For me, about half of the compositions here successfully reflect the artistic visions of the painters that inspired the music.
Nancy Dalberg’s string quartets are worth getting to know, Wynton Marsalis’s violin concerto receives an electrifying performance, and Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra continue to churn out a less than necessary Mahler cycle.
Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony is his third effort in the grand form.
Bolden is an intense film, depicting a life lived in a horrifically racist time and place.
“They travel the world and have for years,” says Ellen Seeling, “sending the message that there are no women good enough to be in this organization.”
The show had an undercurrent that brought to the fore all the issues that have put Wynton Marsalis at the center of the culture wars.
By taking the stage with 15 musicians, none of whom is female, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents the music as segregated and outdated.
The disc’s assemblage of young and old pianists pays off — Handful of Keys is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s better efforts.
Shalin Liu Becomes a Jazz Destination: Wynton Marsalis Headlines the Rockport Music Summer Gala fundraiser.
For all the hand-wringing in the media about the death rattle of jazz, what with record stores closing and radio stations losing listeners, Newport reminds you that the art form is alive and well, with a growing audience of people of all ages and races. By Charles McEnerney, Host + Producer, Well-Rounded Radio Both the […]