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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine)

First-time visitors to New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center are often surprised, when watching the house band perform, that Wynton Marsalis, its undisputed superstar, is seated in the JALC Orchestra’s back row—just another band member. As far as the trumpeter is concerned, this is a group of equals, one composed of many leaders. One of … Read More “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Una Noche con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine)”

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Handful of Keys (Blue Engine)

An unlimited number of possibilities rest within the piano’s 88 keys, and this survey of a century’s worth of jazz piano offers proof of that fact. Six pianists of various vintage, background and taste rotate on and off the bench here, joining Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in an engaging program … Read More “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Handful of Keys (Blue Engine)”

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Live in Cuba

Live in Cuba arrives as a “big” record. Wynton Marsalis is a celebrity even outside the jazz community. The band is the repertory orchestra of a unique and powerful jazz institution. The album is the debut release of the Blue Engine label, intended as a “new platform” for Jazz at Lincoln Center. The 2010 recording … Read More “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Live in Cuba”

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