Cat Anderson (tp)

2-02 I Git It Bad (and That Ain’t Good):
—- solo: Johnny Hodges (as)

2-03 Jeep’s Blues [live]:
—- solo: Johnny Hodges (as)

2-05 Tulip or Turnip:
—- solos: Britt Woodman (tb); Ray Nance (tp); Willie Cook (tp obbligato (faint))

2-07 Skin Deep
—- solo: Sam Woodyard (b)

2-08 Mood Indigo

**

Production Masters:
Live, July 7-8, 1956 & Studio, July 9, 1956
with Post-Production

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Duke Ellington: piano
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry: trumpet
Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman: trombone
John Sanders: valve trombone
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Johnny Hodges: alto sax
Russell Procope: clarinet, alto sax
Jimmy Hamilton: clarinet
Jimmy Woodes: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums

2-17 I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)[production]
—- solo: Johnny Hodges (as)
—- note: with canned applause and reverb, this is the live performance repeated, but in mono.
—- Hodges’ misplayed notes in the opening are replaced with accurate ones done at the studio date.

Newport Jazz Festival Suite [production]
2-11 Part I – Festival Junction
—- solos: Jimmy Hamilton (cl); Willie Cook (tp); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Britt Woodman (tb); Harry Carney (ts); Butter Jackson (tb); Russell Procope (as); Cat Anderson (tp)

2-13 Part II – Blues To Be There
—- solos: Duke Ellington (p); Russell Procope (cl); Ray Nance (tp)

2-15 Part III – Newport Up
—- solos: Jimmy Hamilton (cl); Clark Terry (tp); Paul Gonsalves (ts); Exchanges: Terry; Hamilton; Terry-Gonsalves-Hamilton-Terry 8s; Gonsalves-Hamilton-Terry-two times-Gonsalves-Hamilton 4s; Terry-Gonsalves-Hamilton 2s three times; Terrry
—- note: The music is from the studio session of MOnday, July 9, 1956.
—- Father Norman O’Connor’s comments are from the concert’s start, Duke’s early and aborted set.
—- The solo credits at the end of Part I are real.
—- but all of Duke’s other announcements were recorded in the studio.
—- This mono studio track is made to seem live with some actual Newport stage ambiance mixed to phony applause with reverb.

**

Monday July 9, 1956 (Studio Session)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Duke Ellington: piano
Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry: trumpet
Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman: trombone
John Sanders: valve trombone
Harry Carney: baritone sax
Paul Gonsalves: tenor sax
Johnny Hodges: alto sax
Russell Procope: clarinet, alto sax
Jimmy Hamilton: clarinet
Jimmy Woodes: bass
Sam Woodyard: drums

2-09 Tuning up / Festival Junction (Newport Jazz Festival Suite’s Part I)
—- note: only Jimmy Hamilton on Clarinet and Duke on piano are heard after the Tune-up

2-18 Jeep’s Blues [studio]
—- solos: Johnny Hodges (as)
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‘Festival Junction’;’Blues to Be There’;’Newport Up’;’Jeep’s Blues’;’Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue’: Originally Released: 1956 | Label: Columbia CL 934
This compilation Released: 1999 | Label: Columbia/Legacy C2K 64932

Original Recordings Produced by George Avakian
Produced for reissue by Phil Schaap

Recorded: in performance at The American Jazz Festival at Newport, R.I.; July 7, 1956
Engineer:

Mastered by Mark Wilder
Liner Notes: George Avakian

Cover Photography: Arnold Newman
Liner Photography: Don Hunstein
Reissue Art Direction: Howard Fritzson
Reissue Design: Randall Martin:

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