The London Concert (Expanded Edition)
Wynton Marsalis, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard & Anthony Newman
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One of Wynton's better classical trumpet albums
Being a fan of Wynton Marsalis' classical music, I'd have to say that this album (The London Concert) along with his well-regarded 'Baroque Music for Trumpet' album are absolute must-haves for anyone who appreciates Wynton's classical talent. Both albums have their strengths. For example, the Baroque Music for Trumpet album includes Wynton's best performance of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Yes, THAT Canon in D... and Wynton plays it in such a beautiful way that *every* wedding bride should dream of Wynton Marsalis playing the Canon in D at her wedding. Marsalis is really that good. Of course, I do not know of a single wedding bride who could ever afford to pay Wynton Marsalis to perform at her wedding. On the other hand, this album The London Concert has several pieces that just stand out. Just listen to Track 11 (Hummel's Trumpet Concerto in E Major, third movement, rondo) and you get a lively rousing and powerful performance that just begs for a standing ovation. Also, it's a good thing that this album in the iTunes Store is the Expanded Edition. This includes bonus tracks like the beloved Brandenburg Concerto No.2 (Bach) -- all three movements performed flawlessly by Maestro Marsalis. I only wish it would have included the Brandenburg Concerto No.5 instead, since that one is my favorite. But then again, that's probably asking for too much. This album is already a long one.
I just love listning to Wynton. His tone quality is amazing and it is such a pleasure to listen to him.
One of my all-time favorites!
TooL, Michael Jackson, John Denver's Greatest, Rage Against the Machine, Snoop Dogg - Doggy Style, and this. Dersert Island, please..
Born: October 18, 1961 in New Orleans, LA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s