A Message From Newport
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A Message From Newport
A Message from Newport
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Studio album by
RecordedMay 6, 7 & 8, 1958
Capitol Studios, New York City
R 52012
ProducerRudy Traylor
Maynard Ferguson chronology
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A Message from Newport is an album released by Canadian jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson featuring tracks recorded in 1958 and originally released on the Roulette label.[1][2] The album was recorded in the studio but titled to capitalise on the bands successful appearance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars and its review by Ron Wynn states, "Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson leads his big band in a fiery date recorded in 1958... He was playing no-holds-barred, straight-ahead jazz at this time, and doing it with gusto".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Slide Hampton except as indicated

  1. "The Fugue" - 3:36
  2. "Fan It, Janet" (Don Sebesky) - 3:00
  3. "The Waltz" - 4:00
  4. "Tag Team" (Willie Maiden) - 5:05
  5. "And We Listened" (Bob Freedman) - 5:42
  6. "Slide's Derangement" - 7:55
  7. "Frame for the Blues" - 6:54
  8. "Humbug" (Sebesky) - 3:28
  9. "Three Little Foxes" - 4:04



  1. ^ Edwards, D. & Callahan, M. Roulette Album Discography, Part 3, accessed October, 30, 2015
  2. ^ Minn, M. [michaelminn.net/discographies/maynard/?releases#Roulette-52012 Maynard Ferguson discography], accessed October, 30, 2015
  3. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. A Message from Newport - Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October, 30, 2015.

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