Reeltime

Reeltime

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by Wynton Marsalis
     
 

Sometimes even the powerful Wynton Marsalis has to take no for an answer, as his score for the film Rosewood was commissioned and completed but ultimately not used. In this case, it's clearly the filmmakers' loss, for Marsalis has written a soulful, stylistically wide-ranging set of cues that he put out anyway as part of his massive 1999 release schedule. TheSee more details below

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Sometimes even the powerful Wynton Marsalis has to take no for an answer, as his score for the film Rosewood was commissioned and completed but ultimately not used. In this case, it's clearly the filmmakers' loss, for Marsalis has written a soulful, stylistically wide-ranging set of cues that he put out anyway as part of his massive 1999 release schedule. The theme song for Rosewood is a cool, studied, country blues-flavored tune with Cassandra Wilson exploiting the husky tones of her bottom range. Along the way, Marsalis throws in some solo piano music; some bluegrass -- a dignified folk ballad and reel for fiddler Mark O'Connor; some fine swing violin from the then-88-year-old marvel Claude Williams; music for gospel choir and Shirley Caesar; and handkerchief-waving New Orleans street music (the traditional "Sing On"). There are brief atmospheric cues for big band: the moody "Eyes Around the Corner" is an obvious homage to Miles Davis and Gil Evans; "Morning Song" -- with Karen Briggs on violin -- could almost be an Ellington outtake with Ray Nance. Marsalis' house players from Lincoln Center also receive sporadic room to ruminate, as does Marsalis' own eloquent horn ("After the Dead," a lonely solo surrounded by a halo of reverb, is especially moving). It's good to hear Marsalis stretching himself all over the spectrum of music of the American South, and always from the point of view of a staunch, respectful traditionalist.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645123929
catalogNumber:
51239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor
Shirley Caesar   Vocals
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Russell Malone   Guitar
Eric Reed   Piano
Herlin Riley   Drums,Tambourine
Reginald Veal   Bass
Wessell Anderson   Clarinet,Reeds,Alto Saxophone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Kimati Dinizulu   Percussion,Washboard
Bob Findley   Trumpet
Victor Goines   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Bobette Jamison-Harrison   Vocals
Ronee Martin   Vocals
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet
Ron Westray   Trombone
Marcus Printup   Trumpet
Russell Gunn   Trumpet
Sherman Irby   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Valerie Williams   Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Andy Farber   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Stefon Harris   Percussion,Drums,Marimbas,Vibes
Stephen Riley   Tenor Saxophone
Vincent Gardner   Trombone
Gideon Feldstein   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Kay Bowen   Vocals
Byron J. Smith   Choir Conductor

Technical Credits

Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Delfeayo Marsalis   Producer
Patrick Smith   Engineer
Josephine DiDonato   Art Direction
Janush Kawa   Cover Photo
Drue Katoaka   Logo Art

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