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Wednesday June 27, 1973

THE SUMMER DAILY

Page Thirteen

Wednesday, June 27, 1973 THE SUMMER DAILY Page Thirteen

Newport-N: Y
By ANTHONY T. BRISTOW array of concerts, dances and
NEW YORK (UPI) - When boatrides and the tributes to the
the Newport Festival moved to likes of Duke Ellington, Ray
New York City last year, it was Charles, Count Basie, Ella Fitz-
like "a shot in the arm" for the gerald and the late Louis Arm-
world of jazz, acording to George strong.
Wein, founder, producer and
prime motivating force of what HE SAID the main appeal of
is now known as the Newport the festival is to "the person who
Jazz Festival-New York. has some touch of jazz in his
Wein spoke during an inter- life, whether he likes modern,
view about the festival that has traditional jazz, bebop, the swing
grown in 20 years from a moder- era or avant garde."
ately well-known four-day music "Something in this festival will
event in an open field in New- touch him," he said, "because it
port, R.I., into an "urban festi- has become an inclusive music
val" that is the biggest jazz at- festival of all kinds of great mu-
traction in the world. sic that America has produced."
* . Wein, who is himself an ac-
THIS YEAR'S festival, to be complished pianist, said that the
held June 29 through July 8, will success of Newport in New York
eclipse even the first Newport has brought about a "reawaken-
Jazz Festival-New York that was ing" of interest in jazz.
held last year to wide acclaim. - -
There will be over 1,000 ar- "IT STIMUlATED action again
tists performing in more than all over the world in jazz just
60 events throughout the metro- when people' were beginning to
politan New York area-from Car- feel that it was going downhill,"
negie and Philharmonic Halls to he said. "It was a shot in the
the Apollo theater in Harlem to arm for the word jazz and the
the Nassau County Coliseum on music that the word represents."
Long Island to New Jersey's Rut- Ie said that Newport has "cre-
gers University. ated the impression that jazz is
Wein expects that about 200,000 alive," as shown by the number
people will attend the dazzling of jazz clubs that have sprung up
throughout the city since the
first festival last year.
CORVAIR . "They're all over the city,"
Wein said, "little clubs mush-
SERVICE rooming up and they're playing
jazz."
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fear of further violence.
Wein said that the festival has
become a success in New York
because "there was a need for
it."
"We filled a void because noth-
ing new had been happening in
New York for several years," he
said. "There were the concerts
in the parks and the New York
Summer Festival, but finally
something came along that was
a headliner for the summer festi-
val and it really caught hold."
RESPONDING to the jazz ex-
plosion on an even larger scale,
Wein will produce satellite New-
port concerts in 12-cities across
the country during the summer.
There will be concerts in New
Orleans, the birthplace of jazz,
Hampton, Va., the Bay Area
Jazz Festival in San Francisco
and Oakland and Newport West
in Los Angeles.
THERE ALSO will be interna-
tional tours that will take Wein
and his "Giants of Jazz" to "ev-
ery. major city in Europe," Ja-
pan and possibly-to Africa.
In all, Newport concerts will be
given in some 30 to 40 cities
around the world,
The list of artists appearing at
the Newport Festival-New York
reads like a Who's Who of jazz.
Benny Goodman, B. B. King,
Gato Barbieri, Herbie Mann, Ar-
chie Shepp, Clark Terry, Ella
Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Sarah
Vaughan, Grover Washington,
Eubie Blake, Elvin Jones, Earl
Hines, Dave Brubeck, Cab Callo-
way, Roy Ayers, Cecil McBee,
Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae,
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Duke Ellington
Hubert Laws, Chico Hamilton, Flack, Dor
Max Roach, Ellis Larkins, Count etha Franl
Basie, Charles Mingus and Duke Wein sai
Ellington. event on t
***"theatrical
WEIN SAID that the lineup of written ani
artists reflects the type of "mu ist James
sic of respect" that festival goers presentatio
have come to expect of Newport. Ray Charl
He said Newport represents "re- performan
spect for traditions - respect for Tyson.
the people who preceded you as The cent
a musician - people who influen- festival wil
ced you," to the late
He said that "taste, respect Armstrong.
and quality" are the guideposts July 4, Ar
used in promoting the festival be- more than
cause "these are words you don't form.
hear anymore. They're words - -
people are inclined to say don't
mean anything that the only thing
that means something is what's
happening now - what sells."
"At the same time," Wein con-
tinued, "jazz still represents ad-
vances in music because every-
thing that happens comes out of
jazz. It always has as far as pop
music is concerned."
THIS IS WHY, he said, the
schedule of events for the fes-
tival includes performances by
artists such as War, Roberta
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klin.
d that "a landmark"
he program will be a
concert presentation"
d performed by novel-
Baldwin. The unique
n will be a tribute to
es and will include a
ce by actress Cicely
erpiece of this year's
I be a massive tribute
jazz trumpeter Louis
It will be held on
nstrong's birthday, and
50 jazz greats will per-

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