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#2379883 - 01/26/12 12:36 PM Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973
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In the summer of 1973, two friends and I took a 30-hour Greyhound bus ride from Minnesota to New York City to attend the Newport Jazz Festival - NYC. We were 19; we stayed at the Manhattan YMCA.

I recently found the program online. What'd ya think?

June 29
Wollman Amphitheater: Gerry Mulligan and the Age of Steam, Charles Lloyd Quintet, Gato Barberi, Newport Ensemble, Margie Joseph
Carnegie Hall: Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, Teddy Wilson, Slam Stewart, Ruby Braff Quintet
Philharmonic Hall: B.B. King, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, Lloyd Glenn, Jay McShann Trio, Big Mama Thornton, Joe Turner, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Muddy Waters Blues Band, B.B. King Orchestra
Carnegie Hall: Andrew Hill, Steve Kuhn Trio

June 30
Wollman Amphitheater: Roy Buchanan, George Barnes, George Benson, Larry Coryell, Tal Farlow, Tiny Grimes, Jim Hall, Pat Martino, Chuck Wayne-Joe Puma Duo, Bai Konie-Kora
Carnegie Hall: (1st show) Donny Hathaway, Herbie Mann and the Family of Mann (2nd show) Donny Hathaway, Black Heat, David Newman
Philharmonic Hall: Sonny Rollins Quartet, Keith Jarrett, Mary Lou Williams, Gil Evans Orchestra
Alice Tully Hall: Roy Brooks, Artist Truth, Ray Nance, Charlie Rouse, Stars of Africa, We Music House
Carnegie Recital Hall: Valerie Capers and the Manhattan Contemporary Jazz Ensemble Workshop
Radio City Music Hall: Midnight Jam Session (various artists)

July 1
Hudson River Boat Ride: Percy Humphrey Preservation Hall Band from New Orleans, Drootin Bros. Band, Papa Bue’s Band
Carnegie Hall: Ray Charles & his orchestra
Philharmonic Hall: Duke Ellington, Alice Babs, Mandrill
Alice Tully Hall: Aboriginal Music Society, Ken McIntyre Quartet, Rene McLean, Marvin Peterson’s Hannibals, Joe Lee Wilson
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: Max Roach’s “Freedom Now Suite”

July 2
Wollman Amphitheater: Charles Mingus, Don Cherry and the Organic Music Theater, Prof. Longhair, Snooks Eaglin, Milt Buckner-Jo Jones Duo, Baby Lawrence, Buster Brown, Chuck Green, John McPhee, L.D. Jackson, Jimmy Slyde
Carnegie Recital Hall: Robin Kenyatta Quintet
Roseland Ballroom: Duke Ellington & his orchestra, Count Basie & his orchestra, Woody Herman & his orchestra

July 3
Wollman Amphitheater: Mose Allison, Stan Getz, Marian McPartland, Modern Jazz Quartet, Horace Silver
Carnegie Hall: Count Basie, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Snooky Young, Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Al Gray, Marshall Royal, Ernie Wilkins, Charles Fowlkes, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Sonny Payne, Eddie Jones, Joe Newman, Thad Jones, Joe Wilder, Freddie Green
Philharmonic Hall: Modern Jazz Quartet, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Al Hibbler, Mabel Mercer, Stan Getz, Art Hodes, Jimmy McPartland, Vic Dickenson, Teddi King, Gerry Mulligan, Earl Hines, Al Casey, Barbara Carroll, Sylvia Syrns, Dave Brubeck
Alice Tully Hall: Caravan, Betty Carter (Danny Misin Trio) Ted Daniels, Clifford Jordon, Earl Cross Ninette
Shea Stadium: (1st show) Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Staple Singers, Ramsey Lewis, Grover Washington (2nd show) War, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and the Vibration Society, Billy Paul, Jimmy Witherspoon

