Join us on Sunday, August 9th at 8 PM on WRTI 90.1 as we present Part 2 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.
The festival was quite established by the 1960s, and festival goers knew to expect the best-of-the-best to be on the bill, no matter the genre.
At Newport, jazz was still king, and royalty showed up, and wowed. In 1960, Ray Charles was IT, and he was there with his original band. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet also appeared that year, and the killer band delivered fan favorites. In 1964, Sarah Vaughan took the stage with the great Bob James accompanying on piano.
In 1968, Duke Ellington and his Orchestra reminded the Newport crowd that their music would always be relevant. The year 1970 brought Louis Armstrong back for a celebration; Satchmo performed at the inaugural Newport Jazz Festival in 1954.
• "Indiana" (Newport House Band)
• "What'd I Say" (Ray Charles)
• "Work Song" (Cannonball Adderley Quintet)
• "Stay On It" (Cannonball Adderley Quintet)
• "Fly Me To The Moon" (Sarah Vaughan)
• "Like Someone In Love" (Sarah Vaughan)
• "Misty" (Sarah Vaughan)
• "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington)
• "The Biggest and Busiest Intersection" (Duke Ellington)
• "Satin Doll" (Duke Ellington)
• "Pennies From Heaven" (Louis Armstrong)
• "Blueberry Hill" (Louis Armstrong)
Ray Charles, piano and vocals; Hank Crawford, alto saxophone; David "Fathead" Newman, tenor saxophone; Leroy "Hog" Cooper, baritone saxophone; John Hunt, trumpet; Marcus Belgrave, trumpet; Edgar Willis, bass; Teagle Fleming, drums; with The Raelettes: Mary Ann Fisher; Darlene McRae; Margie Hendrix, vocals.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, alto saxophone; Nat Adderley, cornet; Barry Harris, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Louis Hayes; drums.
Sarah Vaughan, vocals; Bob James, piano; Larry Rockwell, bass; Omar Clay, drums.
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra: Duke Ellington, piano and composer; Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone; Harold Ashby, tenor saxophone and clarinet; Russell Procope, clarinet; Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone; Harry Carney, baritone saxophone; Cootie Williams, trumpet; Cat Anderson, trumpet; Mercer Ellington, trumpet; Herbie Jones, trumpet; Laurence Brown, trombone; George "Buster" Cooper, trombone; Chuck Connors, trombone; Jimmy Cleveland, trombone; Money Johnson, trombone; Jeff Castleman, bass; Dick Wilson, drums; Rufus Jones, drums.
Louis Armstrong, vocals; Bobby Hackett, trumpet; Tyree Glenn, trombone; Dave McKenna, piano; Jack Lesberg, bass; Oliver Jackson, drums.