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  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in CD | 0

    Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Wynton and Ken Burns last worked together on Burns’s 2000 PBS documentary Jazz, a 10-part series that explored the history of the music, on which Wynton was Senior Creative Consultant. The music on Unforgivable Blackness comprises 16 new Wynton compositions and seven interpretations of material composed by WC…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s grandfather dies at 96

    Posted on September 22nd, 2004 in CD | 0

    Ellis L. Marsalis Sr., the patriarch of a family of world famous jazz musicians, including his grandson Wynton, has died. He was 96. A funeral was set for Thursday for Marsalis, who died Sunday. Marsalis’ son, Ellis Jr., is a prominent New Orleans pianist and music professor who mentored crooner Harry Connick Jr. as well as four musician sons: Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and drummer Jason. Marsalis Sr. was involved in the civil rights movement through ownership of a motel in suburban New Orleans whose guests included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., New York U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton…   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 Plays the Music of Duke Ellington for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on January 29th, 2004 in CD | 2

    Brooks Brothers announced the release of a special edition CD featuring first time recordings created exclusively for Brooks Brothers by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing in Ted Nash’s album

    Posted on December 17th, 2003 in CD | 0

    Wynton played on four tunes in Still Evolved, Ted Nash’s new album. Nash plays tenor saxophone and clarinet in New York’s most vital, but very different, jazz ensembles—the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the more adventurous Jazz Composers Collective—and this album explores the links between tradition and innovation, composition and improvisation. Still Evolved features the rhythm section of Matt Wilson on drums, Ben Allison on bass and Frank Kimbrough on piano. Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Printup, both colleagues of his in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, join the band for four tunes each. Kimbrough, Allison and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in Branford Marsalis’ new CD

    Posted on September 11th, 2003 in CD | 0

    On Romare Bearden Revealed, Branford Marsalis celebrates the life and works of the artist Romare Bearden. The subject of a major upcoming exhibit by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Bearden (1911-1988) took constant inspiration and several titles for his paintings from various jazz masterpieces. Features the Branford Marsalis Quartet plus guests Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Doug Wamble and the Marsalis Family band. Includes compositions by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson and Jelly Roll Morton. Buyt the CD or get more info about it on Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in the new Irvin Mayfield’s CD

    Posted on August 16th, 2003 in CD | 0

    The recently released Half Past Autumn Suite by 26-year-old New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, has contributions by Wynton Marsalis and Renaissance man Gordon Parks. Wynton played as guest soloist in the tune: Blue Dawn   Keep reading »

  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in CD | 0

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation. Singers Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves will join the quartet on the CD for one song each, he said.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in the new Marc O’Connnor album

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in CD | 0

    “In Full Swing” is Mark O’Connor’s tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the musician he describes as “my biggest violin hero.” His band, the Hot Swing Trio, features bassist Jon Burr, who toured with Grappelli for years, and guitarist Frank Vignola, one of the finest American players in the Django Reinhardt tradition. The basic trio are expanded with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Jane Monheit guest starring on three and four tracks, respectively. Wynton adds a distinctive voice to standards such as Tiger Rag as he slips and slides between classical and jazz modes. But the collaboration between the trio and…   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family record together

    Posted on January 27th, 2003 in CD | 0

    The Marsalis Family recorded together for the first time ever, at University of New Orleans on August 2001. Featuring Ellis on piano, and his sons Branford (saxophones), Delfeayo (trombone), Jason (drums) and Wynton (trumpet). Plus bassist Roland Guerin, and a special guest appearance by Harry Connick Jr. Track Listings: 1. Swingin’ at the Haven 2. Surrey with the Fringe On Top 3. Wynton Speaks 4. Cain and Abel 5. Nostalgic Impressions 6. After 7. Sultry Serenade 8. Twelve’s It 9. Harry Speaks 10. Saint James Infirmary 11. Struttin’ with Some Barbecue The new album will be released on February 4, 2003 and a DVD will ship in late March. More info in our…   Keep reading »