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Festival Season: From Newport to the North Sea


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This week, a survey of recordings from jazz festivals past and present: Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, Montreux Jazz Festival & Jazz Festival Willisau in Switzerland, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Essen Jazz Festival in West Germany, Festival of Improvised Music in France, East-West Festival in Nuremberg Germany, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30
  • Thelonious Monk, The Duke Ellington Orchestra "Monk's Dream" from Unissued Live At Newport 1958-59 (Gambit Records ) 02:30
  • Duke Ellington and His Orchestra "Copout Extension" From Festival Session (Columbia) 08:14
  • John Coltrane "I Want To Know About You" From Selflessness (Impulse!) 16:31
  • Roland Kirk "A Tribute to John Coltrane: Lush Life, Afro-Blue, Bessie's Blues" From Volunteered Slavery (Atlantic) 25:48
  • Jazz Artists Guild "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do" From Newport Rebels (Candid) 33:38
  • Ella Fitzgerald,Tommy Flanagan Trio "To Close For Comfort" From The Montreux '77 Collection (Pablo) 42:19
  • Mary Lou Williams "What's Your Story Morning Glory" From Solo Recital Montreux Jazz Festival 1978 (Pablo) 45:45
  • Nina Simone "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" From Right On! (Roker Records) 50:03
  • New Bojaira "No.1" From Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival (Black Saint) 55:07
  • Bud Powell "Stuffy" From The Essen Jazz Festival Concert (Black Lion) 1:04:36
  • Farmers By Nature "Castle #2" From Love and Ghosts (AUM Fidelity) 1:12:51
  • James Brandon Lewis, Chad Taylor "Willisee" From Live in Willisau (Intakt) 1:23:38
  • Mal Waldron "The Search" From A Touch of the Blues (Enja) 1:30:57
  • Steve Coleman "Straight Ahead" From Resistance is Futile (Label Bleu) 1:39:04
  • Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity "Mormor" From Live In Europe (Clean Feed) 1:45:51

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