The afternoon concerts at the Newport Jazz Festivals usually are given over to the presentation of new jazz talent, new groups, foreign-born artists, and "new directions." Taking care of the latter category at the 1957 show were, prominent among several others, the Cecil Taylor Quartet and the Gryce-Byrd Jazz Lab group. "It's doubtful that either had ever played before an audience more attentive, more earnest in its desire to understand (...) I believe the overwhelming majority of jazz fans got some message, and came away convinced that these groups merited many more hearings." (from the original liner notes). A numbered limited edition of 500 copies pressed on Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV).