Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...


Newport Jazz Festival 2018: Part 2-2

Timothy J. O'Keefe By

Sign in to view read count
The trio of musicians shared a form of musical kinship on a set that explored the music of Django Reinhardt, including: "Manoir de Mes Reves," "Melodie au Crepuscule," and "Anouman." Rooted in blues, washed in the ornamentation and rhythmic variations of gypsy sounds, Carter laid the pipe to it amidst the complex workings of Gibbs's organ and Alex White's drums.

The high-energy set garnered audience reaction and applause throughout the performance, prodding the musicians, and creating a shared experience. The music walked, looped, and soared, while Carter swayed and danced onstage through most of the performance between bursts on his buzzing horn.

"Hang on to your heinies," Christian McBride cautioned the audience while introducing the festival's closing act, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. Thick grooves, slower in tempo, but always funky, had the crowd jumping and waving their arms on P-Funk classics including: "Flashlight," "Give up the Funk," and "Atomic Dog."

The 2018 installment of the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Investment Managers, with its vast medley of sounds of styles, offered something for every musical taste and preference. We can only wonder about the musical palette next year's festival brings to the shores of Narragansett Bay. See you next time, Newport!

Photo Credit: Richard Conde


comments powered by Disqus

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jazzmeia Horn
Helsinki, Finland
Jazzmeia Horn
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA


Start your shopping here and you'll support All About Jazz in the process. Learn how.

Related Articles

Live Reviews
By Henning Bolte
February 16, 2019
Live Reviews
America At The Paramount
By Mike Perciaccante
February 16, 2019
Live Reviews
Brussels Jazz Festival 2019
By Martin Longley
February 15, 2019
Live Reviews
Gourmet At April Jazz Club
By Anthony Shaw
February 13, 2019
Live Reviews
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science at Cologne Philharmonic
By Phillip Woolever
February 12, 2019
Live Reviews
Quentin Baxter Quintet At The Jazz Corner
By Martin McFie
February 12, 2019
Live Reviews
Kraków Jazz Juniors Competition 2018
By Martin Longley
February 12, 2019