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Playlist of WYNTON MARSALIS & JLCO

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  • The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ft. Wynton Marsalis | JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA

    41:14

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    Jazz and the visual arts have always enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Last year the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis put that bond front and center with an ambitious original program called Portraits of America: A Jazz Story.

    The concert featured new compositions by members of the orchestra, directly inspired by works in the collection of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. So in this special episode of Jazz Night in America, we'll not only hear the resulting music but also get inside the inspiration — learning how Grace Hartigan's abstract painting Rough, Ain't It motivated alto saxophonist Sherman Irby, and which qualities in the Romare Bearden collage Sacrifice spoke to tenor saxophonist Walter Blanding.

    At a moment when it's not possible to visit an art museum in person, Portraits of America invites us to experience color and shape in a new way. I love the fact that you can take a painting, a piece of art that isn't changing, and then create something that's constantly changing to represent it, reflects multi-reedist Ted Nash. It almost seems like it wouldn't work, but the music can actually make the painting move. --NATE CHINEN

    MUSICIANS: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Wynton Marsalis: Music Director, trumpet
    Ryan Kisor: trumpet
    Kenny Rampton: trumpet
    Michael Rodriguez: trumpet
    Vincent Gardner: trombone
    Chris Crenshaw: trombone
    Elliot Mason: trombone
    Sherman Irby: alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
    Ted Nash: alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
    Victor Goines: tenor saxophone, clarinet
    Camille Thurman: tenor saxophone, clarinet
    Carl Maraghi: baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
    Dan Nimmer: piano
    Carlos Henriquez: bass
    Jason Marsalis: drums.

    SET LIST
    0:00 - 'The Sound Of Colors'
    8:21 - 'A Hot Jam On Grand'
    13:06 - 'Black Balloon'
    18:40 - 'One Understands'
    27:01 - 'For Never And Forever'
    33:35 - 'We The People'

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  • JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis: Tiny Desk Concert

    19:13

    NPR Music's Tiny Desk series will celebrate Black History Month by featuring four weeks of Tiny Desk (home) concerts and playlists by Black artists spanning different genres and generations each week. The lineup includes both emerging and established artists who will be performing a Tiny Desk concert for the first time. This celebration highlights the beautiful cornucopia of Black music and our special way of presenting it. We hope you enjoy.

    Suraya Mohamed | February 2, 2021
    Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet recorded their Tiny Desk (home) concert at Dizzy's Club, or what they call the house of swing. It begins with Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters), a bold statement about humanity and the consequences of racism. Marsalis says this piece — as well as the rest of the music on his new album, The Democracy! Suite -- deals with the timeless human issues we see exacerbated during the times of the pandemic, like social challenges and matters of the heart.

    Deeper than Dreams is a reverential piece Marsalis wrote for those who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. Marsalis knows this kind of pain all too well; he lost his father, the legendary pianist and jazz patriarch, Ellis Marsalis, to complications from COVID-19 last spring, and speaks affectionately of the times when our old folks come and sit with us in the spirit realm when we are sleeping.

    To close, That Dance We Do (That You Love Too) is playful and funky and inspires a hopeful message, one that Marsalis says is for everybody who got out and got down during this time on behalf of freedom.

    Marsalis has been writing music about democracy and the call for justice for decades. I hope that the social and political corruption and turmoil of these times cast a light on the individual investment required to maintain a libertarian democracy, he wrote on his blog in January. May the events of these times inspire us all to engage even more deeply in the rights and responsibilities we have as citizens.

    SET LIST
    Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    Deeper Than Dreams
    That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)

    MUSICIANS
    Wynton Marsalis: trumpet
    Ted Nash: saxophone
    Walter Blanding: saxophone
    Elliot Mason: trombone
    Dan Nimmer: piano
    Carlos Henriquez: bass
    Obed Calvaire: drums

    CREDITS
    Video: Adam Meeks, Chloe Jury-Fogel, Arianna Shining Star Pane, James Sapione, Andrew Trost
    Audio: Rob Macomber, Todd Whitelock at Amplified Art and Sound
    Covid Compliance Officer: Domingo Cabrera
    Music Supervisor: Christianna English
    Production Coordinator: Michael Leslie
    Line Producer: Justin Bias
    Lighting Director: Zakaria Al-Alami

    TINY DESK TEAM
    Producer: Suraya Mohamed
    Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
    Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
    Art Director: CJ Riculan
    Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
    Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
    Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
    Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

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  • Christmas Music: BIG BAND HOLIDAYS - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    1:1:20

  • WYNTON MARSALIS & JLCO - Just a Closer Walk with Thee

    9:18

    Just a Closer Walk with Thee
    WYNTON MARSALIS & JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
    Municipal House PragueJuly 10, 2013

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  • Cha Cha Toda la Noche - JLCO with WYNTON MARSALIS

    5:32

    Cha Cha Toda la Noche
    From CHRISTOPHER CRENSHAW'S THE FIFTIES: A PRISM
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Rose Theater
    Feb. 17, 2017

    Listen now: jazz.org/the50s

    “All jazz is modern,” says Wynton Marsalis—and we owe the 1950s for that. The momentous decade became the crucible in which modern jazz was formed, as styles like modal, hard bop, third stream, and more melted together and artists like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman reached the height of their powers. Now, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw has taken inspiration from the era to create The Fifties: A Prism, the newest Blue Engine album.

