Video: Wynton Marsalis Quintet rehearsing with Jared Grimes in Marciac

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in Video | Tags: jared grimes, marciac festival, maya angelou, quintet

On August 1, 2007, Wynton was in rehearsal with his Quintet for his August 2, 2007, concert at Jazz in Marciac. The following video-clip will take you behind the scenes to appreciate how the musicians played and interacted together. Master tap dancer: Jared Grimes was special guest.
Quintet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Walter Blanding (sax); Dan Nimmer (piano); Carlos Henriquez (bass); Ali Jackson (drums).

Music consists of a nearly hour-long recent work by Wynton titled “Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul.”
Its point of departure is a poetic text by Maya Angelou and it is set for a jazz quintet with a speaker and a dancer. The format echoes Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat,” but unlike the Stravinsky/Ramuz story of a soldier who makes a pact with the devil, the Marsalis/Angelou work is a portrait of black music, those who create it and those who listen to it. Wynton’s score embodies a kaleidoscopic amalgam of blues, Gospel, funeral marches, spirituals, swing and bebop.

The Drums

Naked Feet Running

The Cry of the Lonely

Mind on Tunisia (A Night in Tunisia)

Broke Like Bone (Part I)

Broke Like Bone (Part II)

A Glory Train (Take the A Train)

Deep River