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Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Drummer Lewis Nash performs at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Newport Jazz Festival

Lewis Nash Quintet, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012WGBH

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Drummer Lewis Nash is certainly no stranger to prestigious festival stages; he's served in bands led by Betty Carter, Branford Marsalis and Tommy Flanagan. (And that was relatively early in his career, too.) So it's a great move to give the supporting cast member, who truly innovates within jazz traditions, a share of the spotlight. One of the bands he leads features the front line of Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) and Jimmy Greene (tenor sax); it's a classic quintet lineup, and it's the first on stage on day two at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Set List
  • "Teddy" (Bobby Hutcherson)
  • "Arioso" (James Williams)
  • "Eronel" (Thelonious Monk)
  • "I Never Told You" (Johnny Mandel)
  • "Ain't Nothin' Nu" (Thad Jones)
Personnel
  • Lewis Nash, drums
  • Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
  • Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone
  • Donald Vega, piano
  • Peter Washington, bass
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