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  • Unforgivable Blackness is now available on DVD

    Posted on January 14th, 2005 in Music | 1

    Unforgivable Blackness, the Ken Burns’ documentary about iconic black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson is now available on DVD.
    Combining photographs and film footage with music provided by Wynton Marsalis, Burns’ portrait of Johnson clicks on at least three levels: as a biography, as a piece of sports history, and, most important, as a lesson on race relations in the early 20th century.

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  • Wynton Marsalis and Kathleen Battle on JALC Radio

    Posted on December 17th, 2004 in Music | 2

    The great soprano Kathleen Battle and Wynton, joined by pianist Cyrus Chestnut, reedman James Carter and bassist Christian McBride To celebrate spirituals and lullabies and of course, Duke Ellington. Battle solos with McBride on “Hush”, then soars on “Come Sunday”; Also Marsalis’ “Spring Yaounde” and Chestnut’s joyous “Come Ye Disconsolate.”

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  • A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton on the radio

    Posted on December 12th, 2004 in Music | 9

    Red Hot Holiday Stomp is the holiday radio program on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio.
    A New Orleans style holiday bash with Wynton Marsalis and friends. Spanish tinged marches, blues and ragtime spice up the holiday tradition.

    Listen to it (requires Real Player)

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  • Wynton Marsalis’ Unforgivable Blackness is in stores now !

    Posted on December 1st, 2004 in Music | 1

    Available from Blue Note records from November 30: Unforgivable Blackness, Wynton’s original score to the upcoming Ken Burns documentary of same name.
    The film marks the second collaboration between filmmaker Burns and Wynton Marsalis (the first being 2000’s Jazz series, where Marsalis held the position of Senior Creative Consultant.)

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  • Wynton’s new album will be out on November 30, 2004

    Posted on November 18th, 2004 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis has lent his compositional and performing talents to the creation of the original score for the new PBS Ken Burns documentary Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson, a detailed portrait of the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on November 14th, 2004 in Music

    Tango - El Arranque with the LCJO

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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on September 21st, 2004 in Music

    Mr. Jelly Lord: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton
    A rocking celebration of the man who claimed to have invented jazz—and perhaps even did. Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts join New Orleans natives Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White on “Mr. Jelly Lord,” “Fingerbuster,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Jungle Blues” and “Black Bottom Stomp.”.

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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on August 19th, 2004 in Music

    Works by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Sidney Bechet and other New Orleans masters’ highlight the rich compositions from jazz’s first decades.
    This program features Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley, Michael White and Reginald Veal with smokin’ reinterpretations of Oliver’s Dippermouth Blues,” Morton’s “Fingerbuster,” Bechet’s classic “Wildcat Blues” and more.

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  • Wynton Marsalis’ The Magic Hour is in stores !

    Posted on March 9th, 2004 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis makes his Blue Note debut today with The Magic Hour.
    On the new album, Marsalis taps vocalists Diane Reeves and Bobby McFerrin, as well as a trio of up-and-coming musicians—pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson.

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  • The Magic Hour is coming

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Music

    Wynton Marsalis’s new album, The Magic Hour, is coming.
    It will be in stores in two days, on March 9, 2004.

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