Music Redeems

Music Redeems

by Marsalis Family
     
 

Recorded at the Kennedy Center on June 15, 2009, Music Redeems features the Marsalis Family performing live at a charity concert to benefit the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music -- part of the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village. Although conceived by Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr.See more details below

Overview

Recorded at the Kennedy Center on June 15, 2009, Music Redeems features the Marsalis Family performing live at a charity concert to benefit the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music -- part of the New Orleans Habitat Musicians' Village. Although conceived by Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. prior to Hurricane Katrina, the Musicians' Village took on even more importance after the catastrophe as more musicians and their families were either displaced into inadequate housing or left homeless than ever before. Designed to raise funds and awareness for the Center, the concert also worked as a tribute to patriarch, longtime pianist, and educator Ellis Marsalis. In a similar spirit to 2003's The Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration -- which featured the family performing live in 2001 to mark Ellis' retirement from teaching at New Orleans University -- here we once again see the family gather on-stage to pay homage to the elder Marsalis and what his legacy means for New Orleans. As well as Ellis himself, featured here are all of the Marsalises, including trumpeter Wynton, saxophonist Branford, trombonist Delfeayo, drummer Jason, and even poet Ellis III, as well as pianist Connick, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Herlin Riley. The result is a joyous and heartfelt evening of music that mixes propulsive post-bop, swing, traditional New Orleans second line, and spoken word, and is a must-hear for fans of any of the individual members of the Marsalis Family.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2010
Label:
Marsalis Music
UPC:
0874946001304
catalogNumber:
13
Rank:
111041

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marsalis Family   Primary Artist
Harry Connick   Piano
Ellis Marsalis   Piano,Group Member
Herlin Riley   Drums,Tambourine,cowbell
Branford Marsalis   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Wynton Marsalis   Trumpet,Group Member
Delfeayo Marsalis   Trombone,Group Member
Jason Marsalis   Drums,Human Whistle,Vibes,Group Member
Eric Revis   Bass
Ellis Marsalis   Piano
Ellis Marsalis   Spoken Word,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ben Bernie   Composer
James Black   Composer
Jason Marsalis   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Steven Jurgensmeyer   Art Direction
Rob "Wacko" Hunter   Engineer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Carol Pratt   Cover Photo
Leon Harris   Composer
Ellis Marsalis   Composer
Ellis Marsalis   Composer,Liner Notes

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