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  • Trumpeter hits high notes, with a little help from friend

    Posted on May 10th, 1989 in Review

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis finally warmed to local audiences last night with a little help from one of Edmonton’s own. Offering two sets – jazz standards in the first half and some originals in the second – his sextet took a while to let loose and enjoy themselves, but when they did the appreciative crowd responded immediately.   Keep reading »

  • Passion, precision make Marsalis a winner

    Posted on May 9th, 1989 in Review

    Nobody would argue that trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the most talked about and exciting artist to make the jazz scene in the 1980s. His superior trumpet skills and revitalization of traditional (i.e. pre-fusion) jazz has reached a wide audience and earned him many prestigious awards.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpeter Marsails personifies jazz

    Posted on May 7th, 1989 in Profiles & Interviews

    TALENT, VISION and determination have made the brilliant trumpeter Wynton Marsalis a provocative figure in jazz, with a productive parallel career in classical music.   Keep reading »

  • A lovely evening of jazz

    Posted on May 7th, 1989 in Review

    What can a trumpet player who is considered by many to be the most important jazz musician of the ‘80s play? Anything he wants.   Keep reading »

  • Review/Jazz; The New Orleans in Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on March 30th, 1989 in Review

    His first note of the evening was a plunger-muted growl, and throughout the concert’s two sets he used the smears and rasps of early jazz along with the pure-toned, agile melodic style he is known for. Mr. Marsalis, a scholar of jazz-trumpet styles, has clearly been reinvestigating the work of Bubber Miley, who growled bluesy solos for the Duke Ellington Orchestra in the 1920’s.   Keep reading »

  • A mature Marsalis opens up at Bailey Hall

    Posted on December 5th, 1988 in Review

    Tucked away in the middle of a solo in a tune of the first set was the surest sign of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ true genius. Without calling attention to it, Marsalis let rip a blazing contrapuntal line that in one effortless motion, confirmed his status as both consummate technician and melody maker.   Keep reading »

  • Signs of Intelligent Life in Music Television

    Posted on October 30th, 1988 in Review

    One evening this month as I was riffling through television by remote control, I happened to spot the stern, cherubic face of Wynton Marsalis. The young jazz trumpeter was the guest on a program called ‘‘New Visions,’’ a weekly two-hour series that airs on Sundays at 10 P.M. on the 24-hour cable music channel, VH-1.   Keep reading »