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Bill Charlap Trio With Anat Cohen And Bob Wilber, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2013

Aug 4, 2013
Originally published on June 20, 2014 12:30 pm

Pianist Bill Charlap's trio is about as quintessentially "New York elegant" as it gets. At Newport, it's been drafted to accompany the reedman Bob Wilber, an esteemed elder who specializes in classic jazz styles. (You might specialize too if you were mentored by Sidney Bechet.) The presence of Newport favorite Anat Cohen makes this something of a clarinet summit: a refreshing little hint of traditional jazz at a festival that's become a lot about the modern lately.


  • Bill Charlap, piano
  • Peter Washington, bass
  • Kenny Washington, drums
  • Anat Cohen, clarinet
  • Bob Wilber, clarinet

Set list

  • "Stay Right With It" (Barry Harris)
  • "Jump" (Bernstein, Comden, Green)
  • "Somewhere" (Bernstein, Sondheim)
  • "Cool" (Bernstein, Sondheim)
  • "Stompin' at The Savoy" (Edgar Sampson)
  • "Jitterbug Waltz" (Waller) (feat. Anat Cohen)
  • "Summertime" (Gershwin, Hayward, Gershwin) (feat. Bob Wilber)
  • "Avalon Beale Street Blues" (W. C. Handy) (feat. Bob Wilber)
  • "Lady Be Good" (Gershwins) (feat. Bob Wilber)
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