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Wynton speaks about Congo Square on JALC Radio

On Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, the currently featured show is Congo Square.
You can listen to the complete show (Real Player required) or listen to some interesting interview about the composition.
In the first interview, Amina Addy describes the difficulty of the collaboration.
Then Wynton talks about the technical challenges associated with the piece, and describes the structure of the piece.
Last, Carlos Henriquez helps jazz musicians understand the African bell pattern

You can follow the show using the text script and watch to a Congo Square photo gallery by Frank Stewart.

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  1. I don’t think the entire work is included in this jazzcast!
    An amazing feat combining complex rhythms and New Orleans jazz. G.

    gloria on Apr 5th, 2007 at 4:40pm

  2. I just listened to the whole interview. Maaaannn, can’t wait ‘til the record comes out. Honestly, I heard the last song before today and loved it. But, the way he ties the African rhythms with the New Orleans Rhythms and the Afro-Latin Rhythms is incredible and the interviews are well worth a listen. Wynton is such a blessing to the world. We love him!

    DOMINIQUE on Apr 5th, 2007 at 1:43pm

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