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The Magic Hour

Here is Wynton Marsalis’ seminal first recording for Blue Note Records. It is a clear departure for Marsalis, both as an artist and as a composer. The lively, accessible music shows Wynton’s love for the whimsy, the sexy, the sheer fun of life. These eight tunes will provide just as much pleasure for the performer as the listener. This folio, printed on heavy gloss stock, contains note-for-note transcriptions of the songs contained on Wynton’s first Blue Note recording release.

The Magic Hour

Book Details

Publish Date June 5th, 2006
Publisher PlayinTime Productions
Language(s) English
Pages 24
Dimensions 11.6 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
ISBN 978-1932920000


Originally only available as a limited edition commemorative transcription book at Wynton Marsalis concerts, it is now available to the public. The songs are written as lead sheets, fake book style, with melody an chord changes.Piano parts are included where necessary to capture the essence of the tune.

Titles: Feeling of Jazz, You and Me, Free to Be, Baby, I Love You, Big Fat Hen, Skipping, Sophie Rose-Rosalee and The Magic Hour.

The book also contains photos and biographies of the members of the quartet: Eric Lewis, Carlos Henriquez, and Ali Jackson