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Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Ian Dove, Billboard, 19 July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. Producer George Wein, in the program for the Festival which began Thursday (3), talked of the rock scene today, using words like creative, vital and experimental, while bemoaning the lack of good young upcoming jazz players.

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