Newport 1958

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. It was released two years after Ellington at Newport, the 1956 album that led to Ellington's career resurgence. 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, Ellington 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.


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