Popular Songs: The Best of Wynton Marsalis

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Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Having severed contractual relations with Wynton Marsalis on the eve of his 20th anniversary with the label, it hasn't taken Columbia Records long to mine the trumpet superstar's 30-plus albums' worth of back catalogue. Their first salvo is Popular Songs, for which producer Nedra Olds-Neal has selected eight Marsalis originals and four jazz standards waxed between 1985 and 1999, primarily focusing in small-group contexts. Popular Songs opens with an early Septet track, the Crescent City-flavored "Jig's Jig" 1988. It moves to the polytonal blues "Root Groove" 1997 the sole representation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and continues with the ballads "I Got Lost in Her...
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Barnes & Noble - Ted Panken
Having severed contractual relations with Wynton Marsalis on the eve of his 20th anniversary with the label, it hasn't taken Columbia Records long to mine the trumpet superstar's 30-plus albums' worth of back catalogue. Their first salvo is Popular Songs, for which producer Nedra Olds-Neal has selected eight Marsalis originals and four jazz standards waxed between 1985 and 1999, primarily focusing in small-group contexts. Popular Songs opens with an early Septet track, the Crescent City-flavored "Jig's Jig" 1988. It moves to the polytonal blues "Root Groove" 1997 the sole representation of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and continues with the ballads "I Got Lost in Her Arms" and "Where or When," performed by Marsalis with rhythm section. The mood shifts with an up-tempo "Cherokee" a homage to trumpet hero Clifford Brown, then gears up to overdrive with the odd-metered burnout tune "Black Codes" 1985 by Marsalis' influential mid-'80s quintet. There follows the formally complex "Double Rondo on the River Pedro's Getaway" 1990 by the Septet, the meandering "Down Home with Homey" 1988, Quintet, and the stirring, technically challenging "Sunflowers" 1999, Septet. The program winds down with the Ellingtonian "Invitation" 1994 and an intimate melody-reading of the popular '50s standard "End of a Love Affair" 1991; concluding matters is the rousing "Soon All Will Know" 1987, an up-blues with a Milesian tinge. You can't include everything in a CD overview, and Olds-Neal's selections comprise a representative cross section of Marsalis' themes and interests. This is a good place for those who only know Marsalis' classical and ballads albums to begin their meatier explorations. That said, Olds-Neal's omissions are striking. Absent, for example, are selections from Marsalis' Pulitzer-winning "Blood on the Fields," his superb arrangements of Jelly Roll Morton material: Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord, an excellent quintet session featuring Joe Henderson and Elvin Jones: Thick in the South: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 1, the no-holds-barred quartet album Live at Blues Alley, and the transitional J Mood. Which means there's ample opportunity for the label to issue more compilations, thus ensuring that for the remainder of his career Marsalis will compete against himself in the marketplace.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998549623
  • Catalog Number: 85496

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jig's Jig
  2. 2 Root Groove
  3. 3 I Got Lost In Her Arms
  4. 4 Where Or When
  5. 5 Cherokee
  6. 6 Black Codes
  7. 7 Double Rondo On The River (Pedro's Getaway)
  8. 8 Down Home With Homey
  9. 9 Sunflowers
  10. 10 Invitation
  11. 11 The End Of A Love Affair
  12. 12 Soon All Will Know
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wynton Marsalis Primary Artist, Trumpet, Conductor
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Kenny Kirkland Piano
Ellis Marsalis Piano
Marcus Roberts Piano
Kent Jordan Flute, Piccolo
Herlin Riley Drums
Reginald Veal Bass
Lewis Nash Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Wessell Anderson Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Robert Freedman Conductor
Victor Goines Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Branford Marsalis Soprano Saxophone
Charnett Moffett Bass
Ron Westray Trombone
Rodney Whitaker Bass
Todd Williams Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ben Wolfe Bass
Marcus Printup Trumpet
Technical Credits
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Stanley Crouch Liner Notes
Robert Freedman Arranger
Wynton Marsalis Producer
Delfeayo Marsalis Producer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Janush Kawa Cover Art
Edward Redding Composer
Seth Foster Mastering
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