    “When I was presented with the idea of coming up with a suite dealing with the 1950s, I immediately realized this was going to cover all the genres of jazz, from bebop to freedom music,” Crenshaw says. Recorded live at The House of Swing by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in February 2017, The Fifties does exactly that, refracting all the energy from a creatively supercharged era through a 21st-century lens. The result is at turns playful and moving, melodic and challenging—but it's always swinging.

    Track listing
    1. Flipped His Lid
    2. Just A-Slidin'
    3. Conglomerate
    4. Cha-Cha Toda la Noche
    5. Unorthodox Sketches
    6. Pursuit of the New Thing

    Personnel
    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone, alto flute)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone, piccolo)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - February 17 only
    *Dan Block (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - substitute for Victor Goines, February 18 only
    Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    *Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

    TRUMPETS
    *Tatum Greenblatt
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis

    TROMBONES
    Vincent Gardner
    Chris Crenshaw; composer and music director
    Elliot Mason

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Ali Jackson (drums)

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  • Be Present - JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis

    5:13

    BE PRESENT
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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  • UNTAMED ELEGANCE - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    53:50

    Untamed Elegance
    Composed and arranged by Victor Goines
    October 28, 2016
    Rose Theater

    A grand decade when the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser, the Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines.

    Setlist:
    3:51 - The Business of America is Business
    11:14 - The Elephant in the Room
    20:58 - Laboratories of Ideas
    29:15 - The It Thing
    36:06 - Drunk as a Skunk
    44:43 - Bold, Naked, and Sensational

    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Shareef Clayton - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Marcus Printup - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Adam Birnbaum - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums
    Featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophones

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  • BLUESIN IN ALPHABET CITY - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis featuring Christian McBride

    9:54

    JLCO Hosts: Christian McBride and Kurt Rosenwinkel
    Bluesin In Alphabet City by Christian McBride
    May 24, 2014
    Rose Theater

    In 2014, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra music director Wynton Marsalis and drummer Ali Jackson presented the compositions of a pair of Philadelphia-born, post-Boomer virtuosos -- bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel -- who joined the JLCO for the occasion. On this track, McBride plays bass alongside his own composition, Bluesin' in Alphabet City.


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  • THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF DAVE BRUBECK - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    1:38:09

    The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck
    April 12, 2014
    Rose Theater

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores Brubeck's extraordinary legacy with fresh arrangements that illuminate the breadth and scope of his work. Brubeck is credited with bringing jazz to the mainstream in the 1950s and 60s and releasing the first jazz album to sell over a million copies.

    2:14 Unsquare Dance
    7:42 Three to Get Ready
    12:47 The Duke
    18:43 Cassandra
    25:40 Strange Meadowlark
    32:01 Who Will Take Care of Me?
    36:45 It's a Raggy Waltz
    43:16 Tokyo Traffic
    51:07 Take Five
    57:18 Lost Waltz
    1:04:50 Upstage Rhumba
    1:12:31 In Your Own Sweet Way
    1:18:06 Fast Life
    1:25:33 Bluette
    1:31:50 Blue Rondo a la Turk

    Executive Producer: Len Riggio

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  • The Man with the Bag - JLCO with WYNTON MARSALIS

    2:59

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is joined by Veronica Swift for (Everybody's Waitin' on) The Man with the Bag off their new live album, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II.

    Listen to Big Band Holidays II now: orcd.co/holidays

    Swing into the holiday spirit with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2015 release from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Featuring original arrangements of holiday classics selected from Big Band Holidays concerts spanning from 2015 to 2018, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO are joined by an all-star assortment of guest vocalists, including Veronica Swift, Denzal Sinclaire, Catherine Russell, Audrey Shakir, and the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.

    Franklin’s stirring solo piano rendition of “O Tannenbaum,” a surprise performance during the 2015 edition of Big Band Holidays, has never before been released. Other standout tracks include Veronica Swift’s vibrant take on the classic “(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man with the Bag” and Denzal Sinclaire’s jazzed-up version of “We Three Kings.” An instant classic that captures the magic of an annual NYC holiday tradition, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS II serves up timeless nostalgia right on cue for the most wonderful time of the year.

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  • Ballot Box Bounce - JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis

    4:40

    BALLOT BOX BOUNCE
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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  • Wynton Marsalis & JLCO - Sanctified Blues live, Havana

    8:35

    Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra playing Sanctified Blues, back in 2010 in Havana, Cuba.
    This recording came as a bonus to all (?) W.M's subscribers some days after the concert took place.
    Check out the amazing capability of this orchestra in swing counting... no words!! Ears open for WM's call and response.
    Thanks a lot to all the photographers for all the lovely photos that were gathered and collaged ti form this video..

