JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and guest artists reprise “Blood on the Fields”

Posted on February 19th, 2013 in Concerts | Tags: blood on the fields, jazz at lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, new york, slavery, streaming


The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Pianist Eric Reed and Vocalists Gregory Porter, 
Kenny Washington and Paula West Perform Pulitzer Prize-Winning Work in its Entirety for the First Time Since 1994 Premiere

Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a special performance of Blood On The Fields, Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer prize-winning jazz oratorio.  Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall, the jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom will be performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.  Eric Reed, featured pianist on the premiere and original Blood On The Fields recording, joins the JLCO for this special concert event.  Blood on the Fields remains one of Marsalis’ greatest works and reinforces his dictum that “all jazz is modern.“  Rising star baritone Gregory Porter, scat-master Kenny Washington, and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles. 

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February 21-23, 2013, 8pm