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  • 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

  • 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)