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  • Juilliard: An Interview With Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on March 20th, 2018 in Profiles & Interviews

    Founded in 1939, it’s hard to believe that Blue Note Records has been around for nearly 80 years. Synonymous with extraordinary jazz since its inception, the label has produced and/or commissioned albums from an almost endless list of genre titans, including Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, and McCoy Tyner—all of whom have works that the Jazz Orchestra is scheduled to perform on April 3.   Keep reading »

  • He and She is available in stores

    Posted on March 24th, 2009 in Music | 4

    He and She, Wynton’s fifth Blue Note release is now available in stores.
    The new album is centered around that eternally compelling and most elemental of subjects, the relationship between a man and a woman.

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  • Wynton to play for Dr. George Butler at Dizzy’s Jazz Club

    Posted on December 2nd, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    On December 8, 2008, at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Wynton and his Quintet (Walter Blanding, sax; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums) will play to remember Dr. George Butler.…   Keep reading »

  • Preview tracks from Two Men with the Blues

    Posted on May 5th, 2008 in Music | 3

    We have just updated our discography page for the upcoming album entitled Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues. You can listen to a preview for all the tracks. Enjoy it!

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  • Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues

    Posted on April 9th, 2008 in Music | 18

    On July 8, 2008, Blue Note Records will release the album: Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues.

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  • Next album will be entitled: He and She

    Posted on February 27th, 2008 in Music | 10

    Wynton’s next album for Blue Note will be released on Spring 2009 and will be entitled ““He and She”:http://wyntonmarsalis.org/discography/title/he-and-she”. It is based on a poem that Wynton wrote.

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  • A Record Label’s Legacy Is Celebrated and Reimagined

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Review

    The legacy of Blue Note Records cuts a wide swath through music history, from the boogie-woogie bustle of Meade Lux Lewis to the folk-stirred pop of Norah Jones. But the label’s core identity rests on a remarkable body of recordings made in the 1950s and ’60s. It’s only natural that “Legends of Blue Note,” a concert presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday night, would focus chiefly on that era, if only as a ratification of its enduring appeal.

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  • JazzTimes: Wynton Marsalis’ From the Plantation to the Penitentiary

    Posted on April 9th, 2007 in Review

    The infuriating thing about Wynton Marsalis is that he is so incredibly talented that you can never simply dismiss him and yet he is so wrong-headed about so many things that you can never wholly embrace him either. Nothing brings this dilemma into sharper focus than his new album, From the Plantation to the Penitentiary.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO celebrate The Legends of Blue Note

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will debut big band arrangements of tunes by some of Blue Note Records’ seminal albums from 1939 to the late ‘60s in a concert event entitled “The Legends of Blue Note” on April 26, 27 & 28 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
    The Legends of Blue Note will feature the critically acclaimed big band performing music from Lee Morgan’s Cornbread, Horace Silver’s Songs For My Father, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage and many more recordings from the renowned record label.

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  • Wynton Marsalis Checks In on The Land That Never Has Been Yet

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Review

    I’ve been listening to Wynton Marsalis’ new disc From the Plantation to the Penitentiary a lot.  It’s got the music—a neat jazz combo running through a variety of styles.  It’s just enough bop and bebop so it doesn’t put one to sleep like a Kenny G. solo, but it’s not an avalanche of sound like those from Coltrane’s thundering Ascension either.  Then there’s the vocals.  Yes, the vocals.  Mr. Marsalis is putting some lyrics to his tunes on this one, and he’s got plenty to say.

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