A couple of weeks ago I had to absolute privilege of seeing Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live.
Suffice to say the experience (and yes it was quite an experience) was nothing short of an emotional journey, a metaphysical roller-coaster, a theoretical debate and a conversation about humanity. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. Absolutely the best live performance I’ve seen to date, it’s left me wanting more ever since. They brought new meaning to the word LIVE turning the Itsy Bitsy Spider and Happy Birthday into musical masterpieces (beyond the classics they all ready are, of course). I only wish I could provide video of the performance, instead I give you the next best thing(s): a youtube of Wynton and the JLCO playing “Portrait of Louis Armstrong,” an excerpt of one of Wynton’s many interviews with Charlie Rose and my strong encouragement to catch them live next time they’re in your city!
see this interview and others in their entirety at CharlieRose.com
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