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Branford Marsalis Quartet/Special Guest Kurt Elling: Upward Spiral

How did one of the best and most important jazz bands around-saxophonist Branford Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner-come to unite with one of the best and most important jazz vocalists? The idea ignited when Marsalis and Kurt Elling met during the 2014 Monk competition. Two years on, immediately prior … Read More “Branford Marsalis Quartet/Special Guest Kurt Elling: Upward Spiral”

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Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam

Branford Marsalis’ 2002 album, Footsteps of Our Fathers, which included his quartet’s recitation of John Coltrane’s four-part suite A Love Supreme, drew mostly favorable reviews, though at least one critic (ahem) found it stiff, emotionless and unnecessary. Fifteen months after recording Footsteps, however, the Branford Marsalis Quartet gave a performance of A Love Supreme at … Read More “Branford Marsalis Quartet: Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam”

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