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  • Wynton Marsalis: Smashing The Stereotypes

    Posted on December 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is a taste maker beyond his influence as a musician. You see it in his life style, his personal appearance and his influence on young people, particularly young black people.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Plus Four At Westwood Playhouse

    Posted on November 20th, 1986 in Review

    The career of Wynton Marsalis has entered a new phase. After a hiatus following the departure of his brother Branford, during which he led a quartet, the 25-year-old prodigal son of the trumpet has returned to the old format by hiring Don Braden, a saxophonist from Louisville.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet has good, bad moment

    Posted on October 27th, 1986 in Review

    The great alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley once said, “Never trust a man in a clean trench coat.” I doubt if he was thinking of Wynton Marsalis, whose quintet played Sunday night at the Civic Center, since Marsalis was probably still running around New Orleans in knee pants when Adderley’s horn was silenced.   Keep reading »

  • A Gentlemen With a Mean Horn

    Posted on September 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis fingers a cornet. America’s wunderkind from New Orleans is a modest, mellow and articulate fellow, and he’ll be 25 next month. What’s more, his fifth CBS jazz record, “J Mood,” is in the stores, and he’s in the mood to chat.   Keep reading »

  • Review: Black Codes (From the Underground)

    Posted on October 13th, 1985 in Review

    When Wynton Marsalis first emerged as a 19-year-old prodigy in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the trumpeter’s ardent defense of acoustic jazz was heartening. Here was a musician with enough technique to win classical Grammys and enough charisma to land on magazine covers, and he was devoting himself to a tradition whose rewards were more esthetic than financial.   Keep reading »

  • Making music with Wynton

    Posted on September 13th, 1985 in Review

    His trumpet may speak loudly, but Wynton Marsalis, the musical _wunderkind_ who has successfully straddled the jazz and classical worlds, has been spending the week in Rochester so quietly that few know he’s here.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ horn chases bad luck

    Posted on February 11th, 1985 in Review

    The adage “The show must go on” was sorely tested by technical difficulties at the first of two shows given by Wynton Marsalis Friday night at Rutgers University.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Young Lion of Jazz

    Posted on December 15th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    A year ago, even if people hadn’t heard the prodigious trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, they’d probably heard of him. Then, on last year’s Grammy awards, when Marsalis became the first instrumentalist to win “best soloist” awards in both jazz and classical categories, they also heard from him.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on August 26th, 1984 in Review

    The sensational young trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who has appeared most often hereabouts as a jazz player, walked away with the show at the Mostly Mozart Festival’s final program Friday in Fisher Hall   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis keeps jazz, classical apart

    Posted on August 14th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the chameleon of the music world, standing astride the charts in both classical and jazz idioms. But don’t get the idea that he plays a classical engagement and then goes off to jam in a jazz club.   Keep reading »