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  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin. Marsalis says, “For kids, the magic hour is the one hour before they go to bed. For parents, it’s the one hour after the kids go to sleep” Reeves sings on Feeling of Jazz, while McFerrin shows up on Baby, I Love You. Other songs include Free to be, the whimsical Big Fat Hen and Skipping,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s upcoming album on Blue Note

    Posted on October 24th, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    The new Wynton’s album with Blue Note Records will be called The Magic Hour and will be out in March of 2004. Wynton recorded it with a new quintet that features: Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson on saxophones, Eric Lewis on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass and Ali Jackson on drums. More details to come…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton signs with Blue Note Records

    Posted on May 23rd, 2003 in Blue Note | 0

    Wynton Marsalis has inked a deal with Blue Note Records, with sessions for his label bow expected to begin this summer. Wynton was signed to his previous label, Columbia, over two decades ago by current Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall, who at the time was Columbia’s general manager. “I believe that Wynton is on the cusp of an innovative new creative period musically,” Lundvall said in a statement. “Blue Note will share a pivotal contributing role in the next phase of his already astounding career.”   Keep reading »