Sunday, February 16, 2014

All That Jazz

Yesterday while I was wasting my time at my computer, I had Pandora radio playing on my TV in the background.  This selection came up.  It is Duke Ellington at the legendary 1956 Newport Jazz Festival.  The "song" is called "Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue."  It is over fifteen minutes long. Folks, I've never heard this before but let me tell you, I.WAS.BLOWN.AWAY.  Man oh man.  This is positively orgasmic.  WOW! This beats Bolero any day.


Paul Gonsalves


Turn up your Bose speakers folks and ENJOY!




Now to figure out a way to add this to my iPod playlist.  Of course I'll probably be the only one at the Bloggerpalooza who "gets this" but hey, I'm enjoying it so what?  This beats rap any day.

Orgasmic


Newport Jazz Festival crowd 1956 - NOT SQUARE
Duke Ellington - 1956 - The Master

14 comments:

  1. nothing wrong with old school jazz; I have it on NPR right now. rap sux.

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    1. Anne Marie,
      I love the old school jazz.
      Ron

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  2. I love Swing and so does my son. When we lived in Miami, I took him to a Count Basie concert, which turned out to be Basie's last before his death. I actually do not remember ever hearing this Ellington piece, but like you said, it is marvelous! Marvelous, darling!

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    1. David,
      This is the kind of jazz I've always liked. I never heard this before. I'm not a fan of that way out esoteric jazz though.
      Ron

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  3. Pretty awesome stuff. Love this!!

    You can get a Youtube downloader and use that to "rip" the video to MP3, then add it to iTunes.

    Peace <3
    Jay

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  4. Ron,

    I am a *huge* fan of old-school jazz, having acquired the love from my singer/pianist mother. I used to be a half-way decent jazz clarinet player in my 20s, but I dropped the horn many years ago. Now, I'm just a half-assed guitar/piano player.

    I have seen many stellar jazz musicians, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie, when I was just 16...I even got to meet the Count!

    Believe me, I most certainly "get this." Sir Duke was most awesome indeed!

    I hope jazz becomes a new obsession for you!

    :-)

    -Andy

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    1. Andy,
      I've always loved this kind of jazz, swing jazz. The way out jazz, not so much.
      Ron

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  5. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Oh man! I love that horn section, and only in my dreams can I play piano that well. My whole family, including kids, loves jazz like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Sean R.

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    1. Sean,
      I liked that horn section too! Pretty cool wasn't it?

      Ron

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  6. I think you would like Erroll Garner's "Concert By The Sea" album. It can be found on YouTube.

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    1. Thanks David. I'll check it out.

      Ron

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  7. I've never heard this one before but it's fantastic. Duke Ellington was truly unsurpassed. My parents met him once in Atlantic City, but that was way before I was born (I can play blues & ragtime on piano, but I've never played jazz).

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    1. Jon,
      I was surprised that I had never heard this before either. It's probably the best jazz riff I've ever heard. My previous one was Ahmed Jamal's "Poinciana." I love ragtime.
      Ron

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