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  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis March 2010 US tour reviewed

    Posted on March 30th, 2010 in Review | 0

    During the month of March 2010, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis toured the US performing Ted Nash’s Portrait in Seven Shades. The concerts were reviewed by Al.com, the Tallahassee Democrat and AnnArbor.com. Check out the setlist for each performance.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new composition for Michigan reviewed

    Posted on September 30th, 2008 in Review | 1

    Last week, in East Lansing and Detroit (MI), Wynton premiered his new composition: “Two in Three”, commissioned by Michigan State University College of Music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra . The concerts were reviewed by Detroit Free Press and by East Lansing City Pulse. Check the setlist for the JLCO fall tour 2008 for more info about the tunes they played. Following, you can enjoy some pictures of Wynton’s master class in East Lansing at MSU… Wynton with Rodney Whitaker at MSU (photo: Max Colley III)   Keep reading »

  • Video: Ahmad Jamal performing with Wynton at JALC

    Posted on September 26th, 2008 in Review, Video | 1

    On September 18-20, 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center opened its 2008-09 season, with master of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing in Rose Theater. The concert was reviewed by the New York Times, Variety.com, All About Jazz and PopMatters. Following, you can give a look to a video clip from one of the evening… Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 9/20/08 From Rose Theater, NY, NY Featuring Ahmad Jamal   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Essentially Ellington 2008 on Guideposts

    Posted on June 30th, 2008 in Review, Video | 4

    Guideposts, the magazine founded on 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, produced a two part video, covering the last Essentially Ellington competition, performed on May 2008 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Give a look to the following video-clips…   Keep reading »

  • Reviews and photos about Abyssinian 200 performance

    Posted on April 16th, 2008 in Photo, Review | 2

    Abyssinian 200: A Celebration, was performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 10, 11 & 12. Here you have some reviews by the New York Times, the New York Sun, Everything Jersey and Stanley Crouch’s column on NewYork Daily News. More images in our Abyssinian 200 Gallery. High-res images also available from JALC Gallery Photo and video from rehearsals of Abyssinian 200   Keep reading »

  • Reviews and video from the first part of Ellington Tour

    Posted on January 27th, 2008 in Review | 10

    As you know, Wynton and the JLCO are touring USA to perform the music of Duke Ellington…Now the band is playing in California (Check the next dates). Here you have some reviews about the previous concerts by Chicago Tribune, by the Bebopified, by Piooner Press, by the Southbend Tribune, Metro Santa Cruz, the Santa Rosa Press and Daily Californian. Before starting the tour Wynton was also interviewed by MSN Music and by Pantagraph.com. Please continue to send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you are going to attend one of the concerts. Feel free to subscribe…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing at Barbican Hall

    Posted on July 25th, 2007 in Review | 5

    I saw the Duke Ellington Orchestra once, when Duke was dying, and his leading soloists were winding down their musical lives. But it still sounded like a group of inspired chancers who liked mixing order and happenstance.   Keep reading »

  • ‘Congo Square’ a dialogue of eras

    Posted on June 26th, 2007 in Review | 4

    When Wynton Marsalis rocketed to stardom in the 1980s, he seemed poised to enjoy a long career as a hyper-virtuoso trumpeter. Though Marsalis remains a top-flight soloist, it’s his work as composer of epic scores that more deeply defines his art. Clearly, no one else in recent jazz history has produced a comparable list of vast compositions, including the thunderous “All Rise” (performed earlier this year by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the incantatory “In This House, On This Morning” (a jazz evocation of a gospel church service) and the incendiary “Blood on the Fields” (the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music, in 1997).   Keep reading »

  • A dazzling trip to Crescent City’s Congo Square

    Posted on June 23rd, 2007 in Review | 0

    After helping elevate the jazz genre to an even more mainstream platform throughout the 1980s, Wynton Marsalis has embarked upon a number of compelling paths. Yet the famed trumpeter/composer/conductor is currently in the midst of an incredibly ambitious streak thanks to his new work Congo Square, which he’s been staging all across the country backed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, along with drum master Yacub Addy and his eight piece Odadaa! Troupe.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis delivers a big-bang world-beat on Clevaland’s `Congo Square’

    Posted on June 19th, 2007 in Review | 10

    Worlds collided to wonderful effect when trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and percussionist Yacub Addy’s Odadaa! ensemble shared the stage Monday evening at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre.   Keep reading »