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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: Here's The Deal

Last month this CD earned the funky, brass-heavy horde of Chicagoans a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, but Ken Burns and Wynton Marsalis...

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...

A ROOM WITH A VIBE

WOODY ALLEN, MAYA ANGELOU, Pearl Bailey, Harry Belafonte, Lenny Bruce, Betty Carter, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Woody Guthrie, Judy Holliday, Johnny Mathis,...

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...

Milestones May 21, 2007

DIED One Easter Sunday, when he was 3, Alvin Batiste slipped away from his family to follow a group of musicians on a parade route--a fitting start for a founder...

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