The Love Suite: In Mahogany
Roy Hargrove, named “the most impactful trumpeter of his generation” by The New York Times, left behind a remarkable legacy when he passed in 2018. Now, Blue Engine Records, celebrates Hargrove’s legacy with the release of an unearthed gem from the JALC archives: Roy Hargrove’s The Love Suite: In Mahogany – Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, a live performance of a JALC-commissioned suite that Hargrove never played in full again.
Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center to compose and perform The Love Suite: In Mahogany, a then-23-year-old Hargrove demonstrates a remarkably mature approach to his craft. For the first time, this historic concert—captured at Alice Tully Hall in 1993 during one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s earliest seasons—is available via digital streaming platforms. This album showcases the trumpet virtuosity and soulful songwriting for which Hargrove continues to be celebrated.
Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Seven
Performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in 2006, Wynton Marsalis Plays Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Sevens recreates the magic of Armstrong’s seminal ensembles. The lineup, which includes many longtime Marsalis collaborators, features Wycliffe Gordon (tuba, trombone, bass, vocals), Vincent Gardner (trombone), Victor Goines (clarinet), Walter Blanding (saxophones), “Papa” Don Vappie (banjo, guitar), Jon Batiste (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), and Ali Jackson (drums).
Originally recorded in the 1920s, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens sides are still hailed as some of the greatest and most influential jazz sessions ever captured; musicians obsess over their warmth, wit, and joy to this day. Now, Marsalis—another acclaimed New Orleans trumpeter—reimagines classics from those sessions like “Basin Street Blues,” “St. James Infirmary,” and “Heebie Jeebies” for a whole new generation of audiences.
The Power of the Spirit
This hard-swinging, high-flying live album from emerging piano talent Isaiah J. Thompson captures a rollicking night in Dizzy’s Club.
The Music of Wayne Shorter
Listen to the legendary saxophonist’s only performances alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
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