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  • Donny McCaslin Group Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click here to hear the Donny McCaslin Group live at the Newport Jazz Festival with McCaslin on tenor saxophone, Tim Lefebvre on bass, Jason Lindner, keys and Nate Wood, drums. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR

    Donny McCaslin Group Live at The Newport Jazz Festival - August 4, 2013

    Perpetual Motion

    Stadium Jazz

    Losing Track of Daytime

    Henry

    Tension

    All compositions by Donny McCaslin

  • Gregory Porter Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear vocalist Gregory Porter live at the Newport Jazz Festival, with Chip Crawford on piano, Aaron James on bass and Emmanuel Harrold on drums. Porter performs songs from his two albums on Motema, Water and Be Good, and his forthcoming Blue Note debut, Liquid Spirit, which will be released September 17. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR

    Gregory Porter Live at the Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013

    Painted On Canvas
    On My Way To Harlem
    No Love Dying
    (from new album)
    Liquid Spirit (title track of new album)
    Be Good
    Work Song
    I Fall In Love Too Easily
    (Jule Styne)
    1960 What

    All compositions except I Fall In Love Too Easily are by Gregory Porter.

    All by Gregory Porter except mentioned

  • Amir ElSaffar "Two Rivers" Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear trumpeter Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble live at the Newport Jazz Festival. The performance was a world premiere of  a new suite ElSaffar composed for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with Zafer Tawil, on oud, violin and dumbek Ole Mathisen on tenor sax, Tareq Abboushi on buzuq and percussion, Carlo DeRosa on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR

    Amir ElSaffar Two Rivers Ensemble

    Live at the Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013

    The ensemble premiered a five-movement suite composed by ElSaffar

    as a commission for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

    Movement 1: The Great Dictator

    Movement 2: Shaab

    Movement 3: Untitled (slow)

    Movement 4: Flyover Iraq

    Movement 5: Whirlwind