As explained in the notes on the Branford Marsalis Quartet’s album Upward Spiral (featuring Kurt Elling), this is truly a collaborative effort. Everything about the album, from the...Continue Reading
Jazz NewsJune 03, 2016blogcritics.org
Jazz NewsMay 23, 2016All About Jazz
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To one extent or another, jazz has always maintained a discriminatory dividing line between vocalists and instrumentalists. Instead of being viewed as equals—artists on par with...
Jazz NewsMarch 11, 2016JazzTimes
I was 22 years old, maybe 23, when Stanley Crouch brought around a copy of Ornette’s record The Shape of Jazz to Come to Wynton’s house. He put it on, and I went, “Aw, man, turn...Continue Reading
Jazz NewsSeptember 01, 2015Hollywood Reporter
Musicians and celebrities came together to thank those who aided in New Orleans' recovery after Hurricane Katrina.
NEW ORLEANS, LA. — On the eve of the 10...Continue Reading
Jazz NewsAugust 31, 2015
On the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, CNN Opinion asked Branford as well as some other residents and those involved in New Orleans' recovery for their take on the lessons learned,...Continue Reading
Jazz NewsAugust 26, 2015
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WBGO will be celebrating Branford's birthday by playing songs and interviews with Branford throughout the day.
Jazz NewsAugust 25, 2015MSNBC - PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton
Branford spoke with Rev. Al Sharpton about the state of New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and his work to rebuild the music scene in the city.
Jazz NewsJuly 22, 2015classicalite
Tenor sax man Branford Marsalis tackles one of the hardest jazz pieces in history live at the Bimhuis.
The John Coltrane Quartet performed their greatest work, 1964's A Love...Continue Reading
Jazz NewsJune 01, 2015The News & Observer
Branford Marsalis grew up with the sounds of jazz music literally rising from the streets, wafting through the windows of the New Orleans home that would spawn a series of jazz...
Jazz NewsApril 28, 2015
This historic Marsalis Music CD/DVD, including a full performance by the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Amsterdam's Bimhuis plus bonus interviews and audio-only disc, will be re-relieased to...Continue Reading