A Live Jazz Festival Recording. Recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island. C) 1965, Radio Corporation of America. Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A stamped): SPRS - 1507 - - 3 S.
The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. Elaine Lorillard established the festival in 1954, and she and husband Louis Lorillard financed it for many years. They hired George Wein to organize the first festival and bring jazz to Rhode Island. Most of the early festivals were broadcast on Voice of America radio, and many performances were recorded and released as albums. In 1972, the Newport Jazz Festival was moved to New York City
re presenting don't fit the expectations of what some consider jazz, but the stodgers hated Dylan when he went electric at the folk fest here and Ornette just for showing up, anywhere. NJF puts on a great festival all around. Or when the dust whips up when it's too dry. It was established in 1954 by socialite Elaine Lorillard, who, together with husband Louis Lorillard, financed the festival for many years Most of the early festivals were broadcast on Voice of America radio, and many performances were recorded and have been issued by various record labels. In 1972, the Newport Jazz Festival moved to New York City . The Roots Live at Newport Jazz Festival - 08/06/2017. Newport Jazz Festival 1962. Miles Davis Quintet- Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI - July 3, 1958.
1954: The Newport Jazz Festival hit a home run right out of the gate. Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday headlined the inaugural event, which drew approximately 13,000 attendees and established jazz as a bona fide music genre. 1955: Legendary jazzman Miles Davis made his Newport Jazz Festival debut on stage with Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, together for one of the most famous musical sets in jazz history. Davis’s solo during the group’s rendition of Round Midnight is considered a key moment in his career, one that further solidified his place in jazz history. 1993: On the 40th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, President Clinton honored the festival’s legacy at the White House in June and Ray Charles headlined the milestone event that summer. 2009: After a few rocky years under other management, the Newport Jazz Festival’s founder, George Wein, returned.
DIVA Jazz Orchestra Update the Big-Band Legacy As in jazz as a whole, big bands once reigned at Newport; now, they’re in the extreme minority. Drummer Sherrie Maricle’s long-running all-female 15-piece band, which opened the main stage on Friday, harks back to the golden era of the large ensemble but with an admirable emphasis on original material. At Newport, the group’s originals (heard on the new album Still Dreaming) blended seamlessly with pieces by Dewey Redman and Don Cherry, capturing the buoyant lift and scampering energy of the Ornette school. But where they really took off was in their thrillingly spontaneous improvisations.
With Newport in full swing, bassist Esperanza Spalding took the small Waterfront stage before a huge crowd that brewed in anticipation. Spalding's joyful attitude quickly came through as she warmed up with melodic, scat voicings-and cracked a note that was woefully out-of-tune. I'm just kidding," she said with a smile. Wesley, who arranged three pieces on Soulive's first album, got a call one day. "They asked me to do some arrangements. We had a good time and they wanted me to appear as a guest. The stint with Basie, which included an appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, was relatively short-lived. Wesley decided to leave the orchestra because it was too difficult to support his wife and three children on a jazz musician's salary.