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  • Marsalis: Mastering Two Modes

    Posted on July 14th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    Considering the impact trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had on the music scene when he was so young, it might be assumed that he started playing the instrument at about the age of, oh, 2 or 3 maybe.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, His Sextet And Some Unorthodox Blues

    Posted on July 14th, 1989 in Review

    Last night Wynton Marsalis played the blues. It wasn’t your down-home, garden variety. Marsalis, a jazzman who went to the Juilliard School of Music, brought to bear his massive classical chops on an eclectic set of material that ranged from Strayhorn to Schoenberg.   Keep reading »

  • Playboy Throws a Hot Party at the Bowl

    Posted on June 19th, 1989 in Review

    The heat was on at the first day of the weekend’s 11th annual Playboy Jazz Festival. With Saturday’s temperatures climbing into the 80s under sunny skies, a sold-out crowd of 17,901 at the Hollywood Bowl warmed up to a varied program of jazz, fusion and ethnic music. All the usual accouterments—picnic baskets, beach balls and plenty of bottled beverages—made this the biggest party in town.   Keep reading »

  • Dealing with Those Bluses

    Posted on June 18th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    IN HIS CONCERT performances a few years back, Wynton Marsalis dispensed jazz music like it was cod liver oil. He would make the horn sound spitting mad, then offer miniature jazz-history lessons, lashing out at what he believed were lower forms of music. This is good for you, ignorant swine.   Keep reading »

  • Coolin’ in with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on June 10th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis, a musician without whom it would have been hard to imagine last year or even the whole past decade, explains what jazz is - and isn’t, why under no circumstances you can call Sting a jazz musician, and why Miles Davis is the most tragic figure in Western music of the 20th century, why no one today wants to study the music of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane and, last but not least, why Wynton himself is not planning to record another classical album in the near future   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis adds brassy clauses to ‘Shannon’s Deal’

    Posted on June 4th, 1989 in Music

    Eight-time Grammy-winning musician Wynton Marsalis, who cut his first record at only 18, has at age 27 carved out another facet in his versatile career: scoring television movies.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpeter hits high notes, with a little help from friend

    Posted on May 10th, 1989 in Review

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis finally warmed to local audiences last night with a little help from one of Edmonton’s own. Offering two sets – jazz standards in the first half and some originals in the second – his sextet took a while to let loose and enjoy themselves, but when they did the appreciative crowd responded immediately.   Keep reading »

  • Passion, precision make Marsalis a winner

    Posted on May 9th, 1989 in Review

    Nobody would argue that trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the most talked about and exciting artist to make the jazz scene in the 1980s. His superior trumpet skills and revitalization of traditional (i.e. pre-fusion) jazz has reached a wide audience and earned him many prestigious awards.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpeter Marsails personifies jazz

    Posted on May 7th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    TALENT, VISION and determination have made the brilliant trumpeter Wynton Marsalis a provocative figure in jazz, with a productive parallel career in classical music.   Keep reading »

  • A lovely evening of jazz

    Posted on May 7th, 1989 in Review

    What can a trumpet player who is considered by many to be the most important jazz musician of the ‘80s play? Anything he wants.   Keep reading »