Wynton’s concert with Willie Nelson on XM Radio
Jazz at Lincoln Center and XM Radio announced, that “Willie Sings the Blues, “ a concert performed by the legendary singer-songwriter-musician Willie Nelson and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet in January 2007 will be broadcast exclusively on XM Friday, April 6th at 7p.m. ET in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
The concert will be broadcast simultaneously on XM’s traditional country channel, “Willie’s Place” (XM 13), and XM’s traditional jazz channel, “Real Jazz” (XM 70), with additional encores airing throughout the weekend.
Recorded live on January 12th in The Allen Room inside Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center and XM’s New York studios, “Willie Sings the Blues, “ features Nelson with his harmonica player, Mickey Raphael and Marsalis’ quintet: Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson, (drums), and Walter Blanding (saxophone).
Listen to a preview of the tracks from the upcoming album Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues (to be released on July 8, 2008)