Classical News

April 08, 2015

Branford Joins Houston's Classical Classroom

Branford recently talked with Dacia Clay, the host of Houston Public Radio’s program, Classical Classroom.  The program is entitled: Branford Marsalis Gives Classical Music Jazz Hands. Same twelve notes. Different stories.

Branford’s most recent solo recording, In My Solitude, includes jazz standards like "Stardust" next to C.P.E. Bach's Sonata in A Minor for Oboe, Wq. 132. His jazz discography is peppered with classical releases. What's that all about?! Where do jazz and classical intersect? How is playing one different from the other - or is it? Find out in this episode!

Listen to the episode.