As Seen on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes – Wynton Marsalis with JLCO in Cuba (Part I)

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is featured throughout both segments. In 1988 Wynton formed the JLCO by combining the members of his Septet with former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra . Learn more about the current JLCO.

00:46 The JLCO is performing “Things to Come”, composed by Dizzy Gillespie arranged by Gil Fuller

02:46 Wynton is standing in Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Learn more about “The House of Swing“ – The Emmy winning “Spirit of New Orleans” was filmed with Wynton in this hall. Watch the video

03:26 Wynton Marsalis Quintet is rehearsing the “Razor Rim” in London. “Razor Rim” is from the album “He and She“

03:40 Ed Bradley Interview – Watch the full 60 minutes profile with Ed Bradley.

04:12 Wynton is playing his composition: Spring Yaounde Watch the full song performed live in Cuba – Wynton first recorded “Spring Yaounde” on his Septet album Citi Movement

05:10 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. check out the bios of all members.

06:02 “Louis” a silent film is mentioned. In August 2010, Wynton traveled around the US performing his music for a silent film by Dan Pritzker based on the childhood of Louis Armstrong. Learn more at the official website

06:22 Wynton has logged over 3,000,000 miles on the road in his career. Check out all of the cities he’s performed.

07:12 Eric Clapton. In April 2011 Eric Clapton joined Wynton at Jazz at Lincoln Center for three concerts focused on the blues. This collaboration was recorded and an album is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2011 Lean more here

07:05 Barbican Residency. In June, 2010 Jazz at Lincoln Center had a performance and education residency at the Barbican. To learn more click here

08:00 The JLCO performs New Orleans Bump – Wynton first recorded Jelly Roll Morton’s piece on his album: Mr. Jelly Lord Standard Time Vol. 6

08:32 The JLCO is performing Benny Carter’s Symphony in Riffs. A few years ago Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Educational program Essentially Ellington provided 1,525 charts of “Symphony in Riffs“ to high schools around the country.

08:58 Duke piece. Duke Centennial at JALC.

09:40 The JLCO is performing Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” arranged by Dizzy Gillespie

10:14 Wynton’s Swing Symphony is featured. Watch the world premiere of “Swing Symphony” with the Berlin Philharmonic through the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

10:45 Wynton starts a discussion with Morley Safer about US Culture and Education – Watch his 2009 speech “Ballad of American Arts”

11:04 Essentially Ellington is featured. Learn about JALC’s educational initiatives

60 Minutes – Wynton Marsalis with JLCO in Cuba (Part II)

01:37 Second Line video of Congo Square in New Orleans

01:57 The song featured is: 2 3’s Adventure composed by JLCO bassist Carlos Henriquez

03:52 Chucho Valdes is featured. Read more about Chucho Valdes and JALC’s cultural exchange

04:30 Ted Nash is soloing on Shade of Jade by Joe Henderson arr. Carlos Henriquez

05:44 Wynton visits a school. Learn more about Wynton’s Education initiative

08:58 The JLCO is rehearsing Nueva Orleans composed by Chucho Valdes. Chucho wrote this song in honor of the Marsalis family. Check out his latest album

10:12 Wynton is playing “Embraceable You” With Chucho Valdes. – Watch Wynton and Chucho performing “Embraceable You” live in Havana. Wynton recorded “Embraceable You” a few times. Here’s one from “Live at the Village Vanguard”

11:48 “Music transcends, we create community.” Read more about Wynton’s thoughts on the relationship between jazz and everyday life in his book – Moving to Higher Ground, “How Jazz Can Change Your Life”. No prior jazz knowledge needed to read!

12:02 Second Line through Havana: in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina Wynton took the JLCO and Yacub Addy and Odadda! To New Orleans to perform his composition “Congo Square”. Check out this street video from when the band second lined throughout the neighbourhoods of New Orleans.

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  1. great talent. Jazz is all about improvisation, skills and imagination.

    he is a real musician!

    Take1 on Sep 15th, 2011 at 12:11pm

  2. He is a pure genius!

    So personal ideas; deep musical research. You can’t really know what’s he gonna play! His brain’s going to all kind of directions and is always doing unbelievable great things!

    Shabby Chic Furniture on Sep 12th, 2011 at 6:50pm

  3. This was truely great!!! I watch it all the time and tell everyone and anyone to watch it as well. I just want to say, that if you want to see young and old, seasoned veterans and upcomming musicians from all generes here in NYC, just go to the Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory on E.104th. Street and 5th. Avenue (next to the Museo Del Barrio). The music and performances there are great. And, while your there you may want to stop by the Julia DeBurgos Cultural Center on E.106th. Street and 3rd. Avenue. Great “SALSA” (live) on Wednesdays.

    Rafael Mangual Jr. on Jul 27th, 2011 at 10:48am


    BOB DEAN on Jul 2nd, 2011 at 2:54am