Wynton Marsalis supreme on first disc
It’s been almost two decades since anyone has electrified the inner circle of the jazz world as much as a young trumpet player from New Orleans named Wynton Marsalis. And a lot of fans are hoping that his prodigious talent can help lift the music ơut of its current depressed state. Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis: interview
CADENCE: Aside from the fact that Art Blakey recommends you very highly, I know nothing about you or your background so perhaps you could fill that in. WYNTON MARSALIS: I’m from New Orleans, born October 18, 1961. I got my first trumpet I when I was 6, from Al Hirt. My father had played piano in Al Hirt’s band; great musician my father Ellis Marsalis. Keep reading »
Jazz tonight, pop tomorrow.
The next installment of Herbie Hancock’s multifaceted recording career will be “Magic Windows,” an album due in September that will be, he said before last night’s show at Berklee Performance Center, a foray into “pop and rhythm and blues.” Keep reading »