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  • Trumpeter Marsails personifies jazz

    Posted on May 7th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    TALENT, VISION and determination have made the brilliant trumpeter Wynton Marsalis a provocative figure in jazz, with a productive parallel career in classical music.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet master Marsalis doubles as a jazz teacher

    Posted on February 25th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    NEW YORK - Commerce vs. education – that’s the tug of war influencing the music young people are exposed to. Or at least that’s the view of young trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »

  • What Jazz Is - and Isn’t

    Posted on July 31st, 1988 in Profiles & Interviews

    My generation finds itself wedged between two opposing traditions. One is the tradition we know in such wonderful detail from the enormous recorded legacy that tells anyone who will listen that jazz broke the rules of European conventions and created rules of its own that were so specific, so thorough and so demanding that a great art resulted. This art has had such universal appeal and application to the expression of modern life that it has changed the conventions of American music as well as those of the world at large.   Keep reading »

  • The Wynton Marsalis Interview: 1987

    Posted on November 5th, 1987 in Profiles & Interviews

    We last interviewed Wynton Marsalis in 1984. Since that time his popularity and notoriety have, if anything, grown and, as can be seen in the following interview, he views his position with the utmost responsibility and seriousness.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Aims for Pride and Purity

    Posted on August 21st, 1987 in Profiles & Interviews

    When I was a child, my music teacher told me I could best learn the names of the notes on the lines of the staff by keeping in mind that Every Good Boy Does Fine. After all these years, I finally am able to visualize that paragon of exemplary musical behavior climbing up the staff. He is Wynton Marsalis, who may be the most self-disciplined jazzman in the history of that volcanic art.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Smashing The Stereotypes

    Posted on December 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is a taste maker beyond his influence as a musician. You see it in his life style, his personal appearance and his influence on young people, particularly young black people.   Keep reading »

  • A Gentlemen With a Mean Horn

    Posted on September 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis fingers a cornet. America’s wunderkind from New Orleans is a modest, mellow and articulate fellow, and he’ll be 25 next month. What’s more, his fifth CBS jazz record, “J Mood,” is in the stores, and he’s in the mood to chat.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Young Lion of Jazz

    Posted on December 15th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    A year ago, even if people hadn’t heard the prodigious trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, they’d probably heard of him. Then, on last year’s Grammy awards, when Marsalis became the first instrumentalist to win “best soloist” awards in both jazz and classical categories, they also heard from him.   Keep reading »

  • The Horn Of Plenty Of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on October 12th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    It wasn’t Ellis Marsalis’ idea to push bis boys into music. However, he wanted to give them the opportunity to play if they were so inclined. At 7, his son Branford was already playing piano and clarinet. However, his younger son Wynton, who was 6 at that time, was more Interested in playing games than music.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis keeps jazz, classical apart

    Posted on August 14th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the chameleon of the music world, standing astride the charts in both classical and jazz idioms. But don’t get the idea that he plays a classical engagement and then goes off to jam in a jazz club.   Keep reading »