Swinging into the 21st

Swinging into the 21st

by Wynton Marsalis
     
 
The 2012 Columbia box set Swinging into the 21st collects all of trumpeter/bandleader Wynton Marsalis' ten albums released in 1999. An ambitious project approved by Columbia due to Marsalis' highly respected career and longstanding association with the label, Swinging into the 21st featured a mix of large- and small-group sessions in various cross-genre

Overview

The 2012 Columbia box set Swinging into the 21st collects all of trumpeter/bandleader Wynton Marsalis' ten albums released in 1999. An ambitious project approved by Columbia due to Marsalis' highly respected career and longstanding association with the label, Swinging into the 21st featured a mix of large- and small-group sessions in various cross-genre settings from classical and ballet to big band, all connected by the theme of jazz. In that sense, each album was a logical extension of Marsalis' career and musical inclinations up to that point and, as such, generally featured the more traditional New Orleans-based jazz approach he began to favor in the early '90s. This is true even when exploring such divergent musical entities as Thelonious Monk on Standard Time, Vol. 4: Marsalis Plays Monk and Jelly Roll Morton on Standard Time, Vol. 6: Mr. Jelly Lord. Also included here is The Marciac Suite, At the Octoroon Balls: String Quartet No. 1, A Fiddler's Tale, Reeltime, Big Train, All Rise, and a single disc of selections from the box set Live at the Village Vanguard. The best cuts from the Swinging series were the small-group sessions where Marsalis and his septet got to stretch out with longer solos and inspired group interplay, as on the rollicking New Orleans second-line number "Juba and a O'Brown Squaw" from Live at the Village Vanguard and "King Porter Stomp" from Mr. Jelly Lord. Also engaging are the slightly more modern tracks, including two roiling, cubist Thelonious Monk numbers, "Hackensack" and "Green Chimneys," which Marsalis worked up for Marsalis Plays Monk. While his small-group recordings are certainly a highlight here, Marsalis' extended large-ensemble pieces such as the bluesy "Loose Duck" from The Marciac Suite and the lyrical violin-led ballad "Morning Song" are superb orchestral jazz recordings that, as with all of Swinging into the 21st, showcase the urbane and always swinging mind of Marsalis.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886979442825
catalogNumber:
794428
Rank:
132402

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Pt. 1: Narrator: "It always starts..."
  2. Fiddler's March
  3. Scene 1: Narrator: "Her Name is Beatrice Connors."
  4. Fiddler's Soul
  5. Narrator: "She's Floating on a dream cloud..."
  6. Fiddler's March (Reprise)
  7. Scene 2: Narrator: "Now that he has her going..."
  8. Reprise 2 (End of March)
  9. Scene 3: Narrator: "Beatrice Connors is now..."
  10. Pastorale
  11. Devil: "More words on fame"
  12. Fiddler's Soul (Reprise)
  13. Part 2, Scene 4: Narrator: "Keeping One Hundred Dollars...
  14. Happy March
  15. Scene 5. Narrator: "The illness of the land..."
  16. Little Concert Piece
  17. Narrator: "Musicians, you must play..."
  18. Tango, Waltz, Ragtime
  19. Narrator: "The music causes the Savior"
  20. Devil's Dance
  21. Narrator: "The music was too strong..."
  22. Little Chorale
  23. The Devil's Song (BZB Speaks)
  24. The Great Chorale
  25. Narrator: "But Beatrice Connors..."
  26. The Blues on Top

Disc 2

  1. Thelonious
  2. Evidence
  3. We See
  4. Monk's Mood
  5. Worry Later
  6. Four in One
  7. Reflections
  8. In Walked Monk
  9. Hackensack
  10. Let's Cool One
  11. Brilliant Corners
  12. Brake's Sake
  13. Ugly Beauty
  14. Green Chimneys

Disc 3

  1. Come Long Fiddler
  2. Mating Calls & Delta Rhythms
  3. Creole Contradanzas
  4. Many Gone
  5. Hellbound Highball
  6. Blue Lights on the Bayou
  7. Rampart St. Row House Rag
  8. The Fiddler's March
  9. A Fiddler's Soul
  10. Pastorale
  11. Happy March
  12. Concert Piece
  13. Tango, Waltz, Ragtime
  14. The Devil's Dance
  15. Big Chorale
  16. The Blues on Top

Disc 4

  1. All Aboard
  2. Observation Car
  3. Union Pacific Big Boy
  4. Smokestack Shuffle
  5. Northbound-Southbound
  6. Dining Car
  7. Night Train
  8. Engine
  9. Bullet Train
  10. Sleeper Car
  11. Station Call
  12. The Caboose

Disc 5

  1. Home: Beyond This Rage
  2. Church: Renewing Vows
  3. Church Basement: Party
  4. Street: Make Room for Me
  5. Home: Give Me Your Hand
  6. Introduction
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Tango
  9. First Blues
  10. Awakening
  11. Celebration
  12. Second Blues
  13. Recognition and Reconciliation

Disc 6

  1. Red Hot Pepper
  2. New Orleans Romp
  3. King Porter Stomp
  4. The Pearls
  5. Deep Creek
  6. Mamanita
  7. Sidewalk Blues
  8. Jungle Blues
  9. Big Lip Blues
  10. Dead Man Blues
  11. Smokehouse Blues
  12. Billy Goat Stomp
  13. Courthouse Bump
  14. Black Bottom Stomp
  15. Tom Cat Blues

Disc 7

  1. Rosewood
  2. Mr. Mann
  3. Sylvester's Rag
  4. Gentler Times
  5. Gossipin' Hens
  6. Sunday Blessing
  7. I Hear a Knockin'
  8. Go, Possum, Go
  9. Eyes Around the Corner
  10. Sing On
  11. Morning Song
  12. I Hear a Knockin'
  13. If I Hold On
  14. Elgin Mills
  15. Rattlesnake Tail Swing
  16. Dark Heart Beat
  17. Fire in the Night
  18. Porch Whiskey
  19. To Higher Ground
  20. After the Dead
  21. Rosewood

