Jazz Night In America on WRTI 90.1: The Golden Age of the Newport Jazz Festival

Jul 29, 2020

Join is on Sunday, August 2nd at 8 PM on WRTI 90.1 as we present Part 1 of Jazz Night In America's three-part series on the Newport Jazz Festival. Philadelphia's own Christian McBride, the host of the program, also serves as the artistic director of the festival, and has some amazing vintage Newport performances to share.

In the sophomore year of the festival, a young, rising star trumpeter named Clifford Brown took the stage with Charlie Parker sideman, and drummer Max Roach. In 1960, still riding the wave of success from their Time Out album (released the year before), The Dave Brubeck Quartet gave festival goers exactly what they wanted. Horace Silver, who had released six albums since his last Newport performance in 1955, was there with his killer quintet. Join us for this special programming to celebrate a summer jazz staple - the Newport Jazz Festival.

Set List

Chasin' At Newport (Newport House Band)

Jaquis (Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet)

I Get A Kick Out of You (Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet)

Swanee River Boogie (Dave Brubeck Quartet)

Blue Rondo A La Turk (Dave Brubeck Quartet)

Senor Blues (Horace Silver Quintet)

Sister Sadie (Horace Silver Quintet)

Goodbye Newport Blues (Muddy Waters)

Personnel

Newport House Band: Joe Zawinul, piano; Howard McGhee, trumpet; Clark Terry, trumpet; Zoot Sims, tenor sax; Wendell Marshall, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet: Clifford Brown, trumpet; Max Roach, drums; Harold Land, tenor sax; Richie Powell, piano; George Morrow, bass.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck, piano; Paul Desmond, alto sax; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums.

The Horace Silver Quintet: Horace Silver, piano, Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Junior Cook, tenor sax; Gene Taylor, bass; Roy Brooks, drums.