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - Ad Lib on Nippon

    12:01

    Ad Lib on Nippon is a piece written by Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington that first appeared on his 1967 album Far East Suite. This performance took place the night of the finals of the 2018 Essentially Ellington competition.

    On a personal note, Wynton called me the night before and discussed what the orchestra was to play. He mentioned Ad Lib on Nippon and I let him know that I was familiar with the piece and would review it. This performance is the first time I ever performed it with JALC with no rehearsal.

    Personnel:

    Wynton Marsalis, Ryan Kisor, Kenny Rampton, Marcus Printup - trumpets
    Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Eliot Mason - trombones
    Paul Nedzela - baritone saxophone
    Walter Blanding, Victor Goines - tenor saxophones
    Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Patrick Bartley - alto saxophones
    Dan Nimmer - piano
    Carlos Henriquez - bass
    Jason Marsalis - drums

    Recorded at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 12, 2018.

  • Wynton Marsalis & LCJO - Big Train

    51:46

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra play Wynton's album-length jazz suite Big Train, live at Lincoln Center. Broadcast on PBS sometime around 1999. Columbia Records released a CD version in 1999 but if memory serves correctly this was before the album came out. Either way, there was a lot of improvisation involved, and it sounded differently each time it was performed. Enjoy!

    Personnel:
    Trumpets: Seneca Black, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Ryan Kisor
    Trombones: Wayne Goodman, Ron Westray, Wycliffe Gordon
    Saxes: Joe Temperley, Walter Blanding Jr, Victor Goines, Ted Nash, Wessell Anderson
    Piano: Eric Reed
    Bass: Carlos Henriquez
    Drums: Herlin Riley

  • That Dance We Do - JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis

    6:10

    THAT DANCE YOU DO (THAT YOU LOVE TOO)
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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  • Pursuit of the New Thing - JLCO with WYNTON MARSALIS

    5:39

    Pursuit of the New Thing
    From CHRISTOPHER CRENSHAW'S THE FIFTIES: A PRISM
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Rose Theater
    Feb. 17, 2017

    Listen now: jazz.org/the50s

    “All jazz is modern,” says Wynton Marsalis—and we owe the 1950s for that. The momentous decade became the crucible in which modern jazz was formed, as styles like modal, hard bop, third stream, and more melted together and artists like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman reached the height of their powers. Now, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw has taken inspiration from the era to create The Fifties: A Prism, the newest Blue Engine album.

    “When I was presented with the idea of coming up with a suite dealing with the 1950s, I immediately realized this was going to cover all the genres of jazz, from bebop to freedom music,” Crenshaw says. Recorded live at The House of Swing by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in February 2017, The Fifties does exactly that, refracting all the energy from a creatively supercharged era through a 21st-century lens. The result is at turns playful and moving, melodic and challenging—but it's always swinging.

    Track listing
    1. Flipped His Lid
    2. Just A-Slidin'
    3. Conglomerate
    4. Cha-Cha Toda la Noche
    5. Unorthodox Sketches
    6. Pursuit of the New Thing

    Personnel
    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone, alto flute)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone, piccolo)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - February 17 only
    *Dan Block (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - substitute for Victor Goines, February 18 only
    Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    *Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

    TRUMPETS
    *Tatum Greenblatt
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis

    TROMBONES
    Vincent Gardner
    Chris Crenshaw; composer and music director
    Elliot Mason

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Ali Jackson (drums)


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  • Wynton Marsalis - Take the A train

    3:57

  • LABORATORIES OF IDEAS - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    6:39

    Untamed Elegance
    Laboratories of Ideas
    Composed and arranged by Victor Goines
    October 28, 2016
    Rose Theater

    A grand decade when the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser, the Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines.

    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Shareef Clayton - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Marcus Printup - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Adam Birnbaum - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums
    Featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophones

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  • Portrait of Louis Armstrong - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Essentially Ellington 2017

    7:06

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays Duke Ellington's Portrait of Louis Armstrong at the 2017 Essentially Ellington competition.

  • Out Amongst the People

    5:29

    OUT AMONGST THE PEOPLE (FOR J BAT)
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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    To learn more about Jazz at Lincoln Center, visit us at

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  • Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    6:59

    SLOGANIZE, PATRONIZE, REALIZE, REVOLUTIONIZE (BLACK LIVES MATTERS)
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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  • Full Concert: South African Songbook - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    1:45:15

    From the Vault: South African Songbook
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Rose Theater
    Sep. 12, 2019

