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Standards & Ballads

Wynton Marsalis

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Customer Reviews

Am I paying for the cover?

The only thing that's new on this album is the cover! Anyone who's a fan of Wynton, which I am, already has these tunes! Once again Sony is just trying to make an easy dollar. I hope Wynton was forced to release this, because I would hope he hasn't lowered himself to the standards of a huge financial company like Sony!

Music Repackaged but nevertheless great!

For those of you seeking Wynton's best Ballads, they're nicely compiled for you hear (ha ha ha, here) on one CD. As the previous reviewer pointed out there may be nothing "new" here, but for those of you just getting into the wonders of Wynton and who love Ballads, this is a great place to start.

Great compilation

This is a great album for anyone just discovering Wynton, or wanting to have one source for relaxed pop tunes by the master. Easy, easy listening but by no means bland or uninteresting. His legendary tone and control shines through at these slower tempos.Warning, the sheer ease ma cause drowsiness. Do not operate heavy machinery while lstening or use power tools.


Born: October 18, 1961 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The most famous jazz musician since 1980, Wynton Marsalis had a major impact on jazz almost from the start. In the early '80s, it was major news that a young and very talented black musician would choose to make a living playing acoustic jazz rather than fusion, funk, or R&B. Marsalis' arrival on the scene started the "Young Lions" movement and resulted in major labels (most of whom had shown no interest in jazz during the previous decade) suddenly signing and promoting young players. There had...
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