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Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Recorded: 1982

Think Of One

Think of One

Recorded: 1983

Hot House Flowers

  • Hot House Flowers
Hot House Flowers

Recorded: 1984

Black Codes from the Underground

Black Codes from the Underground

Recorded: 1985

J Mood

J Mood

Recorded: 1986

Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1

Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 1

Recorded: 1987

Live at Blues Alley

  • Juan
Live at Blues Alley

Recorded: 1988

The Majesty of The Blues

  • The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut)
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • The Death Of Jazz
  • Premature Autopsies
  • Oh, But On The Third Day (Happy Feet Blues)
The Majesty of The Blues

Recorded: 1989

The Resolution of Romance - Standard Time Vol. 3

The Resolution of Romance – Standard Time, Vol. 3

Recorded: 1990

Tune in Tomorrow

  • Albanians
  • Alligator Tail Drag
  • Big Trouble In The Easy (Pedro Pops Up)
  • Crescent City Crawl (On The St. Charles Streetcar Line)
  • Don’t Run From Fun
  • Kings Of The Garden District
  • Mama Leona
  • May Be Fact Or Fiction
  • On The Eve Of Entry
  • Social Soft Shoe
  • Sunsettin’ On The Bayou
  • The Grand Marshall
  • The Ways Of Love
  • Double Rondo On The River (Pedro’s Getaway)
Tune in Tomorrow

Recorded: 1990

Intimacy Calling - Standard Time Vol. 2

Intimacy Calling - Standard Time, Vol. 2

Recorded: 1991

Levee Low Moan (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 3)

  • Levee Low Moan
  • Superb Starling
  • Jig’s Jig
  • So This Is Jazz Huh?
Levee Low Moan (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 3)

Recorded: 1991

Thick in the South - Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 1

  • Elveen
  • L.C. On The Cut
  • Thick In The South
  • Harriet Tubman
Thick in the South (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue, Vol. 1)

Recorded: 1991

Uptown Ruler (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol. 2)

  • Harmonique
  • Prayer
  • Psalm 26
  • Down Home With Homey
  • Uptown Ruler
Uptown Ruler (Soul Gestures In Southern Blue Vol. 2)

Recorded: 1991

Blue Interlude

  • Brother Veal
  • Monologue For Sugar Cane And Sweetie Pie
  • Blue Interlude
  • Sometimes It Goes Like That
Blue Interlude

Recorded: 1992

Citi Movement

  • Hustle Bustle
  • City Beat
  • Daylight Dinosaurs
  • Down The Avenue
  • Stop and Go
  • Nightlife-Highlife (Yas, Yas)
  • How Long?
  • I See The Light (Vocal)
  • I See The Light (Instrumental)
  • Duway Dialogue
  • Dark Heartbeat
  • Cross Court Capers
  • Bayou Baroque
  • Marthaniel
  • Spring Yaounde’
  • The End
  • The Legend of Buddy Bolden
  • Swingdown, Swingtown
  • Highrise Riff (1,2,3,4)
  • Modern Vistas (As Far as the Eye Can See)
  • Curtain Call
Citi Movement

Recorded: 1992

Collaboration: Wynton Marsalis Septet and Garth Fagan

In This House, On This Morning

  • Devotional
  • Call To Prayer
  • Processional
  • Representative Offerings
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn
  • Scripture
  • Prayer
  • In This House
  • Choral Response
  • Local Announcements
  • Alter Call
  • Alter Call 2
  • Father
  • Son
  • Holy Ghost
  • Invitation
  • Recessional
  • Benediction
  • Uptempo Posthude
  • Pot Blessed Dinner
In This House On This Morning

Recorded: 1994

Blood on the Fields

  • Calling The Indians Out
  • Move Over
  • You Don’t Hear No Drums
  • The Market Place
  • Soul For Sale
  • Plantation Coffle March
  • Work Song (Blood On The Fields)
  • Lady’s Lament
  • Flying High
  • Oh We Have A Friend In Jesus
  • God Don’t Like Ugly
  • Juba And A O’Brown Squaw
  • Follow The Drinking Gourd
  • My Soul Fell Down
  • Forty Lashes
  • What A Fool I’ve Been
  • Back To Basics – Buy Sheet Music
  • I Hold Out My Hand
  • Look And See
  • The Sun Is Gonna Shine
  • Will The Sun Come Out?
  • The Sun Is Gonna Shine
  • Chant To Call The Indians Out
  • Calling The Indians Out
  • Follow The Drinking Gourd
  • Freedom Is In The Trying
  • Due North
Blood on the Fields

Premiered: 1994

Recorded: 1997

Joe Cool’s Blues

  • Joe Cool’s Blues
  • Little Red-Haired Girl
  • On Peanuts Playground
  • Snoopy & Woodstock
  • Why, Charlie Brown
  • Wright Brother’s Rag
  • Buggy Ride
Joe Cool’s Blues

