11-CD Wynton Marsalis Boxed Set Due

Collection recaps trumpeter/composer’s prolific 1999-2000 output

In honor of his 50th birthday, Columbia/Legacy will release an 11-CD Wynton Marsalis boxed set, Swinging Into the 21st. Nine albums released during the years 1999 and 2000, plus the two-CD All Rise (recorded in Los Angeles three days after 9/11, and released in 2002) will be packaged together as an extremely limited edition direct-to-consumer exclusive. Swinging Into the 21st will be available only at Complete.Popmarket.com and WyntonMarsalis.org beginning October 18.

A single-disc, 14-track version, Selections From Swinging Into the 21st, will be available the same day.

Individually, the 10 album titles in the box are as follows:

A Fiddler’s Tale (released March 1999)

Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk (April 1999)

At The Octoroon Balls (June 1999)

A Fiddler’s Tale Suite (June 1999)

Big Train (July 1999)

Sweet Release & Ghost Story (August 1999)

Standard Time, Vol. 6 – Mr. Jelly Lord (September 1999)

Reeltime (November 1999)

Selections From The Village Vanguard Box (March 2000)

The Marciac Suite (August 2000)

All Rise (October 2002)

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.