In This House, On This Morning

In This House, On This Morning

by Wynton Marsalis
     
 

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For this double CD, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis musically depicts in three parts a lengthy Sunday church service with program music composed for each of the traditional activities. The set does take quite awhile to get going with much of the first two parts consisting of introductions and transitions to themes that never seem to arrive. There are some exceptions,

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For this double CD, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis musically depicts in three parts a lengthy Sunday church service with program music composed for each of the traditional activities. The set does take quite awhile to get going with much of the first two parts consisting of introductions and transitions to themes that never seem to arrive. There are some exceptions, particularly Marsalis' violent trumpet distortions on "Call to Prayer," a spirited New Orleans blues and Todd Williams' tenor solo on another blues. However it is the third section that is most notable. The 28-minute "In the Sweet Embrace of Life" instrumentally portrays a preacher giving a heated sermon, building up to a very feverish level. Marsalis' model in his writing is clearly Duke Ellington. Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is an expert with mutes and Todd Williams is able to hint at both Paul Gonsalves on tenor and Dixieland clarinetists on soprano while altoist Wes Anderson and pianist Eric Reed are also major assets to the septet. Due to the memorable final section, this lengthy work is one of the high points of his career thus far.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/1994
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645322025
catalogNumber:
53220

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Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Group Member
Marion Williams   Drums,Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eric Reed   Piano,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Herlin Riley   Bass,Drums,Group Member
Reginald Veal   Bass,Piano,Group Member
Wessell Anderson   Trombone,Alto Saxophone,Group Member
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone,Trumpet,Group Member
Todd Williams   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wynton Marsalis Septet   Track Performer
Nerlin Riley   Drums
Todd Sebastian Williams   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member

Technical Credits

George Butler   Producer
Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Josephine DiDonato   Art Direction
Steven Epstein   Producer

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