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  • Marsalis plays hall to perfection

    Posted on November 3rd, 2005 in Review | 0

    TROY—Wynton Marsalis is no fool. He knows how good the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall sounds. He barely noticed the microphone put up in front of him Wednesday night, instead opting to play from any position on the stage he chose, with the sound still carrying to every corner.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, quintet shine

    Posted on November 2nd, 2005 in Review | 1

    Wynton Marsalis skipped back to his 2004 CD, ‘‘The Magic Hour,” for most of the material his quintet played at Sanders Theatre on Sunday, passing over the covers that fuel the more recent ‘‘Live at the House of Tribes” in favor of the trumpeter’s whimsical originals.   Keep reading »

  • New JLCO’s album reviewed by All About Jazz

    Posted on November 2nd, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 0

    Don’t Be Afraid… The Music of Charles Mingus is the title of the new album that just came out by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Here is a review on the pages of All About Jazz   Keep reading »

  • Combining Forces to Revive the Soul of New Orleans

    Posted on October 29th, 2005 in Review | 0

    Music is the soul of society, the heart of culture. So, at least, it was variously pronounced by the likes of Itzhak Perlman and Beverly Sills in the course of an evening devoted to bringing it back. “Bringing Back the Music” was the title of the New York Philharmonic’s joint benefit concert with and for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday night at Avery Fisher Hall. New Orleans, of course, was the intended destination of this particular return: orchestral music in other American cities will have to continue to fend for itself.   Keep reading »

  • All Rise: The freedom of jazz

    Posted on October 4th, 2005 in Review | 0

    The idea of a synthesis of Classical music and Jazz is nearly as old as Jazz itself—from Gershwin and Stravinsky through Bernstein, Brubeck or Jacques Loussier. But Wynton Marsalis, the outstanding New York-based trumpeter and bandleader, educator and composer from New Orleans, has a special approach.   Keep reading »

  • “Kansas City and the Count” reviewed on the web

    Posted on September 26th, 2005 in Review | 0

    The recent concert at Rose Theater, KC and the Count, celebrated a formidable time and place in the history of jazz. Here are two reviews of the concert on New York Times (free subscription needed) and on Variety.com   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit concert reviewed on New York Times

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in Review | 0

    True to New Orleans ritual, “Higher Ground”—the benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief at the Rose Theater on Saturday night—opened with a processional and wound up with a parade.   Keep reading »

  • All About Jazz review: Wynton Marsalis - Live At The House Of Tribes (2005)

    Posted on August 25th, 2005 in Review | 0

    The undeniable fact about trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, whether you’re a fan or critic, is that he plays as if every note is his last—with purpose, verve, and total commitment. This consummate energy is documented on this new live release which was recorded in December 2002 at the House of Tribes on New York’s Lower East Side. The elements for the recording were just right with a seasoned band, swinging music, and an enthusiastic crowd of jazz fans.   Keep reading »

  • Review and photos about Wynton in Marciac 2005

    Posted on August 24th, 2005 in Photo, Review | 0

    Thanks to our friend and fan, the photographer Jos L. Knaepen, we received some photos about Wynton playing in Marciac Festival 2005. A few are from the “My Brazilian Heart” concert, and a few from Wynton with Strings… gorgeous concerts !!! Plus on the All About Jazz web site, there’s a new review about the Marciac concerts written by Mark Sabbatini. Photo by: Jos L. Knaepen Photo by: Jos L. Knaepen Photo by: Jos L. Knaepen Photo by: Jos L. Knaepen Photo by: Jos L. Knaepen   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Dave Brubeck playing at Newport

    Posted on August 17th, 2005 in Concerts, Review | 3

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Dave Brubeck and Wynton Marsalis have often crossed paths over the years, but at this year’s JVC Jazz Festival-Newport, the two jazz stars finally got a chance to perform together. On Saturday, Marsalis’ quintet played a set of tunes from last year’s album, “The Magic Hour,” and the trumpeter returned on the festival’s closing day to sit in with Brubeck’s quartet for two tunes. Marsalis’ trumpet warmly caressed the George Gershwin ballad “Embraceable You” – enhanced by Brubeck’s sensitive piano accompaniment. And they surprised the audience by closing the set not with the…   Keep reading »