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  • The Marsalis Family band hits the road

    Posted on February 23rd, 2003 in CD, DVD | 4

    Inspired by a New Orleans concert in August 2001 celebrating patriarch Ellis Marsalis’ retirement from teaching at the University of New Orleans, a tour , a PBS special, a recording and a DVD (buy it on Amazon.com) are now in the works. The Marsalis family tour (check dates), kicks off on February 23. It features Ellis Marsalis on piano, with sons Branford on saxophones, Wynton on trumpet, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums, and the only non-family member, Reginald Veal on bass. West Coast fans will have to be content with reproduced performances by this celebrated band of brothers and their…   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 »