The New York Times on Congo Square

Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, New York Times, Review | Tags: articles, concerts, congo square, new york times, review

The New York Times has just posted a review about Wynton’s Congo Square performed on Thursday night at the Rose Theater. (free registration needed).

As you know, Wynton, who has been recovering from a lip injury, didn’t touch the trumpet during his new commission (because he conceived his role as conductor only, according to Jazz at Lincoln Center).
As a result of the injury, Jazz at Lincoln Center has postponed a concert featuring the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the Orion String Quartet scheduled for Thursday through next Saturday.
The concert will instead take place on Sept. 20, in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Mary Fiance Fuss, a spokeswoman for Jazz at Lincoln Center, said Wynton’s next public performance would be at the organization’s annual spring benefit, on June 5 at the Apollo Theater. But she said he had pulled out of a tour in June with the New Orleans musicians Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, which includes stops in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois and Indiana.