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Wynton Marsalis Quintet in Cambridge

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Event The Pulitzer Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts
Event Type Concert
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Date Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Venue Sanders Theater at Harvard University
Address 45 Quincy St
Location Cambridge, MA, United States
Venue Phone +1 617-496-2222

Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust opened with an introduction of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, who reflected on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom. His piece was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer.
Marsalis reflected on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom — the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer. He interspersed musical performances with his quintet to reflecting on themes including the power of jazz, blues and other musical forms to mirror America’s diversity with its amalgam of influences.

Personnel

Setlist

  1. Sparks
  2. Cuchifrito
  3. Centerpiece
  4. Juba and a O’ Brown Squaw
  5. Minor Swing
  6. The Magic Hour
  7. Blues in G
  8. Lover
  9. Take the A Train
  10. Free to Be