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Wynton Marsalis
(b. 10/18/61 - New Orleans, LA)

Title: Live At The Village Vanguard
Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Eric Reed (piano), Wes Anderson (alto sax), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Herlin Riley (drums), Reginald Veal (bass).
Recorded: Over five years in the early 1990's.
Label: Columbia
Comments: This 7-CD boxed set is priced at around $5.00/CD - an incredible deal for this document of Wynton's group in the 1990's. The playing is superb, recorded live at the Temple of Jazz - The Village Vanguard. The preeminent jazz club in the world, The Village Vanguard has been around for over 50 years and has seen all the legends perform there, from Miles to Coltrane to Bill Evans to Sonny Rollins.
Title: Jazz At Lincoln Center - They Came To Swing
Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)
Recorded: 1994
Label: Columbia
Comments: Around 1990, the jazz idiom was launched into the repertory era by the creation of Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Never before in the short 100 year history of jazz had an institution been devoted to recreating the music from the past. Now with Wynton Marsalis at its head, Jazz at Lincoln Center is an established entity devoted to the preservation of the music, not unlike the classical division of Lincoln Center. This CD is a recording of a concert of the two big bands in 1994.
Title: Standard Time - Volume III: The Resolution of Romance
Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), Ellis Marsalis (piano), Reginald Veal (bass), Herlin Riley (drums).
Recorded: 1990
Label: Columbia
Comments: Wynton recorded a series of mellow, classically oriented jazz CD's that focused on the Great American Songbook. This CD showcases his father, Ellis, on piano. Ellis, the patriarch of the Marsalis family (which includes Branford on tenor sax, Delfeayo on trombone, Jason on drums, and of course, Wynton), teaches at a school in New Orleans and has played with all the greats over the years. His approach to the piano is even-handed, forthright, and swinging all the time...

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