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The appearance of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra at the 1956 Newport Jazz
Festival was such a tremendous success that it was quite natural that organizer
George Wein invited the band to take part again in 1958. All the soloists were
still around, and in addition Gerry Mulligan was invited to perform a duet with
Harry Carney ("Prima Bara Dubla"). What an event to look forward to!
But this time the old diehards were disappointed: the Duke had had some new
tunes written for him, which of course didnt trigger any memories: "El Gato",
with Cat Anderson playing with the rest of the trumpet section, a new
composition ("Happy Reunion") for Paul Gonsalves on the tenor saxophone, and
then some compositions which were reminiscent of Debussy, and arrangements by
Billy Strayhorn. Also there was a fantastic flugelhorn solo by Clark Terry in "Juniflip".
The highlight of the concert, though, was when the kings of the baritone sax,
Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney, stood in the limelight, and the Duke Ellington
Orchestra could celebrate a similar triumph to that of 1956.
More than 50 years later, these recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival
will have you sitting on the edge of your seat!
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Duke Ellington, piano
Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone
Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney, saxophones
Ray Nance, "Cat" Anderson, "Shorty" Baker, Clark Terry, trumpets
Britt Woodman, John Sanders, Quentin Jackson, trombones
Jimmy Wood, bass
Sam Woodyard, drums
1. Just Scratchin' the Surface
2. El Gato
3. Happy Reunion
4. Multicolored Blue
5. Princess Blue
1. Jazz Festival Jazz
2. Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool
4. Prima Bara Dubla
5. Hi Fi Fo Fum
Recorded Live July 1958 at Newport Jazz Festival