    1:50 - Lulu In Adderley Street (Composer: Feya Faku; arranger: Sherman Irby)
    9:04 - Ithemba (Comp.: Nduduzo Makhathini; arr.: Victor Goines)
    18:30 - Abyssinia (Comp.: Thandi Ntuli; Arr.: Chris Crenshaw)
    27:00 - A Song For Bra Des Tutu (Comp.: Winston Mankunku Ngozi; arr.: Marcus Printup)
    36:47 - Through The Years (Comp.: Bheki Mseleku; arr.: Wynton Marsalis)
    43:18 - Gunjoh (Comp.: Gilbert Matthews; arr.: Chris Crenshaw)
    56:40 - Face The Music (Comp.: Mccoy Mrubata; arr.: Carlos Henriquez)
    1:03:22 - Qula Kwedini (Comp.: Traditional / Zim Ngqawana; arr. Sherman Irby)
    1:13:18 - Rapela (Comp.: Moses Taiwa Molelekwa; arr.: Carlos Henriquez)
    1:22:01 - Weave Me A Fantasy, Child of the Sun (Comp.: Melanie Scholtz / James Mathews; arr.: Victor Goines)
    1:27:05 - Mantau (Comp.: Traditional; arr.: Victor Gardner)
    1:35:14 - Send Me (Comp.: Hugh Masekela; arr.: Marcus Printup)

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid's end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.

    South Africa has long been a vibrant and unique jazz hub, and most of the guests featured tonight helped shape the sound of jazz as a new South Africa was being born—and the music performed this evening reflects the sound of a nation defining itself anew.

    Personnel:
    REEDS
    Sherman Irby - alto & soprano saxophones, flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
    Ted Nash - alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet
    Victor Goines - tenor saxophone, Bb & Eb clarinets
    Camille Thurman - tenor & soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet
    Paul Nedzela - baritone & alto saxophones, bass clarinet

    TRUMPETS
    Ryan Kisor
    Kenny Rampton
    Marcus Printup
    Wynton Marsalis

    TROMBONES
    Vincent Gardner
    Chris Crenshaw
    Elliot Mason

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer - piano
    Carlos Henriquez - bass
    Charles Goold - drums

    FEATURING
    McCoy Mrubata - tenor saxophone and flute
    Nduduzo Makhathini - piano
    Thandi Ntuli - piano
    Nonhlanhla Kheswa - vocals
    Melanie Scholtz - vocals
    Vuyo Sotashe - vocals
    Seton Hawkins - presenter

    LIVE CONCERT TEAM
    Cat Henry - Vice President, Concerts And Touring
    Justin Bias - Concert Producer
    Edmundo Montoya - Production Manager
    Zak Al-Alami - Lighting Director
    David Robinson - FOH Sound Engineer
    Billy Banks - Stage Manager
    Terry Hampton - Assistant Stage Manager
    Greg McCrossan - Artist Assistant
    Kay Wolff, Christi English - Music Administration
    Jason Olaine - Director, Programming and Touring
    Georgina Javor - Assistant Director, Programming

    WEBCAST TEAM
    Len Reggio - Executive Producer
    Justin Bias - Producer
    James Sapione - Director
    James P. Nichols - Broadcast Mix
    Rob Macomber - Chief Engineer
    Hiram Becker, Evan Fairbanks and Brandon Smith - Camera Operators
    Willie Wang - Webcast Assistant

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  • Wynton Marsalis Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Blues Walk

    9:15

    Enjoy it....

  • Ban Ban Quere - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ft. Rubén Blades

    6:01

    Ban Ban Quere
    From UNA NOCHE CON RUBÉN BLADES
    Performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis ft. Rubén Blades
    Rose Theater
    November 15, 2014

    Order the album: jazz.org/blades

    Late in 2014, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis welcomed a very special guest to their Manhattan stage: nine-time GRAMMY winning singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Rubén Blades. For one unforgettable night—music-directed by the JLCO’s bassist and “emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom” (DownBeat) Carlos Henriquez—the worlds of salsa and swing collided. Backed by one of the world’s leading big bands, Blades took the audience on a tour through his greatest hits. In their write-up of the show, the New York Times said Mr. Henriquez’s arrangements delivered consistently... Radically beautiful.

    Now, Una Noche con Rubén Blades captures this historic concert in CD and digital formats. The album finds the Maestro singing some of his own beloved compositions, including “Pedro Navaja,” “Patria,” and “El Cantante,” as well as swinging through standards like “Too Close for Comfort” and “Begin the Beguine,” all while backed by the Downbeat Reader’s Poll Big Band of the Year (2013, ‘14, & ‘15). Pick up this kaleidoscopic, momentous collaboration between two of our most soulful musicians.

    Track listing
    1. Carlos Henriquez Introduction
    2. Ban Ban Quere
    3. Too Close For Comfort
    4. El Cantante
    5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    6. Apóyate en Mi Alma
    7. Pedro Navaja
    8. Begin the Beguine
    9. Sin Tu Cariño
    10. Ruben's Medley: Ligia Elena / El Número 6 / Juan Pachanga
    11. Patria (Encore)

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  • It Come Round Gin - JLCO Septet with Wynton Marsalis

    5:57

    IT COME 'ROUND 'GIN
    From The Democracy! Suite
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis
    The Appel Room
    Sept. 27, 2020

    Listen now: jazz.org/democracy

    “Jazz music is the perfect metaphor for democracy, says famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. At a time when America—and indeed, the whole world—finds itself at a crossroads, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer has been inspired to write a poignant and buoyant work, The Democracy! Suite, which proves that the joy and beauty of jazz can bring us all closer together.

