marsalis music

The real heavy-metal moment belonged to the NCCU Big Band on the Marsalis Music Stage at Newport…

Date: 08.09.2009
Publication: The Providence Journal
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Wein trumpets mix of old and new at Newport jazz fest

Date: 08.05.2009
Publication: Boston Herald
Author: Bob Young

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Submitted by Ben on August 5th, 2009 — 12:00am

Duke Ellington Jazz Festival: Jazz on the National Mall

Date: 06.14.2009
Publication: Washington City Paper
Author: Michael J. West Read more »

Submitted by Ben on June 14th, 2009 — 12:00am

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 26th, 2009 — 12:00am

Metamorphosen

Date: 03.17.2009
Publication: Marsalis Music
Author: Bob Blumenthal

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Submitted by Josh on March 17th, 2009 — 12:00am

Branford's Tribute to Alvin Batiste

Date: 03.01.2008
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Branford Marsalis

ALVIN BATISTE (1932-2007) Like many of the guys from his generation, Alvin played everything but was classically trained, so all of his music was informed by that classical training. When Larry Combs, the retiring principal clarinetist in the Chicago Symphony, was in New Orleans for a while, Alvin asked him for a lesson. Larry told Alvin to play something, and Alvin played a bit of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. After listening, Larry said, “That’s great. Do you play jazz, too?” After he heard Bat play a few songs, he then said, “There’s nothing I can teach you, but thanks for stopping by.”
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Submitted by Ben on March 1st, 2008 — 01:00am

ALVIN BATISTE: No one could have imagined that such a life-affirming disc…

Date: 12.27.2007
Publication: Hartford Courant
Author: Owen McNally


No one could have imagined that such a life-affirming disc as this would mark the final testament of the progressive New Orleans clarinetist Alvin Batiste, who died this year at 74.

Making a joyful noise unto the Lord, Batiste struts his genre-busting mastery of everything from high-flying modernism to the stompin’, Mardi Gras-like jubilance of the session’s grand finale.
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Submitted by Ben on December 27th, 2007 — 01:00am

Marsalis Music Honors Bob French

Date: 09.01.2007
Publication: Traps Magazine
Author: Robert L. Doerschuk
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Submitted by Ben on September 1st, 2007 — 12:00am

The Marsalis Family: An Update

Date: 07.16.2007
Publication: Marsalis Music

 

Since the release of The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration in 2003 members of the Marsalis Family have been hard at work pursuing divergent but equally intriguing musical endeavors. In 2005 Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of the family released An Evening with the Ellis Marsalis Quartet on ELM Records, a label he is developing with his wife, Dolores, and son Jason.

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Submitted by Josh on July 16th, 2007 — 12:00am

Amanecer Review

Date: 07.08.2007
Publication: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Author: Karl Stark

Zesty nuggets abound on the mostly solo recording from pianist Joey Calderazzo, a wild-fingered cat who rose to prominence in the late 1980s courtesy of the late Philly-born saxophonist Michael Brecker.

Calderazzo is perhaps best known now as the pianist in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. His playing can be off-putting for its assertive complexity, but here it’s anything but.
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Submitted by Ben on July 8th, 2007 — 12:00am