Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony release their new album
Wynton Marsalis and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra have released their new album “Wynton Marsalis Swing Symphony” on Blue Engine Records. Marsalis’ third symphony was recorded by the SLSO alongside the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conductor David Robertson at Powell Hall in May 2018.
Combining two seemingly opposite musical poles—classical music and jazz—into a swinging whole is what inspired Marsalis to put pen to paper. In seven movements, Swing Symphony traces the quintessentially American journey of jazz from New Orleans ragtime to Kansas City swing and New York bebop. Read more about the album at Wyntonmarsalis.org.
Stream the first movement for free here!
Photo credit: Frank Stewart/Jazz at Lincoln Center