Recorded: 1995

Jump Start and Jazz

  • Jubilo
  • Tick-Tock
  • Trails Of Tears
  • Express Crossing
  • “D” In The Key Of “F”
  • Ragtime
  • Fiddle Bow Real
  • Boogie Woogie Stomp
  • The Dance
  • Slow Drag
  • Habanera
  • March
  • Gagaku
  • The Spellcaster
  • Bebop
  • Root Groove
  • Jump – Buy Sheet Music
Jump Start and Jazz - Two Ballets by Wynton Marsalis

Recorded: 1997

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Twyla Tharp

The Midnight Blues - Standard Time Vol. 5

  • The Midnight Blues
The Midnight Blues – Standard Time, Vol. 5

Recorded: 1998

The Fiddler and the Dancing Witch

  • Island in a Deep Green Sea
  • Fiddle Battle
  • Trouble
  • A Mind of Its Own
  • Wind
  • Fiddle Tune
  • Island in a Deep Green Sea (Reprise)
Listen to the Storytellers: A Trio Of Musical Tales From Around The World

Recorded: 1999

Collaboration: Joshua Bell

Sweet Release

  • Home: Beyond This Rage
  • Church: Renewing Vows
  • Church Basement: Party
  • Street: Make Room For Me
  • Home: Give Me Your Hand
Sweet Release & Ghost Story: Two More Ballets by Wynton Marsalis

Recorded: 1999

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey Dance Company

Ghost Story

  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgement
  • Tango
  • First Blues
  • Awakening
  • Celebration
  • Second Blues
  • Recognition and Reconciliation
Sweet Release & Ghost Story: Two More Ballets by Wynton Marsalis

Recorded: 1999

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra small ensemble, choreographer Zhong Mei Li

Them Twos

  • Them Twos: Forever
  • Them Twos: First Love
  • Them Twos: Almost
  • Them Twos: Horror
  • Them Twos: Sex
  • Them Twos: Love

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Peter Martins, New York City Ballet

At the Octoroon Balls

At The Octoroon Balls - String Quartet No. 1

Recorded: 1999

Collaboration: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

A Fiddlers Tale

A Fiddler’s Tale

Recorded: 1999

Collaboration: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Stanley Crouch, André De Shields

Big Train

  • All Aboard
  • Observation Car
  • Union Pacific Big Boy
  • Smokestack Shuffle
  • Northbound-Southbound
  • Dining Car
  • Night Train
  • Engine
  • Bullet Train
  • Sleeper Car
  • Station Call
  • The Caboose – Buy Sheet Music
Big Train

Recorded: 1999

Reel Time

  • After The Dead
  • Dark Heart Beat
  • Elgin
  • Eyes Around The Corner
  • Fire In The Night
  • Gentler Times
  • Go, Possum, Go
  • Gossipin’ Hens
  • I Hear A Knockin’
  • If I Hold On
  • Morning Song
  • Mr. Mann
  • Porch Whiskey
  • Rattlesnake Tail Swing
  • Rosewood
  • Sing On
  • Sunday Blessing
  • Sylvester’s Rag
  • To Higher Ground
Reeltime

Recorded: 1999

The Marciac Suite

  • Armagnac Dreams
  • B Is For Boussaget (And Bass)
  • D’Artagnan
  • For My Kids At The College of Marciac
  • Guy Lafitte
  • In The House Of Laberriere
  • Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
  • Loose Duck
  • Mademoiselle D’Gascony
  • Marciac Fun
  • Marciac Moon
  • Sunflowers
  • The Big Top
The Marciac Suite

Recorded: 2000

Concerto Grosso (Jazz Big Band and Seven-Piece Tango Group)

  • Concerto Grosso: Mvt I
  • Concerto Grosso: Mvt II
  • Concerto Grosso: Mvt III
  • Concerto Grosso: Mvt IV

Not Recorded

Here…Now

  • Chorale
  • Speed
  • Pain
  • Heaven
  • Glamour
  • Strength
  • Style
Here…Now

Recorded: 2001

Collaboration: Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

All Rise

  • Jubal Step
  • A Hundred and a Hundred, a Hundred and Twelve
  • Go Slow (But Don’t Stop)
  • Wild Strumming of Fiddle
  • Save Us
  • Cried, Shouted, Then Sung
  • Look Beyond
  • The Halls of Erudition and Scholarship
  • El Gran Baile De La Reina
  • Expressbrown Local
  • Saturday Night Slow Drag
  • I Am (Don’t You Run From Me)
All Rise

Recorded: 2002

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; Morgan State University Choir, Kurt Maesur, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Spaces

  • Spaces: Monkey in a Tree
  • Spaces: Ch-Ch-Ch-Chicken
  • Spaces: Like a Snake
  • Spaces: Swallows
  • Spaces: Frogs

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Savion Glover

Cast of Cats

  • Raise Yo’ Hands
  • This I Believe
  • Chocolate Cherries
  • Gentleness
  • Quilt Tilt
  • Big Butter
  • The Bridge Maker
  • Tricky
  • Let Us Pray
  • Extra Celestial
  • Side Gliding
  • Soul Horn Song
  • In the Heat of Battle
Cast of Cats

