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Jazz from Newport and Monterey-Part 1

Jul 13, 2013

Jazz Unlimited Sunday evening, July 14 will have “Music from the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals-Part One”   The Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals are the longest running jazz festivals in history.  Newport was founded in 1954 and Monterey in 1957.  Newport was wracked by riots in 1960, 1970 and 1974, was canceled for a time and moved to New York City for a time in the 1970’s.  The riots were caused by drunken young people who were attracted to the festivals when they added popular rock groups to boost attendance.  Monterey has run uninterrupted for 55 years with its make-up of mainly straight ahead jazz and some blues.  Part one will feature music from Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson, Gerry Mulligan, Otis Spann, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dizzy Gillespie, the Jazz Crusaders, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Pee Wee Russell, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor and Archie Shepp.

The Slide Show contains photos of six of the artists heard on the show.

The Archive for the July 14, 2013 Jazz Unlimited show will be available until the morning of July 22.

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Here is the Thelonious Monk Trio of Monk (p) Henry Grimes (b) and Roy Haynes (d) at the Newpoet Jazz Festival from the 1958 film "Jazz On A Summer's Day."