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  • Wynton Marsalis’s Seasonal Confections

    Posted on December 18th, 2018 in Concerts

    Accompanied by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the trumpeter offers a program of holiday favorites.   Keep reading »

  • Two beats

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 in Profiles & Interviews

    Around three-fifteen on a recent afternoon, the trombone player and music producer Delfeayo Marsalis sat in the control room of a studio in the West Fifties and said to his brother Wynton and eleven other musicians, “We’re rolling, this is Take 68.” The musicians were recording “Tournament Galop,” a Romantic piano piece that was written by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who was born in New Orleans in 1829. Take 67 had been Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 6, also written for the piano but arranged in this case for piano and brass. Both pieces will accompany a new silent film, “Louis,” a fictionalized account of the childhood of Louis Armstrong. When “Louis” is shown, in five cities over seven days at the end of August, Marsalis and the others will perform the score live. They were recording the soundtrack for a CD.

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