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  • The Magic Hour will be in stores on March 9

    Posted on December 31st, 2003 in Music

    Wynton’ new album, The Magic Hour, will hits stores March 9. The eight-song set follows his acclaimed 200-performer orchestral work, All Rise. Wynton is joined by pianist Eric Lewis, bassist Carlos Henriquez and drummer Ali Jackson, plus guest vocalists Dianne Reeves and Bobby McFerrin.

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  • Marsalis, Clinton and Others Dissect Jazz at Symposium

    Posted on December 11th, 2003 in Review | 3

    Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, has talked for some years about his desire to gather an intellectual community around jazz.

    Last night at the Walter Reade Theater at the center, Mr. Marsalis and his organization scored a coup in the name of intellectualism and publicity: a symposium, with an invitation-only audience of about 200, on the subject of jazz and American democracy, including the former president and part-time saxophonist Bill Clinton.

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  • Wynton’s upcoming album on Blue Note

    Posted on October 24th, 2003 in Music

    The new Wynton’s album with Blue Note Records will be called The Magic Hour and will be out in March of 2004.

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  • Wynton plays for a tribute to Katherine Dunham

    Posted on September 16th, 2003 in Concerts

    At Peter Norton Symphony Space, in a Friday, 12 night program that began a three-day series devoted to Ms. Dunham and Haitian culture, the Haitian-American novelist Edwidge Danticat and two former Dunham dancers, Glory Van Scott and Julie Robinson Belafonte, spoke of Ms. Dunham’s humanitarianism and social activism.

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  • Wynton to perform at Lansing’s Creole Gallery

    Posted on June 13th, 2003 in Concerts

    On Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15, Wynton Marsalis takes Creole Gallery’s stage with buddy Rodney Whitaker on bass, Randy Gelispie on drums and Rick Roe on piano.

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  • Wynton plays with his new quartet

    Posted on June 5th, 2003 in Concerts

    On June 3 and 4, Wynton led a quartet at the Iron Horse for four packed shows Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
    He brought along pianist Eric Lewis, drummer Ali Jackson Jr., and bassist Carlos Henriquez, and the quartet performed a seven-tune set, followed by a single song encore.
    Most of the compositions played at the first Tuesday show were so new that Wynton hadn’t named them yet, and they included a sprightly New Orleans shuffle, a playful swing largely built around a one-note melody, and even one speedy “out”.

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  • The upcoming Wynton’s new album by Blue Note

    Posted on May 29th, 2003 in News

    In a new interview by Associated Press, Wynton, no longer under contract with Columbia, said he’s writing music for a new recording for Blue Note with a quartet that will include considerable jazz improvisation.

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  • Marsalis’ music best thing since sliced (nut) bread

    Posted on February 25th, 1995 in Review

    In Biblical terms, finding fault with God is virtually an impossible task. In jazz terms, Wynton Marsalis is God. Take the hint. If there is such a thing as musical perfection, Marsalis and his dazzling quartet showed it last night at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Plus Four At Westwood Playhouse

    Posted on November 20th, 1986 in Review

    The career of Wynton Marsalis has entered a new phase. After a hiatus following the departure of his brother Branford, during which he led a quartet, the 25-year-old prodigal son of the trumpet has returned to the old format by hiring Don Braden, a saxophonist from Louisville.   Keep reading »