He’s the vocalist that seems to please just about every audience; from jazz clubs to MTV.Keep reading »
Tony Bennett has built a career on choosing the best from the great American songbook and performing songs with elegance and style.
Join the classic popular vocalist, Tony Bennett, with guest Wynton Marsalis, and a special appearance by Ellis Marsalis. Written by Greg Fitzgerald.
It’s true: the Marsalises have been overexposed to the ends of the earth. One might have looked at the enormous profile on Wynton Marsalis in the current issue of The Atlantic Monthly, noticed the recent PBS special about the family, then seen a full-family concert coming up and rightly wondered why nobody else in jazz was apparently worth paying attention to.Keep reading »
Manhattan is empty during the last week of August, and the kind of emptiness it achieves is like that of the mind during meditation—a temporary, unnatural purity. On a Tuesday evening in late August of 2001 I was wandering around Greenwich Village and ended up at the Village Vanguard.Keep reading »
How Wynton Marsalis, keeps his head screwed on straight is beyond me. Such lavish and sustained praise has been aimed at this fine young trumpeter from New Orleans over the last few months that I cannot conceive of any 20-year-old, even one as obviously whole and motivated and self-disciplined as Marsalis, not being affected in a darkly deleterious way. Keep reading »