Newport Jazz Concerts

  1. Newport Jazz America's first music festival. Enjoy over 800 recordings dating as far back as 1952 featuring all of the legends of Jazz.
  2. Dr. John In the Right Place Newport Jazz Festival Aug 13, 2006 The N'awlins music legend plays his "Right Place, Wrong Time" and funkifies Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" at Newport Jazz 2006.
  3. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1968 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 5, 1968 One of the biggest names in jazz, Edward Kennedy Ellington (aka Duke) was the most important bandleaders for a span of over 50 years.
  4. Mel Torme Scats and Croons Newport Jazz Festival Aug 18, 1989 The jazz singer, who was born in 1925, joins pianist George Shearing on "Just One of Those Things," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Stardust" in 1989.
  5. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, 1960 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1960 Hear the vocalese pioneer, lyricist and NEA Jazz Master with Lambert, Hendricks & Ross at Newport in 1960.
  6. Miles Davis at Newport, 1967 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1967 The legendary trumpeter, who was born in 1926, leads his second classic quintet on scintillating versions of "Gingerbread Boy" and "So What."
  7. Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1964 The great pianist, born in 1925, swings "Fly Me To The Moon" and the jazz waltz "Someday My Prince Will Come" with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.
  8. Mose Allison Trio at Newport, 1964 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1964 The Mississippi-born pianist-composer-singer performs with Jo Jones and Slam Stewart at his Newport debut.
  9. Keith Jarrett at Philharmonic Hall Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The brilliant pianist-composer performs an uninterrupted flow of purely improvised music in this 1973 concert.
  10. Gil Evans Orchestra, '73 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 The pianist-composer-arranger leads his ensemble, featuring David Sanborn and Billy Harper, on "City of Hunger" and "Blues in Orbit."
  11. Freddie Hubbard at Carnegie Hall, '72 Carnegie Hall Jul 4, 1972 The great trumpeter was at the peak of his powers in this set which has him stretching on the Stylistics' "People Make the World Go Round."
  12. 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.
  13. John Coltrane Quintet at Newport, '66 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 2, 1966 The jazz legend, who passed in 1967, is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali in a searing set.
  14. Jimmy Smith's Super Jam Yankee Stadium Jul 7, 1972 The Hammond B-3 organ king leads Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Illinois Jacquet, Zoot Sims, Roy Haynes and B.B. King at Yankee Stadium in '72.
  15. 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.
  16. Stanley Turrentine at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 The bold-toned tenor saxophonist plays his hits "Sugar," "Don't Mess With Mr. T" and " and "Pieces of Dreams" in this concert from 1975.
  17. Best of Newport Jazz
    1. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra 1968
    2. Sarah Vaughan at Newport
    3. Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59
    4. The Duke at Newport, 1968
    5. Wes Montgomery at Newport, 1967
    6. George Benson at Newport, 1969
    7. Benny Goodman, 1973
    8. Astrud Gilberto joins Stan Getz, 1964
    9. Bill Evans at Carnegie Hall, 1976
    10. Ella Fitzgerald at Storyville, 1953
    11. Count Basie at Newport, 1959
  18. Tito Puente at Newport, 1997 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1997 The King of Timbales, who died in 2000, leads his orchestra on "Oye Como Va," "Manteca" and a mambo take on "Love for Sale" with La India.
  19. Woody Herman Orchestra, 1978 Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga Jul 2, 1978 The Swing era clarinetist, who was born in 1913, leads his big band on "Giant Steps," "La Fiesta" and "Fanfare for the Common Man."
  20. Two Generations of Brubeck at Carnegie Carnegie Hall Jul 2, 1975 Darius Brubeck joins father Dave and brothers Dan and Chris on "Unsquare Dance" and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in a '75 set.
  21. Stan Getz Quartet at Newport, 1965 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 4, 1965 The tenor sax great, who died in 1991, is joined by Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Joe Hunt on "Con Alma," "My Funny Valentine" and more.
  22. Remembering Kai Winding Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 8, 1972 The Danish-born trombonist, who died in 1983, joins Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey at '72 Newport.
  23. Ramsey Lewis at Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Jul 3, 1975 Listen to the keyboardist-composer and crossover pioneer perform his hits "Hot Dawgit" and "Sun Goddess" in this '75 Carnegie Hall set.
  24. 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.
  25. Sonny Rollins in 1973 Philharmonic Hall Jun 30, 1973 Hear the master tenor saxophonist lead his quintet on "Love Letters," "Alfie's Theme" and "There Is No Greater Love" in '73.
  26. Shirley Horn Swings Newport, 1992 Newport Jazz Festival Aug 15, 1992 The singer-pianist wraps her smoky contralto voice around standards "Just In Time," "Fooling Myself" and the melancholy "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying."
  27. Sarah Vaughan at Newport Newport Jazz Festival New York Jul 3, 1976 The Divine One, who was born in 1924, delivers sublime versions of "Fly Me to the Moon," "Wave" and "Misty" in this 1976 set.
  28. Oscar Peterson Trio at Newport, '59 Newport Jazz Festival Jul 3, 1959 The prodigious pianist, born in 1925, dazzles on Clifford Brown's "Daahoud" and Dizzy Gillespie's bop anthem "Woody N' You."