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The Newport Now 60 Band will perform at its namesake festival on Aug. 2. (Photo: Jimmy Katz)

Newport Jazz Festival To Present 45 Acts, Aug. 1–3

The Newport Jazz Festival, presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, is set to take place in Rhode Island from Aug. 1–3.

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Horace Silver: In Pursuit
Published 9/13/1973

Horace Silver remembers a time years ago in a Boston hotel room when he wrote out the idea for a new tune on a cardboard bath mat. He doesn’t have to do that today, of course; the creative process has been augmented by the miniature tape recorder tha …  
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Tony Williams: Two Decades of Drum Innovation
Published 11/1/1983

Tony Williams erupted onto the jazz scene in 1963 as a 17-year-old prodigy with a full-blown, volcanic style of drumming that would blow hard-bop tastiness out the door. Williams’ arrival was hailed with a great deal of fanfare. The week he came with …  
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Freddy Cole: Melody Man
Published 7/1/2001

Freddy Cole is a singer and a pianist. Outside of a couple of showpieces he was compelled to compose by way of acknowledging and freeing himself from the looming presence of his famous brother, Nat Cole (“I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me” and “He Was The K …  
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Benny Goodman: From the Inside
Published 4/9/1964

About 27 years have gone by since they danced in the aisles to the music of Benny Goodman and his band at the Paramount Theater in New York City. In April 1937, the New Yorker ran a profile on “one Benny Goodman.” The writer commented in wonderment o …  
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