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  • New JLCO’s album reviewed by All About Jazz

    Posted on November 2nd, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 0

    Don’t Be Afraid… The Music of Charles Mingus is the title of the new album that just came out by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Here is a review on the pages of All About Jazz   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit CD will be released soon

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in CD | 0

    On November 22, 2005, Blue Note Records will release Higher Ground, a CD that documents Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, a landmark evening of musical offering that was mounted by Wynton on September 17, less than three weeks after Hurricane Katrina imparted its devastation upon the Gulf Coast. The concert, which took place at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City and was televised nationally on PBS and broadcast on XM Satellite Radio and NPR member radio stations in the U.S. and worldwide, boasted a remarkable array of talent including Norah Jones,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in Herlin Riley’s new CD

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in CD | 0

    On his second Criss Cross date, Herlin Riley, drummer with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra since 1992, assembles an all-star lineup from different eras of the band. The new album is entitled: Cream Of The Crescent and the front line comprises Wycliffe Gordon on trombone, Victor Goines on saxes and clarinet, and Wynton on trumpet, with bassist Reginald Veal and pianist Eric Lewis. More info on: Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Charles Mingus

    Posted on October 14th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On October 18, 2005, Palmetto Records will release: Don’t Be Afraid…the music of Charles Mingus, a new album by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The CD features six compositions by the legendary bassist and composer. LCJO trombonist, Ron Westray, arranged the music for the recording, which was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will not play at B.B. Kings Club this saturday

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in CD | 0

    The Hurricane Katrina benefit at B.B. Kings this Saturday, Sept. 24 has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. There is no information right now about when it will be rescheduled or which artists will perform on that date. Refunds at point of purchase   Keep reading »

  • A love Supreme, the new Wynton Marsalis and JLCO’s album, is out !

    Posted on January 18th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Palmetto Records has just released   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in CD | 0

    Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World. Wynton and Ken Burns last worked together on Burns’s 2000 PBS documentary Jazz, a 10-part series that explored the history of the music, on which Wynton was Senior Creative Consultant. The music on Unforgivable Blackness comprises 16 new Wynton compositions and seven interpretations of material composed by WC…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s grandfather dies at 96

    Posted on September 22nd, 2004 in CD | 0

    Ellis L. Marsalis Sr., the patriarch of a family of world famous jazz musicians, including his grandson Wynton, has died. He was 96. A funeral was set for Thursday for Marsalis, who died Sunday. Marsalis’ son, Ellis Jr., is a prominent New Orleans pianist and music professor who mentored crooner Harry Connick Jr. as well as four musician sons: Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo and drummer Jason. Marsalis Sr. was involved in the civil rights movement through ownership of a motel in suburban New Orleans whose guests included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., New York U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton…   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour reviewed on NPR.org

    Posted on April 23rd, 2004 in CD, Review | 0

    On the NPR.org web site there’s a news review about Wynton’s new album. Reviewer Jim Fusilli finds delight in the record, with clever performances. He also finds some of the jazz Wynton plays sometimes backward looking. Listen to the review on NPR.org (Real Player needed)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing in Ted Nash’s album

    Posted on December 17th, 2003 in CD | 0

    Wynton played on four tunes in Still Evolved, Ted Nash’s new album. Nash plays tenor saxophone and clarinet in New York’s most vital, but very different, jazz ensembles—the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the more adventurous Jazz Composers Collective—and this album explores the links between tradition and innovation, composition and improvisation. Still Evolved features the rhythm section of Matt Wilson on drums, Ben Allison on bass and Frank Kimbrough on piano. Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Printup, both colleagues of his in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, join the band for four tunes each. Kimbrough, Allison and…   Keep reading »