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Remembering Ellis Marsalis And His Outsized Influence

Happy endings don’t happen often during a novel coronavirus pandemic. Marsalis, eighty-five, died in New Orleans of complications from the virus on April 1. But when the crying is over and Marsalis gets the jazz funeral he deserves, even the most sober study of his contributions to music might begin with a celebratory cork popping from a bottle of champagne. Jazz spoke to him early, in a way that no music had before, and in its service, his character was revealed. –
Tags: Art, People, New Orleans, Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, 11.10.20

Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock & Other Jazz Musicians Sell Whisky & Spirits in Classic Japanese TV Commercials

I like to think that, when the occasion arises, I can speak passable Japanese. But pride goeth before the fall, and I fell flat on my first attempt to order a whisky in Tokyo. To my request for a Suntory neat the bartender responded only with embarrassed incomprehension. I repeated myself, pushing my Japanified pronunciation to parodic limits: saaan-to-riii nee-to. At some point the man deciphered my linguistic flailing. "Ah," he said, brightening, "suuu-to-raaay-to?" To think that I cou...
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Music legends embody so much that we've lost

The coronavirus pandemic has struck an already seemingly relentless series of recent body blows to the music world, says Gene Seymour, who remembers two father figures of jazz in particular - Ellis Marsalis and Bucky Pizzarelli - and notes the pain of losing Bill Withers (to non-virus causes) when his music is becoming an anthem for the global will to find hope.
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Harry Connick Jr. mourns jazz legend Ellis Marsalis Jr., who died at age 85 of coronavirus

Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of the famed jazz family, has died at 85. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed his passing on Twitter.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Jazz Patriarch Ellis Marsalis Dead Of COVID At 85

“[A] pianist and educator, [he] became the guiding force behind a late-20th-century resurgence in jazz. … Photogenic, erudite and fabulously talented, Mr. Marsalis’s children and many other young jazz musicians he had taught — including Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison Jr., Harry Connick Jr. and Nicholas Payton — became the leaders in a burgeoning traditionalist movement, loosely referred to as the Young Lions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Marsalis, Young Lions, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, 04.01.20

Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA NEW ORLEANS— Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan, died late Wednesday after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, leaving six sons and a deep legacy. He was 85. “My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be,”  his son Branford said. Four of the jazz patriarch’s six sons are musicians: W...
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Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Has Passed Away Due to Complications From the Coronavirus

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has passed away at age85. According to The New York Times, his death was due to complications of the coronavirus. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis Jr. Dies At 85

“Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz."
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Ellis Marsalis Jr., legendary jazz musician, teacher and patriarch, dies at age 85 of coronavirus

Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of the famed jazz family, has died at 85. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed his passing on Twitter.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ellis Marsalis (1934-2020)

I just learned of the passing of Ellis Marsalis, Jr., the great pianist and teacher. There will be many greater eulogies and histories across the internet, so I just want to tell one story. I got my MM from the University if New Orleans when Ellis taught there. He conducted the Concert Jazz Orchestra and was on my graduate committee. The jazz orchestra took a trip to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil right as I was graduating, and I was the de facto road manager for the band as part of my assistantship. T...
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Legendary jazz musician and teacher Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies at age 85

Jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of the famed jazz family, has died at 85. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell confirmed his passing on Twitter.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Religion, New Orleans, Usa Today, Ellis Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis Jr, LaToya Cantrell

The Art of the Personal Project: Tom Hussey

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do n...
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Phil, Harry and Clifford

In The Wall Street Journal last week, my "Anatomy of a Song" column was on Thin Lizzy's 1976 hit, The Boys Are Back in Town (go here). Thin Lizzy isn't well known today, but they were a driving band and a group now worth re-exploring. Here's their No. 12 Billboard pop hit, The Boys Are Back in Town, which today can be heard on the sound system at most team's home stadium or arena when they return from the road... SiriusXM. Speaking of Thin Lizzy, I'll be on SiriusXM's Feedback (Channe...
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Soul Serenade: Willie Tee, “Thank You John”

