The Best of Newport '57: 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  VRV 000952702

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Verve

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Bourbon Street Parade - George Lewis
  • Buy for $0.992.Blues For Fats - Bobby Henderson
  • Buy for $0.693.Basin Street Blues - Jack Teagarden & His Sextet
  • Buy for $0.994.Muskrat Ramble - Red Allen / Jack Teagarden / Kid Ory
  • Buy for $0.995.Airmail Special - Ella Fitzgerald
  • 6.Love For Sale - Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory
  • Buy for $0.997.Between Me and Myself - Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio
  • Buy for $0.998.I Never Knew - Mat Mathews Quartet
  • 9.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Ruby Braff / Pee Wee Russell
  • Buy for $0.9910.Blue Lou - Leo Sash
  • Buy for $0.9911.Love Is Here to Stay - Carmen McRae
  • Buy for $0.9912.Moonglow - Coleman Hawkins Newport All Stars

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.There Will Never Be Another You - Eddie Costa Trio
  • 2.Nona's Blues - Cecil Taylor
  • Buy for $0.993.'S Wonderful - Don Elliott Quartet
  • Buy for $0.994.St. James Infirmary - Turk Murphy Jazz Band
  • Buy for $0.995.Lady Sings the Blues - Billie Holiday
  • Buy for $0.996.My Funny Valentine - Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • Buy for $0.997.Doodlin' - Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra
  • Buy for $0.998.I Got Rhythm - Teddy Wilson Trio / Gerry Mulligan
  • 9.Roy's Son - Oscar Peterson Trio
  • 10.Swingin at Newport - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  • Buy for $0.9911.Comeback, The - Count Basie Trio / Joe Williams
  • Buy for $0.9912.Boogie Woogie (I May Be Wrong) - Count Basie / Jimmy Rushing

Product Description:

Personnel: George Lewis (clarinet); Jack Willis (trumpet); Bob Thomas (trombone); Joe Robichaux (piano); Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau (bass instrument); Joe Watkins (drum).
One of the most well-known and highly revered festivals in jazz history is the Newport Jazz Festival. Celebrating its 50th anniversary is this multi-artist collection, which also serves as a nice summation of jazz history until 1957. Virtually all major styles (or "schools") of jazz are represented: iconic singers (Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday), swing (Count Basie), traditional (Turk Murphy, George Lewis), bebop (Dizzy Gillespie), cool (Don Elliott, Gerry Mulligan), New Orleans-via-Chicago/New York (Pee Wee Russell), hard bop (Donald Byrd), and even the beginnings of the avant-garde (Cecil Taylor). From mainstream giants (Oscar Peterson) to lesser-known performers (Leo Sash), NEWPORT '57 has it all--it is perhaps the jazz counterpart to WOODSTOCK. Whether you're a hardcore jazz fan or a novice seeking an overview, this 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is practically essential.
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