Recorded: 2004

Petite Suite

  • Petite Suite (for Savion) Movement I
  • Petite Suite (for Savion) Movement II
  • Petite Suite (for Savion) Movement III
  • Petite Suite (for Savion) Movement IV
  • Petite Suite (for Savion) Movement V

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Wynton Marsalis Septet, Savion Glover

Suite for Human Nature

  • Monkey Doodle
  • Summer
  • Hate, Envy and Fear
  • Greed/ Greed and his Brothers
  • Autumn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bicker
  • Whose Heart Shall I Break Today
  • A Cuckoo Lullabye
  • The Wah Wah Wail
  • Flood
  • Whistlin’ for the Winds
  • West Wind
  • Humans Background Music/Humans Theme
  • A Cuckoo Lullabye (Interlude)
  • East Wind
  • North Wind
  • South Wind
  • Windjammers
  • Love/Love and Fear
  • Love, Fear, Envy
  • Love, Fear, Envy and Greed
  • March of the Brats
  • Oh, How She Longed
  • Fear with Humans
  • Winter
  • Envy
  • Spring

Premiered: 2004

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Boys Choir of Harlem, Diane Lampert

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

Recorded: 2004

Unforgiveable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

  • What Have You Done?
  • Ghost in the House
  • Jack Johnson Two-Step
  • But Deep Down
  • Love & Hate
  • Trouble My Soul
  • Deep Creek
  • Johnson 2-Step
  • Rattlesnake Tail Swing
  • Weary Blues
  • Troubles My Soul
  • Johnson Two-Step
  • Fire in the Night
  • Morning Song
  • I’ll Sing My Song
  • Last Bell
Unforgiveable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Recorded: 2004

Collaboration: Soundtrack to Ken Burns’ documentary “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson”

Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul

  • The Drums
  • Naked Feet Running
  • The Cry of the Lonely
  • Broke Like Bone
  • My Jazz, My Soul

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Wynton Marsalis Quintet, Maya Angelou, tap dancer Jared Grimes

The War - A Ken Burns Film

  • Movin’ Back
  • America My Home
  • Until I’m In Your Arms Again
The War - A Ken Burns Film

Recorded: 2007

From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

Recorded: 2007

Congo Square

  • Ring Shout
  • Awo
  • Libation
  • Home
  • Timin Timin/Fireflies
  • Sunday Market
  • Ajeseke/Jookin’
  • Bamboula
  • Place Congo
  • Tsotsobi
  • Bamboula Dance
  • Logo Talk
  • It Never Goes Away
  • War
  • Hedzole Baba
  • Sanctified Blues
  • Kolomashi
Congo Square

Recorded: 2007

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Yacub Addy, Odadda!

Abyssinian 200 Mass

  • Abyssinian 200: Part I Devotional
  • Abyssinian 200: Part II Call to Worship
  • Abyssinian 200: Part III The Lord’s Prayer
  • Abyssinian 200: Part IV Processional “We Are On Our Way”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part V Invocation and Chant “Be With Us Now”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part VI Responsive Reading
  • Abyssinian 200: Part VII Gloria Patri
  • Abyssinian 200: Part VIII Prayer “Pastoral Prayer”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part IX Choral Response “Through Him I’ve Come to See”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part X Anthem “Glory to God in the Highest”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XI Scripture
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XII Meditation “Lord Have Mercy”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XIIIA Sermon I “This is God’s House”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XIIIB Sermon II “The Power of Prayer”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XIIIC Sermon III “Everyone Has a Place”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XIV Invitation “Come and Join the Army”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVA Offertory I “Body and Blood”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVB Offertory II “Lamb of God”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVC Offertory III “Holy Ghost”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVI Doxology
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVII Recessional “The Glory Train”
  • Abyssinian 200: Part XVIII Amen

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, Abyssinian Baptist Church Gospel Choir

Two in 3

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Michigan State University Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra

He and She

He And She

Recorded: 2009

Vitoria Suite

  • Mvt. I: Big 12
  • Mvt. II: Smooth In The Night
  • Mvt. III: Jason And Jasone
  • Mvt. IV: Bulería El Portalón
  • Mvt. V: Blood Cry
  • Mvt. VI: Iñaki’s Decision
  • Mvt VII: The Tree of Freedom
  • Mvt VIII: Deep Blue (from the Foam)
  • Mvt IX: This Land and the Ocean
  • Mvt X: Dato Street Fiesta
  • Mvt. XI: Basque Song
  • Mvt. XII: Mendizorrotza Swing
Vitoria Suite

Recorded: 2010

Blues Symphony

  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. VI
  • Mvt. V
  • Mvt. VI
  • Mvt. VII

Premiered: 2009

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Altanta and Boston Symphony Orchestra

Swing Symphony

  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV
  • Mvt. V
  • Mvt. VI

Premiered: 2010

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic

Evolution Of The Groove

  • Evolution of the Groove Mvt I
  • Evolution of the Groove Mvt II
  • Evolution of the Groove Mvt III
  • Evolution of the Groove Mvt IV
  • Evolution of the Groove Mvt V

Not Recorded

Collaboration: Composed by Wynton Marsalis and Herlin Riley