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  • Wynton and the new Apple iTunes Music Store

    Posted on April 29th, 2003 in CD, iTunes | 0

    Apple Computer Inc. on Monday unveiled a service that lets music fans download songs for 99 cents each, a package that Apple called simple and cheap enough to compete with the free song-swap sites the record industry blames for its slump. Jobs concluded the launch by playing a video in which U2 lead singer Bono, Wynton Marsalis and singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette praised Apple’s new service. Songs, from 18 Wynton’s album, are already available for on-line purchase on iTunes Music Store   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 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 »

  • All Rise in stores now

    Posted on October 1st, 2002 in All Rise, CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    In stores October 1, 2002, the Sony Classical release of Wynton Marsalis’ ‘All Rise’ comes more than five years after his epic oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ‘All Rise,’ however, cannot be considered simply a follow-up. In fact, Marsalis first began developing the ideas behind ‘All Rise’ ten years ago, and viewed ‘Blood on the Fields’ as a step in an artistic progression that would allow him to ultimately craft his 12-movement masterpiece Wynton Marsalis’s “All Rise”: Ten Years In the Making Two-CD, twelve-movement jazz/orchestral piece draws on the entirety of Marsalis’s diverse…   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: Wynton’s new Album due October 1st

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in All Rise, CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The new CD from Wynton Marsalis, titled All Rise, is due in stores October 1st. All Rise, is an evening-length twelve-part composition that was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic with the LCJO and the Morgan State University Choir. More info and complete track list   Keep reading »