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  • Marsalis: blazing modern jazz

    Posted on December 13th, 1984 in Review

    How is a truly great jazz combo created? You begin with a group of musicians out of the common run, who are guided by some dominant principle or personality and the resultant sound will be truly unique pleasing to the ear because it is musical to the soul because it is integral.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ Technique Thrills Audience

    Posted on October 21st, 1984 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis is only 23 years old. yet already he’s possibly the world’s finest classical trumpet virtuoso. His technique, as demonstrated Friday evening in his performance of Haydn’s Concerto in E-flat Major with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in Powell Hall, is absolutely flawless.   Keep reading »

  • The Horn Of Plenty Of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on October 12th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    It wasn’t Ellis Marsalis’ idea to push bis boys into music. However, he wanted to give them the opportunity to play if they were so inclined. At 7, his son Branford was already playing piano and clarinet. However, his younger son Wynton, who was 6 at that time, was more Interested in playing games than music.   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 »

  • Trumpeter gives dynamic performance with Baltimore Symphony

    Posted on August 16th, 1984 in Review

    WYNTON MARSALIS, the much-talked-about young trumpeter from New Orleans, demonstrated why he is creating a stir in both jazz and the classics during a well-attended concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge Park.   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 »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Interview

    Posted on July 11th, 1984 in

    Wynton Marsalis is still the wunderkind, a 22-year-old son of the Crescent City, bowing to accolades from the jazz world with a trumpet in his hands, noddmg towards the European classical tradition with equally serious vision.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz Swings Back To Tradition

    Posted on June 17th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    THE CROWD OUTSIDE SWEET Basil, on a Monday not long ago, is so large and so eager that even jaded Greenwich Village strollers stop to ask who’s playing inside the jazz club. David Murray and Wynton Marsalis, they are told; that’s why the place is packed. That made several Mondays in a row that the David Murray Big Band drew full houses, playing a stack of new compositions that cut exultantly across the history of jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Shows Why He’s Up For Grammys

    Posted on February 27th, 1984 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis, the only musician to be nominated for awards in the areas of both jazz and classical in the history of the Grammys, proved to a standing-room-only crowd at the Sheldon Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, evening that his jazz nominations were richly deserved.   Keep reading »

  • Young trumpet sensation sharpens rough edges

    Posted on February 7th, 1984 in Review

    It’s Grammy Awards Time - when the music industry recognizes “deserving” artists.  Or in other words, when it pays glowing tributes to artists who attract the largest audience and pull in the biggest bucks.   Keep reading »