    That new suite is now a digital album from Marsalis and a septet composed of members of the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recorded live in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room during the Covid-19 lockdown, the work is irresistible and irrepressible. Tracks like “Out Amongst the People (For J Bat)” and “Be Present” are an impassioned reflection of turbulent times that find peerless musicians working as a harmonious community, urging us to reflect on the past and reconsider the future.

    The question that confronts us right now as a nation is, 'Do we want to find a better way?' Marsalis says. The music of The Democracy! Suite may be instrumental, but it speaks for itself, urging us onto action—to get out of our seats and fight for the world we believe in.

    Track listing
    1. Be Present
    2. Sloganize, Patronize, Realize, Revolutionize (Black Lives Matters)
    3. Ballot Box Bounce
    4. That Dance We Do (That You Love Too)
    5. Deeper Than Dreams
    6. Out Amongst the People (for J Bat)
    7. It Come 'Round 'Gin
    8. That's When All Will See

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA SEPTET WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
    Ted Nash – alto & soprano saxophones
    Walter Blanding – tenor and soprano saxophones
    Elliot Mason – trombone and bass trumpet
    Dan Nimmer – piano
    Carlos Henriquez – bass
    Obed Calvaire – drums

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  • What Child Is This?

    8:00

    Music video by Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing What Child Is This? (feat. Cécile Mclorin Salvant). (C) 2015 Jazz at Lincoln Center

  • ANIMAL DANCE - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis ft. Jon Batiste

    3:56

    Animal Dance
    From THE MUSIC OF JOHN LEWIS
    Composed by John Lewis
    January 19, 2013
    Rose Theater

    Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis featuring Jon Batiste perform Animal Dance off their album The Music of John Lewis.

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    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Ryan Kisor - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Tim Hagans - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Howard Johnson - Tuba
    Jon Batiste - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums

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  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis - Winter Wonderland

    4:37

    Music video by Wynton Marsalis performing Winter Wonderland (feat. Rubén Blades). (C) 2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc.

  • Wynton Marsalis & JLCO - Stuttgart 2007

    59:18

    Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Orchestra: Stuttgart 2007

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis - Señor Blues

    10:12

  • Walkin’ - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    6:27

    June 12, 2020
    New York, NY

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis recorded an energized (but socially distanced) take on “Walkin’,” the classic tune made famous by Miles Davis. Arranged by Marcus Printup

  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    8:18

    Untamed Elegance
    The Elephant in the Room
    Composed and arranged by Victor Goines
    October 28, 2016
    Rose Theater

    A grand decade when the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser, the Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines.

    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Shareef Clayton - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Marcus Printup - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Adam Birnbaum - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums
    Featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophones

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  • Wynton Marsalis & JLCO - Sanctified Blues - Stuttgart, 2007

    8:12

    Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz Lincoln Center Orchestra.
    Stuttgart, 2007.


    For entertainment purposes only.

  • THE JUNGLE: Movement I - JLCO w/ WYNTON MARSALIS & the NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF ROMANIA

    11:14

    Movement I: The Big Scream (Black Elk Speaks)
    From THE JUNGLE
    Performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the National Symphony Orchestra of Romania
    Conducted by Cristian Măcelaru
    Rose Theater
    January 12, 2019

    The National Symphony Orchestra of Romania, conducted by Cristian Măcelaru, joined forces with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on its first visit to the United States. The JLCO has a proud and longstanding tradition of collaborating with orchestras from all over the world, and the NSOR has earned a reputation for delivering virtuosic performances of the highest level.

    For the first time at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the orchestras performed Wynton Marsalis’ acclaimed original work, THE JUNGLE. Commissioned in 2017 for the 175th Anniversary of the New York Philharmonic, THE JUNGLE was originally performed to sold-out crowds for five nights straight.

    THE JUNGLE is about what we see in our city today—the beautiful, the bleak, and the ever-present but often-overlooked commonalities of our shared humanity.

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  • Finale - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    1:02

    Listen to Finale from BLACK, BROWN AND BEIGE, the new record from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.



    “It sits alone in the history of jazz,” Wynton Marsalis says of Duke Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Since its 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, the piece—a sprawling survey of African American history—has been heralded as one of the most significant compositions in American orchestral music. Now, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is releasing a definitive, present-day recording of Black, Brown & Beige that conveys all the nuances and emotion of Ellington’s grandest work.

