The return of the most accomplished repertory big band in jazz.
Wynton Marsalis leads an ensemble that delves into the jazz tradition with affection, musicality and drive, recreating the music of masters past and present with the energy of today as well as a rare understanding of the music’s rich history. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performances invariably celebrate the essential spirit of jazz at its absolute zenith.
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis returns with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for their last one-off concert before the Orchestra begins its long-term relationship with the Barbican as an International Associate.
The concert will feature a special appearance by the Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez, who has almost single-handedly created musical bridges between contemporary jazz and flamenco music.
The JALC, anchored in the usual Marsalis rhythm section of Dan Nimmer (piano), Ali Jackson (drums) and Carlos Henriquez (bass) is one of the most accomplished big bands in the history of jazz, and includes many world-class soloists in the horn sections, including legendary Scottish expatriate Joe Temperley.
Marsalis himself is an established master of the trumpet, with a big, burnished sound and an apparently inexhaustible fund of ideas. His new Blue Note CD with his small group, He and She, explores the relationship between man and women in a rich suite of words and music.
FreeStage pre-show 6.30pm: Michael Mwenso & special guests.
'One rarely hears this music played with such technical brilliance, stylistic authenticity and tonal sheen... the JLCO is the greatest large jazz ensemble working today.' The Chicago Tribune