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Artist: Mingus, Charles
Title: Charles Mingus And The Newport Rebels
Format: CD
Label: CANDID
Catalog Number:79353
Barcode:708857935321 itemnumber=1000101711
Price: $10.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 4/20/2010
Availability: In Stock
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Max Roach and Charles Mingus, both displaying great fortitude, decided to organize their own "Rebel" Festival adjacent to the Main event. Paricipating amongst other were the new "lions" Ornette Coleman, Mingus, Max and Abbey Loncoln alongside Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Knepper, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones. Sadly the Rebel Festival went unrecorded but Candid producer Nat Hentoff gathered many of the participants at a Studio in New York on November 11, 1960 and this album is both a tribute to everyone involved and reminder of a most significant happening in American Jazz History. 


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The (now) famous Newport Jazz Festival was inaugurated in 1954 as a nonprofit organization by George Wein and Lorraine Lorillard in Newport, Rhode Island. It quickly became a huge success attracting bigger and bigger crowds and with the success came problems and finally in 1960 the bubble burst. In that year, not only were the crowds getting unmanageable but also there had developed a resentment towards the festival by a significant number of (mainly) black musicians who left that the organizers were discriminating against them personally and black jazz-new and old. Max Roach and Charles Mingus, both displaying great fortitude, decided to organize their own "Rebel" Festival adjacent to the Main event. Participating were the new "lions" Ornette Coleman, Mingus, Max and Abbey Lincoln alongside Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Knepper, Roy Eldridge and Jo Jones. Sadly the Rebel Festival went unrecorded but Candid producer Nat Hentoff gathered many of the participants at a Studio in New York on November 11, 1960 and this album is both a tribute to everyone involved and reminder of a most significant happening in American Jazz History.

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