Steve Coleman performs with Five Elements, including Jonathan Finlayson (on trumpet, foreground), on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival. i

Steve Coleman performs with Five Elements, including Jonathan Finlayson (on trumpet, foreground), on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs/NPR hide caption

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Steve Coleman performs with Five Elements, including Jonathan Finlayson (on trumpet, foreground), on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Steve Coleman performs with Five Elements, including Jonathan Finlayson (on trumpet, foreground), on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Steve Coleman And Five Elements: Newport Jazz 2011WBGO

Steve Coleman And Five Elements: Newport Jazz 2011

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Alto saxophonist Steve Coleman comes up with some of the most original song structures in jazz. In many others' hands, they'd sound like algebra; with his virtuosity and arranging, it crackles with excitement. The latest incarnations of his Five Elements band execute with awe-inspiring precision, as heard on the new album The Mancy Of Sound. With wordless scat vocals and jaw-dropping drumming, the band performs at the Harbor stage at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

Personnel
  • Steve Coleman, alto saxophone
  • Jen Shyu, vocals
  • Jonathan Finlayson, trumpet
  • David Virelles, keyboards
  • Thomas Morgan, bass
  • Tyshawn Sorey, drums
Set List
  • Jan 18
  • Clouds
  • Attilla
  • Little Girl I'll Miss You
  • Cud Ba-Rith
  • Wheel Of Nature
  • Law Of Balance
  • Neutral Zone
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