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Video: Wynton Marsalis Quintet rehearsing with Jared Grimes in Marciac

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

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  1. ……They could only found ice!

    Merry Christmas again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    careba on Dec 28th, 2007 at 11:03pm

  2. it’s wood

    Luigi Beverelli on Dec 21st, 2007 at 1:19pm

  3. Just out of curiosity, what kind of material is the surface over the one Grimes is currently taping? and the one he tapes on the videos and taped in Marciac?????


    careba on Dec 20th, 2007 at 8:33pm

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    Luigi Beverelli on Nov 3rd, 2007 at 4:36am

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    Sonalii on Nov 3rd, 2007 at 3:49am

  6. Nice video adding. thanks

    Colin Mark on Nov 1st, 2007 at 6:40am

  7. Hi Karen,


    careba on Oct 31st, 2007 at 6:09pm

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    Karen on Oct 30th, 2007 at 2:45pm

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    Luigi on Oct 30th, 2007 at 5:04am

  10. I hear the Number 1 themes in Dan’s chords on the piano. It’s a beautiful clip. The colors are great, blues for the Bluesman.

    Karen on Oct 30th, 2007 at 1:10am

  11. Careba,

    Thank you for sharing that priceless gem.

    Sonalii on Oct 29th, 2007 at 7:54pm

  12. Hi Karen,
    Well… (blush!)….can’t really confirm it…I’m sorry.
    And in youtube they don’t identify it with any number or title.

    careba on Oct 29th, 2007 at 7:48pm

  13. Careba,

    That sounds like Number I. Am I correct?

    Karen on Oct 29th, 2007 at 6:43pm

  14. C.

    careba on Oct 28th, 2007 at 10:09pm

  15. Thank you for these really interesting videos; showing the work backstage.
    Sonalii, I can asure you that the performances were superb.
    My fav video is number III. BTW, someone said it’s a ballad but,…. ain’t it a blues???.
    I also liked very much number II.
    Then number I (‘cause it recalled me the fab. concert of Sweet Honey in the Rock preceeding Wynton’s one. How beautiful traditional songs, what amazing voices and what incredible sounds, sometimes it was like listening to sounds of nature….All beautiful and new to me…how elegant presentation, all of them sitted in semicircle,and their gestures…was incredible. Want to thank you Wynton for this new musical discovery to me. Really beautiful music).
    And also like number IV….Well….I really like all of them.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you per il capo lavoro.
    Another perspective and really interesting.

    careba on Oct 28th, 2007 at 8:42pm

  16. I love the ballad.number 3

    François on Oct 28th, 2007 at 5:57pm

  17. i loved the version of ‘a night in tunisia’

    thank you !!

    tom schuring on Oct 28th, 2007 at 1:50am

  18. These rehearsals are lovely.
    Wynton and Jared Grimes should record a new album !

    François on Oct 27th, 2007 at 2:49am

  19. Thank you for posting the videos. I particularly enjoyed the quintet’s version of “Night in Tunisia.” If that’s what took place during rehearsals, I can only imagine what the actual performances were like. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the videos.

    Sonalii on Oct 27th, 2007 at 1:18am