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Jazz At Newport 1956-'61 Box set


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  • Audio CD (14 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B00J84RU66
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,078 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Dizzy's Blues - Dizzy Gillespie
2. Roy's Son - Oscar Peterson Trio & Guests
3. Nice Work If You Can Get It - Billie Holiday
4. Moonglow - Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Pete Brown & Roy Eldridge
5. Trouble In Mind - Nina Simone
6. 'S Wonderful - The Don Elliott Quartet
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Disc: 2
1. Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue - Duke Ellington
2. Smack Dab In The Middle - Count Basie, Roy's Son & Guests
3. April In Paris - Ella Fitzgerald
4. Meet B.B. - Quincy Jones
5. Willow Weep For Me - Oscar Peterson Trio & Guests
6. Blue Lou - Leon Sash Quartet
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Disc: 3
1. Day By Day - Coleman Hawkins
2. Love For Sale - Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory
3. In The Evening By The Moonlight - Nina Simone
4. One O'Clock Jump - Count Basie & Guests
5. The Boy In The Tree - Quincy Jones
6. Newport Up - Duke Ellington
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Product Description

The Newport Jazz Festival was established in 1954 by socialite Elaine Lorillard and her husband Louis - but the couple's enthusiasm for such a venture failed to ignite a similar response from the well-heeled residents of Newport, Rhode Island. With the Lorillards' financial backing, pianist and impresario George Wein was brought in to organise the event. After one year at the Newport Casino site, a more suitable venue was found in the shape of Freebody Park, a space that became the festival's home for the next few years. Though the festival did not take place in 1961 due to the over-enthusiastic behaviour of some younger elements the previous year. Many singers have figured strongly in the Newport programme; this CD set showcases four who made it to the top of the performing tree. Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, all very individual stylists, each relished the chance to appear at what quickly became a prestigious occasion, and they did not fail to deliver. May this festival continue for another sixty years producing great jazz and music closely related to the genre.

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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful By C. FULLER TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 April 2014
Jazz at Newport '56-'61, NOT3CD151, various artists

Cd1 running time 70.54
Cd2 running time 66.16
Cd3 running time 71.24

CD1 covers the full spectrum opening with an energetic performance from Dizzy Gillespie recorded in 1957 entitled "Dizzy's Blues" CD3 track 8 features "I Remember Clifford" and both recordings come from the Verve LP, Dizzy Gillespie at Newport.

The Oscar Peterson Trio with Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones at Newport is a 1957 live album by Oscar Peterson, accompanied by Sonny Stitt and Roy Eldridge, and Jo Jones, recorded at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival and released on the Verve label.

Three performances "Roy's Son"; "Willow Weep for Me" & "Autumn in New York" are taken from the LP "...at Newport"

Likewise there are three songs from Billie Holiday dating from 1957, "Nice Work if You Can Get It"; "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" & "Lady Sings the Blues".

Ella Fitzgerald contributes "I've Got a Crush on You"; "April in Paris" & "Body and Soul" also from 1957.

Two tracks "Moonglow" & "Day by Day" again from 1957 and this time featuring the Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones, Pete Brown & Roy Eldridge, All Stars.

Nina Simone has three numbers "Trouble in Mind" & "Blues for Porgy" & "In the Evening by the Moonlight" all from Newport 1960 and released on the Colpix label.

The Don Elliott quartet offer Gershwin's "'Swonderful" from Newport 1957.

The Turk Murphy band plays " St James Imfirmary" & "Weary Blues" and the George Lewis band plays "Royal Garden Blues". All from Newport 1957.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. H. Wheeler on 16 May 2014
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These three albums contain most of the world of jazz greats in the late fifties/early sixties and even though I usually don't buy any 'live' recordings for their poorer audio qualities, I couldn't really fault these seriously in that way...they're okay as it happens...not perfect, but okay. Their outstanding quality is the collection of jazz greats, personalities and music...for a moment there, you might be transported to the Lorillard's festivals and hearing what, so many years later, was the best in the jazz genre...excellent value for money, I say, and have already put some tracks into my jazz show system...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Geraldine on 2 Jun 2014
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I chose the 'I love it' rating because the music on these 3 cd's captures an array of Jazz singers & musicians in an era of originality & virtuosity. There is no homogenised or computerised synthetic sound & it's such a delight to hear a 'live' music sound so very distinctive & unique. One cd out of this collection is worth the price paid & here we get 3 cd's to enjoy. The sound quality is fabulous & lovely to hear a diverse selection from 1956 - 1961. Bravo!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. G. Dale on 12 Jun 2014
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This is good in that it brings together a varied and interesting selection of jazz and jazz musicians who played at the Newport \Jazz Festival between 1956 and 1961, although the vast bulk of the recordings are from 1956-7 at a bargain price. The weakness is in the lack of information about the artists taking part and the composition of groups, length of items, and even the year of recording. Unusually the original record numbers are given, but in small print in pale blue on a red background, so are very difficult to read. It is reasonably easy to discover the appropriate information from the internet, but a little thought and clarity in the information provided would have gone a long way. Fortunately this does not detract from the quality and interest of the music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dave Benn on 16 May 2014
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From the dark days of the gloom of the Cold War not all was negative.
This CD is a great example of how music & jive was before that Rock & Roll music dominated the whole world play..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Aa James on 23 May 2014
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If you looking for a good overview of the newport jazz festival
this certainly fits the bill this is a brilliant wide ranging selection
covering all styles of jazz good recording quality but could have
done with more info on the featured artists
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jim middleton on 29 May 2014
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excellent cd very very good buy with many tracks of different artists up till now ive been unable to obtain well pleased.
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Excellent compilation, this 3-CD set. Loved it!
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