Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Wynton Marsalis

Saw Winton Marsalis last night with the Lincoln Centre Orchestra at the Winspear Centre. Amazing. Such a cool guy - 44 and 9 Grammay's - with such musical skill and talent. He directed the band from his seat at the back with lots of simple signals passing between him and his fellow musicians. The drummer, Herlin Riley, was staggeringly good - most especially in the long (54 minute) piece by John Coltrane - A Love Supreme.

What a wonderful way to spend 3 and a half hours.

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