07/30/14

Legacy to Release Six “Live at Newport” Albums for iTunes

Brubeck, Fitzgerald, Hampton and three from Duke

Legacy Recordings is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival with the first digital release of six classic "Live at Newport" albums, available exclusively on at iTunes/NewportJazz.

The titles include three by Duke Ellington—Ellington at Newport: The Original Album, Newport 1958 and Live at Newport 1958—as well as Ella Fitzgerald’s Newport Jazz Festival: Live at Carnegie Hall July 5, 1973, Lionel Hampton’s Reunion at Newport 1967 and the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Newport 1958.

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Ella Fitzgerald
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Lionel Hampton
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Duke Ellington by Lee Tanner
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Two of the new releases—Ellington At Newport: The Original Album and the Brubeck title—have been newly remastered in 24-bit and Mastered for iTunes. Originally released on Columbia Records, the Brubeck set is now available for the first time digitally and has also been remastered in 24 bit and Mastered for iTunes. Brubeck's concert performance is a tribute to the music of Ellington.

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