July 4
Singer Bowl: Count Basie, Darius Brubeck, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, Barbara Carroll, Al Casey, Cozy Cole, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Wild Bill Davidson, Vic Dickenson, Drootin Brothers, Roy Eldridge Quintet, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Gary, Tiny Grimes, Earl Hines, Elvin Jones, Gene Krupa, Ellis Larkins, Howard McGhee, Dave McKenna, Marian McPartland with Jimmy McPartland, John Mayall, Turk Murphy, Ray Nance, Joe Newman, Anita O’Day, Larry Ridley, Sam Rivers, Jimmy Rowles, Archie Shepp, James Spaulding, Sun Ra, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Sarah Vaughan, Eddie Vinson, Grover Washington, Joe Williams, Reginald Workman
Carnegie Hall: Sarah Vaughan, Michel Legrand, Orchestra, Stan Getz
Philharmonic Hall: Percy Humphrey’s Preservation Hall Band, Joe Turner, Wally Rose, Turk Murphy, Bob Green
Alice Tully Hall: Rashied Ali, Walter Bishop Jr., Paul Bley, Paul Griffith, Norman Connors and the Dance of Magic

July 5
Wollman Amphitheater: Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Art Ensemble of Chicago
Carnegie Hall: Ella Fitzgerald, The Chick Webb Orchestra, Eddie Barfield, Ellis Larkins, Roy Eldridge, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Carmen McRae
Philharmonic Hall: John Mayall, Blues Fusion, John Blair, Chuck Mangione
Carnegie Recital Hall: Jack DeJohnette, Jimmy Owens

July 6
Wollman Amphitheater: Dave Brubeck, Darius Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Dizzy Gillespie, Hubert Laws, Carmen McRae
Alice Tully Hall: Clem DeRosa, Marian McPartland, All City High School Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Interactions Workshop Orchestra, Jazz Mobile Workshop Orchestra
Carnegie Hall: Sun Ra and his Space Arkestra, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton, Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson, Cozy Cole, Louis Jordon, Ester Phillips, Honi Coles, Copasetics
Philharmonic Hall: Return to Forever, Weather Report
Alice Tully Hall: Melodic Artet, The 360 Degrees Experience, Milford Graves, Byard Lancaster, Leon Thomas
Radio City Music Hall: Midnight Jam Session (various artists)

July 7
Hudson River Boat Ride: Olympia Brass Band, Wild Bill Davison
Wollman Amphitheater: (part 1) Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Roy Haynes (part 2) Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Jo Jones, Mel Lewis, Freddie Waits, Tony Williams (part 3) M’Boom, Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay. Max Roach, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (part 4) Randy Weston’s African Rhythms
Carnegie Hall: Bill Evans, Earl Hines, Billy Taylor, George Shearing, Dave McKenna, Ellis Larkins, Jimmy Rowles, Art Hodes, Eubie Blake
Philharmonic Hall: Roy Ayers, Ubiquity, Airto, Phineas Newborn, Doug Kershaw, Country Jazz
Alice Tully Hall: Abdullah, Joe Righty, Chris Capers, Hokim Jarmi, Frank Foster, Noah Howard, Black Ensemble
Carnegie Recital Hall: Natural Essence, Safari East

July 8
Carnegie Hall: Treemonisha
Nassau Coliseum: Duke Ellington & his orchestra, Ray Charles & his orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway

Busch.

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#2379884 - 01/26/12 12:38 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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What a list! cool
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#2379893 - 01/26/12 12:58 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Reminds me on several trips to Holland when I was young, visiting the North Sea Festival in The Hague.
Not 30hrs, but ...

THIS list is killing me !

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#2379894 - 01/26/12 12:59 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Wow.

So, Busch, who did you see?

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#2379899 - 01/26/12 01:05 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Joe P]
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#2379901 - 01/26/12 01:11 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: D-Bon]
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Good grief. I stopped reading after a while. Not that I wasn't interested. What fun that must have been.

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#2379913 - 01/26/12 01:35 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Joe P]
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Originally Posted By: Joe P
Wow.

So, Busch, who did you see?



