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He And She

by Wynton Marsalis

He And She by Wynton Marsalis

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He And She

by Wynton Marsalis

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Label: Blue Note Records
Marsalis alternates between short spoken word vignettes and musical pieces on a set about growing up, discovering the thrills of romance and the heartaches associated with love and the loss of innocence. There is a bittersweet, autumnal quality to Marsalis' writing, and he and his band work together wonderfully (with special props going out to pianist Dan Zimmer, a new associate). Much of the album is also a lesson in how to swing without always playing in 4/4 time -- there are waltzes, boleros and tangos here, yet all are burnished with the romantic light and sensual warmth of American jazz.

About This Album

Marsalis alternates between short spoken word vignettes and musical pieces on a set about growing up, discovering the thrills of romance and the heartaches associated with love and the loss of innocence. There is a bittersweet, autumnal quality to Marsalis' writing, and he and his band work together wonderfully (with special props going out to pianist Dan Zimmer, a new associate). Much of the album is also a lesson in how to swing without always playing in 4/4 time -- there are waltzes, boleros and tangos here, yet all are burnished with the romantic light and sensual warmth of American jazz.

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About This Album

Marsalis alternates between short spoken word vignettes and musical pieces on a set about growing up, discovering the thrills of romance and the heartaches associated with love and the loss of innocence. There is a bittersweet, autumnal quality to Marsalis' writing, and he and his band work together wonderfully (with special props going out to pianist Dan Zimmer, a new associate). Much of the album is also a lesson in how to swing without always playing in 4/4 time -- there are waltzes, boleros and tangos here, yet all are burnished with the romantic light and sensual warmth of American jazz.