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  • 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 »

  • Marsalis keeps jazz, classical apart

    Posted on August 14th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the chameleon of the music world, standing astride the charts in both classical and jazz idioms. But don’t get the idea that he plays a classical engagement and then goes off to jam in a jazz club.   Keep reading »

  • Kathleen Battle Sings Bach

    Posted on December 5th, 1983 in Review

    Kathleen Battle’s concert at Alice Tully Hall last night seemed almost a conscious rejection of the song recital format. There were no French or Italian songs, no lieder, no operatic extracts, but in their place, Bach, spirituals and jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Classics From a Tradition of Jazz

    Posted on November 20th, 1983 in Review

    NEW ORLEANS jazz trumpeter Al Hirt used to perform the Haydn Trumpet Concerto with symphony orchestras, and even recorded it with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops for RCA, though his recording is gone from the active catalogue now. Another New Orleans jazzman, Wynton Marsalis, who was 6 years old when he got his first trumpet—from Hirt—recorded the Haydn Concerto recently, and his version is likely to remain a classic for decades.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Jazzy AND Classical

    Posted on September 4th, 1983 in Review

    THE THING to remember about trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis is this: he is only 22. And the thing to appreciate about Wynton Marsalis is that he seems to be the only one who remembers this fact.   Keep reading »