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  • 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

  • Terence Blanchard Quintet Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear the Terence Blanchard Quintet live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Blanchard on trumpet, Brice Winston on tenor sax, Fabian Almazan on piano, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. Herbie Hancock joins the band on piano for the last song, Wayne Shorter's Footprints. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

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

    Terence Blanchard Quintet Live at Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013

    Pet Step Sitters Theme Song (Fabian Almazan)
    Hallucinations (Terence Blanchard)
    Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma)
    Footprints (Wayne Shorter)

  • Robert Glasper Experiment Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 4, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Click to hear The Robert Glasper Experiment perform live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Glasper on keyboards, Casey Benjamin on alto saxophone and vocoder, Derrick Hodge on bass and Mark Colenburg on drums. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

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

    The Robert Glasper Experiment Live at The Newport Jazz Festival - August 3, 2013

    Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
    Cherish The Day
    Get Lucky
    - Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
    Lift Off
    Fall - Wayne Shorter
    All Matter