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Branford Marsalis' high-school musical

Date: 06.12.2009
Publication: Burlington Free Press.com
Author: Brent Hallenbeck

 

I know it was Branford Marsalis’ show tonight at the Flynn Center, but I couldn’t help but focus on his 18-year-old drummer Justin Faulkner after learning about the soon-to-graduate high-schooler at their Meet the Artist session a few hours earlier (see previous blog entry). This is no novelty act - the kid is impressive. He moves deftly from two-handed shuffle to a fuller, funkier beat, and delivered a couple of solos that rocked the house. When Marsalis wasn’t playing his saxophone and stood behind his three fellow musicians to watch and listen (which was often - he relishes sharing the load) he would bob his head to the rhythm and in approval of what Faulkner, pianist Joey Calderazzo and bass player Eric Revis were doing (Calderazzo, by the way, had a gorgeous piano solo on a beautiful tune he wrote called “The Blossom of Parting”; you can see all four band members in this fine photo from tonight by Free Press staffer Glenn Russell).
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Submitted by Ben on June 11th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Justin Faulkner makes New York Times top five list of up and coming drummers on the jazz scene

Date: 06.11.2009
Publication: The New York Times
Author: Ben Ratliff

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Submitted by Ben on June 10th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Branford Marsalis at Jazz sous les Pommiers, Normandy

Date: 05.26.2009
Publication: Times Online
Author: John Bungey Read more »

Submitted by Ben on May 25th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen

Date: 05.26.2009
Publication: The Wall Street Journal
Author: Larry Blumenfeld

 

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis enjoys a luxury rare in jazz, too: His quartet has been together for a decade. And it shows. Less the music of metamorphosis, as the title implies, this is the sound of a group that quite some time ago defined its profile, and now continues adding depth and detail to that picture.
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Submitted by Ben on May 25th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival: Jazz on the National Mall

Date: 05.26.2009
Publication: The Louisianna Weekly
Author: Geraldine Wyckoff Read more »

Submitted by Ben on May 25th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet @ the Jazz Standard

Date: 05.01.2009
Publication: Elmore Magazine
Author: Richard Antone

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Submitted by Josh on April 30th, 2009 — 11:00pm

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen

Date: 04.24.2009
Publication: Offbeat
Author: John Swenson

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Submitted by Josh on April 24th, 2009 — 11:25am

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen

Date: 04.24.2009
Publication: The Week
Author: John Swenson

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Submitted by Josh on April 24th, 2009 — 11:25am

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis to perform at the Danbury Audi Jazz Series

Date: 04.22.2009
Publication: Stamfordplus.com
Author: Ridgefield Playhouse

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Submitted by Josh on April 21st, 2009 — 11:00pm

Saxophonist Branford Marsalis to perform at the Danbury Audi Jazz Series

Date: 04.22.2009
Publication: Stamfordplus.com
Author: Ridgefield Playhouse

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Submitted by Josh on April 21st, 2009 — 11:00pm