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  • The 10 Best Wynton Marsalis Albums

    Posted on February 9th, 2021 in Review

    Trumpeter and composer : love him or resent him. But Marsalis is one of the most prolific instrumentalists of the last 40 years. A virtuoso in both jazz and Western classical music, he has recorded as many as 75 times as a leader, including his long discography leading the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Interdependent Leadership

    Posted on December 8th, 2019 in

    Wynton Marsalis, since the early 1980s the most acclaimed jazz artist of his generation, apprenticed with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers after hitting the music scene as a double threat trumpeter of American jazz and European concert music.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis going strong at 50

    Posted on October 7th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    By jazz standards, 50 is young — at least when you consider that pioneers such as saxophonist Benny Carter and trumpeter Doc Cheatham were playing beautifully into their 90s.   Keep reading »

  • Review - Popular Songs: the Best of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on July 30th, 2001 in Review

    Popular Songs: The Best of Wynton Marsalis celebrates Wynton Marsalis’s 40th birthday, which is also, coincidentally, the 40th anniversary of the death of jazz. Wynton Marsalis was born in ‘61, just when Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Cecil Taylor were “fucking up everybody” (Miles Davis) on the NY scene.   Keep reading »