Ellington at Newport

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport
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July 7, 1956 / Release Date
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1001 Albums to Listen to Before You Die: Album #6

Duke Ellington is an incredibly influential figure from the 1950's jazz scene and his talent is undeniable. However, the magic of his legendary liveshow is mostly lost in this lacklustre recording. It could be because I listened to the original 1956 cut, instead of the 90's reissue that spliced bits of the live show together with studio recordings, but I felt like I was missing the full experience. I can tell that this probably a legendary ... read more
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80
A great concert, works just as well in the foreground as in the background. It's long though, but the whole 2 hour experience is a lot of fun. To see, or hear rather, Duke and the band pull out so many different jazz talents throughout is so entertaining, and makes for a good amount of variety, as well as breaks.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
Trindade31
60
Bom, mas não é particularmente envolvente e possui excessivas quebras entre as músicas
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Added on: March 31, 2015