The Classic Ellis Marsalis
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||Monkey Puzzle||Ellis Marsalis||4:45||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Whistle Stop||Ellis Marsalis||3:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||After||Ellis Marsalis||4:34||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Dee Wee||Ellis Marsalis||5:37||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||12's It||Ellis Marsalis||3:32||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Yesterdays||Ellis Marsalis||10:21||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Magnolia Triangle||Ellis Marsalis||5:26||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Swingin At the Haven||Ellis Marsalis||4:18||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Little Joy||Ellis Marsalis||5:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||'Round About Midnight||Ellis Marsalis||10:28||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Night In Tunisia||Ellis Marsalis||13:09||Album Only||View In iTunes|
When one thinks of New Orleans jazz, it is of Dixieland, but in the early '60s there were several talented local modern jazzmen (many of whom eventually went into teaching) who were open to the influence of the more advanced New York jazz. Pianist Ellis Marsalis (the future father of the Marsalis clan but at the time fairly unknown) heads a quartet on this CD that also includes the forgotten but excellent tenor saxophonist Nat Perrilliat (who was most influenced by John Coltrane of a few years earlier), bassist Marshall Smith and drummer James Black. An LP from the AFO (All for One) label (The Monkey Puzzle) has been reissued in full on this CD along with three numbers later released on a sampler and a previously unissued version of "Night in Tunisia." Black and Marsalis contributed seven of the 11 songs; the quartet also performs Perrilliat's "Little Joy" and three jazz standards. The music falls into the advanced hard bop (as opposed to avant-garde) area with plenty of hard-swinging performances.
Born: 14 November 1934 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s