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  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet has good, bad moment

    Posted on October 27th, 1986 in Review

    The great alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley once said, “Never trust a man in a clean trench coat.” I doubt if he was thinking of Wynton Marsalis, whose quintet played Sunday night at the Civic Center, since Marsalis was probably still running around New Orleans in knee pants when Adderley’s horn was silenced.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis with Philharmonic

    Posted on November 22nd, 1985 in Review

    THERE were not many furrowed brows at the New York Philharmonic last evening. The concert certainly put little strain on anyone’s powers of concentration or ratiocination, offering nothing heavier than Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor, which turned up at the end as ballast to hold down what otherwise could have done duty as a pops program.   Keep reading »

  • Review: Black Codes (From the Underground)

    Posted on October 13th, 1985 in Review

    When Wynton Marsalis first emerged as a 19-year-old prodigy in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the trumpeter’s ardent defense of acoustic jazz was heartening. Here was a musician with enough technique to win classical Grammys and enough charisma to land on magazine covers, and he was devoting himself to a tradition whose rewards were more esthetic than financial.   Keep reading »

  • Making music with Wynton

    Posted on September 13th, 1985 in Review

    His trumpet may speak loudly, but Wynton Marsalis, the musical _wunderkind_ who has successfully straddled the jazz and classical worlds, has been spending the week in Rochester so quietly that few know he’s here.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ horn chases bad luck

    Posted on February 11th, 1985 in Review

    The adage “The show must go on” was sorely tested by technical difficulties at the first of two shows given by Wynton Marsalis Friday night at Rutgers University.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Impressive In Bethlehem

    Posted on February 2nd, 1985 in Review

    The Wynton Marsalis Quintet gave a lesson in jazz Friday night, and an appreciative, full-house audience at Broughal Middle School took down every note.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis: blazing modern jazz

    Posted on December 13th, 1984 in Review

    How is a truly great jazz combo created? You begin with a group of musicians out of the common run, who are guided by some dominant principle or personality and the resultant sound will be truly unique pleasing to the ear because it is musical to the soul because it is integral.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ Technique Thrills Audience

    Posted on October 21st, 1984 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis is only 23 years old. yet already he’s possibly the world’s finest classical trumpet virtuoso. His technique, as demonstrated Friday evening in his performance of Haydn’s Concerto in E-flat Major with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in Powell Hall, is absolutely flawless.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on August 26th, 1984 in Review

    The sensational young trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who has appeared most often hereabouts as a jazz player, walked away with the show at the Mostly Mozart Festival’s final program Friday in Fisher Hall   Keep reading »

  • Trumpeter gives dynamic performance with Baltimore Symphony

    Posted on August 16th, 1984 in Review

    WYNTON MARSALIS, the much-talked-about young trumpeter from New Orleans, demonstrated why he is creating a stir in both jazz and the classics during a well-attended concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Oregon Ridge Park.   Keep reading »