Wynton Marsalis United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas – AllMusic Review by Matt Collar

United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas

Wynton Marsalis' exuberant 2018 concert collection United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas brings together a handful of live performances the trumpeter gave on behalf of Jazz at Lincoln Center between 2003 and 2007. Recorded first at New York's Apollo Theater and later at JALC's Frederick P. Rose Hall, these previously unreleased gala performances featured Marsalis and his septet alongside a bevy of special guests, including such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, John Legend, and many more. Of course, all of the performances hinge upon the superb interplay between Marsalis' septet bandmates, including at various times drummer Herlin Riley, bassist Reginald Veal, pianist Dan Nimmer, saxophonist Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and clarinetist Victor Goines, to name just a few of the superb musicians on display here. What's particularly engaging about these gala performances is ......

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