Wilson Turbinton was born in New Orleans in 1944 and raised in that city’s Calliope projects. His older brother Earl played the saxophone and by 1960 formed the Seminoles. The younger Turbinton had the good fortune of having as a music teacher the legendary Harold Battiste. History tells us that Battiste was an excellent judge of talent and when he saw it in Turbinton he added the young man to his AFO (All For One) Band. The band also included the New Orleans icon Ellis Marsalis on piano. As a p...
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Father and son Ellis and Wynton Marsalis showcase taste, technical chops to jazz aficionados

Father and son Ellis and Wynton Marsalis showcase taste, technical chops to jazz aficionados at Tanglewood. When your dad is your band’s opening act, you should expect the unexpected. Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis probably didn’t expect his 83-year-old father to upstage him on September 1 at Tanglewood, but there were times on Saturday evening when New Orleans jazz legend Ellis Marsalis seemed to eclipse his son — like every time he entered or exited the Shed stage. That’...
Tags: New Orleans, Jazz, Herbie Hancock, Bela Fleck, Marsalis, Wynton, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis, Tanglewood, Harry Connick, Chris Thile, Ellis Marsalis, David Noel Edwards

Wynton Marsalis talks Tanglewood, a fateful audition at 17, and his father’s enduring influence

The respective quintets of Wynton Marsalis and his 83-year-old father, pianist Ellis Marsalis, will perform Saturday to help close out the 2018 season at Tanglewood. The younger Marsalis, 56, plans to perform four new compositions of his own, collectively titled “The Integrity Suite,” backed by his longtime rhythm section of pianist Dan Nimmer, bassist Carlos Henriquez, and drummer Ali Jackson. Recent Juilliard graduate Julian Lee, 22, will round out the quintet on tenor saxophone and clarinet. ...
Tags: New York, New Orleans, Jazz, Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Tanglewood, Tanglewood Music Center, Lincoln Center Orchestra, Juilliard, Leonard Bernstein, Shostakovich, Gunther, Boston Symphony, Village Vanguard, University of New Orleans, Gunther Schuller

Tanglewood: Wynton Marsalis Quintet With guest Ellis Marsalis Quintet Sept. 1, 7PM

Wynton Marsalis & Ellis Marsalis Tanglewood Koussevitzky Music Shed - Lenox, MA Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator Wynton Marsalis brings the Wynton Marsalis Quintet to the Koussevitzky Music Shed on Saturday, September 1, at 7 p.m., as part of the closing weekend of the 2018 Tanglewood season. The concert—an incredibly rare small ensemble performance for Mr. Marsalis—will celebrate New Orleans’ Tri-Centennial taking place this ...
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Wynton Marsalis with Ibrahim Maalouf and WM Quintet featuring Ellis Marsalis at Jazz in Marciac 2018

Jazz in Marciac 2018 On July 27, 2018, The groups of both Ibrahim Maalouf and Wynton Marsalis join forces at the Marciac Jazz Festival alongside a dozen other trumpeters to premiere a new work written specifically for this special occasion. On July 31, 2018, Family patriarch Ellis Marsalis joins his sons, Branford and Wynton at Jazz in Marciac. The band will explore the music of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Ornette Coleman as well a few original compositions written specifica...
Tags: Jazz, Ornette Coleman, Ibrahim Maalouf, Branford, Wynton, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Marciac, Marciac Jazz Festival, John Coltrane Sonny Rollins, WM Quintet

Beats, Record Bins, and Retail Life: A Tower Records Appreciation

Tower Records — the legendary, uber-mega record store chain — was long gone before its founder-owner Russ Solomon died recently at the age of 92. If you were born, say, after 1996, you have lived entirely in an age where you are only a digital download away from your music. No one would deny the convenience of having studio-quality sound at your fingertips, especially if you are a radio DJ. However, when brick-and-mortar record shops went the way of the analog dinosaur, some very important, huma...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2018-19 Season

Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announce the 2018-19 season of concerts that highlight jazz’s diverse, adaptable, and inclusive nature and reveal both the music’s history and its continuing evolution. The season features 31 unique concert programs comprising over 90 performances in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and an extensive range of education and advocacy programs for all ages. This impressi...
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Music and meaning, the Marsalis way

