Wynton and Maya Angelou speak about “Music, Deep Rivers in my Soul”

In the following video-clip, Maya Angelou and Wynton discuss their collaboration on the piece “Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul” and the history of African-American music. The video comes from the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast on December 10, 2007, hosted by Glenn Close.

Watch Wynton and his Quintet rehearsing “Music, Deep Rivers in My Soul”, during Marciac Jazz Festival 2007

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  1. Interestingly I knew Wynton through a friend who always talked about him. When I first heard his music I could not help it but be attracted. Imagine that I am not so well versed with jazz but I remain attracted all the same. You begin to realise that no matter what kind of genre you listen to, you will always appreciate good music and thats what Wynton has demonstrated to me and soon I will be starting my own collection of his and family’s wonderful music.

    Camagu Peter on Jan 15th, 2009 at 7:11am

  2. Wise words Wandile Yani.

    MTS on Jan 16th, 2008 at 2:55pm

  3. Music will always keep us together as long as we understand our past and prepared to face the future with positive mind. Therefore, music will always be part of us even in our death bed…

    Wandile Yani on Jan 15th, 2008 at 12:28pm

  4. Hi I have four children who I just took to see the Great Debaters and their curiosity for their past is sparked! I tried to describe to them the collaboration of Mr. Marsalis, Ms. Maya Angelou’s, and Mr. Grimes piece on “Deep Rivers in My Soul” but it doesn’t give the justice to experience it personally.. In all hopes this program becomes a DVD! Thanks for the music, the dance, and the poetry…

    Kishara Hannah on Jan 8th, 2008 at 4:16pm

  5. Whitney, that album is available from Wynton’s store on Music Today or from iTunes.

    Luigi Beverelli on Jan 4th, 2008 at 3:39pm

  6. I lost my copy of Wynton’s Live at the Vanguard cd I bought in Dubai. I haven’t seen it in the stores here
    where is it avilable to order.

    Marchelle on Jan 4th, 2008 at 2:47pm

  7. Dear Michelle,
    this piece could be released the next year.

    Luigi on Dec 29th, 2007 at 11:11am

  8. I can’t find this piece on DVD or CD, but I wish it was available! It was beautiful; I agree with the comments above; and I loved hearing both of the artists discursions in this interview.

    Michelle on Dec 29th, 2007 at 10:59am

  9. Wynton & Mayas historic jamming teaches us to save our soul with dance! Also, its didatic & thought provoking, in that whosoever is ashamed of the past, is not humane & even less than a beast!

    TAJUDEEN ADELEKE AJIYOBIOJO on Dec 25th, 2007 at 8:14pm