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Jazz in the Night: Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – South African Songbook

01/04/2020

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Rose Theater Sep. 12, 2019

1:50 – Lulu In Adderley Street (Composer: Feya Faku; arranger: Sherman Irby) 9:04 – Ithemba (Comp.: Nduduzo Makhathini; arr.: Victor Goines) 18:30 – Abyssinia (Comp.: Thandi Ntuli; Arr.: Chris Crenshaw) 27:00 – A Song For Bra Des Tutu (Comp.: Winston Mankunku Ngozi; arr.: Marcus Printup) 36:47 – Through The Years (Comp.: Bheki Mseleku; arr.: Wynton Marsalis) 43:18 – Gunjoh (Comp.: Gilbert Matthews; arr.: Chris Crenshaw) 56:40 – Face The Music (Comp.: Mccoy Mrubata; arr.: Carlos Henriquez) 1:03:22 – Qula Kwedini (Comp.: Traditional / Zim Ngqawana; arr. Sherman Irby) 1:13:18 – Rapela (Comp.: Moses Taiwa Molelekwa; arr.: Carlos Henriquez) 1:22:01 – Weave Me A Fantasy, Child of the Sun (Comp.: Melanie Scholtz / James Mathews; arr.: Victor Goines) 1:27:05 – Mantau (Comp.: Traditional; arr.: Victor Gardner) 1:35:14 – Send Me (Comp.: Hugh Masekela; arr.: Marcus Printup)

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid’s end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.

South Africa has long been a vibrant and unique jazz hub, and most of the guests featured tonight helped shape the sound of jazz as a new South Africa was being born—and the music performed this evening reflects the sound of a nation defining itself anew.

Personnel: REEDS Sherman Irby – alto & soprano saxophones, flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet Ted Nash – alto & tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet Victor Goines – tenor saxophone, Bb & Eb clarinets Camille Thurman – tenor & soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet Paul Nedzela – baritone & alto saxophones, bass clarinet TRUMPETS Ryan Kisor Kenny Rampton Marcus Printup Wynton Marsalis TROMBONES Vincent Gardner Chris Crenshaw Elliot Mason RHYTHM SECTION Dan Nimmer – piano Carlos Henriquez – bass Charles Goold – drums FEATURING McCoy Mrubata – tenor saxophone and flute Nduduzo Makhathini – piano Thandi Ntuli – piano Nonhlanhla Kheswa – vocals Melanie Scholtz – vocals Vuyo Sotashe – vocals Seton Hawkins – presenter

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