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  • Wynton Plays the Music of Duke Ellington for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on January 29th, 2004 in CD | 2

    Brooks Brothers announced the release of a special edition CD featuring first time recordings created exclusively for Brooks Brothers by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton. Brooks Brothers, a major sponsor of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has been the exclusive clothier of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with artistic director Wynton Marsalis since the Fall of 2001. “The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Plays the Music of Duke Ellington” CD is on sale exclusively at Brooks Brothers retail store locations. For store locations visit brooksbrothers.com   Keep reading »

  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin. Marsalis says, “For kids, the magic hour is the one hour before they go to bed. For parents, it’s the one hour after the kids go to sleep” Reeves sings on Feeling of Jazz, while McFerrin shows up on Baby, I Love You. Other songs include Free to be, the whimsical Big Fat Hen and Skipping,…   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 »

  • Wynton’s upcoming album on Blue Note

    Posted on October 24th, 2003 in Blue Note, CD | 0

    The new Wynton’s album with Blue Note Records will be called The Magic Hour and will be out in March of 2004. Wynton recorded it with a new quintet that features: Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson on saxophones, Eric Lewis on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass and Ali Jackson on drums. More details to come…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in Branford Marsalis’ new CD

    Posted on September 11th, 2003 in CD | 0

    On Romare Bearden Revealed, Branford Marsalis celebrates the life and works of the artist Romare Bearden. The subject of a major upcoming exhibit by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Bearden (1911-1988) took constant inspiration and several titles for his paintings from various jazz masterpieces. Features the Branford Marsalis Quartet plus guests Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Doug Wamble and the Marsalis Family band. Includes compositions by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson and Jelly Roll Morton. Buyt the CD or get more info about it on Amazon.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in the new Irvin Mayfield’s CD

    Posted on August 16th, 2003 in CD | 0

    The recently released Half Past Autumn Suite by 26-year-old New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, has contributions by Wynton Marsalis and Renaissance man Gordon Parks. Wynton played as guest soloist in the tune: Blue Dawn   Keep reading »

  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in CD | 0

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation. Singers Bobby McFerrin and Dianne Reeves will join the quartet on the CD for one song each, he said.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new Apple iTunes Music Store

    Posted on April 29th, 2003 in CD, iTunes | 0

    Apple Computer Inc. on Monday unveiled a service that lets music fans download songs for 99 cents each, a package that Apple called simple and cheap enough to compete with the free song-swap sites the record industry blames for its slump. Jobs concluded the launch by playing a video in which U2 lead singer Bono, Wynton Marsalis and singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette praised Apple’s new service. Songs, from 18 Wynton’s album, are already available for on-line purchase on iTunes Music Store   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays in the new Marc O’Connnor album

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in CD | 0

    “In Full Swing” is Mark O’Connor’s tribute to Stephane Grappelli, the musician he describes as “my biggest violin hero.” His band, the Hot Swing Trio, features bassist Jon Burr, who toured with Grappelli for years, and guitarist Frank Vignola, one of the finest American players in the Django Reinhardt tradition. The basic trio are expanded with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Jane Monheit guest starring on three and four tracks, respectively. Wynton adds a distinctive voice to standards such as Tiger Rag as he slips and slides between classical and jazz modes. But the collaboration between the trio and…   Keep reading »

  • The Marsalis Family band hits the road

    Posted on February 23rd, 2003 in CD, DVD | 4

    Inspired by a New Orleans concert in August 2001 celebrating patriarch Ellis Marsalis’ retirement from teaching at the University of New Orleans, a tour , a PBS special, a recording and a DVD (buy it on Amazon.com) are now in the works. The Marsalis family tour (check dates), kicks off on February 23. It features Ellis Marsalis on piano, with sons Branford on saxophones, Wynton on trumpet, Delfeayo on trombone and Jason on drums, and the only non-family member, Reginald Veal on bass. West Coast fans will have to be content with reproduced performances by this celebrated band of brothers and their…   Keep reading »