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This year's Newport review features artist that we saw, both relatively unknown and some of the greats that appeared at the festival. The lineup was once again diverse. There were performances in the smaller tents that stretched the boundaries of the genre and there were artists that are living legends of jazz. We will hear from a sampling from both catagories. JD Allen, Matt Wilson and Skye Steele represent the direction jazz is headed. Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea and Ahmad Jamal had great performances playing in more of the traditional style.

Featured Album

JD Allen, Shine! on amazon.com


Sky Steele, Late Bloomer on amazon.com

Track ~ Artist ~ Album
Sonhouse ~ JD Allen ~ Shine! Shine!
Angel ~ JD Allen ~ Shine! Shine!
Shooshabuster ~ Matt Wilson ~ That's Gonna Leave A Mark Shine!
Evelyn ~ The Skye Steele Quintet ~ late bloomer late
Echo Park ~ The Skye Steele Quintet ~ late bloomer late
Kramer v Kramer v Godzilla ~ Ben Allison ~ Think Free Think
Lullaby of the Leaves ~ Anat Cohen ~ Clarinetworks Clarinetwork
Big Fat Hen ~ Wynton Marsalis ~ The Magic Hour Magic
Trinkle, Tinkle ~ Chick Corea ~ Live in Montreaux Live
Dolphin Dance ~ Ahmad Jamal ~ The Awakening The

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