Video: Wynton Marsalis Septet rehearsing in Marciac 2007

On August 5 – 6, 2007, Wynton was in rehearsal with his Septet for the August 7, 2007, concert in Marciac. The following video-clips will take you behind the scenes, during the rehearsals, to appreciate the musicians discussing and playing the beautiful music from the Marciac Suite and Unforgivable Blackness.

Septet personnel was:
Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Wycliffe Gordon (trombone); Victor Goines (tenor sax, bass clarinet); Sherman Irby (alto sax); Jonathan Batiste (piano); Rodney Whitaker (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

Loose Duck

Marciac Fun

B is for Boussaget

What Have You Done

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  1. Fantastic Wynton !!!!!!

    that’s rhythm !!!!

    Colin Mark on Jan 5th, 2008 at 8:03am

  2. No wonder… fantastic job. Thanks for making these available.

    JohnM on Jan 4th, 2008 at 5:16pm

  3. they were recorded with a Sony HVR-V1U at full HD resolution

    Luigi on Jan 4th, 2008 at 6:48am

  4. To actually see, and describe such profound musical genius in action, is hard to form into words. It’s truly amazing and remarkable. Watching Wynton is like reinventing the alphabet again. The combinations you can make with just 26 letters is unimaginable! Thanks for the link.

    Kierston on Dec 13th, 2007 at 10:38am

  5. It was a fantastic hour long show, the dancer was too long for me, he’s good but too much Victor was super as was all the others, I learned on a sax when I was a kid, his performance was outstanding.

    Bernnie on Dec 11th, 2007 at 9:02pm

  6. I’ll bet the reason why Wynton and his Septet doesn’t come to Dallas,Texas is becuz this area haven’ a clue what he’s all about. I am removed from South Florida a year and a half now and I appreciate his music. First off, this area do not have a jazz radio station of any kind, heck, even Oklahoma City has a jazz station. It’s mostly contemporary, but still, it’s jazz. Thank God for CD’s!


    Hosea Pelham on Dec 11th, 2007 at 10:28am

  7. View the world as you may with your opinion of the good and bad. Wynton Marsalis makes all of us glad we can witness music in it’s purest form. I am glad we have a National Treasure that our children can look up to. Wynton, you are an American Treasure!! Thank you!!
    Al, Long Beach, Ca. USA.

    Al on Dec 3rd, 2007 at 8:32pm

  8. Dear Doron,
    the video are encoded with H264 codec, so it’s normal that they play choppy if your computer is quite old and slow.

    About the error (not a music file) when opening them from your hard drive, it dipends from a strange Internet Explorer behaviour.
    It renames the original .m4v file with .mov when asking to save the file.

    Replace the .mov with the .m4v extension to save the file correctly.
    Hope this helps.

    Luigi on Dec 1st, 2007 at 3:15am

  9. When I try to play the videos (and not just these videos; but any new ones on the sight), it plays very choppy and quite slow. Thus, I want to download them to play on my computer. But when doing so (the “Save As” right-click thing), after downloading, I try to open and play it, but it says that there’s an error and that it’s “not a music file.”

    Do you know what I’m doing wrong?

    Doron on Nov 30th, 2007 at 8:24pm

  10. I love the behind the scenes video, from the spirited rehearsal of “What Have You Done” to Wynton’s subtle playing and precise instruction on “B is for Boussaget.” The Marciac Suite is one of my favorites. Seeing this fine septet perform together must have been a definite highlight of the jazz festival. Thank you Luigi for sharig these clips. Leaves me wanting to see and hear more…..

    Sonalii on Nov 29th, 2007 at 7:36pm

  11. Such fun to watch a smooth rehearsal with this energetic ensemble. Marciac Suite is a favorite! Merci! Luigi, the site is great! Glo.

    gloria on Nov 29th, 2007 at 3:57pm

  12. Complimenti per i video!!! Sono bellissimi!!!

    simonluca on Nov 29th, 2007 at 11:37am