Branford Marsalis

  • Doctone
  • Branford Marsalis
  • Requiem

Improvised Music’s Archives (part 9):

Doctone (Branford Marsalis) - Branford Marsalis Quartet.

From the album “Requiem"

My favorite track from this beautiful album, which is Kenny Kirkland’s final recorded performance (“Doctone” was Kenny’s nickname). The whole album was recorded in just one session, and the musicians planned to go back to studio to re-record a few takes. Kenny’s playing is spectacular as always - those monster, McCoy Tyner-like chords at the intro are amazing. It’s a great posthumous tribute to this very missed pianist.

Sister Cheryl
  • Sister Cheryl
  • Wynton Marsalis
  • Wynton Marsalis

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Wynton Marsalis - Sister Cheryl (1981)

Wynton Marsalis and his family are jazz royalty. Named after the pianist Wynton Kelly, he recorded this album when he was only 19 years old with his brother Branford on sax and his hero Miles Davis’s second famous rhythm section keeping time behind them. This is considered the definitive version of this tune, composed by the great Tony Williams.

10 shuffled songs

Rules: You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to: Put your music on shuffle and list the first 10 songs and tag 10 people.

1. Tom’s Diner - Susanne Vega

2. Cheese - Code Geass R2 OST

3. In Memory - Haste the Day

4. Mars the Bringer of War - The Planets - Gustav Holst

5. Hey You - Pink Floyd

6. Communication 72 - Stan Getz

7. Alone - Parkway Drive

8. The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing - Animals as Leaders

9. Maria - Ellis and Branford Marsalis

10. Birthday - Armored Core V OST

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