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  • Marsalis Mass Honors Harlem Church

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 in Review | 0

    A young institution pays tribute to a venerable one with Wynton Marsalis’s “Abyssinian 200: A Celebration.” It was written for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, founded in 1988, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a bulwark of African-American New York City. The orchestra introduced the work last week at its own Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to be interviewed for New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend

    Posted on January 2nd, 2008 in News | 1

    On January 11, 2007, Wynton will be interviewed by John Rockwell during The New York Times Arts and Leisure Weekend.   Keep reading »

  • Say Amen, Everybody, 15 Years Down the Line

    Posted on May 26th, 2007 in Review | 1

    When Wynton Marsalis unveiled his sanctified long-form composition “In This House, on This Morning” 15 years ago, it marked a breakthrough for him as well as for Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he had recently begun his tenure as artistic director. So it might be tempting to view the piece’s revival this week as an act of misty nostalgia, the equivalent of dusting off a scrapbook, or a treasured hymnal, and gingerly turning pages.   Keep reading »

  • A Record Label’s Legacy Is Celebrated and Reimagined

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Review | 0

    The legacy of Blue Note Records cuts a wide swath through music history, from the boogie-woogie bustle of Meade Lux Lewis to the folk-stirred pop of Norah Jones. But the label’s core identity rests on a remarkable body of recordings made in the 1950s and ’60s. It’s only natural that “Legends of Blue Note,” a concert presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday night, would focus chiefly on that era, if only as a ratification of its enduring appeal.   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. “The 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Just a Couple of Guys Dressed in the Blues

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Review | 8

    Willie Nelson was halfway through a flinty and casually gripping guitar solo on “Rainy Day Blues” when everything clicked into place. It was his fifth song at the Allen Room on Friday night, and the bright young rhythm section onstage was finally locking in. At Mr. Nelson’s right elbow Wynton Marsalis shot the saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. a knowing glance, one eyebrow appreciatively raised. After a somewhat tentative start, the concert hit its groove.   Keep reading »

  • “What is an arranger” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on December 1st, 2006 in Review | 0

    When Wynton Marsalis goes onstage tomorrow in an outlandish outfit — say, a pink shirt, yellow pants and a purple tie — he’ll be making a statement. Not a fashion statement, but a statement about arrangement.   Keep reading »

  • Beloved Styles, Crossing and Colliding

    Posted on November 18th, 2006 in Review | 0

    For months the American Composers Orchestra has been touting an adventurous collaborative program with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But as the concert on Thursday night at the Rose Theater showed, bold collaborations are sometimes easier to plan than to pull off.   Keep reading »