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  • Review: Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis featuring Norah Jones: Here We Go Again

    Posted on March 31st, 2011 in

    Not so long ago, the Wynton Marsalis brand in jazz meant fancy-pantsy compositions for orchestra that mixed high-Ellingtonia with a dose of classical pretention—all written to accompany a ballet, perhaps.   Keep reading »

  • Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis & Norah Jones celebrate Ray Charles with Here We Go Again

    Posted on February 15th, 2011 in Music

    The first meeting of these kindred spirits took place at The Allen Room at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center for two nights in 2007; their encore appearance was also staged at the heralded jazz house—this time for two sold-out nights at Rose Theater in February 2009 with special guest Norah Jones. Rather than rehash the previous material Nelson and Marsalis had first presented, the threesome paid homage to the music of the late Ray Charles, the iconic star of soul, r&b, country, jazz and pop.

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  • Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis Play the Music of Ray Charles in Theaters and on DVD

    Posted on October 7th, 2009 in Music | 4

    On one special evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center, two musical icons, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, along with the stunning songstress Norah Jones, collectively brought their unique musical perspective to 15 of legendary Ray Charles’ hits such as “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” “Hit the Road Jack” and “Unchain My Heart.” Recorded in High Definition by HDNet, WILLIE NELSON AND WYNTON MARSALIS PLAY THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES gives music lovers a front-row seat to the sold-out concert, including never-before-seen rehearsal footage, interviews and photos. WILLIE NELSON AND WYNTON MARSALIS PLAY THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES can be seen in select cinemas from October 15 and arrives in-stores on both Blu-Ray and DVD on October 20 from A&E Home Entertainment for $19.95 (SD) and $29.95 (BD).

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  • Review: Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center New York City

    Posted on April 8th, 2009 in Review

    The video record of the January 2007 concerts combining Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson is simply beautiful. Taking place in the Allen Room of Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s palace to the great American art form, these concerts overlook the nighttime traffic of midtown Manhattan.   Keep reading »

  • Norah Jones to play with Wynton and Willie Nelson

    Posted on December 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 7

    Norah Jones will make a special guest appearance at the Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis concerts at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 9 and February 10 at 8 p.m. Norah Jones is…   Keep reading »

  • “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” DVD available in stores!

    Posted on October 28th, 2008 in Music | 2

    The new DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson: “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City”, is now available in stores.

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  • Pre-order the new DVD: Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City

    Posted on October 1st, 2008 in Music | 10

    On October 28, 2008, Eagle Eye Media will release “Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center New York City” on DVD by Wynton Marsalis and Willie Nelson.

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  • Trailer from Two Men With The Blues DVD

    Posted on July 21st, 2008 in Video | 2

    Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis’s acclaimed collaboration: “Two Men with the Blues” debuted last week at #20 on the Billboard Top 200. Following this success, on September 2008, the video of their first live concert at Lincoln Center will be in stores on DVD!

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  • Wynton and Willie: An Unlikely Musical Pair

    Posted on July 17th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton wears crisp suits, reads sheet music and is the musical director of New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Willie wears crumpled jeans, wings it onstage and runs his concert venue, Willie’s Place, out of a truck stop in Abbott, Texas. So what exactly do these music legends have in common? The blues, of course. Wynton Marsalis, 46, and Willie Nelson, 75, are the two men on the new CD “Two Men With the Blues,” a live recording culled from two concerts they played at Lincoln Center last year.   Keep reading »

  • NPR interview - Wynton And Willie: Two Men Playing The Blues

    Posted on July 12th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews

    On the surface, country music legend Willie Nelson and jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis might seem like an unlikely combination. But when the two came together in January 2007 to perform live at Lincoln Center, they discovered a connection far beyond their admiration for each other’s music. Finding common ground and a mutual love of jazz standards and the blues, they later turned the performances into the newly released album Two Men with the Blues. All Things Considered host Andrea Seabrook spoke to the two musicians about their first-ever collaboration as the two sat on Nelson’s tour bus before an appearance on The Tonight Show.   Keep reading »