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Live Review: The 65th Newport Jazz Festival, for the First Time

I have a confession to make: Before this year, I’d never been to the Newport Jazz Festival. Growing up in and around Boston with a jazz-fan dad, I was certainly aware of the festival and its long history. I listened to classic albums recorded live at Newport. Every year our local public television station would … Read More “Live Review: The 65th Newport Jazz Festival, for the First Time”

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Field Notes: Newport 2017, Day Two

There’s a very true cliché that jazz musicians, producers, promoters and other industry folks like to deploy in case of emergency, when something that had been carefully planned goes awry. It goes something like: Jazz musicians can improvise, so this unexpected logistical hiccup is really just another opportunity for inspired spontaneity. It came in handy … Read More “Field Notes: Newport 2017, Day Two”

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Field Notes: Newport 2017, Day One

There’s a story, an angle to the Newport Jazz Festival this year, other than the long-running narrative about it being an enduring institution of jazz and, by extension, a pearl of American culture. Twenty-seventeen marks the first edition under the artistic directorship of bassist, composer and broadcaster Christian McBride, alongside the festival’s feted co-founder George … Read More “Field Notes: Newport 2017, Day One”

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