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  • Review: Black Codes (From the Underground)

    Posted on October 13th, 1985 in Review

    When Wynton Marsalis first emerged as a 19-year-old prodigy in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the trumpeter’s ardent defense of acoustic jazz was heartening. Here was a musician with enough technique to win classical Grammys and enough charisma to land on magazine covers, and he was devoting himself to a tradition whose rewards were more esthetic than financial.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ horn chases bad luck

    Posted on February 11th, 1985 in Review

    The adage “The show must go on” was sorely tested by technical difficulties at the first of two shows given by Wynton Marsalis Friday night at Rutgers University.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet Impressive In Bethlehem

    Posted on February 2nd, 1985 in Review

    The Wynton Marsalis Quintet gave a lesson in jazz Friday night, and an appreciative, full-house audience at Broughal Middle School took down every note.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Young Lion of Jazz

    Posted on December 15th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    A year ago, even if people hadn’t heard the prodigious trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, they’d probably heard of him. Then, on last year’s Grammy awards, when Marsalis became the first instrumentalist to win “best soloist” awards in both jazz and classical categories, they also heard from him.   Keep reading »

  • Shows Why He’s Up For Grammys

    Posted on February 27th, 1984 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis, the only musician to be nominated for awards in the areas of both jazz and classical in the history of the Grammys, proved to a standing-room-only crowd at the Sheldon Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, evening that his jazz nominations were richly deserved.   Keep reading »

  • Young trumpet sensation sharpens rough edges

    Posted on February 7th, 1984 in Review

    It’s Grammy Awards Time - when the music industry recognizes “deserving” artists.  Or in other words, when it pays glowing tributes to artists who attract the largest audience and pull in the biggest bucks.   Keep reading »

  • MARSALIS: Jazz meets classics

    Posted on February 6th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    LINCOLN Centre, New York City, June, 1983. Wynton Marsalis, a 21-year-old trumpet player was sharing the bill with Miles Davis, a man whom Marsalis had admired at one time, but whose own playing has deteriorated over the years. Davis came out to the cheers of the converted. His band droned through an hour of mushy jazz-rock rhythms while he filled the air with trumpet notes, most of them unmemorable.   Keep reading »

  • Plenty on the horn

    Posted on February 5th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    “I’m gonna be who I am regardless of who I listen to,” says Wynton Marsalis, the young trumpeter who has been setting both the jazz and classical music worlds on their ears with his apparently boundless talent and technique.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz’s monster

    Posted on February 2nd, 1984 in Review

    In sports, they call guys like Wynton Marsalis a phee-nom. In musician’s jargon, he’s known as a monster. One look at him, and you might wonder what all the noise is about.   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 »