It was not released until by Fantasy Records. The album was recorded at a dance in Fargo, North Dakota. A Portrait of Duke Ellington is an album featuring trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and orchestra performing compositions associated with Duke Ellington, recorded in and released on the Verve label.
All of the orchestral arrangements were provided by then Hi-Lo's accompanist — and sometimes arranger — Clare Fischer, hired on the basis of a previously recorded but unreleased album with strings, arranged by Fischer for erstwhile University of Michigan classmate Donald Byrd. Byrd played the tape for Gillespie; Gillespie liked what he heard. To Diz with Love is a live album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie with an array of guest stars recorded at the Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Live!
At The Newport Jazz Festival 59 (CD Note in and released on the Telarc label. The album, along with To Bird with Love and Bird Songs: The Final Recordingsrepresent the last recordings made by the trumpeter before his death in Ellington Is Forever is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell featuring compositions associated with Duke Ellington recorded in and released on the Fantasy Records label.
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Newport is a live album by pianist Dave Brubeck and his quartet recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island of music by and associated with Duke Ellington. Several of the tracks were later re-recorded in New York City due to Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington Live! At The Newport Jazz Festival 59 (CD problems with the live Newport recordings.
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At The Newport Jazz Festival 59 (CD. Duke's Big 4 Vinyl. The English Concerts and CD2. The English Concerts and CD1. Piano Reflections Reissued This One's For Blanton Vinyl. New Orleans Suite. The Intimacy Of The Blues. Soul Call Reissued The challenge for Ellington at that time was to create a workable balance between his ceaseless artistic exploration and the popular requirements of that era. He made recordings for smaller groups sextets, octets, and nonets drawn from his then man orchestra and he composed pieces that were concerto-like and focused on a specific instrumentalist, as with Jeep's Blues for Johnny Hodges and Yearning for Love with Lawrence Brown.
InEllington returned to the Cotton Club which had relocated to the mid-town theater district. In the summer of that year, his father died, and due to many expenses Ellington's financial condition was tight. After splitting with agent Irving Mills, he signed on with William Morris.
Strayhorn, with his Classical music training, applied that knowledge to arrange and polish Album) Ellington works. Ellington came to rely on Strayhorn's harmonic judgment, discipline, and taste. Duke in the s The band reached a creative peak in the early s, when Ellington wrote for an orchestra of distinctive voices and displayed tremendous creativity. In November Ellington debuted Black, Brown and Beige in Carnegie Hall which told the struggle of African-Americans, and began a series of concerts ideally suited to displaying Ellington's longer works.
Some of the musicians created a sensation in their own right. The short-lived Jimmy Blanton transformed the use of double bass in jazz, allowing it to function as a solo rather than a rhythm instrument alone. Ben Webster too, the Orchestra's first regular tenor saxophonist, started a rivalry with Johnny Hodges as the Orchestra's foremost voice in the sax section.
Ray Nance joined, replacing Cootie Williams who had "defected", contemporary wags claimed, to Benny Goodman. Nance, however, added violin to the instrumental colors Ellington had at his disposal. A privately made recording of Nance's first concert date, at Fargo, North Dakota, in Novemberis probably the most effective display of the band at the peak of its powers during this period.
This recording is one of the first of innumerable live performances which survive, made by enthusiasts or broadcasters, significantly expanding the Ducal discography as a result. Three-minute masterpieces flowed from the minds of Ellington, Billy Strayhorn fromEllington's son Mercer Ellington, and members of the Orchestra.
Ellington's long-term aim became to extend the jazz form from the three-minute limit of the 78 rpm record side, of which he was an acknowledged master. In this, he was helped by Strayhorn, who had enjoyed a more thorough training in the forms associated with classical music than Ellington.
The first of these, "Black, Brown, and Beige"was dedicated to telling the story of African-Americans, the place of slavery, and the church in their history.
Unfortunately, starting a regular pattern, Ellington's longer works were generally not well-received; Jump for Joy, an earlier musical, closed after only six performances in The first recording ban of had a serious effect on all the big bands because of the resulting increase in royalty payments to musicians.
