Jazz Unlimited for July 21 will feature “Music from the Newport and Monterey Jazz Festivals-Part Two” 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 and was canceled for a time and was 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 festival when they added popular rock groups. Monterey has run uninterrupted for 55 years with its make-up of mainly straight ahead jazz and some blues. Part Two will feature music from Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, The Donald Byrd-Gigi Gryce Jazz Lab Quintet, Dave Brubeck, the Don Ellis Big Band, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Horace Silver, Charles Lloyd with Keith Jarrett, the Thelonious Monk nonet, Max Roach, John Handy, The Charles Mingus Octet and the Monterey 50 Anniversary All-Stars.
The Slide Show Contains four images of the musicians heard on this show.
This Archive of the July 21 show will be available until the morning of July 29.
Here is Paul Desmond at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1975 with John Lewis (p), Mundell Lowe (g), Richard Davis (b) and Roy Burns (d).