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Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Blow By Blow (Goodyear 1962) [official HQ video]
Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was
> born on July 12, 1920 in Brockton,
> Gonsalves’ interest in music began as
> a young child, when his Cape Verdean
> parents encouraged him to learn the
> African island’s folk music on guitar.
> Gonsalves eventually played tenor sax
> with the big bands of Count Basie, Dizzy
> Gillespie, and Duke Ellington.
> He is best known for his legendary
> 27-chorus solo on Ellington’s “Diminuendo
> and Crescendo in Blue,” which can be heard
> on the classic LP Live at Newport.
> Watch Paul play “Blow by Blow” with
> Duke Ellington and His Orchestra.
Tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves was born on July 12, 1920 in Brockton, Massachusetts.