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  • The Herald of Our Swinging Heritage

    Posted on October 23rd, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    It sounds like a scene from the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. The teenage Wynton Marsalis is walking home from school in New Orleans, carrying his books and papers in a blue American Tourister suitcase. Neighborhood kids hoot, because, really-a teenager carrying his books in a suitcase?

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  • Wynton and Ellis Marsalis with Tony Bennet on Jazzradio.org

    Posted on May 19th, 2003 in Music

    He’s the vocalist that seems to please just about every audience; from jazz clubs to MTV.
    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.

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  • Working Together, Taking Different Roads

    Posted on March 6th, 2003 in Review

    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.

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  • Wynton’s Blues - The Atlantic (March 2003)

    Posted on March 1st, 2003 in Profiles & Interviews

    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.

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  • Wynton Marsalis happened to have an ideal role model in his father, the pianist Ellis Marsalis

    Posted on March 19th, 1982 in Profiles & Interviews

    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 »