Music: Jazz Supermarket

"Next year," said Saxophonist Paul Desmond, "maybe they could arrange to have Eisenhower at the same time." Just about everybody else, it seemed, was on hand last week for the opening of the fifth and biggest Newport (R.I.) Jazz Festival. The Duke was back for a Tribute-to-Ellington night; Benny Goodman was there for nostalgia. Trumpeter Miles Davis had declined this year's invitation: "What, me dig that crazy scene? Never!" But he too was there last week—along with Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins and a clutch of others—because the "crazy scene"...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!