Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wynton returns

Wynton Marsalis returned to New Orleans for a spectacular performance of his masterpiece, Congo Square, presented in all its glory in the only truly appropriate setting on Planet Earth, the Congo Square stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The event, which felt like Marsalis was plumbing the deepest roots of his cultural history, was a homecoming for Wynton on a scale with his historic performance of Majesty of the Blues, a turning point in his career. Wyon plays again today with his Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and is reportedly going to sit in with Irvin Mayfield tonight at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse in the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

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