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A view of the crowd and harbor from Fort Adams at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival. (Erik Jacobs for NPR)

Newport Jazz 2012: The Preview Mix

by Tim Wilkins
Jul 30, 2012 (WBGO-FM)

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Gretchen Parlato performs during the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival. Parlato will return to the festival in 2012, alongside Lionel Loueke and Becca Stevens.

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The experience of going to the Newport Jazz Festival actually starts before you get there. The community of Newport sits at the tip of Rhode Island's Aquidneck Island — the exact festival location even more so — which means you're going to need to cross a big bridge or hop a boat. You'll probably pass through the old resort community of Newport, and by its massive oceanside mansions. It'll be about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with a stabilizing ocean breeze. And then there's the music.

If you don't manage to traverse Narragansett Bay, this year NPR Music and its partners WBGO and WGBH will offer a live video webcast of the Newport Jazz Festival Aug. 4-5, then an archived recording. As a way of previewing this year's lineup, we've put together a collection of artists appearing at Newport 2012, from living legends to young phenoms. Wherever possible, we found recordings of the actual bands on the festival lineup, with a few classics some artists might just pull out of their arsenals as well.

You can hear a broader selection from all these artists on WBGO's HD2 and online stream The Jazz Bee. And once again, information about NPR Music's coverage from Newport is all at npr.org/newportjazz.


Artists In This Mix:

3 Cohens (Yuval, Anat & Avishai) o Ambrose Akinmusire o Anat Cohen (3 Cohens, 3 Clarinets) o Becca Stevens o Bill Frisell o Brian Lynch feat. Pedrito Martinez o Catherine Russell o Christian McBride & Inside Straight o Dafnis Prieto o Darcy James Argue o Dave Douglas o Dianne Reeves o Dr. John o Evan Christopher (3 Clarinets) o Gretchen Parlato o Jack DeJohnette o James Carter o Jason Moran o Jenny Scheinman o Joe Lovano o John Ellis & Double-Wide o John Hollenbeck & The Claudia Quintet +1 o Jon Cleary o Jonathan Batiste o Ken Peplowski (3 Clarinets) o Kurt Elling o Laurent Coq o Lewis Nash o Lionel Loueke o Maria Schneider Orchestra o Miguel Zenon o Pat Metheny Unity Band o Preservation Hall Jazz Band o Rudresh Mahanthappa o Ryan Truesdell/Gil Evans o Tedeschi Trucks Band o The Bad Plus o Vince Giordano o Yosvany Terry feat. Pedrito Martinez

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