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Caesar & Cleopatra Theme
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Antony And Cleopatra Theme
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Bluz For Liz
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Cleo's Blues
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Action In Alexandria

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The greatest moment of Paul Gonsalves' musical career occurred at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival when, to bridge the gap between "Diminuendo in Blue" and "Crescendo in Blue," Duke Ellington urged him to take a long solo, egging him on through 27 exciting choruses that almost caused a riot. That well-publicized episode resulted in Ellington having a major "comeback," and Gonsalves forever earning Ellington's gratitude. Gonsalves had already earned a strong reputation during his ... Read more

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