JAZZ ON SUNDAY: JOHN COLTRANE - NEWPORT 1961

May 16, 2021 – 6:19 am

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JOHN COLTRANE QUARTET/QUINTET
Newport 1961 [Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster, 1CD]

“Music At Newport”. July 1, 1961. Very good mono soundboard.

Thanks to jimitrane and to goody for sharing the show at Dime.

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My thanks to a couple of you who downloaded the previous v.2 edition for catching what appeared to be some horrendous note smearing problems in the horns. I’m quite sorry there are now so many of those in circulation and I hope never to see that disastrous edition reseeded in the future, although I have no doubt of it being a distinct possibility. I’m very sorry indeed for the huge errors I unleashed upon the world. Again - my apologies to the masters. I didn’t ever intend to destroy their wonderful work! And my apologies to all of you.

This edition corrects all of that (he wrote, hoping not to have to retract any of this once again…)

If you haven’t already done so, please delete those old files you may still have on your drives immediately.

Special thanks to our generous art department ethiessen1 once again for updating another of his great contributions not only in the covers he so creatively puts together but for his assistance in gathering additional info to help make these shares so much better!

Yer PervFesser

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Original notes by jimitrane:

“This is my personal thank you for all the great shows I received from this site; also, an invitation for some of you to post something really rare this week. We all need to hear this. This is Trane’s holy grail missing Newport show from 1961. I recently located my master cassette that I transferred from a reel to reel master mono soundboard back in the late ’70s. I figured that I would give my Nakamichi a try on this recording and go straight into my Philips CDR with no EQ or messing. This recording has such an intimate feel. You can hear Trane tap in the count for “Impressions”. You can hear the squeak of Elvin’s hi-hat during Naima. Remember this is a recording from 1961. Trane adds Art Davis on ‘My Favorite Things’, bringing the number to two bassists on that tune - he hadn’t settled on Jimmy Garrison yet, but McCoy and Elvin are here. The announcer introduces the first song as “So What”, but Trane rips into “Impressions” instead. I’ve never traded this show but it’s time for everyone to hear it. It’s a shame there isn’t more.”

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#Dimeadozen comment #4494005 by StuHanson at 2011-01-12 21:06:30 GMT:

“This is great. Thank you for sharing! For the sake of accuracy though, there was no 1961 Newport Jazz Festival. Seriously. This Coltrane recording is from “Music At Newport,” an entirely different one-off event that happened in Newport that summer. Here’s a basic synopsis of what happened (from the Newport Jazz Festival wiki). You can also read about it in depth in George Wein’s highly recommended autobiography. - Stu

In 1960 boisterous spectators created a major disturbance, and the National Guard was called to the scene. Word that the disturbances had meant the end of the festival, following the Sunday afternoon blues presentation headlined by Muddy Waters, reached poet Langston Hughes, who was in a meeting on the festival grounds. Hughes wrote an impromptu lyric, “Goodbye Newport Blues,” that he brought to the Waters band onstage, announcing their likewise impromptu musical performance of the piece himself, before Waters pianist Otis Spann led the band and sang the Hughes poem.

Presentation of the proper Newport Jazz Festival was disallowed in 1961 due to the difficulty of the previous year’s festival. In its place, another festival billed as “Music at Newport” was produced by Sid Bernstein in cooperation with a group of Newport businessmen. That festival included a number of jazz musicians but was financially unsuccessful. Bernstein announced that he would not seek to return to Newport in 1962. The Newport Jazz Festival resumed at Freebody Park in 1962.”

