“Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue” is a big band jazz composition written in 1937 by Duke Ellington and recorded for the first time on May 15, 1937 by the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Duke Ellington – piano, bandleader
Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Mercer Ellington, Ambrose Jackson, Harold “Money” Johnson – trumpet
Francois Guin, Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors – trombone
Russell Procope, Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Norris Turney, Harold Ashby, Paul Gonsalves, Don Byas, Archie Shepp – tenor saxophone
Harry Carney – baritone saxophone
Victor Gaskin – bass
Rufus Jones – drums
Recorded – November 1, 1969 – Salle Pleyel
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