Label: Dreyfus Jazz - FDM 36717-2 • Series: Jazz Reference • Format: CD Compilation, Remastered Digipak • Country: France • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
The original recording of At Fargo was effectively an amateur,  bootleg recording, albeit approved. Ellington's orchestra played several warm-up pieces before Ellington came out to his piano.
The band then played "Sepia Panorama",  the band's theme song before adoption of " Take the 'A' Train " in Trumpeter Ray Nance had recently joined the band after Cootie Williams had left to play with Benny Goodman   Conga Brava - Duke Ellington - Ko-Kothe night of the concert, Ellington told Towers that his trumpet section was in "rough shape". Jack Towers later said, "When Dick and I recorded this Fargo performance, we did it just for the excitement and pleasure of it all.
We had no idea that people all over the world would be listening to it 60 years later. Burris and Towers had promised the William Morris Agency not to use the live recording for commercial purposes and it was heard only from the original disks until the s. Towers dubbed a tape for an acquaintance and subsequent copies eventually appeared as a bootleg in Europe. Towers was in charge of radio broadcasting at the U. Department of Agriculture from — but remastering recordings remained a hobby and became a career after his retirement.
In the s, Towers made a reproduction of the recording from areas of the groove that were less worn. Since the album was released init has been reissued in varying combinations with different album covers. Inthe first digital release of the Conga Brava - Duke Ellington - Ko-Ko on two CDs was by Vintage Jazz. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke Ellington. NDSU Magazine.
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