    Listen to the album now: jazz.org/bbb

    Captured during a live, Rose Theater performance in 2018, Black, Brown & Beige's Marsalis’s first recording of the work and Blue Engine’s first release dedicated entirely to Ellington. As Marsalis explains, the piece “covers a mosaic of not just Afro-American but of American styles of music,” and the expert musicians of the JLCO—not to mention special guests Brianna Thomas (vocals) and Eli Bishop (violin)—are perfectly equipped to tackle its stirring stylistic breadth. The JLCO’s spirited take on Ellington’s epic work not only pays tribute to some of the maestro’s most personal work but adds another important chapter to its enduring legacy.

    Track Listing
    I. Black
    1. Work Song
    2. Come Sunday
    3. Light
    II. Brown
    4. West Indian Dance
    5. Emancipation Celebration
    6. Blues Theme Mauve
    III. Beige
    7. Various Themes
    8. Sugar Hill Penthouse
    9. Finale

    Personnel

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
    *Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone)
    Julian Lee (substitute for Walter Blanding)

    TRUMPETS
    Ryan Kisor
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis (music director)
    Jonah Moss

    TROMBONES
    *Vincent Gardner
    *Chris Crenshaw
    Elliot Mason
    Kasperi Sarikoski (substitute for Vincent Gardner)
    Sam Chess (substitute for Chris Crenshaw)

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano, bells)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Marion Felder (drums)
    James Chirillo (guitar)

    *Did not perform on this show

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  • JLCO Welcome and One-on-One with Wynton Marsalis

    1:50:10

    Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO welcome this year's Essentially Ellington participants. Then, Wynton Marsalis sits down for a one-on-one discussion with students!

  • West Indian Dance - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    1:00

    “It sits alone in the history of jazz,” Wynton Marsalis says of Duke Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Since its 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, the piece—a sprawling survey of African American history—has been heralded as one of the most significant compositions in American orchestral music. Now, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is releasing a definitive, present-day recording of Black, Brown & Beige that conveys all the nuances and emotion of Ellington’s grandest work.

    Listen to the album now: jazz.org/bbb

    Captured during a live, Rose Theater performance in 2018, Black, Brown & Beige's Marsalis’s first recording of the work and Blue Engine’s first release dedicated entirely to Ellington. As Marsalis explains, the piece “covers a mosaic of not just Afro-American but of American styles of music,” and the expert musicians of the JLCO—not to mention special guests Brianna Thomas (vocals) and Eli Bishop (violin)—are perfectly equipped to tackle its stirring stylistic breadth. The JLCO’s spirited take on Ellington’s epic work not only pays tribute to some of the maestro’s most personal work but adds another important chapter to its enduring legacy.

    Track Listing
    I. Black
    1. Work Song
    2. Come Sunday
    3. Light
    II. Brown
    4. West Indian Dance
    5. Emancipation Celebration
    6. Blues Theme Mauve
    III. Beige
    7. Various Themes
    8. Sugar Hill Penthouse
    9. Finale

    Personnel
    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
    *Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone)
    Julian Lee (substitute for Walter Blanding)

    TRUMPETS
    Ryan Kisor
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis (music director)
    Jonah Moss

    TROMBONES
    *Vincent Gardner
    *Chris Crenshaw
    Elliot Mason
    Kasperi Sarikoski (substitute for Vincent Gardner)
    Sam Chess (substitute for Chris Crenshaw)

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano, bells)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Marion Felder (drums)
    James Chirillo (guitar)

    *Did not perform on this show

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  • Wynton Marsaliss SPACES - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

    1:17:53

    SPACES by Wynton Marsalis
    April 2, 2016
    Rose Theater

    Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Lil Buck, and Jared Grimes perform the world debut of Marsalis's work SPACES.

    Songs:
    3:03 Ch-Ch-Chicken
    10:27 Monkey in a Tree
    17:32 Pachyderm Shout
    25:33 Leap Frogs
    33:11 Mr. Penguin Please
    40:09 Like a Snake
    47:35 Those Sanctified Swallows
    54:31 A Nightingale
    1:01:54 King Lion
    1:10:31 Bees Bees Bees

    Appropriate for all ages, this special concert was the debut performance of a previously unfinished work. Composed with the concept of an “animal ballet” in mind, Wynton Marsalis’s SPACES will attempt to recapture the natural fascination we have with the sounds and movements of animals. Movement is an essential aspect of both jazz music and natural life itself, and two extraordinary dance geniuses represent this connection in their work: Lil Buck, a groundbreaking young artist recently seen with Yo-Yo Ma, Madonna, and Cirque du Soleil; and Jared Grimes, a quadruple-threat tap dancer who in 2014 won the Astaire Award and choreographed on Broadway for After Midnight and Holler If Ya Hear Me. Damian Woetzel, choreographer and retired Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet, acts as choreographic consultant and worked with both dancers on the overall structure and choreography for SPACES seamlessly integrating it with Marsalis's musical composition. They joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the world premiere of this visually captivating performance.

