New Thing at Newport

New Thing at Newport is a 1965 live album featuring two separate sets from that year's Newport Jazz Festival by tenor saxophonists John Coltrane and Archie Shepp. It was recorded four days after the recording session for Coltrane's album Ascension, on which Shepp appeared, and is one of several albums documenting the end stages of Coltrane's "classic quartet," which would begin to break up by the end of that year with the departure of McCoy Tyner.[3] Reviewer Tim Niland called the album "an excellent example of the rapidly evolving state of jazz in the mid 1960's by two of its most well known practitioners."[4]

New Thing at Newport
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Live album by
Released1966
RecordedJuly 2, 1965
GenreAvant-garde jazz
Free jazz
Hard bop
LabelImpulse!
ProducerBob Thiele
John Coltrane chronology
Ascension
(1965)
New Thing at Newport
(1966)
Kulu Sé Mama
(1965)
Archie Shepp chronology
On This Night
(1965)
New Thing at Newport
(1966)
Archie Shepp Live in San Francisco
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Down Beat
(Original Lp release)
3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]

Track listingEdit

Original LP releaseEdit

Side One

  1. Spoken introduction to John Coltrane's set by Father Norman O'Connor - 1:08
  2. "One Down One Up" - 12:28 (from Coltrane's set)
  3. "Rufus (Swung His Face at Last to the Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)" - 4:58 (from Shepp's set)

Side Two (from Shepp's set)

  1. "Le Matin des Noire" [sic] - 7:39
  2. "Scag" - 3:04
  3. "Call Me by My Rightful Name" - 6:19

CD releaseEdit

From notes: For the first time, the pieces within each set appear here in the order in which they were performed.

  1. Spoken introduction to John Coltrane's set by Father Norman O'Connor - 1:08
  2. "One Down One Up” - 12:42
  3. "My Favorite Things” - 15:14; Spoken conclusion to John Coltrane's set by Father Norman O'Connor
  4. Spoken introduction to Archie Shepp's set by Billy Taylor - 1:41
  5. "Gingerbread, Gingerbread Boy” - 10:26
  6. "Call Me by My Rightful Name” - 6:38
  7. "Scag” - 3:19
  8. "Rufus (Swung His Face at Last to the Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)” - 5:17
  9. "Le Matin des Noire” - 8:20

PersonnelEdit

Recorded July 2, 1965, at the Newport Jazz Festival.

The John Coltrane Quartet

The Archie Shepp Quartet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Down Beat: April 21, 1966 Vol. 33, No. 8
  2. ^ New Thing at Newport at AllMusic
  3. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2007). Coltrane: The Story of a Sound. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 103.
  4. ^ Niland, Tim (March 31, 2011). "John Coltrane And Archie Shepp - New Thing At Newport (Impulse, 1965)". AllAboutJazz.com. Retrieved July 2, 2020.