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Festival Season: From Newport to the North Sea

This week, a survey of recordings from jazz festivals past and present: Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, Montreux Jazz Festival and 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.Playlist 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 Air “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 … [ read more ]

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