Tag Archives: Wynton Marsalis

Tony Williams with VSOP II in Japan 1983

SKF NOTE: It’s a happy day when I find a previously unknown, to me, VSOP Quintet album or YouTube video. Such was the case last night. Scrolling through pages of Amazon MP3 jazz albums I found this promising looking album, … Continue reading

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Wynton Marsalis: Thinking and Playing Are Different Skills

SKF NOTE: This tale of Wynton Marsalis‘s life on the road has been on my bookshelf for a few years, waiting for the right moment to read. That moment started a week ago. Here’s a good thought from Wynton I … Continue reading

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Wynton Marsalis: When I Joined Art Blakey’s Band

“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 … Continue reading

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