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  • Live at The House of Tribes reviewed on All About Jazz

    Posted on February 2nd, 2006 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis’ dominance seems at times so complete that it’s easy to either become suspicious of the musician represented by the vita sheet, or take it as a given that he’s the world’s greatest trumpet player, if not music-maker. Live at the House of Tribes offers little conclusive evidence for either position, but it certainly makes the case for a non-controversial middle ground.

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  • Live at House of Tribes is in stores now !

    Posted on August 30th, 2005 in Music

    Wynton’s new album, Live at House of Tribes is in stores now. Get more info about the new album in our discography section.

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  • All About Jazz review: Wynton Marsalis - Live At The House Of Tribes (2005)

    Posted on August 25th, 2005 in Review

    The undeniable fact about trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, whether you’re a fan or critic, is that he plays as if every note is his last—with purpose, verve, and total commitment. This consummate energy is documented on this new live release which was recorded in December 2002 at the House of Tribes on New York’s Lower East Side. The elements for the recording were just right with a seasoned band, swinging music, and an enthusiastic crowd of jazz fans.   Keep reading »

  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Paul Whiteman

    Posted on February 27th, 2005 in Review

    To appreciate how Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra advanced music after the Ragtime Era an understanding of what preceded the First World War is required. Before recorded sound there was a piano in every house, John Philip Sousa’s Marching Bands, Ringling Circus Bands, Community Bands, School Bands performed for every holiday or event in America.   Keep reading »

  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Featuring Wynton Marsalis: A Love Supreme (2005)

    Posted on January 7th, 2005 in Review

    In the last year there’s been a resurgence of interest in John Coltrane’s epochal A Love Supreme. First saxophonist Branford Marsalis’ quartet released a live DVD with an incendiary version of the suite, demonstrating with the same instrumentation how an ensemble could be reverent without being imitative, capturing the essence of the piece without sounding like a weak copy.   Keep reading »