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Branford Marsalis

In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral

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Branford Marsalis - Stardust
Masterclass by Branford Marsalis
1 Who Needs It
2 Stardust
3 Improvisation No. 1
4 Sonata in A Minor for Oboe, Wq. 132: I. Poco adagio
5 The Moment I Recall Your Face
6 Improvisation No. 2
7 MAI, Op. 7
8 Improvisation No. 3
9 Improvisation No. 4
10 Blues For One
11 I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together
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Branford Marsalis continues to prove that there is no context too large or small to contain his gifts. One setting notably absent from Marsalis's resume until now has been the unaccompanied solo concert.  This most daunting of formats poses particular challenges that were met with his signature blend of serious intent, technical rigor and emotional directness when Marsalis brought his soprano, alto and tenor saxophones to Grace Cathedral on October 5, 2012.  This San Francisco landmark, the site of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts in the Sixties and, since 1983, home to recitals at the centerpiece of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, proved an ideal setting for a program spanning early and post-bop jazz, baroque and contemporary classical music and spontaneous improvisation.  The results can be heard on In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral, the new album that Marsalis is releasing on his Marsalis Music via OKeh Records.

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