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REVIEW: Four-CD Box Chronicles Miles Davis, 'At Newport 1955-1975' >>

This release is a doozy. Almost four hours long, the majority of Miles Davis At Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Volume #4, a four-disc boxed set from Columbia/Legacy featuring mostly unreleased material, sounds amazing considering the technology of the time. Plus, it features three of the all-time bands in the history of jazz.

Herbie Hancock and Joey Alexander

12-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander Debuts at Newport Jazz Festival >>

As festival season is upon us, the Newport Jazz Festival has featured a very young performer as its headlining act. The 12-year-old, self-taught, piano-playing prodigy Joey Alexander made his Newport debut and it may become a detail in the festival's history.

Unreleased Miles Davis Performances Premiere in Columbia's 'Newport 1955-1975' Box Set

Miles Davis Unreleased Performances Premiere in 'Newport 1955-1975' Box Set >>

Miles Davis fans have grown over the years to include everyone from seasoned jazzgoers to dabblers in the genre. During his stint at the Newport Jazz Festival, his performances there brought together an audience of all stripes and trades. Now, those special performances will be available for purchase.

Miles Davis at Newport 1955-75 Four-DIsc Box Set to Release July 17 via Columbia/Legacy Records

'Miles Davis at Newport 1955-75' Four-Disc Box Set to Release July 17 via Columbia/Legacy Records >>

On Thursday, Columbia/Legacy Recordings announced that it is to release a most iconic four-disc box set, 'Miles Davis at Newport 1955-75: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4,' on July 17. And no, this is not another Dylan reissue, for once.

Newport and New Orleans Jazz Festivals Announce 2015 Summer Lineups

Newport and New Orleans Jazz Festivals Announce 2015 Summer Lineups >>

It's a new year and thus, a new season of jazz festivals is nigh. For the U.S., the two most significant summer jazz festivals have finally announced their forthcoming lineups for 2015: the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival.

Darcy James Argue and his Secret Society Perform Ellington-Inspired 'Tensile Curves' Theme at Newport Jazz Festival

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Perform Duke Ellington-Inspired 'Tensile Curves' at Newport Jazz Festival 2014 >>

It was in 1956, in Newport nonetheless, that Duke Ellington and his Orchestra gave a most landmark performance at the Jazz Festival. Per NPR, historians mark this as the pivotal moment of the Duke's 50 plus year career, with the centerpiece being "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" accompanied by saxophonist Paul Gonsalves.

Highlights: 2014 Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years, Looks to the Future >>

This weekend, the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival celebrates 60 years with a roster of jazz luminaries including Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, Gary Burton, Gregory Porter, Vijay Iyer and many more.

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