Album of the Day
Standing Ovation at Newport
The 1965 Newport Folk Festival is famed as the event where Dylan “went electric,” but the Newport Jazz Festival had some electrifying music as well that year. Recorded live 55 years ago today, the aptly titled STANDING OVATION AT NEWPORT captures jazz flutist extraordinaire Herbie Mann and a band including pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Dave Pike as they deliver soaring versions of Pike's “Patato,” “Stolen Moments” and an epic rendition of “Comin' Home Baby” (a fourth song on the Atlantic collection, “Mushi Mushi,” was recorded at New York's Village Gate nightclub a couple months earlier). You can feel Mann feeding off the audience's energy on these thrilling performances, and STANDING OVATION AT NEWPORT stands among his finest albums.