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Lineage:
Reel to Reel Master /TEAC Reel to Reel Deck/Nakamichi CR2A/ Philips CR-765 / flac - dime >
Goody’s additional lineage 1/16/11: dBpoweramp (WAV) > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender -50 cents) > Trader’s Little Helper (FLAC Level 8, ffp)
New updates 4/8/21: TLH (WAV) > iZotope RX 8 Advanced (Wow & Flutter repair; Phase repair) > Capstan (to further smooth out the sound) > Audition (Channels aligned; levels adjusted; dropouts repaired; noise repair; fade) > TLH (FLAC Level 8; Align sector boundaries; .ffp) > foobar2000 (tags)
Goody Speed/Pitch-adjusted Remaster v.3, via jimitrane

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Track 01. Introductions 1:26
Track 02. Impressions 6:20
Track 03. Naima 4:18
Track 04. My Favorite Things 16:26
29 mins

Lineup:
John Coltrane - tenor, soprano sax
McCoy Tyner - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Art Davis - bass (add to ‘MFT’)
Elvin Jones - drums

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  1. 28 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: JOHN COLTRANE - NEWPORT 1961”

  2. Rumor has it John had a Big Un

    By U L E on May 16, 2021

  3. Of course

    By U L E on May 16, 2021

  4. Rumor has it, the other band members all had Big Uns too

    By U L E on May 16, 2021

  5. Of cours e

    By U L E on May 16, 2021

  6. Meh !!!

    By The Balance on May 16, 2021

  7. Rumor has it John had a big one . Saxophone!!! . Disgusting trolls .

    By Steve on May 16, 2021

  8. He might be my Dad. Mom fucked tons of black guys.

    Brown guys too, white guys, any guy.

    By DD on May 17, 2021

  9. Hey DD. What about high yellows?

    By Derrick on May 17, 2021

  10. The Jimi Hendrix of the sax.

    By John on May 17, 2021

  11. No Derrick, your mom never fucked my mom.

    Unless it was one of your two Dads.

    By DD on May 17, 2021

  12. First four twernt mine all fakes

    By U L E on May 17, 2021

  13. Hey guys. Let me toss your salad and Ill give you a reacharound

    By U L E on May 17, 2021

  14. Derrick you are a сock sucking piece of shit. Your little two inch diсk isn’t with a diddle. But your momma used to suck it when you were a baby. She was hoping your pathetic tiny little diсk might get just a little bigger. Of course she was wrong.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on May 18, 2021

  15. I pissed on your tombstone, Anti.

    By Derrick on May 18, 2021

  16. Derrick you are a сock sucking piece of shit. We used to be such good friends. That’s why you know I’m dead.

    By THE ANTICHRIST on May 18, 2021

  17. Je ne comprends pas que cette section du site soit encore en fonction…il faut croire que l’administrateur du site cautionne ce niaisage de bas étage. Pour tout dire ça vole pas haut ici. Bravo Big O de laisser ces attardés mentaux publier ici. Vraiment de la grande classe….En passant, Google Translate pourra vous aider!

    By Who cares on May 18, 2021

  18. I shoved your corpse balls up your corpse ass, Anti.

    By Derrick on May 18, 2021

  19. First six twernt mine all fakes

    By U L E on May 19, 2021

  20. This is a lovely show. Fantastic job of correcting the music.

    By Ray Cornwall on May 19, 2021

  21. By the way, love the banter between Anti and Derrick. Hilarious (almost).

    By Ray Cornwall on May 19, 2021

  22. You would Ray, you sound gay. Can I blow you sometime soon?

    By Derrick on May 20, 2021

  23. I’ll toss your salad and give you a reacharound Ray

    By Derrick on May 20, 2021

  24. No thanks Derrick. Try someone else…

    By Ray Cornwall on May 20, 2021

  25. Cmon Ray. Pretty please. I’ll make sure I suck you real good

    By Derrick on May 20, 2021

  26. Cmon Ray, let me lick your ballsac. You can even teabag me if you want

    By Derrick on May 21, 2021

  27. BLEURGH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Ray Cornwall on May 21, 2021

  28. Does that mean yes stud? Let me toss your salad and I’ll give u a reacharound

    By Derrick on May 21, 2021

  29. I think he means “NO” Derrick but you know I’m up for it. Probably triple and Nelson too.

    By DD on May 21, 2021

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