Easier to say who didn't I see: missed Andrew Hill, Paul Bley and Stevie Wonder (we stayed ont he island and walked everywhere). We saw all the Wollman Amphitheater shows (afternoon in Central Park) and the Midnight Jam Sessions. In the evening you usually had to choose between the show at Carnegie or Philharmonic Hall as they ran concurrent. So even though we didn't see the Singer Bowl show, we saw 95% of those players at other shows.

Piano Solo night at Carnegie with Bill Evans, Earl Hines, Billy Taylor, George Shearing, Dave McKenna, Ellis Larkins, Jimmy Rowles, Art Hodes, Eubie Blake was pretty sweet.

Also, the June 30th at Philhamronic Hall with Sonny Rollins Quartet, Keith Jarrett, Mary Lou Williams, Gil Evans Orchestra was very memorable. This was Keith doing the Koln type concert. Zee Zee off the Gil Evans Svengali album was recorded there that night.

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#2379916 - 01/26/12 01:37 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Joe Muscara]
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Do I sound old and crusty if I say something like, "the golden age of live music ...." blah blah blah I mean not that I was anywhere near old enough to appreciate this at the time, but still ...
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#2379925 - 01/26/12 01:44 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Joe Muscara]
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It's a riot to look at the list of "sidemen" as well:

Gerry Mulligan's Age of Steam
Gerry Mulligan - baritone sax
Art Farmer - flugelhorn
Jimmy Owens - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jon Faddis - trumpet
Joe Newman - trumpet
Bob Brookmeyer - valve trombone
Wayne Andre - trombone
Pete Phillips - bass trombone
Jim Buffington - French horn
Tony Price - tuba Frank Wess - alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Tom Scott - tenor sax, soprano sax
Dave Tifani - tenor sax
Wally Kane - baritone sax
Sam Brown - guitar
Joe Venuto - vibes, percussion
Ben Aronov - electric piano
Chuck Israels - bass
Bill Goodwin - drums

Horace Silver Quartet
Horace Silver (piano)
Mike Brecker (tenor sax)
Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Will Lee (bass)
Alvin Queen (drums)

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Art Blakey (drums, leader)
Cedar Walton (piano)
Eddie Henderson (trumpet)
Carter Jefferson (tenor sax, sop. sax)
Curtis Fuller (trombone)
Mickey Bass (bass)
Ray Mantilla (conga, timbales)
Special guests:
Sonny Stitt (tenor sax, alto sax)
Roy Haynes (drums)

Gil Evans Orchestra
Gil Evans (piano, electric piano)
Ted Dunbar (guitar)
Trevor Koehler (flute, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone)
Billy Harper (flute, tenor saxophone)
David Sanborn (alto saxophone)
Howard Johnson (baritone saxophone, flugelhorn, tuba)
Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson
Richard Williams (trumpet)
Sharon Freeman (French horn)
Peter Levin (French horn)
Joseph Daley (trombone, tuba)
David Horowitz (synthesizer)
Herb Bushler (bass guitar)
Bruce Ditmas (drums)
Susan Evans (percussion)

Busch.

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#2379927 - 01/26/12 01:46 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Michelle (ggurl)]
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Originally Posted By: Michelle (ggurl)
Do I sound old and crusty if I say something like, "the golden age of live music ...." blah blah blah I mean not that I was anywhere near old enough to appreciate this at the time, but still ...


The five years or so between 1968 and 1973 was a remarkable, unprecedented time for live and recorded music.

Busch.

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#2379928 - 01/26/12 01:47 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Michelle (ggurl)]
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What I find interesting is that even 40 years ago, jazz festivals were including a lot of popular music in spite of the fact that so many great jazz innovators were still around (and were included on the festival too)
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#2379938 - 01/26/12 02:01 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: kanker.]
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Originally Posted By: kanker.
What I find interesting is that even 40 years ago, jazz festivals were including a lot of popular music in spite of the fact that so many great jazz innovators were still around (and were included on the festival too)


To that point, from Wiki about Newport:

The festival's 1969 program was an experiment in fusing jazz, soul and rock music and audiences. Its lineup included, besides jazz, Friday evening appearances by rock groups Jeff Beck, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ten Years After and Jethro Tull. Saturday's schedule mixed jazz acts such as Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck with others including John Mayall and Sly & the Family Stone. James Brown was among those who appeared Sunday afternoon followed in the evening by Herbie Hancock, blues musician B. B. King and English rock group Led Zeppelin.

