Selections from Swingin' into the 21st

Selections from Swingin' into the 21st

by Wynton MarsalisWynton Marsalis


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A feisty boy wonder no longer, Wynton Marsalis, at 50 years of age, has matured into the ever-phenomenal musician and thoughtful spokesperson that the music he loves deserves. The world’s most famous living jazz musician didn’t achieve that status on charm alone. The man who jump-started the jazz revival of the 1980s and has upheld his high musical standards ever since, is a remarkable trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and arranger. Marsalis has exhibited prodigious skills that no other figure of his generation can match.

As the Pulitzer and 9-time Grammy Award-winner eases into his 50th birthday on October 18, 2011, he casts his memory back a dozen years to 1998-99 when -- with the new millennium on the way -- he began to lay plans for an unprecedented release of nine major album projects that would eventually span 1999 and 2000. A timely name was given to the campaign, Swingin' into the 21st!, and the artist dedicated himself to the immense task ahead.

To celebrate Wynton’s 50th birthday, highlights from those nine albums -- plus his career-defining masterpiece All Rise -- have been selected by the artist for one new compilation: Swingin' Into the 21st!.

From chamber music to studio and live dates with his septet, jazz and blues tributes, film music, scores for ballet, modern classical and orchestral works, to some bona fide swing, Swingin’ Into The 21st! also showcases collaborations with a diverse group of musicians and displays Marsalis’ extraordinary musical range. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2011
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979692022
catalogNumber: 796920
Rank: 72291


  1. The Cat in the Hat Is Back
  2. Loose Duck
  3. Northbound - Southbound
  4. A Hundred and a Hundred, a Hundred and Twelve
  5. Observation Car
  6. Mademoiselle D'gascony
  7. Morning Song
  8. Awakening
  9. Rampart St. Row House Rag
  10. King Porter Stomp
  11. The Pearls
  12. Hackensack
  13. Green Chimneys
  14. Juba and a O'Brown Squaw

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynton Marsalis   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Conductor
Ted Nash   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Soloist
Marcus Roberts   Piano
Joe Temperley   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Russell Malone   Guitar
Eric Reed   Piano
Herlin Riley   Drums,Tambourine
Reginald Veal   Bass
Karen Briggs   Violin
Wessell Anderson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Oscar Brashear   Trumpet
Kimati Dinizulu   Percussion,Washboard
Bob Findley   Trumpet
Victor Goines   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
Wycliffe Gordon   Trombone,Tuba
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Jamil Sharif   Trumpet
Don Vappie   Banjo,Guitar
Ron Westray   Trombone
Rodney Whitaker   Bass
Michael White   Clarinet
Todd Williams   Clarinet,Trumpet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ben Wolfe   Bass
Marcus Printup   Trumpet
Walter Blanding   Tenor Saxophone
Riley Mullins   Trumpet
Russell Gunn   Trumpet
Sherman Irby   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Wayne Goodman   Trombone
Stefon Harris   Percussion,Marimbas,Snare Drums,Vibes
Eric Lewis   Piano
Stephen Riley   Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Henríquez   Bass
Vincent Gardner   Trombone
Gideon Feldstein   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jaz Sawyer   Drums
Daniel Phillips   Violin
Doug Wamble   Banjo,Guitar
Farid Barron   Piano
Seneca Black   Trumpet
Todd Phillips   Violin
Timothy Eddy   Cello
Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Steve Tenenbom   Viola
Roland Guerrero   Percussion
Andrew Farber   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Walter Blanding   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist

Technical Credits

Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Victor Goines   Sax Technician
Wynton Marsalis   Composer,Liner Notes
Delfeayo Marsalis   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Todd Williams   Composer
Paul Smith   Director
Nathan Carter   Director
Steven Epstein   Producer
Drue Kataoka   Logo
Will Hoffman   Art Direction

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