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  • Marsalis displays his warm side at jam session

    Posted on September 7th, 1987 in Review

    A piece of Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival history went down in the wee hours of Sunday morning when trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his band showed up to play at the New Rapa House Jam sessions in the Hotel Pont-chartriin. The moment revealed a rarely seen side of Marsalis and confirmed his dedication to these disintegrating proving grounds of traditional jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Shows His Ability As Innovator

    Posted on September 3rd, 1987 in Review

    ACCLAIMED trumpet player Wynton Marsalis displayed his incredible instrumental technique and talent for improvisation in a most appropriate setting Tuesday evening – a nightclub filled with appreciative jazz fans.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis at Symphony Hall: A show of authoritative lyricism

    Posted on December 16th, 1986 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis has always seemed confident - he has, after all, received the adulation usually reserved for more startlingly original artists.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet has good, bad moment

    Posted on October 27th, 1986 in Review

    The great alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley once said, “Never trust a man in a clean trench coat.” I doubt if he was thinking of Wynton Marsalis, whose quintet played Sunday night at the Civic Center, since Marsalis was probably still running around New Orleans in knee pants when Adderley’s horn was silenced.   Keep reading »

  • A Gentlemen With a Mean Horn

    Posted on September 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis fingers a cornet. America’s wunderkind from New Orleans is a modest, mellow and articulate fellow, and he’ll be 25 next month. What’s more, his fifth CBS jazz record, “J Mood,” is in the stores, and he’s in the mood to chat.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • Marsalis: blazing modern jazz

    Posted on December 13th, 1984 in Review

    How is a truly great jazz combo created? You begin with a group of musicians out of the common run, who are guided by some dominant principle or personality and the resultant sound will be truly unique pleasing to the ear because it is musical to the soul because it is integral.   Keep reading »