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  • Enter to win a signed copy of Wynton’s CD, Marsalis Plays Monk!

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 in CD | 19

    This month marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Marsalis Plays Monk. Sign-up now for Wynton’s monthly e-newsletter and you will be automatically entered to win a copy of Marsalis Plays Monk signed by Wynton. Current newsletter subscribers will be automatically entered into the contest! Contest dates are May 8- May18, 2009. Must be 18 years or older to win. No purchase necessary.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Marcus Roberts celebrating Thelonious Monk at JALC

    Posted on November 11th, 2008 in Concerts | 6

    This November 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the musical genius of Thelonious Monk. On November 15, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Wynton and friends open the Monk Festival weekend by playfully exploring his unique musical universe. He will host Jazz for Young People: Who is Monk, in Rose Theater. On November 20-21-22, a very special concert entitled: The Music of Thelonious Monk, by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents big band arrangements of Monk’s idiosyncratic compositions and features one of the premiere interpreters of Monk’s music today with pianist Marcus Roberts. Check Wynton’s beautiful…   Keep reading »

  • Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Reflections and Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts

    Posted on September 19th, 2008 in Video | 9

    On August 6-7, 2008, Wynton was rehearsing with his Septet for the August 8, 2008, concert in Marciac (France). The first two video-clips we publish today, will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians rehearsing the beautiful music of Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” and improvising a special version of Happy Birthday for the pianist Marcus Roberts. Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums). (Quicktime 7 is required to view the clips – Right-click on the link to save…   Keep reading »

  • Bill Charlap Remembers Thelonious Monk, a Revolutionary Who Knew How to Swing

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in Review | 0

    Early in the course of “Brilliant Corners,” the 92nd Street Y’s concert of Thelonious Monk’s music on Thursday night, the pianist Bill Charlap offered a succinct appreciation of Monk’s singular place in jazz. “He was a revolutionary within a revolution,” Mr. Charlap said. The revolution, he went on to explain, was bebop, which Monk helped foment but never fully embraced.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis on Jazz: His five favorite classic recordings

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews | 4

    We caught up with Wynton Marsalis, the 43-year-old jazz trumpeter and composer, as he was preparing for the fall concert series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he is artistic director. The new program salutes the great cities of jazz; tonight Mr. Marsalis and other artists will perform in a hurricane-relief benefit concert for New Orleans. Here, the Pulitzer-winning musician tells us why he thinks these five albums deserve consideration as the finest jazz recordings of all time.   Keep reading »