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  • Looking Home to The Crescent City

    Posted on April 12th, 2007 in Review | 1

    Wynton Marsalis is rarely predictable. When it was announced that his concert on Tuesday would feature the same edition of the Marsalis Sextet that’s on his new album, “From the Plantation to the Penitentiary,” as well as the singer Jennifer Sanon, who is extensively featured on the album, it was a logical conclusion that Mr. Marsalis would be performing music from the new release.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO celebrate The Legends of Blue Note

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will debut big band arrangements of tunes by some of Blue Note Records’ seminal albums from 1939 to the late ‘60s in a concert event entitled “The Legends of Blue Note” on April 26, 27 & 28 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The Legends of Blue Note will feature the critically acclaimed big band performing music from Lee Morgan’s Cornbread, Horace Silver’s Songs For My Father, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage and many more recordings from the renowned record label.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Dr. John at “Jazz at Lincoln Center”

    Posted on April 6th, 2007 in Concerts | 0

    On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about Congo Square on JALC Radio

    Posted on April 5th, 2007 in Congo Square, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Radio | 2

    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.   Keep reading »

  • The Band Strikes Up to Play a Few of Its Favorite Things

    Posted on April 3rd, 2007 in Review | 3

    Some concerts by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra adhere to thematic prescriptions: the legacy of a single composer, for instance, or the sound of a specific place and time. β€œThe Songs We Love,” which the band performed in more than a dozen cities leading up to a three-night stand at the Rose Theater, advanced a somewhat less focused agenda.   Keep reading »

  • A Few of Our Favorite Things

    Posted on April 2nd, 2007 in Review | 0

    When Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra climaxed their concert Thursday night at the Rose Theater with “Rhapsody in Blue,” they were, in a very literal sense, settling an old score. The last time the JALCO played the “Rhapsody” was in November, at an all-Gershwin Gala. That treatment featured the pianist Marcus Roberts as star soloist, but, through no fault of the orchestra or Mr. Roberts, it had to be the worst version of Gershwin’s classic that I’ve ever heard.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton announces the new Jazz at Lincoln Center 2007/2008 season

    Posted on March 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 3

    In an interview for the New York Times, Wynton announced the 2007/2008 season at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read the complete article on the New York Times   Keep reading »

  • In the Mood for Festivals at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on March 7th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    A theme of romance threads through the 2007-8 season for Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wynton Marsalis, its artistic director, said in an interview yesterday.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour with JLCO next weeks

    Posted on March 4th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will embark on the “Songs We Love Tour, “ taking the concert throughout the United States beginning on March 13 in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall before the band returns home to conclude the tour on March 29, 30 & 31 in New York City at Frederick P. Rose Hall. “The Songs We Love Tour” will feature this critically acclaimed big band exploring the greatest arrangements of some of America’s most beloved songs including “All The Things You Are, “ “All of Me” “April in Paris, “ “Over the Rainbow, “ “‘Take the ‘…   Keep reading »

  • Making Degas and Picasso Into Jazz Stars

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 in Review | 4

    Music is like a painting that exists in time; painting is like music that exists in space. Bringing them together was the worthy goal of “Jazz and Art,” a weekend concert series inspired by the collection at the Modern Museum of Art and presented this weekend at the Rose Theater by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was heard under the direction of multireed player β€” here called “guest conductor” β€” Ted Nash, who normally plays alto saxophone and flute with the band.   Keep reading »