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  • Paying Tribute to a Master With His Own Hard Music

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in Review

    The drummer Art Blakey, who died in 1990, ushered Wynton Marsalis into a contender’s position in the jazz world, bringing him into the dynastic Jazz Messengers group at the age of 17 in 1979. So when Mr. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra paid tribute to Blakey at Alice Tully Hall on Friday night, there was bound to be more sentiment than in the usual jazz repertory concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: At 20, a master of jazz style

    Posted on February 28th, 1982 in Profiles & Interviews

    It’s seldom that any jazz musician - let alone such a very young, not yet widely known player as trumpeter Wynton Marsalis - gets a page to himself in People magazine. But early this year that’s where Marsalis was, under the banner “Personalities to Watch.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis supreme on first disc

    Posted on December 29th, 1981 in Review

    It’s been almost two decades since anyone has electrified the inner circle of the jazz world as much as a young trumpet player from New Orleans named Wynton Marsalis. And a lot of fans are hoping that his prodigious talent can help lift the music ∆°ut of its current depressed state.   Keep reading »