NEW YORK TIMES:
Newport Jazz Festival Begins a New Era, With History as a Guide

NEW YORK TIMES: Newport Jazz Festival Begins a New Era, With History as a Guide

BY GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

"Amir ElSaffar, the Iraqi trumpeter and santur player, has played Newport before, but never with his Rivers of Sound orchestra, an intercontinental group with improvisations wafting up from loping, odd-meter melodies."

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