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Wynton Marsalis in New York

Wynton Marsalis
Event Elvin Jones 70th Birthday Party
Ensemble Wynton Marsalis
Date Tuesday, September 9th, 1997
Venue Blue Note
Address 131 West Third Street
Location New York, NY, United States

Elvin Jones has been celebrating his 70th birthday at the Blue Note this week. In the opening set on Tuesday, with a front line full of guests, the musicians reveled in simple, profound minor-key dirges taken from the post-1960 Coltrane school of hypnotism.
Important jazz musicians of the last 60 years in jazz were onstage: the trumpeters Harry (Sweets) Edison, Wynton Marsalis and Eddie Henderson, and the saxophonists Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune and Javon Jackson. It was a landmark show for the breadth of styles and histories in the horn players present.