Well, jazz is to me, a complete lifestyle. It’s bigger than a word. It’s a much bigger force than just something that you can say. It’s something that you have to feel. It’s something that you have to live.

Ray Brown

A Thrilling, Rediscovered Nina Simone Set, and 9 More New Songs

Just a week after performing at the historically Black Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss., supporting James Meredith’s March Against Fear, Nina Simone was on fire as she strode onstage to play for a very different audience at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 2, 1966. The entire Newport performance is now available for the first time as an album titled “You’ve Got to Learn.”

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