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  • Quarantine Blues - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    6:43

    April 24, 2020
    New York, NY

    Today, Jazz at Lincoln Center premieres “Quarantine Blues,” a piece born out of a conversation between Wynton Marsalis and long-time Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member, Victor Goines. Early in the quarantine period, Victor suggested creating a piece with multiple arrangers similar to the JLCO’s 2015 arrangement of John Coltrane’s “Ole.”
    That piece featured the writing skills of seven different band members. “This time,” Victor said, “we can record it from a distance because the technology is available for us to easily do it.” Hence, the “Quarantine Blues.”
    Undoubtedly, this is the first long-form blues ever composed and arranged by 14 different people, completed in one week of quarantine and videoed on cell phones.

  • More Holiday Cheer from Wynton Marsalis and Members of the JLCO

    4:24

    Happy Holidays, from all of us at Jazz at Lincoln Center!

  • BOLD, NAKED, AND SENSATIONAL - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    8:05

    Untamed Elegance
    Bold, Naked, and Sensational
    Composed and arranged by Victor Goines
    October 28, 2016
    Rose Theater

    A grand decade when the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser, the Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines.

    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Shareef Clayton - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Marcus Printup - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Adam Birnbaum - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums
    Featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophones

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  • Join Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO for Big Band Holidays 2021!

    32

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents Big Band Holidays! Featuring swinging, big band versions of holiday classics, it’s an uplifting seasonal event perfect for the whole family, with special guest vocalist Alita Moses.

    Get tickets:

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  • Emancipation Celebration - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    1:07

    “It sits alone in the history of jazz,” Wynton Marsalis says of Duke Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown & Beige. Since its 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, the piece—a sprawling survey of African American history—has been heralded as one of the most significant compositions in American orchestral music. Now, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is releasing a definitive, present-day recording of Black, Brown & Beige that conveys all the nuances and emotion of Ellington’s grandest work.

    Listen to the album now: jazz.org/bbb

    Captured during a live, Rose Theater performance in 2018, Black, Brown & Beige's Marsalis’s first recording of the work and Blue Engine’s first release dedicated entirely to Ellington. As Marsalis explains, the piece “covers a mosaic of not just Afro-American but of American styles of music,” and the expert musicians of the JLCO—not to mention special guests Brianna Thomas (vocals) and Eli Bishop (violin)—are perfectly equipped to tackle its stirring stylistic breadth. The JLCO’s spirited take on Ellington’s epic work not only pays tribute to some of the maestro’s most personal work but adds another important chapter to its enduring legacy.

    Track Listing
    I. Black
    1. Work Song
    2. Come Sunday
    3. Light
    II. Brown
    4. West Indian Dance
    5. Emancipation Celebration
    6. Blues Theme Mauve
    III. Beige
    7. Various Themes
    8. Sugar Hill Penthouse
    9. Finale

    Personnel

    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet)
    *Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone)
    Julian Lee (substitute for Walter Blanding)

    TRUMPETS
    Ryan Kisor
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis (music director)
    Jonah Moss

    TROMBONES
    *Vincent Gardner
    *Chris Crenshaw
    Elliot Mason
    Kasperi Sarikoski (substitute for Vincent Gardner)
    Sam Chess (substitute for Chris Crenshaw)

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano, bells)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Marion Felder (drums)
    James Chirillo (guitar)

    *Did not perform on this show

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  • #UJ21 Sneak Peek Concert | Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

    2:52

    ???? #UJ21 Sneak Peek Concert • 9 Luglio | July 9
    Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

    ???? Arena Santa Giuliana - Main stage

    #umbriajazz #uj #ujlovers #uj21

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis feat. Cécile McLorin Salvant - WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

    7:59

    Cécile McLorin Salvant joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in concert for What Child Is This? off their new live album, BIG BAND HOLIDAYS.

    Buy BIG BAND HOLIDAYS and make the Yuletide swing:

    Put some swing in your holiday season with BIG BAND HOLIDAYS, the new album from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis! The first holiday album ever released by DownBeat Readers Poll's Best Big Band of 2013 & 2014, Big Band Holidays features original big band arrangements of timeless favorites including Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, We Three Kings, and White Christmas. Nine-time GRAMMY Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO are joined by special guest vocalists Cécile McLorin Salvant, Gregory Porter, and René Marie on what's sure to become a holiday classic.

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  • THE BUSINESS OF AMERICA IS BUSINESS - JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

    5:56

    Untamed Elegance
    The Business of America is Business
    Composed and arranged by Victor Goines
    October 28, 2016
    Rose Theater

    A grand decade when the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals looser, the Roaring Twenties were defined by jazz. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis commemorate the Jazz Age with Untamed Elegance, a suite composed by master saxophonist and veteran JLCO member Victor Goines.

