NPR Offering Music Samplers That Feature Bands Playing The Newport Folk And Jazz Festivals
In the interest of providing music lovers with free music, NPR Music is currently offering two free 12-song samplers for download. The samplers feature artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festival in August. NPR Music is covering both Jazz and Folk festivals with webcasts and broadcasts in addition to the music samplers.
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The 12-song folk sampler features current indie favorites and folk luminaries, including a track from The Avett Brothers' new album, and songs from Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Deer Tick, Gillian Welch, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Mavis Staples.
The jazz compilation also boasts a mix of contemporary and classic with music from The Bad Plus, Esperanza Spalding, Branford Marsalis, and Dave Brubeck among others.
Full details about the samplers and instructions on downloading them from iTunes are available here.
Folk at Newport – 50 Years Sampler:
"I and Love and You" by The Avett Brothers
"I Keep Faith" by Billy Bragg
"Easy" by Deer Tick
"Chains, Chains, Chains" by Elvis Perkins in Dearland
"Mykonos" by Fleet Foxes
"Look at Miss Ohio" by Gillian Welch
"Belated Promise Ring" by Iron & Wine
"God Is God" by Joan Baez
"Freedom Highway (live)" by Mavis Staples
"Shenandoah" by Pete Seeger
"Richland Women Blues" by Ramblin' Jack Elliott
"To Ohio" by The Low Anthem
Jazz at Newport 2009 Sampler:
"Jabberwocky" by Branford Marsalis Quartet
"Brother Mister" by Christian McBride & Inside Straight
"Tulum" by Claudia Acuna
"Summer Song" by Dave Brubeck
"Precious" by Esperanza Spalding
"Spirit of the Moment" by Michel Camilo
"Penta" by Miguel Zenon
"James" by Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band
"Apti" by Rudresh Mahanthappa's Indo-Pak Coalition
"Radio Cure" by The Bad Plus
"Macaca Please" by Vijay Iyer