Jazz at The Lincoln Center Orchestra

Live in Cuba w/ Wynton Marsalis (857509005001)

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Live in Cuba w/ Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at The Lincoln Center Orchestra

Blue Engine

857509005001

DRJ 147143

857509005001

JAZZ

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Live in Cuba w/ Wynton Marsalis

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2-CD SET

This album presents nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s dazzling first, and only, performances in Cuba.

Recorded in front of a clamorous, sold-out crowd at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010, this two-disc album captures the big band’s unforgettable tracing of the connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music. LIVE IN CUBA is the inaugural release from Blue Engine Records, the new platform created by the JLCO to make available its vast archive of recorded concerts to jazz audiences.

The Havana concerts came about following President Obama's initial easing of travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba nearly five years ago. It was then that the Cuban Institute of Music invited the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to come to Cuba.

During the week-long stint at the Mella Theater, the band played a wide variety of pieces from jazz classics like Duke Ellington's "Braggin' in Brass" to music of the Cuban diaspora such as "The Afro Cuban Jazz Suite," Arturo "Chico" O'Farrill's singular masterpiece.

This recording is a compilation of songs chosen from the Havana shows. Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra left Cuba having been greatly impacted by the warm Cuban reception. As Wynton recalled to his son in the album's liner notes, "We were finding each other, and this opportunity has forever changed our lives."

REEDS:

SHERMAN IRBY, alto sax, flute
TED NASH, alto & tennor sax
VICTOR GOINES, tenor sax, clarinet
WALTER BLANDING, terno & soprano sax
JOE TEMPERLEY, baritone sax

TRUMPETS:

RYAN KISOR
KENNY RAMPTON
MARCUS PRINTUP
WYNTON MARSALIS

TROMBONES:

VINCENT GARDNER
CHRIS CRENSHAW
ELLIOT MASON

RHYTHM SECTION:

DAN NIMMER, piano
CARLOS HENRIQUEZ, bass
ALI JACKSON, drums

DIRECTOR: CARLOS HENRIQUEZ

Recorded live on October 5,6 & 7, at Teatro Mella, Havana Cuba

CD 1:
    
01. 2/3's Adventure
02. Baa Baa Black Sheep
03. Inaki's Decision
04. Sunset and the Mockingbird
05. Como Fue
06. Dali (From Portrait in Seven Shades)
07. Light Blue
08. Braggin' in Brass

CD 2:
     
01. Limbo Jazz
02. Doin' (Y) Our Thing
03. I Left My Baby
04. Bearden (The Block)
05. Symphony in Riffs
06. Spring Yaoundé
07. Things to Come
08. The Sanctified Blues