Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Reflections and Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts

Posted on September 19th, 2008 in Video | Tags: marciac, septet, thelonious monk, video

On August 6-7, 2008, Wynton was rehearsing with his Septet for the August 8, 2008, concert in Marciac (France). The first two video-clips we publish today, will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians rehearsing the beautiful music of Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” and improvising a special version of Happy Birthday for the pianist Marcus Roberts.
Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

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- Reflections (MP4 – 06:38 min. – 72.3 mb) – Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts (MP4 – 05:50 min. – 68.9 mb)

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More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…