Newport 1958

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This article is about the Duke Ellington album. For other albums of the same / similar title, see Newport 1958 (disambiguation).
Newport 1958
Studio album by Duke Ellington
Released 1958
Recorded July 3, 1958 at Newport
July 21, 1958 in New York, Columbia 30th Street Studio
Genre Jazz
Length 98:18
Label Columbia
Producer

Irving Townsend-Original Recordings,Nedra Olds-Neal-Double CD Reissue,

Michael Cuscuna-Mosaic Records Reissue
Duke Ellington chronology
Happy Reunion
(1956-8)
Newport 1958
(1958)
Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II
(1958)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Newport 1958 is a 1958 album by Duke Ellington, recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival of that year and later in the Columbia recording studio. The original album, Newport 1958 and the French Columbia CD #COL 468436 2 are mostly studio re-recordings of numbers performed at Newport. There is also dubbed in applause and crowd noise from Newport.

During this time, Duke was frequently re-recording pieces that were performed live in the studio to be included on "live" albums. This was because he felt the live performances were not up to his standards. Only the tracks, "Just Scratchin' the Surface" and "Prima Bara Dubla" are from Newport on the original album. The double CD is all the music performed at Newport on July 3, 1958. The third CD was issued by Mosaic Records and contains all of the original album, minus the dubbed in crowd noise and applause. It also contains select live tracks from Newport to fill out the CD.

Newport 1958 (Original Album)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just Scratchin' the Surface" (Duke Ellington) - 6:45
  2. "El Gato" (William "Cat" Anderson) - 4:18
  3. "Happy Reunion" (Duke Ellington) - 2:58
  4. "Multi-Colored Blue" (Billy Strayhorn) - 5:33
  5. "Princess Blue" (Duke Ellington) - 10:33
  6. "Jazz Festival Jazz" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 7:20
  7. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Harold Shorty Baker, (Duke Ellington) - 7:06
  8. "Juniflip" (Duke Ellington) - 3:49
  9. "Prima Bara Dubla" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 5:43
  10. "Hi Fi Fo Fum" (Duke Ellington) - 5:58

Live at Newport 1958[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
  1. Introduction by Willis Conover - 1:12
  2. "Take the "A" Train" [excerpt] (Billy Strayhorn) - 0:45
  3. "Princess Blue" (Duke Ellington) - 12:18
  4. "Duke's Place" (Duke Ellington, Bill Katz, Bob Thiele) - 2:44
  5. "Just Scratchin' the Surface" (Duke Ellington) - 6:24
  6. "Happy Reunion" (Duke Ellington) - 3:21
  7. "Juniflip" (Duke Ellington) - 4:02
  8. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Harold Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) - 7:17
  9. "Jazz Festival Jazz" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 7:08
  10. "Feet Bone" (Duke Ellington) - 3:10
Disc two
  1. "Hi Fi Fo Fum" (Duke Ellington) - 7:52
  2. "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)" (Duke Ellington, Paul Francis Webster) - 3:42
  3. "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" (Hughie Cannon) - 2:55
  4. "Prima Bara Dubla" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 6:52
  5. "El Gato" (William "Cat" Anderson) - 4:43
  6. "Multi-Colored Blue" (Billy Strayhorn) - 6:32
  7. Introduction to Mahalia Jackson (Willis Conover) - 1:54
  8. "Come Sunday" (Duke Ellington) - 7:08
  9. "Keep Your Hand on the Plow" (traditional) - 5:20
  10. "Take the 'A' Train" [excerpt] (Billy Strayhorn) - 0:31
  11. "Jones" (Duke Ellington, Pauline Reddon) - 2:28

Newport 1958 (Mosaic Records Issue)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

Studio tracks
  1. "El Gato" (William "Cat" Anderson) - 4:10
  2. "Happy Reunion" (Duke Ellington) - 2:03
  3. "Multi-Colored Blue" (Billy Strayhorn) - 5:00
  4. "Princess Blue" (Duke Ellington) - 10:26
  5. "Jazz Festival Jazz" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 7:06
  6. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Harold Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) - 6:59
  7. "Juniflip" (Duke Ellington) - 3:38
  8. "Hi Fi Fo Fum" (Duke Ellington) - 5:42
Live tracks
  1. "Just Scratchin' the Surface" (Duke Ellington) - 6:24
  2. "Happy Reunion" (Duke Ellington) - 3:23
  3. "Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool" (Harold Shorty Baker, Duke Ellington) - 7:08
  4. "Jazz Festival Jazz" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 7:06
  5. "Feet Bone" (Duke Ellington)-3:03
  6. "Prima Bara Dubla" (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn) - 6:58

References[edit]

Duke Ellington - Newport 1958 (French) Columbia COL 468436 2
Duke Ellington - Live at Newport 1958 Columbia C2K 53584
Duke Ellington - Newport 1958 Mosaic MCD - 1014