Wynton Marsalis

Hot House Flowers (4687102)

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1984

Hot House Flowers

Wynton Marsalis

Columbia

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GEN 9129

4687102

JAZZ

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Wynton Marsalis, very much in his Miles Davis period, plays quite melodically throughout this ballad-dominated outing with strings.
Branford Marsalis (on tenor and soprano), flutist Kent Jordan, pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jeff Watts are strong assets but it is Wynton's subtle creativity on such songs as "Stardust," "When You Wish Upon a Star," Duke Ellington's "Melancholia," and "I'm Confessin'" that makes this recording special.
The arrangements by Robert Freedman generally keep the strings from sounding too sticky and Wynton's tone is consistently beautiful.

PERSONNEL:

WYNTON MARSALIS, trumpet
BRANDFORD MARSALIS, soprano sax on track 1 & tenor sax on track 2
KENT JORDAN, alto flute on track 3
KENNY KIRKLAND, piano
RON CARTER, bass
JEFFREY WATTS, drums

New York, May 30 & 31, 1984

Originally Columbia

TRACKLIST:

1 Stardust
2 Lazy Afternoon
3 For All We Know
4 When You Wish Upon a Star
5 Django
6 Melancholia
7 Hot House Flowers
8 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)