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  • Higher Ground benefit concert reviewed on New York Times

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in New York Times, Review | 0

    Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, the five hours concert, led by Wynton at Frederick P.Rose Hall last September 17, has been reviewed online on the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • “Swinging Music of Thad Jones” reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on May 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review, Tribute | 0

    The first of two concerts at Frederick P. Rose Hall about the music of Thad Jones was reviewed by the New York Times on the web. This night there will be the second concert, performed, as the first one, by Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Read the review on the New York Times (free registration needed)   Keep reading »

  • Don Quixote Rides Again, With an Ellingtonian Sidekick

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Review | 0

    More than two hours of original jazz music was played at Rose Theater on Thursday night. It was shaped around stories from “Don Quixote” and scored for 15 musicians and 2 singers, with a professional actor reading about 5,000 words of Cervantes in and around 23 songs and instrumental sketches. It was ambitious, well played, deeply Ellingtonian - and completely indigestible.   Keep reading »

  • An article about “All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP”

    Posted on March 12th, 2005 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Times, Review | 1

    The last concert at Rose Theater with Wynton Marsalis and Dave Douglas has a new article-review by the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • A web-review about “Full Steam Ahead” concert

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in New York Times, Review | 0

    The online edition of New York Times has posted a review about the thursday night concert titled “Full Steam Ahead“. (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »

  • Jazz in motion reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in New York Times, Review | 0

    On the New York Times there’s a review of Jazz in motion, the Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation with works by four choreographers and music by Wynton Marsalis. Jazz in motion took place on October 3 and 4 and will be repeated tonight at the Frederick P. Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • With Built-In Tension, Jazz Swings to the Past

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Review | 2

    Ralph Ellison, who was lured away from the trumpet to become a writer, once explained that in jazz there is a “cruel contradiction implicit in the art form.” It is a contradiction between the individual and the group, between solitary assertion and collective cooperation. A “true jazz moment,” Ellison said, “springs from a contest in which each artist challenges all the rest,” in which the very nature of the player’s identity is at stake. That is the drama of solo riffs, of call-and-response interchanges, of daring high-wire improvisations.   Keep reading »

  • Soaking Up the Spaces at a New Jazz Center

    Posted on October 19th, 2004 in Review | 4

    Some basic impressions of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new space, which opened last night: It is a sophisticated, cosmopolitan, fairly expensive-feeling experience; it is flexible and alive. Jazz has so many different connotations for different people. But at least some part of this three-theater complex, taking up the fifth and sixth floors of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, could ring the bells of recognition of someone who had never been to a jazz performance before and only possessed the received wisdom of photographs and album covers: yes, this seems right; this is jazz. And it contains enough attention to detail to impress those who have spent the better part of their lives hearing it, too.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the New York Times Magazine

    Posted on October 5th, 2004 in Interview, New York Times | 0

    The New York Times Magazine ha just published, on October 3 2004, an interview to Wynton. He has been interviewed by Deorah Solomon, and as usual, has something interesting to say…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Simplifies Matters

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Review | 0

    In all outward signs, Wynton Marsalis’s new album, “The Magic Hour,” represents a change in his career. It’s on a new label: last year, Mr. Marsalis signed with Blue Note after more than 20 years and 30 jazz records with Columbia/Sony. It also presents a new band, at least new to most listeners, who are used to the septet he has played with for more than a decade. But most strikingly, it is a statement about simplicity, a virtue that has often escaped him.   Keep reading »