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Selections From Swinging Into The 21st

To celebrate Wynton’s 50th birthday, highlights from those nine albums plus his career-defining masterpiece All Rise have been selected by the artist for one new compilation: SWINGING INTO THE 21st!

From chamber music to studio and live dates with his septet, jazz and blues tributes, film music, scores for ballet, modern classical and orchestral works, to some bona fide swing, Swingin’ Into The 21st also showcases collaborations with a diverse group of musicians and displays Marsalis’ extraordinary musical range.

Selections From Swinging Into The 21st

Album Info

Ensemble Multiple Ensembles
Release Date October 18th, 2011
Record Label Sony/Legacy
Catalogue Number 88697 96920 2
Formats CD, Digital Download
Genre Jazz Recordings

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Track Listing

Track Length Preview
The Cat in the Hat is Back – From: Selections from the Village Vanguard Box Set 9:22 Play
Loose Duck – From: The Marciac Suite 7:16 Play
Northbound-Southbound – From: Big Train 2:50 Play
A Hundred and a Hundred, a Hundred and Twelve – From: All Rise 7:53 Play
Observation Car – From: Big Train 5:05 Play
Mademoiselle D’Gascony – From: The Marciac Suite 6:04 Play
Morning Song – From: Reeltime 2:33 Play
Awakening – From: Sweet Release & Ghost Story 2:17 Play
Rampart St. Row House Rag – From: At the Octoroon Balls 4:54 Play
King Porter Stomp – From: Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord 3:15 Play
The Pearls – From: Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord 3:54 Play
Hackensack – From: Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk 3:08 Play
Green Chimneys – From: Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk 4:42 Play
Juba and O’Brown Squaw – From: Selections from The Village Vanguard Box Set 4:48 Play

Liner Notes

1999 was a very important year in my development. I had been recording for CBS Records and Sony Music for almost 20 years. This relationship allowed for the unprecedented release of 9 recordings. Don Ienner, then president of the label, agreed to support this volume of artistic production despite its economic risk. I viewed his support as recognition of and respect for my contribution to the label and my unwavering dedication to the art of jazz and to music. We called it Swinging into the 21st and it was an optimistic statement on the upcoming century. I was more than fortunate to have Gabrielle Armand as project manager. She wrote the overall plan and release
schedule, and oversaw the execution of it with the intensity of a mother. I owe these releases to her tenacity and belief.

That entire year, from January 1st to the performance of All Rise with the New York Philharmonic on December 29th, I worked every day from 5 in the morning until 1 or 2 the next morning. I was music, music, music. All Rise, which was not a part of the original release schedule, took literally 5 months of 20 hour days to compose. I was hearing so much music, my ears actually became hot and my inner ear was ringing and burning for the entire last month. A team of copyists and the professor of music, James Oliverio, were worn out trying to realize it.

This compilation presents selections from the Swinging into the 21st box set. Each album within this series features a different ensemble and style of music, and a unique set of musical challenges. The one unifying factor is jazz which is the foundation of all that I do and hope to do.

Wynton Marsalis
June 2011

Credits

1. The Cat in the Hat is Back / 9:22
Wynton Marsalis Septet
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Wessell Anderson – alto saxophone
Todd Williams – tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Marcus Roberts – piano
Reginald Veal – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album Selections from the Village Vanguard Box Set (CK62191)
Originally released March 21, 2000
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

2. Loose Duck / 7:16
Wynton Marsalis Septet
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson – alto saxophone
Victor Goines – tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Farid Barron – piano
Rodney Whitaker – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album The Marciac Suite (CK 69877)
Originally released August 23, 2000
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

3. Northbound – Southbound / 2:50
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Seneca Black – trumpet
Riley Mullins – trumpet
Wayne Goodman – trombone
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Ronald Westray – trombone
Wessell Anderson – alto & sopranino saxophones, clarinet
Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
Walter Blanding, Jr. – tenor, atto & soprano saxophones, clarinet
Victor Goines – tenor, alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Joe Temperley – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Farid Barren – piano
Rodney Whitaker – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
Roland Guerrero – percussion
Doug Wamble – guitar & banjo
From the album Big Train (CK 69860)
Originally released: July 13,1999
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

4. A Hundred and a Hundred, a Hundred and Twelve / 7:53
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Walter Blanding, Jr. – tenor saxophone (soloist)
Ted Nash – piccolo (soloist)
The Paul Smith Singers
The Northridge Singers of California State University at Northridge (Dr. Paul Smith, director)
Morgan State University Choir (Dr. Nathan Carter, director)
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
The Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen
From the album All Rise (CK 89817)
Originally released October 1, 2002
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

5. Observation Car / 5:05
The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Seneca Black – trumpet
Riley Mullins – trumpet
Wayne Goodman – trombone
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Ronald Westray – trombone
Wessell Anderson – alto & sopranino saxophones, clarinet
Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
Walter Blanding, Jr – tenor, alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet
Victor Goines – tenor, alto & soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet
Joe Temperley – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone
Farid Barron – piano
Rodney Whitaker – bass
Merlin Riley – drums
Roland Guerrero – percussion
Doug Wamble – guitar & banjo
From the album Big Train (CK 69860)
Originally released July 13,1999
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

