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  • After the feast

    Posted on June 15th, 2004 in Tour | 0

    We just finished a meal of BBQ chicken, tangy salad, and Pepsi. Coming from Atlanta, I was a bit offended. It seems like Sacramento/Davis is a Pepsi bastion. After watching the opening ceremonies of the Pistons-Lakers game, we came back to the hotel to rest. I took some photos of the sound check. Have you heard of Mondavi? Yeah, the wine guy. The quintet is playing at a performing arts center named for Mondavi. The architecture is breathtaking. To be sure, I’m a neophyte at architectural design, but this place blends a smooth, delicate newness with peppery shades…   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on June 2nd, 2004 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 1

    Here are June tour dates for Wynton’s Quintet tour – the quartet from the Magic Hour plus Walter Blanding on saxophone. The quintet lineup is: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Walter Blanding Jr. (saxophone) Ali Jackson (drums) Carlos Henriquez (bass) Eric Lewis (Piano) Check the updated schedule in our tour section In the next days we will also publish the summer European tour dates for Wynton with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis plays the music of Mary Lou Williams

    Posted on May 6th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour, Tribute | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis honors this largely underappreciated pianist, composer and arranger who was also a mentor of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. The concert features guest vocalists Andy Bey and Carline Ray, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and many compelling masterworks that Ms. Williams wrote for large ensemble. Thursday and Friday, May 13-14, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour reviewed on NPR.org

    Posted on April 23rd, 2004 in CD, Review | 0

    On the NPR.org web site there’s a news review about Wynton’s new album. Reviewer Jim Fusilli finds delight in the record, with clever performances. He also finds some of the jazz Wynton plays sometimes backward looking. Listen to the review on NPR.org (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to Raise Roofs for ICCF’s Housing Programs

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and his Quartet will perform selections from The Magic Hour for the April 20 benefit concert. The concert will raise funds for ICCF’s sixth annual Raising Roofs benefit concert on Tuesday, April 20, at 8:00 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by NPR.org

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Interview | 0

    On March 29 2004, Tavis Smiley, (who has a talk show on PBS) interviewed Wynton for his NPR radio broadcast. Listen to the interview on NPR.org (Real Player needed).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about The Magic Hour on the Daily Show

    Posted on March 23rd, 2004 in TV show | 0

    Yesterday night, Wynton was guest on the Daily Show to speak with Jon Stewart about his new album: The Magic Hour. Enjoy the following video clip…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by CNN

    Posted on March 18th, 2004 in Interview | 0

    A new interview to Wynton about his new release: “The Magic Hour”, was posted in Showbuzz section on CNN.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour is in stores !

    Posted on March 9th, 2004 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    Wynton Marsalis makes his Blue Note debut today with The Magic Hour. On the new album, Marsalis taps vocalists Diane Reeves and Bobby McFerrin, as well as a trio of up-and-coming musicians — pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson. If you want more buying info or want to hear a song sample, please go on Amazon.com Our favourites tunes are: “Free to be” and “Big Fat Hen”. Tell us what are your favourite ones in the comment section.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton talks on WBGO Jazz Radio Station

    Posted on March 8th, 2004 in Interview, Radio | 0

    Gary Walker, morning host on WBGO (88.3 FM), talks with Wynton Marsalis at 9 a.m. tomorrow.   Keep reading »