    Personnel:
    Sherman Irby - Alto saxophone
    Ted Nash - Alto saxophone
    Victor Goines - Tenor saxophone
    Walter Blanding - Tenor saxophone
    Paul Nedzela - Baritone saxophone
    Vincent Gardner - Trombone
    Chris Crenshaw - Trombone
    Elliot Mason - Trombone
    Shareef Clayton - Trumpet
    Kenny Rampton - Trumpet
    Marcus Printup - Trumpet
    Wynton Marsalis - Trumpet
    Adam Birnbaum - Piano
    Carlos Henriquez - Bass
    Ali Jackson - Drums
    Featuring Jon Irabagon on saxophones

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  • Wynton Marsaliss Solo with JLCO

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    Wynton Marsalis's Solo with JLCO

    Transcribed and performed by Win Pongsakorn Lertvanitsutha


    Original video from: Wynton Marsalis's instagram
    Original performed by: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Video editing by: Win Pongsakorn
    Video sponsored by Yamaha Band & Orchestra, Team Thailand

  • Unorthodox Sketches - JLCO with WYNTON MARSALIS

    2:40

    Unorthodox Sketches
    From CHRISTOPHER CRENSHAW'S THE FIFTIES: A PRISM
    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
    Rose Theater
    Feb. 17, 2017

    Listen now: jazz.org/the50s

    “All jazz is modern,” says Wynton Marsalis—and we owe the 1950s for that. The momentous decade became the crucible in which modern jazz was formed, as styles like modal, hard bop, third stream, and more melted together and artists like Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Ornette Coleman reached the height of their powers. Now, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw has taken inspiration from the era to create The Fifties: A Prism, the newest Blue Engine album.

    “When I was presented with the idea of coming up with a suite dealing with the 1950s, I immediately realized this was going to cover all the genres of jazz, from bebop to freedom music,” Crenshaw says. Recorded live at The House of Swing by the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in February 2017, The Fifties does exactly that, refracting all the energy from a creatively supercharged era through a 21st-century lens. The result is at turns playful and moving, melodic and challenging—but it's always swinging.

    Track listing
    1. Flipped His Lid
    2. Just A-Slidin'
    3. Conglomerate
    4. Cha-Cha Toda la Noche
    5. Unorthodox Sketches
    6. Pursuit of the New Thing

    Personnel
    THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

    REEDS
    Sherman Irby (alto saxophone, alto flute)
    Ted Nash (alto saxophone, piccolo)
    Victor Goines (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - February 17 only
    *Dan Block (tenor saxophone, clarinet) - substitute for Victor Goines, February 18 only
    Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone)
    *Stantawn Kendrick (tenor saxophone)
    Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)

    TRUMPETS
    *Tatum Greenblatt
    Marcus Printup
    Kenny Rampton
    Wynton Marsalis

    TROMBONES
    Vincent Gardner
    Chris Crenshaw; composer and music director
    Elliot Mason

    RHYTHM SECTION
    Dan Nimmer (piano)
    Carlos Henriquez (bass)
    Ali Jackson (drums)

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  • Wynton Marsalis & JALCO play The Mooche at San Javier Jazz Festival 2011

    9:00

    Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra play The Mooche at San Javier Jazz Festival 2011
    Wynton Marsalis (Director Musical y trompeta)
    Kenny Rampton (trompeta)
    Marcus Printup (trompeta)
    Ryan Kisor (trompeta)
    Walter Blanding Jr. (saxo tenor y soprano, clarinete)
    Sherman Irby (saxo alto)
    Ted Nash (saxo alto y soprano, clarinete)
    Victor Goines (saxo tenor y soprano, clarinete)
    Joe Temperley (saxo barítono y soprano, clarinete bajo)
    Vincent Gardner (trombón)
    Chris Crenshaw (trombón)
    Elliot Mason (trombón)
    Dan Nimmer (piano)
    Carlos Henriquez (contrabajo)
    Ali Jackson (batería)

  • Wynton Marsalis SPACES

    45:15

    Hear the radio episode here:

    In Spaces, Wynton Marsalis' new dance suite for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, each movement corresponds to a different animal — a chicken, a lion, a frog and more.

    He enlisted tap dancer Jared Grimes and jooker (street dancer) Lil Buck to embody the animals in their performances. In this piece, Marsalis also describes his fascination with the animal kingdom, his process of writing, and the way he attempts to draw on the spaces that all creatures inhabit.

    SKIP TO
    1:51 - “Ch-Ch-Chicken”
    9:30 - PachyDerm Shout
    17:04 - Leap Frogs
    24:30 - Like a Snake
    31:01 - King Lion
    39:40 - Bees, Bees, Bees

    Recorded April 1, 2016 @ Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

    MUSICIANS
    Wynton Marsalis (composer/trumpet), Ryan Kisor (trumpet), Kenny Rampton (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Vincent Gardner (trombone), Chris Crenshaw (trombone), Elliot Mason (trombone), Sherman Irby (alto saxophone), Ted Nash (alto saxophone), Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone), Dan Block (tenor saxophone), Paul Nedzela (baritone saxophone), Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson (drums), Damien Sneed (conductor), Lil Buck (dancer), Jared Grimes (dancer), Damian Woetzel (choreographic consulting)

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