Marciac 2008 Video: The Septet plays Reflections and Happy Birthday for Marcus Roberts

On August 6-7, 2008, Wynton was in rehearsal with his Septet for the August 8, 2008, concert in Marciac (France). The first two video-clips we publish today, will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians rehearsing the beautiful music of Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” and improvising a special version of Happy Birthday for the pianist Marcus Roberts.
Septet personnel was: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Wes “WarmDaddy” Anderson (alto sax); Marcus Roberts (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

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More video clips from the Septet rehearsals to come soon…

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  1. C’est toujours un plaisir de voir à quel point une vidéo donnée est un cas d’école en matière d’improvisation collective, de direction des musiciens et surtout de respect d’une tradition. Cela laisse imaginer le sentiment qu’on ressent après une telle performance d’une heure et quelques.

    Merci à tous ceux qui nous permettent d’en être témoins.

    Qilam on Mar 17th, 2009 at 4:28am

  2. Ce fut une mémorable soirée -comme chaque année .
    Et on espère avoir le bonheur de vous retrouver tous cette année 2009 à Marciac !

    Belle & heureuse année !

    Georget on Jan 31st, 2009 at 10:13am

  3. I envy the combination of Marcus Roberts and Wynton Marsalis it’s a natural bond.

    Andile on Dec 23rd, 2008 at 8:00am

  4. Reflections….what to say….I’m crying…

    I love this song and the way wynton and marcus played it!!!!!


    François on Oct 26th, 2008 at 4:26am

  5. I filmed them

    Luigi on Oct 4th, 2008 at 11:36am

  6. Love these rehearsal videos. Who is taking these?

    Great to hear Marcus Roberts with the Septet again.

    ZW on Oct 4th, 2008 at 9:34am

  7. Love that MONK! Thank you! Glo.

    gloria on Sep 28th, 2008 at 4:00pm

  8. A great collective improvisation on Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! WOW |!!!!

    Calvin He on Sep 19th, 2008 at 9:49am

  9. this is a nice gift! thanks!

    reflections and the happy birthday feature a great septet and a great Marcus Roberts !!!!!!!

    Charlize on Sep 19th, 2008 at 9:18am