Wynton Marsalis: When I Joined Art Blakey’s Band

984b1e9f86c648ec2d62a123663c4e73“I’m embarrassed to admit it, but when I joined Art Blakey‘s band, I hadn’t even listened to Art Blakey’s records. I was just playing scales on chords – I didn’t know you were supposed to construct a solo.”

Source: The Wynton Marsalis Interview, by Howard Mandel, Down Beat, July 1984

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