New York (PRWEB) February 22, 2010
Wolfgang's Vault has released the second year in its Newport Jazz archives: 1960.
Historic performances that are included in the 1960 series are highlighted with a notable afternoon that seemed it would be the last for Newport Jazz - when Langston Hughes, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and about 16 performers total were presenting an afternoon lecture/demonstration on the Blues. The lecture itself is an amazing moment in music history. At the end:
"Willis Connover, Newport Jazz Festival emcee and radio host for Voice of America in Europe, then closes the proceedings on a somber note, announcing that the board of directions of the Newport Jazz Festival had voted to accept the decision of the city council of Newport to suspend activities of the Newport Jazz Festival, beginning with the evening concert on July 3. "In other words, there will be no concert tonight or…again," he told the stunned audience.
To hear that full performance and read more: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/goodbye-newport-blues/concerts/newport-jazz-festival-july-03-1960-afternoon-show.html
The November 2009 releases of the 1959 show including Count Basie & His Orchestra, Dakota Staton, Thelonious Monk and 26 others were met with overwhelming acclaim for the quality of these decades old recordings.
The Newport Jazz Archives at Wolfgang's Vault are available to be streamed free, or downloaded as Mp3 or lossless FLAC files for audiophiles. All shows in Wolfgangsvault.com are also available on the free iPhone app:
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