6. Mademoiselle D’Gascony / 6:04
Wynton Marsalis Septet
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson – alto saxophone
Victor Goines – tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Farid Barren – piano
Rodney Whitaker – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album The Marciac Suite (CK 69877)
Originally released August 23, 2000
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

7. Morning Song /2:33
Big Band conducted by Wynton Marsalis
Karen Briggs – violin
Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Roger Ingram, Oscar Brashear, Bob Findley, Russell Gunn, Jamil Sharif – trumpets
Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson – alto saxophone, clarinet
Sherman Irby – alto saxophone, clarinet
Andrew Farber – alto saxophone, clarinet
Gideon Feldstein – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
Victor Goines – clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Stephen Riley – tenor saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon, Ron Westray, Vincent Gardner, Bill Reichenbach – trombones
Eric Reed – piano
Russell Malone – guitar
Reginald Veal – bass
Herlin Riley – drums, tambourine
Kimati Dinizulu – washboard, percussion
Stefon Harris – vibraphones, marimba, bass marimba, snare drum, percussion
From the album Reeltime (SK 51239)
Originally released November 2, 1999
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

8. Awakening / 2:17
Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophone, flute
Eric Lewis – piano
Carlos Henriquez – bass
Jaz Sawyer – drums
From the album Sweet Release & Ghost Story (SK 61690)
Originally released August 10, 1999
Original Producer: Delfeayo Marsalis

9. Rampart St. Row House Rag / 4:54
Orion String Quartet
Daniel Phillips – violin
Todd Phillips – violin
Steven Tenenbom – viola
Timothy Eddy – cello
From the album At the Octoroon Balls (SK 60979)
Originally released June 15, 1999
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

10. King Porter Stomp / 3:15
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Eric Lewis – piano
Herlin Riley – drums
Reginald Veal – bass
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone, tuba
Lucien Barbarin – trombone
Wessell Anderson – also saxophone
Victor Goines – tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Michael White – clarinet
Donald Vappie – banjo, guitar
From the album Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord (CK 69872)
Originally released September 7, 1999
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

11. The Pearls / 3:54
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Erie Lewis – piano
Merlin Riley – drums
Reginald Veal – bass
Wycliffe Gordon -trombone, tuba
Lucien Barbarin – trombone
Wessell Anderson – also saxophone
Victor Goines – tenor & soprano saxophone, clarinet
Michael White – clarinet
Donald Vappie -banjo, guitar
From the album Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord (CK 69872)
Originally released September 7, 1999
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

12. Hackensack / 3:08
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Walter Blanding, Victor Goines – tenor saxophone
Wessell Anderson – alto saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Eric Reed – piano
Ben Wolfe, Reginald Veal – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk (CK 67503)
Originally released April 27, 1999
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

13. Green Chimneys / 4:42
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Walter Blanding, Victor Goines – tenor saxophone
Wessell Anderson – alto saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Eric Reed – piano
Ben Wolfe, Reginald Veal – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk (CK 67503)
Originally released April 27, 1999
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

14. Juba and A O’Brown Squaw / 4:43
Wynton Marsalìs – trumpet
Wessell Anderson – alto & sopranino saxophone
Victor Goines – tenor & sopranino saxophone, clarinet
Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
Eric Reed – piano
Ben Wolfe – bass
Herlin Riley – drums
From the album Selections from The Village Vanguard Box Set (CK 62191)
Originally released March 21, 2000
Original Producer: Steve Epstein

All compositions by Wynton Marsalis except “The Cat in the Hat is Back” by Todd Williams; “King Porter Stomp” and “The Pearls” by Jelly Roll Norton; “Hackensack” and “Green Chimneys” by Thelonious Monk.

Compilation Produced by Nedra Olds-Neal
Mastered by Mark Wilder, Battery Studios, NYC

Project Directors: Ross d’Avignon, Seth Rothstein
Project Coordinators: Genevieve Stewart, Jono Gasparro, Edith Bolton

Art Direction and Design: Will Hoffman – www.willhoffmandesigns.com
Swinging into the 21st Logo: Midnight Essence by Drue Kataoka, Artist – www.drue.net
Album Packaging Photography: Frank Stewart – www.frankstewartphoto.com
Booklet Photography: Nana Watanabai, page 2; Frank Stewart, page 7; Frank Corman, page 10

Special thanks to Didier Deutsch and Jeremy Holiday

Personal and financial management of Wynton Marsalis:
THE MANAGEMENT ARK
Edward C. Arrendell, President

Check out the 11-CD box set, Swinging into the 21st, which includes these classic Wynton Marsalis recordings – A Fiddler’s Tale; Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk; At the Octoroon Balls; Big Train; Sweet Release & Ghost Story; Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord; Reeltime; Selections from the Village Vanguard Box; The Marciac Suite; and All Rise.

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