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Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis is already the most renowned jazz musician of his generation. Now, he's trying out a new musical style: mixing classical with the blues. On Nov...

Wynton Marsalis: Saving New Orleans

My friend Wynton Marsalis comes from a rich musical-family tradition in New Orleans that I share with my family. From that core of talent and tradition has...

Music: Strings Attached

Strings occupy a special, not particularly exalted place in jazz, their use generally signifying either a descent into pop schlock or an ill-advised stab at...

MUSIC: SHADES OF BLUE

The J Master renewed my faith in jazz music," trumpeter Wynton Marsalis writes in his backstage-with-the-band chronicle, Sweet Swing Blues on the Road. "In 1984...

Packaged Pyrotechnics

PERFORMERS: KATHLEEN BATTLE and WYNTON MARSALIS ALBUM: BAROQUE DUET LABEL: SONY THE BOTTOM LINE: A potent pairing, but the brilliance may be too much of a good...

Wynton Marsalis: Horns of Plenty

Miles Davis is onstage, but the young man in the dark blue Versace jacket couldn't care less. He is concentrating on the one thing other than a trumpet...

Five Best Ideas of the Day: April 7

1. It’s time to give up the uniquely American institution of the network anchorman. By Frank Rich in New York magazine 2. On Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday, her...

Fall Preview

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