Disc 8

  1. Welcome
  2. The Cat in the Hat Is Back
  3. Embraceable You
  4. Reflections
  5. Buggy Ride
  6. I'll Remember April
  7. Misterioso
  8. Flee as a Bird to the Mountain
  9. Happy Feet Blues
  10. Cherokee
  11. Juba and a O'Brown Squaw
  12. Local Announcements

Disc 9

  1. Loose Duck
  2. The Big Top
  3. Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
  4. Mademoiselle D'Gascony
  5. Armagnac Dreams
  6. Marciac Fun
  7. For My Kids at the Collège of Marciac
  8. Marciac Moon
  9. D'Artagnan
  10. Guy Lafitte
  11. B is for Boussaget (And Bass)
  12. In the House of Laberriere
  13. Sunflowers

Disc 10

  1. Movement 1: Jubal Step
  2. Movement 2: A Hundred and a Hundred, a Hundred and Twelve
  3. Movement 3: Go Slow (But Don't Stop)
  4. Movement 4: Wild Strumming of Fiddle
  5. Movement 5: Save Us
  6. Movement 6: Cried, Shouted, Then Sung
  7. Movement 7: Look Beyond
  8. Movement 8: The Halls of Erudition & Scholarship

Disc 11

  1. Movement 9: El "Gran" Baile de la Reina
  2. Movement 10: Expressbrown Local
  3. Movement 11: Saturday Night Slow Drag
  4. Movement 12: I Am (Don't You Run from Me)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor,Soloist
Shirley Caesar   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Bass
Harry Connick   Piano
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Marcus Roberts   Piano
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Joe Temperley   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Ryan Kisor   Trumpet,Soloist
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra   Soloist
Russell Malone   Guitar
Danilo Pérez   Piano
Eric Reed   Piano
Herlin Riley   Drums,Tambourine
Reginald Veal   Bass,Trombone
Karen Briggs   Violin
Wessell Anderson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Cyrus Chestnut   Piano
Kimati Dinizulu   Percussion,Washboard
Bob Findley   Trumpet
Victor Goines   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Bobette Jamison-Harrison   Vocals
Ida Kavafian   Violin
Delfeayo Marsalis   Trombone
Jason Marsalis   Drums,Soloist
Ronee Martin   Vocals
Mark O'Connor   Mandolin,Violin
Marthaniel Roberts   Piano
Mark Schatz   Banjo,Bass
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet
Don Vappie   Banjo,Guitar
Ron Westray   Trombone,Soloist
Rodney Whitaker   Bass,Soloist
Todd Williams   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Wolfe   Bass
Marcus Printup   Trumpet,Soloist
Walter Blanding   Tenor Saxophone
Riley Mullins   Trumpet
Russell Gunn   Trumpet
Sherman Irby   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Valerie Williams   Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Pernell Saturnino   Conga,Latin Percussion
Wayne Goodman   Trombone
David Shifrin   Clarinet
Milan Turkovic   Bassoon
Stefon Harris   Percussion,Marimbas,Snare Drums,Vibes,Bass Marimba
Eric Lewis   Piano
Stephen Riley   Tenor Saxophone
Vincent Gardner   Trombone,Soloist
Gideon Feldstein   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jaz Sawyer   Drums
Kay Bowen   Vocals
Byron J. Smith   Choir Conductor
Andre De Shields   Narrator
Peter Martin   Piano,Soloist
Daniel Phillips   Violin
Kenneth Alston   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Doug Wamble   Banjo,Guitar
Farid Barron   Piano
Cynthia Hardy   Alto (Vocal),Soloist
Sam Karam   Clarinet
Seneca Black   Trumpet,Soloist
Claude Williams   Fiddle
Issachah Savage   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Norman Pearson   Tuba,Soloist
Nathan Carter   Choir Director
Todd Phillips   Violin
Paul Smith   Choir Director
Timothy Eddy   Cello
David Taylor   Trombone
Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Steve Tenenbom   Viola
Roland Guerrero   Percussion
Bob Trowers   Trombone
Andrew Farber   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Walter Blanding   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Sequina DuBose   Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Miriam Richardson   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Michael White   Clarinet
Kevin McAllister   Baritone (Vocal),Soloist
Kenneithia Redden-Mitchell   Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Elliott Jackson   Baritone (Vocal),Soloist
Carlito Henriquez   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Stanley Crouch   Composer,Lyricist
Gene DePaul   Composer
Tim Geelan   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Patricia Johnson   Composer
Richard King   Engineer
Wynton Marsalis   Composer,Liner Notes,Art Direction,Story
Delfeayo Marsalis   Producer,Engineer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Patrick Smith   Engineer
Todd Whitelock   Engineer
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Todd Williams   Composer
Michael Dorian   Pro-Tools
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Gus Skinas   Engineer
Stephenson   Engineer
Edward O'Dowd   Booklet Design
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Frank Stewart   Cover Photo
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Peter Germansen   Technical Editor
Traditional   Composer
Kiku Yamaguchi   Art Direction
Barry Fawcett   Electrician
Rich Wheeler   Stage Manager
Peter Dilg   Engineer
Joyce Ryan   Personnel
Steven Epstein   Producer
David Ellis   Art Direction,Illustrations
Lisa C. Soto   Paintings
Drue Kataoka   Artwork,Logo
Will Hoffman   Art Direction
Che Williams   Archival Assistant
Michel Carossio   Back Cover Photo
Michael Cyr   Pro-Tools

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