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Artist: Shearing Big Band, George
Title: Newport Jazz Festival 1959
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2207
Barcode:5019317022075 itemnumber=1000124779
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: BIG BAND
Release Date: 11/20/2020
Availability: In Stock
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At the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival, Shearing brought an adventurous new 16-piece group, premiering material from his recently released Capitol album, Burnished Brass. Shearing’s usual quintet of guitar, vibraphone, bass and drums was augmented for this occasion by an 11-piece brass section consisting of four trumpets, four trombones, two French horns and one tuba. The result was a sound that was soothing rather than bracing, warm and engaging rather than aggressive. In some ways, this was mood music, strictly intended to appease rather than excite the smooth jazz of its time. Shearing did spice up the proceedings by mixing in two compelling Latin jazz numbers, Mambo No. 2 and Rondo (both from 1958’s Latin Lace album), which showcased the great Afro-Cuban percussionist Armando Peraza (later of the Carlos Santana band).

Track Listing
 1. 
Introduction by Willis Connover

 2. 
Lulu’s Back in Town

 3. 
Song Introduction

 4. 
Sleepy Manhattan

 5. 
Song Introduction

 6. 
Blame It on my Youth

 7. 
Song Introduction

 8. 
Cheek to Cheek

 9. 
Song Introduction

10. 
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

11. 
Song Introduction

12. 
I Could Write a Book

13. 
Song Introduction

14. 
Cuckoo in the Clock

15. 
Song Introduction

16. 
Mambo No. 2

17. 
Song Introduction

18. 
Rondo

19. 
Rondo (reprise)


Performers on this Album
George Shearing - piano; Warren Chiasson - vibraphone; Dick Garcia - guitar; Carl Pruitt - bass; Ken Belding - drums; Un-named brass choir; Special guest - percussionist Armando Peraza
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Release Format: CD         
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