The financial viability of Ellington's Orchestra came under threat, though Ellington's income as a songwriter ultimately subsidized it. Ellington always spent lavishly and although he drew a respectable income from the Orchestra's operations, the band's income often just covered expenses. Meanwhile, the development of modern jazz, or bebop, the music industry's shift to solo vocalists such as the young Frank Sinatra as the Big Band age died out, and the diminishing popularity of ballroom and nightclub entertainment in the early television era all undermined Ellington's popularity and status as a trendsetter.
In the face of these major social shifts, Ellington continued on his own course, but major defections soon affected his Orchestra and he started to retire earlier works composed for now departed members. For Album) time though Ellington continued to turn out major works, such as the Kay Davis vocal feature Transblucency and major extended compositions such as Harlemwhose score he presented to music-loving President Harry Truman.
InEllington suffered a major loss of personnel, with Sonny Greer, Lawrence Brown, and most significantly, Johnny Hodges leaving to pursue other ventures.
Lacking overseas opportunities and motion picture appearances, Ellington Orchestra survived on "one-nighters" and whatever else came their way. Even though he made many Album) appearances, Ellington's hope that television would provide a significant new venue for his type of jazz did not pan out.
However byafter ten years of recording for Capitol, Ellington no longer had a regular recording affiliation. Ellington's appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 7, returned him to wider prominence and exposed him to new audiences. The feature "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue", with saxophonist Paul Gonsalves's six-minute saxophone solo, had been in the band's book sincebut on this occasion it nearly created a riot.
The revived attention should not have surprised anyone — Hodges had returned to the fold the previous year, and Ellington's collaboration with Strayhorn had been renewed around the same time, under terms amenable to the younger man. Such Sweet Thunderbased on Shakespeare's plays and characters, and The Queen's Suite the following year dedicated to Queen Elizabeth IIwere products of the renewed impetus which the Newport appearance had helped to create. A new record contract with Columbia produced Ellington's best-selling LP Ellington at Newport and yielded six years of recording stability under producer Irving Townsend, who coaxed both commercial and artistic productions from Ellington.
Other festivals at Monterey and elsewhere provided new venues for live exposure, and a European tour in was wildly received. After a year gap, Ellington and Strayhorn again wrote film scores, this time for Anatomy of a Murder and Paris Blues.
The late s also saw Ella Fitzgerald record her Duke Ellington Songbook with Ellington and his orchestra—a recognition that Ellington's songs had now become part of the cultural canon known as the "Great American Songbook". Detroit Free Press music critic Mark Stryker concludes that the work of Billy Strayhorn and Ellington in Anatomy of a Murder is "indispensible, although too sketchy to rank in the top echelon among Ellington-Strayhorn masterpiece suites like Such Sweet Thunder and The Far East Suite, but its most inspired moments are their equal.
The Ellington and Count Basie orchestras recorded together and he made a record with Coleman Hawkins, plus some work for Frank Sinatra's new Reprise label. Musicians who had previously worked with Ellington returned to the Orchestra as members: Lawrence Brown in and Cootie Williams two years later. His earlier hits were now established standards, earning Ellington impressive royalties. Ellington was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize inbut was turned down. His reaction at 67 years old: "Fate is being kind to me.
Fate doesn't want me to be famous too young. This concert was followed by two others of the same type in andcalled the Second and Third Sacred Concerts, respectively. This caused enormous controversy in what was already a tumultuous time in the United States.
Many saw the Sacred Music suites as an attempt to reinforce commercial support for organized religion, though Ellington simply said it was, "the most important thing I've done. Like Haydn and Mozart, Ellington conducted his orchestra from the piano - he always played the keyboard parts when the Sacred Concerts were performed. It was during this time that Ellington recorded his only album with Frank Sinatra, entitled Francis A. Ellington was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in He was later awarded several other prizes, the Presidential Medal of Freedom inand the Legion of Honor by France inthe highest civilian honors in each country.
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