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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Time 8:00pm
Event Type Concert
Project Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis plays essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. The first part of the evening will be a full performance of Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Originally composed for his 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, it was advertised as “Duke Ellington’s first symphony,” and Ellington described the powerful three-movement suite as a “tonal parallel to the history of the American Negro.” Stung by the criticism of so ambitious and unexpected a work, he spent the rest of his life revising and updating it, leaving us with a distinctive suite of music that continues to inspire. For the second half of the concert, the JLCO will swing through a number of classic Basie standards, including “April in Paris,” “Swinging the Blues,” and “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.” Count Basie’s band always brought a party with them when they came to town, and this performance will channel the unstoppable swing and iconic blues riffs that brought down the house wherever they went. It’s going to be an invigorating night of absolute jazz in Rose Theater.



Set I: Best of Basie

  • Jumpin’ at the Woodside
  • Goin’ to Chicago Blues (Chris Crenshaw, vocals)
  • Topsy
  • April in Paris
  • Tickle Toe
  • Blue and Sentimental
  • Every Day I Have the Blues (Chris Crenshaw, vocals)
  • Swingin’ the Blues
  • Shiny Stockings
  • Blee Blop Blues

Set II: Black, Brown & Beige

I. Black
a. Work Song
b. Come Sunday
c. Light

II. Brown
a. West Indian Dance
b. Emancipation Celebration
c. The Blues

III. Beige
a. Various Themes
b. Sugar Hill Penthouse
c. Finale