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The 10 Best Wynton Marsalis Albums

The 10 Best Wynton Marsalis Albums

Wynton Marsalis is one of the most prolific instrumentalists of the last 40 years. A virtuoso in both jazz and Western classical music, he has recorded as many as 75 times as a leader.

Jazz Today: Young Women Are Sounding the Horns

Jazz Today: Young Women Are Sounding the Horns

The story of 11th grade trumpeter and composer Summer Camargo and her inspiring success at the elite Essentially Ellington festival shows that the future of jazz will, finally, be more female.

Finding the Sublime in Jazz, an Argument for Abstraction

Finding the Sublime in Jazz, an Argument for Abstraction

Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.
We Are the Hope: An Interview With Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis

We Are the Hope: An Interview With Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis speaks to PopMatters about The Absynnian Mass, his inspirations, compositional techniques, and the reason he plays music.
Yesterday and Today—Jazz Trumpets Across the Divide

Yesterday and Today—Jazz Trumpets Across the Divide

Avant garde trumpeter Nate Wooley has chosen to interpret the music of his childhood hero, the conservative Wynton Marsalis. Why not?
Wynton Marsalis: The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis: The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis

The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis surveys highlights of Marsalis’ spiritually infused jazz music.
Chick Corea and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: 16 May 2013 – New York

Chick Corea and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: 16 May 2013 – New York

Chick Corea's performance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was the kickoff to the festival named after him, and a masterful evening.

Wynton Marsalis: Swinging into the 21st

Wynton’s Blues

The Marsalis Family: Music Redeems

Wynton Marsalis: He and She

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans