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Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Sunflowers and The Majesty of The Blues

Our Marciac 2008 video series continues with two new video clips filmed on August 6-7, 2008. The following video clips will show you the Wynton Marsalis Septet rehearsing two great tunes from Wynton’s albums entitled: “The Marciac Suite” and “The Majesty of The Blues”.
Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

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Browse the previously published clips for the Marciac 2008 Series.

More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…

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  1. Dear Talin,

    Luigi on Oct 27th, 2008 at 1:25pm

  2. I simply love wynton marsalis music…but he should stick to classical..i wanted to know where i cn find videos of wynton marsalis performing i live in south africa

    Tamlin Vermeulen on Oct 27th, 2008 at 7:58am

  3. My earlier comment was in reference to “Majesty of the Blues”.

    CJD on Oct 14th, 2008 at 11:02am

  4. What an appropriate title for this song. Displaying the blues in such grand style and that groove is so infectious. Man, nothing but soul!

    CJD on Oct 14th, 2008 at 11:00am

  5. This brings to mind a modern impressionist painting; fields of golden musical sunflowers turning toward, reaching up and swinging to the sun’s unrelenting, beating heat! What brass!

    The two contrasting clips demonstrate various ways to employ the modes. Marcus & Wynton lead the ensemble, inspiring us with new motifs and harmonies, by bringing contemporary elements to the Blues tradition.

    Dr. Michael White, featured on Majesty of the Blues, often speaks of the connectedness between generations of jazz musicians and the continued regeneration of the art as it is passed on and then transformed. A creative process that entails continually looking forward while looking back.

    Thanks so much for these wonderful videos, and for cheering everyone up on these uncertain days. Glo.

    gloria on Oct 12th, 2008 at 11:00am

  6. Sorry,
    now it’s all ok. there was a mistake with the links.

    Anyway, I recommend downloading the podcast through iTunes.
    It automatically receive the new files when available, even before we publish the new post here.

    Luigi on Oct 11th, 2008 at 7:18pm