Music of America

Music of America

by Wynton Marsalis
     
 

The two-disc anthology The Music of America compiles tracks from trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' various recordings for Sony/Columbia with a particular focus on his work as a composer. Included are cuts from as far back as 1988's The Majesty of the Blues, all the way through 1992's Citi Movement, 1993's In This HouseSee more details below

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The two-disc anthology The Music of America compiles tracks from trumpeter Wynton Marsalis' various recordings for Sony/Columbia with a particular focus on his work as a composer. Included are cuts from as far back as 1988's The Majesty of the Blues, all the way through 1992's Citi Movement, 1993's In This House on This Morning, 1997's Pulitzer Prize-winning Blood on the Fields, and 2002's All Rise. While there are some small group septet sessions here, as with the soulful, spiritual-inflected "Sunflowers" off 1999's Marciac Suite, most of the cuts featured are large ensemble pieces written for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra that showcase Marsalis' talent for composing and arranging layered, bluesy, and swinging material. An oft-touted trumpet virtuoso (a talent on display throughout these recordings), Marsalis is an equally gifted composer who mixes straight-ahead jazz, New Orleans jazz, classical music, African-American church music, and even Latin and European traditions into his work. This urbane and worldly approach, born out of his Southern upbringing and a history student's keen eye for cultural connectivism, as well as a reflective interest in such themes as love and loss, the human condition, industrialization, and the uniquely American theme of slavery, makes The Music of America a heady and fruitful listening experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2012
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886979239722
catalogNumber:
792397
Rank:
76646

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Express Crossing (Astride Iron Horses)
  2. "D" in the Key of "F" (Now the Blues)
  3. Jump
  4. Station Call
  5. The Caboose
  6. Church: Renewing Vows
  7. Go, Possum, Go
  8. Jean-Louis is Everywhere
  9. For My Kids At the Collège of Marciac
  10. Sunflowers
  11. Hellbound Highball  -  Orion String Quartet
  12. The Fiddler's March  -  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  13. Movement 1: Jubal Step  -  Northridge Singers of California State University At Northridge
  14. Movement 12: I Am (Don't You Run From Me)  -  Northridge Singers of California State University At Northridge

Disc 2

  1. The Majesty of the Blues (the Puheeman Strut)
  2. The Dance
  3. Move Over
  4. Double Rondo On the River (Pedro's Getaway)
  5. Spring Yaoundé  -  Wynton Marsalis Septet
  6. Soul For Sale
  7. Altar Call
  8. In the Sweet Embrace of Life Sermon: Holy Ghost
  9. The Death of Jazz
  10. Oh, But On the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor,Muted Trumpet
Marion Williams   Vocals
Edgar Meyer   Bass
Danny Barker   Banjo
Harry Edison   Trumpet,Soloist
Ted Nash   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Marcus Roberts   Piano
Michael White   Clarinet
Cassandra Wilson   Vocals
Joe Temperley   Baritone Saxophone
Alvin Batiste   Clarinet
Kent Jordan   Flute,Piccolo
Ryan Kisor   Trumpet
Eric Reed   Piano
Esa-Pekka Salonen   Conductor
Herlin Riley   Drums,Tambourine
Reginald Veal   Bass
Wessell Anderson   Alto Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
James Carter   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Victor Goines   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,E-flat Clarinet
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone,Tuba
Jon Hendricks   Vocals
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Ida Kavafian   Violin
Freddie Lonzo   Trombone
Mark O'Connor   Mandolin,Violin
Teddy Riley   Trumpet
Marthaniel Roberts   Piano
Robert Sadin   Conductor
Mark Schatz   Banjo,Bass
Robert Stewart   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Westray   Trombone
Rodney Whitaker   Bass
Todd Williams   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Wolfe   Bass
Marcus Printup   Trumpet
Russell Gunn   Trumpet
Herbert Harris   Tenor Saxophone
Wayne Goodman   Trombone
David Shifrin   Clarinet
Milan Turkovic   Bassoon
Stefon Harris   Percussion
Eric Lewis   Piano
Gideon Feldstein   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Daniel Phillips   Violin
Doug Wamble   Banjo,Guitar
Farid Barron   Piano
Todd Phillips   Violin
Timothy Eddy   Cello
David Taylor   Trombone
Steve Tenenbom   Viola
Roland Guerrero   Percussion
Michael Ward   Violin

Technical Credits

Stanley Crouch   Composer
Wynton Marsalis   Composer
Delfeayo Marsalis   Producer
Mark Wilder   Mastering
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Greg Thomas   Liner Notes
Laura Kszan   Product Development
Scott Farthing   Marketing
Tammy Van Aken   Package Manager
Steven Epstein   Producer
Leslie Collman-Smith   Marketing
Steve Epstein   Producer

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