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BOLDEN Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available on CD and digitally on April 19, 2019 from Blue Engine Records

Blue Engine Records announces the release of the Bolden Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with music composed, arranged and performed by Wynton Marsalis. The Bolden soundtrack features music from the film directed by Dan Pritzker (in theaters nationwide on May 3, 2019) and will be available on CD and all major digital music platforms on April 19, 2019. Additionally, a limited-edition 12” vinyl single featuring an exclusive song from the soundtrack will be available in select independent record stores as part of Record Store Day on April 13, 2019.

To create the Bolden soundtrack, Marsalis convened some of today’s most virtuosic jazz musicians, enthusiastically resurrecting the bawdy, brassy sound of trumpeter Buddy Bolden as no one else can and throwing a Big Easy party that romps through some of Bolden’s most beloved material. The 26 songs on the album comprise a comprehensive mix of classic tunes associated with Bolden, and his greatest musical descendant Louis Armstrong, as well as Marsalis originals.

“Bolden” the film stars Gary Carr, Erik LaRay Harvey, and Ian McShane, and imagines the compelling, powerful, and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who helped develop jazz. With little biographical information known and no extant recordings of his music, the film’s narrative sets fragmented memories of Bolden’s past against the political and social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived.

Buddy Bolden ranks among the most influential yet obscure figures in the pantheon of American music and is widely credited by musicians of the era as being the first jazz musician and bandleader in history. In his playing, composing, arranging, and music directing on the Bolden Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Marsalis captures the spirit of the legendary Bolden, as well as Armstrong’s trumpet stylings, without sacrificing his own personal integrity and creative imagination.

Appearing on the soundtrack are Ali Jackson (drums), Brianna Thomas (vocals), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Catherine Russell(vocals), Dan Nimmer(piano), Don Vappie (guitar, vocals), Julie Bruskin (cello), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Michael White (Bb clarinet), Reno Wilson (vocals), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Ted Nash (alto saxophone, clarinet), Victor Goines (alto saxophone, clarinet, C clarinet), Vincent Gardner (slide trombone, valve trombone), Walter Blanding(tenor saxophone, clarinet), Wycliffe Gordon (slide trombone, valve trombone).

PERSONNEL

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet, cornet, vocals
Ali Jackson – drums
Brianna Thomas – vocals
Carlos Henriquez – bass
Catherine Russell – vocals
Dan Nimmer – piano
Don Vappie – guitar, banjo, vocals
Julie Bruskin – cello
Marcus Printup – trumpet
Michael White – Bb clarinet
Reno Wilson – vocals
Sherman Irby – alto saxophone
Ted Nash – alto saxophone, clarinet
Victor Goines – alto saxophone, clarinet, C clarinet
Vincent Gardner – slide trombone, valve trombone
Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone, valve trombone

TRACK LISTING

1. Come on Children

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Vincent Gardner – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

2. Make Me a Pallet on the Floor

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Catherine Russell – vocals; Julie Bruskin – cello

3. Gone My Way

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

4. Creole Belles

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Vincent Gardner – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

5. Bolden Jump

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Vincent Gardner – valve trombone; Walter Blanding – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

6. Timelessness (Short Version)

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

7. You Rascal You

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone, clarinet; Ted Nash – alto saxophone, clarinet; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone, clarinet; Reno Wilson – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

8. Russian Lullaby

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Reno Wilson – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

9. Stardust

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Vincent Gardner – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Reno Wilson – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

10. Timelessness

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone, clarinet; Ted Nash – alto saxophone, clarinet; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone, clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

11. Phantasmagoric Bordello Ballet

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Sherman Irby – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

12. Shake it High, Shake It Low

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

13. Red Hot Mammas

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Brianna Thomas – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

14. Whoa You Heifer

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Vincent Gardner – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

15. Don’t Go Away Nobody

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

16. All the Whores Go Crazy (About the Way I Ride)

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

17. Basin Street Blues

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone, clarinet; Ted Nash – alto saxophone, clarinet; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone, clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

18. Dinah

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Vincent Gardner – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Reno Wilson – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

19. Muskrat Ramble

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

20. Black and Blue

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – alto saxophone; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Don Vappie – guitar; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

21. Tiger Rag

Wynton Marsalis – trumpet; Marcus Printup – trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon – slide trombone; Victor Goines – clarinet; Ted Nash – alto saxophone; Walter Blanding – tenor saxophone; Don Vappie – banjo; Dan Nimmer – piano; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

22. Making Runs

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Vincent Gardner – valve trombone; Walter Blanding – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

23. Whip it

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

24. Funky Butt (I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say)

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar, vocals; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

25. Didn’t He Ramble

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

26. Buddy’s Horn

Wynton Marsalis – cornet; Wycliffe Gordon – valve trombone; Michael White – Bb clarinet; Victor Goines – C clarinet; Catherine Russell – vocals; Don Vappie – guitar; Carlos Henriquez – bass; Ali Jackson – drums

About Blue Engine Records

Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s platform that makes its vast archive of recorded concerts available to jazz audiences everywhere, launched on June 30, 2015. Blue Engine Records releases new studio and live recordings as well as archival recordings from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s performance history that date back to 1987 and are part of the R. Theodore Ammon Archives and Music Library. Since the institution’s founding in 1987, each year’s programming is conceived and developed by Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis with a vision toward building a comprehensive library of iconic and wide-ranging compositions that, taken together, make up a canon of music. These archives include accurate, complete charts for the compositions – both old and new – performed each season. Coupled with consistently well-executed and recorded music performed by Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, this archive has grown to include thousands of songs from hundreds of concert dates. The launch of Blue Engine is aligned with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to cultivate existing jazz fans worldwide and turn new audiences onto jazz. For more information on Blue Engine Records, visit blueenginerecords.org.

Press Inquiries:
Zooey Tidal Jones, Director, Public Relations & External Communications Jazz at Lincoln Center zjones@jazz.org 212-258-9821

Madelyn Gardner, Manager, Public Relations & External Communications Jazz at Lincoln Center mgardner@jazz.org 212-258-9868

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