1. Eric Harland is the sort of drummer who can conjure the music out of just about anything. And when you are this sort of drummer, you get asked to play with a lot of different musicians. When he joined us for this field recording, Harland was in the middle of playing three sets with three different bands in under five hours at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.

    One of those gigs was with the trumpeter Avishai Cohen and his band Triveni. Right after they finished with their set, we absconded with both trumpeter and drummer into an abandoned quadrant of Fort Adams State Park for a little experiment. Watch as Harland squats and annexes a rusty piece of scrap metal for a makeshift ride cymbal. The following improvisation seems to just fall into place.

    Producer: Mito Habe-Evans
    Additional videography: Erik Jacobs
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait
    Special Thanks to: Josh Jackson/WBGO, Tim Wilkins/WBGO, Michael Downes/WBGO, David Tallacksen/WBGO, Patrick Jarenwattananon, and Newport Jazz Festival
    Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins

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  2. August 13, 2005
    Newport, RI

    Wynton Marsalis Quintet
    Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Walter Blanding (sax); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Dan Nimmer (piano); Ali Jackson (drums)

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  3. Music by Darcy James Argue
    Visuals by Danijel Zezelj
    Featuring Secret Society
    Scenic and Video Design by Jim Findlay
    Costume Design by Paloma Young
    Lighting Design by Scott Bolman
    Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
    Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music for the 2011 Next Wave Festival
    World Premiere at BAM Next Wave Festival, November 9, 2011
    Additional tour dates to Holland Festival, June 27, 2013

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