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Wynton Marsalis & Ellis Marsalis

It is a bit ironic that Ellis Marsalis had to wait for sons Wynton and Branford to get famous before he was able to record on a regular basis, but Ellis finally received his long-overdue recognition. The father of six sons (including Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason), Ellis Marsalis' main importance to jazz may very well be as a jazz educator; his former pupils (in addition to his sons) include Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Harry Connick, Jr., Nicholas Payton, and Kent and Marlon Jordan, among others. He started out as a tenor saxophonist, switching to piano while in high school. Marsalis was one of the few New Orleans musicians of the era who did not specialize in Dixieland or rhythm & blues. He played with fellow modernists (including Ed Blackwell) in the late '50s with AFO, recorded with Cannonball and Nat Adderley in the 1960s, played with Al Hirt (1967-1970), and was busy as a teacher. Marsalis freelanced in New Orleans during the 1970s and taught at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He recorded with Wynton and Branford on Father and Sons in 1982, an album that they shared with Chico and Von Freeman. After that, Marsalis recorded for ELM, Spindletop (a duet session with Eddie Harris), Rounder, Blue Note, and Columbia, issuing Twelve's It on the latter in 1998. Duke in Blue followed a year later. Since that time, Marsalis has kept busy releasing Afternoon Session, An Open Letter to Thelonious, and Ruminations. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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eldithomaso
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life, however, if you don't post this you will be injured in two days (you won't die) now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on five other songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen. It's so scary it actually works!
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i love jazz and the song is very unique and swingy its awesome
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It's a very cool thing to get to work with your Dad I met Wynton and Branford and Miles Davis at a FREE concert with some friends here in Philadelphia were I live very down to earth both of them I gave special props to their Dad and both agreed to that fact that Dad is the man... the next year at another concert here in Philly my friends attended but I could not make they both asked for me personally I thought that was really cool when my friends told me this that's why I love them to this day
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carolpbj
So catchy I could listen to this song all day LOL
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yeayea
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Wynton Marsalis is my hero :-)
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da truf
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JAZZ BROTHAS N' SISTAS
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Yes Lisa is right on Vince composed this!
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FYI, Vince Guaraldi is the composer. Very important info IMO!
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not big bands
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Some stations are just close to my heart! THIS IS ONE OF THEM!!!- LOVE IT!!!
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This is Charlie browns girl friend
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Sow it
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This always lifts my spirits about 3 notches! So cool.
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wyleyy
Come on MORNINGMOUTH stop hating
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morningmouth
To my ears, it sounds nothing like the style of Vince Guaraldi. To my ears...Diana Krall's playing sounds JUST LIKE Vince, but not Ellis!
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Yes Chuck
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wyleyy
swwwwwwwwwww w w e e e e e e e e e e t !
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Salve for aching joints and a cold glass of lemonade to boot! Oh yeah!
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johnmargie6
Candy for the ears!
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Smooth JAZZ like it . :o))
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It sound so great. I love it
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So so smooth!
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tam_wharton
Great Song! It sounds similar to Vince Guaraldi. No other family is as musically talented and just so very funky with the possible exception of the Escobedo family.
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I could listen to this day after day. This is truly smooth jazz.
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doing the harlem shake before it was cool
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1. KISS YOUR HAND 2. MAKE A WISH 3. MAKE A FIST OVER YOUR HART 4. HOLD IT THERE FOR FIVE SECONDS 5. POST THIS ON 10 DIFFERENT SONGS AND YOUR WISH WILL COME TRUE.
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jarrin1056
This is smooth jazz with a hop and kick! I love this!
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love it! This never gets old!
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amazing...ab s o l u t e l y incedible.
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ready2rockan d r o l l 2 0 0 2
I love when they play this on Charlie Brown Christmas with Peppermint Patty....Can you dig it, man!
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michelle_tol i v e r
Thx u NOLA musicians
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garbett2871
Sounds just like Vince Guaraldi, But Still Great...
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This music is easy on the ears, light on the heart and very enjoyable for my Saturday morning listening audience. The Jazzy sound of the Marsalis family is unmistable.
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1stchairflut e
Gives me the Christmas Spirit!
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i liked it until minuet 3
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Charlie Brown......k i n d of.......
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I'm a first time listener and I love it TOO much! Excellence
- Most Love
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love that C.Bown beat
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celahdy
I like his music
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It sounds so good!
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I like that CD
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Wow, the best in the US, right Here!
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stephen6391
My aunt gave this to me for Christmas when I was in high school. It was stolen in a car break-in along with my entire CD library years back. Love, love, LOVE this album!
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Go Daddy Go!! ;-)) xoxo, elove.
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What a gift on Christmas Eve.
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i have nothing but the highest praise for the entire family. They are a blessing from God.
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