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  • Lincoln Jazz: Ellington en Masse

    Posted on September 15th, 1992 in Review

    As the artistic airector of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis had the privilege of introducing the ensemble at Wolf Trap Sunday night. As fourth trumpet in the band, he was often heard from as well, adding plunger-tones to “Black and Tan Fantasy” and some of the more colorful orchestrations before uncorking a vivid, open-toned reading of “Portrait of Louis Armstrong.”   Keep reading »

  • The Young Lions’ Roar : Wynton Marsalis and the ‘Neoclassical’ Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on September 13th, 1992 in Profiles & Interviews

    Halfway through condemning the electronic jazz-funk Miles Davis played in his later years, Wynton Marsalis stops himself. “Don’t print that, all right?” the trumpeter says suddenly. “When (Miles) was alive, I made it clear what I felt about what he was doing, and now that he’s dead I don’t feel I have to say any more about it.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpeting a Marsalis Ballet

    Posted on August 11th, 1992 in Review

    When the Wynton Marsalis Septet played Wolf Trap two years ago, it introduced a 40-minute piece of music called “Blue Interlude” that finally emerged this year as the centerpiece of the group’s brilliant new album.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis fans get sneak preview of new work

    Posted on May 28th, 1992 in Review

    PRINCETON – A large audience of Wynton Marsalis fans filled the McCarter Theatre in Princeton on Tuesday night, not knowing what kind of program to expect. What they heard was the world premiere of a major, evening-long piece entitled “In this House, On This Morning,” a powerful work which is at the same time both pioneering and reflective of the history of jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis trumpets virtues of early recognition

    Posted on May 26th, 1992 in Profiles & Interviews

    At only 30 years of age, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has already been called an “elder statesman of jazz.” It is a label he disputes, saying he is simply grateful to have achieved acclaim so young.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis tries out new works in Boston

    Posted on May 21st, 1992 in Review

    CAMBRIDGE - Consider the late addition of Wynton Marsalis to the Regattabar schedule like the local stop of a Broadway bound show. The trumpeter will officially premier an extended composition, “In This House, On This Morning” at New York’s Lincoln Center next Wednesday, and is using the five-night Cambridge stay in part to test-run the commission into final shape.   Keep reading »

  • Marvelous Marsalis Septet at Kimball’s birthday party

    Posted on April 17th, 1992 in Review

    CLASS SHOWS. Kimball’s East, celebrating its third birthday, presents the Wynton Marsalis Septet. That’s class. “We opened with Herbie Hancock in ‘89,” said proprietor Kimball Allen. “To have Wynton Marsalis for a third birthday is an especially nice present.”   Keep reading »

  • A few words — and a lot of music

    Posted on April 17th, 1992 in Profiles & Interviews

    Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis doesn’t mince words. With him, one-word answers often suffice. His hobby? “Basketball” Ad­vice to young players trying to make it? “Practice.” His thoughts on trumpet great Miles Davis? “Dead.”   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Soars to New Heights

    Posted on April 11th, 1992 in Review

    Although trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who opened Thursday at the Westwood Playhouse, is one of the most visible and commercially successful jazz musicians, his creative juices haven’t been diluted.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis: The Jazz Missionary

    Posted on December 29th, 1991 in Profiles & Interviews

    A decade ago, the doomsayers were proclaiming the death of jazz. In a music world saturated with rock cliches, in a marketplace newly dominated by musically unsophisticated teenagers, the cynics argued that jazz had no place.   Keep reading »