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  • Wynton speaks about the new cd: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

    Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Blue Note, CD, Interview | 1

    Wynton is recording in studio during these days. This is a text of an interview that he gave to Associated Press about his new CD: On Wynton Marsalis’ upcoming CD, he criticizes political leadership in America, cultural corruption, and sex and violence in rap, and that’s just on one song. “I don’t speak from outside, I’m not finger-pointing. I’m a part of it, I’m speaking from inside of our culture,” Marsalis said. “We’re not taking a moralistic view. It’s not, ‘Let me tell y’all how I’m different from you.’ It’s…   Keep reading »

  • Metropolitan Opera commissions new work from Wynton Marsalis and John Guare

    Posted on August 16th, 2006 in CD | 0

    The Metropolitan Opera has commissioned a new opera from Wynton and award-winning playwright John Guare. The project was revealed during an interview Met general manager Peter Gelb gave to Playbill.com yesterday. The venture is in its earliest stages, so no subject or working title has yet been chosen and no anticipated completion date has yet been set, according to a Met spokesperson. Guare, winner of the Tony, Obie, Drama Desk, Olivier and many other awards and honors, is the author of, among other plays, Six Degrees of Separation, House of Blue Leaves, Bosoms and Neglect, Four Baboons Adoring the…   Keep reading »

  • “Marsalis on Music” reviewed on All About Jazz

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Books, CD, Review | 0

    Marsalis on Music: The Book & CD Companion to the Public Television Series (from 1995), has just been reviewed on the AllAboutJazz.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is preparing his fourth album for Blue Note

    Posted on February 11th, 2006 in Blue Note, CD | 7

    Wynton will go into the studio soon to record his fourth release for Blue Note. This time around Wynton will be recording an extended work still in progress entitled: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary. The musicians have not been confirmed yet but will most likely be a quartet or quintet joined by the young “chanteuse” Jennifer Sanon. Wynton’s brother Delfeayo Marsalis will be the producer.   Keep reading »

  • Brooks Brothers to release exclusive JLCO album

    Posted on December 27th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 3

    Brooks Brothers, the famous men’s clothier, has officially released its second CD in a series featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis. Cast of Cats contains twelve original tunes composed by Wynton and performed in small group sessions with members of the JLCO. It was released earlier this month and is available only at Brooks Brothers locations and through their website on www.brooksbrothers.com   Keep reading »

  • Live at The House of Tribes nominated for a Grammy

    Posted on December 9th, 2005 in Award, CD, House of Tribes | 8

    Wynton’s latest album: Live at House of Tribes has been nominated for a Grammy in “Best Jazz Instrumental Album” category.   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in CD, New Orleans, Review, Tribute | 2

    The Washington Post has published an article about the album recorded live at JALC: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground benefit CD is in stores now

    Posted on November 22nd, 2005 in CD | 0

    Today, Blue Note Records released 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, Diana Krall,…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in Moacir Santos’ new CD

    Posted on November 14th, 2005 in CD | 1

    Moacir Santos, born to a poor family in Pernambuco (northeastern Brazil, ) is regarded as a walking encyclopedia in the realm of Brazilian instrumental music. His new album, entitled Choros and Alegria, counts with the participation of Wynton, who taking opportunity of a concert he would give in São Paulo, insisted in participating of the recording of Choros & Alegria. The song Rota Infinita, a jazz-waltz launched by Moacir in the 70ies, was included here exclusively for Wynton to participate. Mario Adnet made the arrangements for the entire band. Wynton compared Moacir to Thelonius Monk and Beethoven for his ingenuity,…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »