Branford Marsalis News

Fresh music on the shelves

Date: 03.19.2009
Publication: The Olympian.com

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Submitted by Josh on March 9th, 2009 — 12:00am

Branford Marsalis Releases New Quartet CD, Guests with North Carolina Symphony

Date: 03.02.2009
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Jeff Tamarkin

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Submitted by Josh on March 2nd, 2009 — 01:00am

Sally Beamish and Branford Marsalis: a blast of sax in the glens

Date: 01.08.2009
Publication: Telegraph.co.uk
Author: Hilary Whitney

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Submitted by Josh on January 8th, 2009 — 01:00am

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen

Date: 06.01.2009
Publication: Downbeat
Author: Peter Margasak

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Submitted by Ben on January 6th, 2009 — 01:00am

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