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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis featuring Bill Cosby in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis featuring Bill Cosby
Event Stand Up for Jazz
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis featuring Bill Cosby
Date Thursday, October 21st, 2004
Time 8:00pm
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500

the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor.
Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’‘ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘).
Then Mr. Cosby performed stand-up comedy for 90 minutes, using a reduced version of the orchestra behind him to cue incidental music to his routines.

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