Marsalis with President Drew Faust before the event. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer “In a few minutes, we are going to talk about improvisation. You are about to see it,” Harvard President Drew Faust told the crowd at Sanders Theatre on Monday evening as jazz great Wynton Marsalis took up his trumpet. The acclaimed musician, bandleader, composer, and instructor didn’t disappoint, jamming with members of the Harvard jazz community in an impromptu rendition of Charlie Parker’...
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NANM Reverberations: Volume 10: Spring Edition: 98th National Convention is in New Orleans July 16-20, 2017; Dr. Wilfred Delphin & "B Sharp Club of New Orleans"

Byron J. Smith Byron J. Smith of the NANM writes: I hope this new edition of Reverberations finds you doing well.   It's almost Convention time and what an exciting convention we've planned along side our host branch, Dr. Wilfred Delphin and the newly reconstituted B Sharp Club of New Orleans. We choose the theme Celebrating Our Rebirth as a tribute to B Sharp of New Orleans to commemorate their 100 years of continued musical service to the greater New Orleans area as...
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Wynton Marsalis speaks out on Trump’s proposed arts funding cuts

The Trump administration’s proposed cuts to arts education and funding is preparing the public to become “more ignorant,” according to Wynton Marsalis. Appearing on “CBS This Morning” Monday, the Grammy- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musician and composer was asked by co-host Norah O’Donnell the effect of President Trump’s budget proposal, which would shut down the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as well as eli...
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Marsalis on Marsalis

A signal event in the Juilliard concert schedule is coming up shortly: on April 6, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestraplays the music of Wynton Marsalis (‘81, trumpet) at Alice Tully Hall, conducted by the composer himself. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, and following that dictum, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra is a direct legatee of the greatest jazz orchestra in American history—Duke Ellington’s. How did this occur? We had to look no further than Marsalis himself, the ...
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Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis Prize John Lewis, and Each Other

By the time Jon Batiste arrived at Spotify’s studios near Union Square on a recent evening, the trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had commandeered his seat at the piano. Mr. Batiste, who had hustled across town after taping that day’s episode of “The Late Show,” where he is Stephen Colbert’s musical foil, went around the room dapping and high-fiving the other band members as they rehearsed a blues. Then he stationed himself beside Mr. Marsalis, watching as the elder musician plunked out a playful solo...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2017-18 season

Jazz at Lincoln Center and Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announced its 2017-18 season, which marks the organization’s 30th anniversary. The season includes 30 unique concert programs comprised of over 90 performances in Rose Theater and The Appel Room, more than 350 nights of music in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and a diverse and extensive range of education and community programs for all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 30th anniversary season is anchored by the exceptional Jazz at L...
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The Trouble With Trump (and everything else)

The Trouble with Trump. Here is my post on the debate for Billmoyers. com, "The GOP is MIA" Here are my most recent Nation Columns: 1) It's Time for Newspapers to Abandon Unsigned Editorials 2) 'Normalizing' Trump, 3) The New Anti-Trump Blame Game:
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Wynton Marsalis: Bending to the Music

“He’s a bad cat, man,” saxophonist Branford Marsalis once commented to me about his trumpet-playing younger brother, Wynton. The adjective was, of course, complimentary. “But I don’t want to be as disciplined as him,” the saxophonist sibling continued. “That just ain’t fun.” Despite their differences, both Marsalises, now 56 and 55, respectively, have played significant roles in the promotion and development of jazz, as have their brothers, trombonist and producer Delfeayo (51) and drummer Jas...
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Music parents’ tips for summertime music-making

The lazy days of summer pose a special challenge for music parents. With school and regular music lessons on hiatus until the fall, it can be hard to persuade youngsters to continue to practice their instruments without the prod of needing to prepare for a lesson or a school ensemble rehearsal. If there isn’t a certain amount of vacation practicing, however, some of the musical gains children made during the school year may begin to melt away. Many music parents solve this problem by enrolling t...
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To Really Appreciate Louis Armstrong’s Trumpet, You Gotta Play it. Just Ask Wynton Marsalis

One of the standout musical artifacts to go on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens this fall is the elegant 70-year-old brass trumpet from Louis Armstrong. One of dozens he played through his five decades of performing, it came to life when Armstrong played it. “Satchmo,” as he was known, was not only one of the most popular musicians of the 20th century, he also helped steer jazz to a new direction—one of inventive soloing, done with a heart that ...
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