Miles Davis remarked that the various artists involved were highly encouraging to each other and that he enjoyed the festival more than ever before. He noticed and appreciated the spirited nature of the younger audience. But some clashes did occur. Excess crowds estimated at twenty thousand who had been unable to obtain tickets filled an adjacent hillside, and the weekend was marred by disturbances including fence crashing and crowd surging during the most popular performances. Saturday evening's disturbances were particularly significant, prompting producer George Wein who feared a riot to announce that the Sunday evening Led Zeppelin appearance was cancelled. That show was allowed to go forward as initially scheduled after much of the overflow crowd had left the city following the cancellation announcement.

For 1971 the festival booked The Allman Brothers Band, a pioneering Southern rock group. Many more fans were drawn than Festival Field could cope with. On the second night of the festival, would-be festival goers occupying the adjacent hillside crashed the fence during Dionne Warwick's performance of "What The World Needs Now Is Love", initiating a major disturbance. That year's festival was halted after the stage was rushed by the intruders and equipment destroyed. The festival would not return to Newport in 1972.

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#2379940 - 01/26/12 02:02 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Hippies loved to crash gates.

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#2379942 - 01/26/12 02:06 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Originally Posted By: burningbusch


The five years or so between 1968 and 1973 was a remarkable, unprecedented time for live and recorded music.

Busch.


Fantastic! Just how I think!! wink

A lot of people thought the 70s was the worst jazz period though...

I love all those albums on Muse, Strata-East, Mainstream, MPS, etc... some of the best music I've come across. Still have a lot of it on vinyl too...

I think what has become more apparent in the last decade is how influential the 70s jazz sound was on a lot of modern players... e.g. everyone seems to have a rhodes and wah wah going off here.

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#2379951 - 01/26/12 02:42 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: orangefunk]
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Nassau Coliseum: Duke Ellington & his orchestra, Ray Charles & his orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway
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#2379958 - 01/26/12 02:48 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Originally Posted By: burningbusch
Originally Posted By: Michelle (ggurl)
Do I sound old and crusty if I say something like, "the golden age of live music ...." blah blah blah I mean not that I was anywhere near old enough to appreciate this at the time, but still ...


The five years or so between 1968 and 1973 was a remarkable, unprecedented time for live and recorded music.

Busch.


Sometimes I feel like I was born 20 years too late ... frown
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#2380020 - 01/26/12 07:17 PM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Michelle (ggurl)]
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Originally Posted By: Michelle (ggurl)
Do I sound old and crusty if I say something like, "the golden age of live music ...." blah blah blah I mean not that I was anywhere near old enough to appreciate this at the time, but still ...


Comparing this to my 18-year old roadtrip to Moogfest this fall, I can say you're probably right. Not that Moogfest wasn't one of the best weekends of my life up to now, but... Come on. This lineup is unreal.
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#2380139 - 01/27/12 07:47 AM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Wow,

Incomparable. The Woodstock of Jazz. All of the piano players that are the foundation of Jazz piano... Live.

You can't really say anything...

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#2380180 - 01/27/12 09:25 AM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: Musicale]
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FYI, you can listen to many of these performances at Wolfgang's Vault (what a great site). Free streaming.

Wolfgang's Vault Newport over the years

Busch.

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#2380181 - 01/27/12 09:29 AM Re: Pretty good show - Newport Jazz Festival 1973 [Re: burningbusch]
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Also, pretty hilarious but the Montreux Jazz Festival was happening at the same time which is why a few big names like Miles were missing from Newport.

Busch.

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