Blue Interlude

Blue Interlude

by Wynton Marsalis SeptetWynton Marsalis Septet


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Wynton Marsalis initially made his name as a dashing trumpet soloist, but one of the most impressive recordings of his momentous career succeeds by downplaying solo work. In contrast to Marsalis' earlier work, BLUE INTERLUDE is a true ensemble piece. Individual improvisation is exchanged for meaty, orchestral voicings that make exceptional use of his septet's trumpet, trombone, and double saxophone front line. Solos, for the most part, are short and sweet; the real attention always returns to the tight-as-a-drum maneuverings of the band. The influence of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn is everywhere, but BLUE INTERLUDE finds Marsalis stepping out with some of his most memorably melodic writing. It's also a kicking affair, with the first-rate rhythm section of pianist Eric Reed, bassist Reginald Veal, and drummer Herlin Riley lifting the horns clear off the ground.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2007
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140872929
catalogNumber: 8729
Rank: 69262

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis Septet   Primary Artist
Marcus Roberts   Piano
Herlin Riley   Drums
Reginald Veal   Bass
Wessell Anderson   Alto Saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone
Wynton Marsalis   Piano,Trumpet,Track Performer
Todd Williams   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Todd Sebastian Williams   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Butler   Producer
Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Wynton Marsalis   Composer
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Sandy Palmer Grassi   Engineer
Steven Epstein   Producer

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