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Blow by Blow - Ellington

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Blow by Blow Ellington Duke 1961
In this clip recorded in 1961 Duke Ellington announces his tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves.
He refers to Paul's success at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival where the band performed Diminuendo and crescendo in blue in which Paul had to play a few chorusses of the blues. By the time he had played some 27 chorusses the crowd was standing on their chairs and all were screaming.This success dominated Gonsalves for the rest of his career.
The Newport recording is still available on a CD, brought out by Columbia VCK 40587
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