Music

Newport Jazz

  1. John Lee Hooker In Memoriam Newport Jazz: John Lee Hooker In Memoriam Newport Jazz Festival Aug 17, 1991 The Boogie Man performs "Crawlin' Kingsnake" and "Highway 13" with John Hammond at the 1991 Newport Jazz Festival.
  2. Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Newport Jazz: Count Basie Orchestra in the Pocket Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1973 Rhythm guitarist Freddie Green fuels the band on "Corner Pocket" and "Lil' Darlin'" in this '73 Carnegie Hall set.
  3. Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz: Cookin' With the Horace Silver Quintet Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 The pianist and prolific composer introduces "Blowin' the Blues Away" and "Cookin' at the Continental" at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival.
  4. The Singing Sounds of Art Farmer Newport Jazz: The Singing Sounds of Art Farmer Newport Jazz Festival Jun 30, 1960 The trumpeter-composer fronts the Jazztet with saxophonist Benny Golson on "Killer Joe" and "Bean Bag" at Newport Jazz, 1960.
  5. Drumming Powerhouse Buddy Rich Newport Jazz: Drumming Powerhouse Buddy Rich Newport Jazz Festival New York Jun 29, 1978 The legendary drummer delivers a tour de force performance on an 18-minute "Channel One Suite" in this 1978 set.
  6. The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz: The Exalted Sound of John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 Hear the legendary saxophonist and spiritually searching composer in full flight with his quintet at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival.
  7. Mel Torme Scats and Croons Newport Jazz: Mel Torme Scats and Croons Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1989 The jazz singer, who was born on this day in 1925, joins pianist George Shearing on "Just One of Those Things," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Stardust" in 1989.
  8. Remembering Max Kaminsky Newport Jazz: Remembering Max Kaminsky Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1964 The hot jazz trumpeter, who died on this day in 1994, showcases his Armstrong-influenced playing on "Tin Roof Blues" with the Newport Jazz All-Stars in 1964.
  9. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Testifies Newport Jazz: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Testifies Philharmonic Hall Jun 29, 1973 The tough Texas tenorman sings his earthy anthems "Kidney Stew," "Person to Person" and "I Took the Front Door In (I Took The Back Door Out)" in this 1973 set.
  10. Jamie Callum's Triple Threat Set Newport Jazz: Jamie Callum's Triple Threat Set Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 The ebullient British singer-songwriter-pianist puts his personal stamp on Jimi Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" and "What a Difference a Day Makes" at 2004 Newport.
  11. Branford Marsalis' Giant Steps Newport Jazz: Branford Marsalis' Giant Steps Newport Jazz Festival Aug 26, 1987 The saxophonist, who turns 57 today, plays John Coltrane's proving ground piece and Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" in this set from the 1987 Newport Jazz Festival.
  12. The Four Freshmen at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz: The Four Freshmen at Newport, 1959 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1959 The Indiana vocal group, discovered by Stan Kenton, blends harmonies on "Angel Eyes," "Sweet Lorraine" and a swinging "There Will Never Be Another You."
  13. Remembering Thad Jones Newport Jazz: Remembering Thad Jones Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 The trumpeter-composer-arranger died on this day in 1986. Hear him with partner Mel Lewis on "The Second Race," "Little Pixie" and "Big Dipper" at Newport, 1966.
  14. Tania Maria's Stateside Debut Newport Jazz: Tania Maria's Stateside Debut Avery Fisher Hall Jul 5, 1975 The fiery Brazilian star showcases her remarkable scatting and pianistic chops on "Berimbau," "Bala Com Bala" and others in this 1975 set from Carnegie Hall.
  15. Best of Newport Jazz
    1. Pinetop Perkins With Muddy Waters in Nice
    2. Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegia Hall, '78
    3. Count Basie at Newport, 1959
    4. Charles Mingus at the Apollo, 1973
    5. Mose Allison Trio at Newport, 1964
    6. Dave Brubeck Quartet at Storyville
    7. Louis Armstrong Reminisces, 1970
    8. Ray Charles at Newport 1960
    9. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1968
    10. Getz-Gilberto, 1964 Newport Jazz
  16. Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz: Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 The great pianist, born on this day in 1925, swings "Fly Me To The Moon" and the jazz waltz "Someday My Prince Will Come" with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.
  17. Pat Martino's Singular Lines Newport Jazz: Pat Martino's Singular Lines Central Park Jun 30, 1973 The guitar great performs tunes from his album East! with his Philly-based trio of bassist Tyrone Brown and drummer Sherman Ferguson in a '73 Central Park set.
  18. Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz: Memphis Slim at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 1, 1965 The pianist and singer (aka Peter Chatman) is joined by bassist Willie Dixon on "I Cry and Sing the Blues," "Lonesome Traveler" and "We're Gonna Rock."
  19. Regina Carter at Newport, 1998 Newport Jazz: Regina Carter at Newport, 1998 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1998 The Detroit violinist, who turns 51 today, plays Eddie Harris' "Listen Here" and pays tribute to jazz violin pioneer Stephane Grappelli on "Oh, Lady Be Good."
  20. Return to Forever at Carnegie Hall Newport Jazz: Return to Forever at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1974 Hear guitarist Al Di Meola play his first gig with the fusion juggernaut led by Chick Corea and featuring Stanley Clarke and Lenny White in this powerful set in 1974.
  21. Herbie Hancock's Super Trio Newport Jazz: Herbie Hancock's Super Trio Newport Jazz Festival Aug 14, 1988 The great pianist joins bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster on Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" and Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" in this 1988 set from Newport.
  22. A Tribute to John Coltrane Newport Jazz: A Tribute to John Coltrane Newport Jazz Festival Aug 10, 2004 Michael Brecker and Ravi Coltrane join McCoy Tyner, Christian McBride and Roy Haynes to pay tribute to the late great Trane, who died on this day in 1967.
  23. Angelique Kidjo at Newport, 2006 Newport Jazz: Angelique Kidjo at Newport, 2006 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 The dynamic singer from Benin, Africa, who turns 57 today, performs tunes from her album Black Ivory Soul and covers Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."
  24. Charlie Haden In Memoriam Newport Jazz: Charlie Haden In Memoriam Avery Fisher Hall Jul 3, 1975 The great bassist-composer died on this day in 2014. Hear him perform "Shades of Jazz," "Rose Petals" and "Southern Smiles" with Keith Jarrett in 1975.
  25. Joe Zawinul at Newport, 1997 Newport Jazz: Joe Zawinul at Newport, 1997 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 16, 1997 The keyboardist-composer and Weather Report co-founded was born on this day in 1932. Hear him play tunes from Patriots and Lost Tribes with his Syndicate.
  26. A Salute to Harry James Newport Jazz: A Salute to Harry James Carnegie Hall Jun 29, 1975 The Swing era trumpet star, who died on this day in 1983, reprises some of his biggest hits, including "I Had the Craziest Dream" and "I've Heard That Song Before."
  27. Remembering Johnny Coles Newport Jazz: Remembering Johnny Coles Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1965 The trumpeter, who was born on this day in 1926, premieres tunes from his Blue Note album, Little Johnny C at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival.
  28. Count Basie's Jam at Newport Newport Jazz: Count Basie's Jam at Newport Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 The Kid from Red Bank leads his swinging orchestra on Neal Hefti's "Splanky" and his own revved-up "Blee Blop Blues" from The Atomic Mr. Basie in this 1964 set.