New Orleans Celebration: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton
May 11, 2012 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Since pianist Marcus Roberts first made a name for himself in the 80s, he’s established his own voice by distilling the compositions, style, and technique of great jazz piano masters. His recent record New Orleans Meets Harlem is a great example of his gift for alchemy. With his trio – comprised of drummer Jason Marsalis and bassist Rodney Jordan – Roberts fleshes out the intricacies of tunes by Jelly Roll Morton with a modern jazz twist. For this concert, the expansion to an octet will ignite Roberts’ imagination to create sounds and colors that Morton could only hear in his head. Featuring trumpeter Alphonso Horne, trombonist Ron Westray, saxophonists Stephen Riley and Ricardo Pascal, and clarinetist Joe Goldberg.
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Free pre-concert celebration including live music by the Red Hook Ramblers, a gumbo cook-off, album art displays, and more, nightly at 6:30pm. Participants include Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Gravy New York, Bourbon Street Bar and Grille, Maison Premiere, Pralines by Jean, New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazz Record Center.
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