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A young Wynton Marsalis with Art Blakey on DVD

Out this month is a DVD version of a 1982 concert of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in performance at the Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian Institution. The hourlong concert features a young Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, his brother Branford on baritone saxophone, Bill Pierce on tenor sax, Donald Brown on piano and Charles Fambrough on bass as they swing through “Little Man,” “My Ship,” “New York,” “Webb City” and a closing medley. A brief interview with Blakey is included.

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