Tenor Titans: Branford Marsalis

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Branford Marsalis, tenor and soprano saxophone maestro and member of the important musical clan, emerged forty years ago in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and as a sideman in his brother Wynton's early endeavors. For thirty years, the primary vehicle for his own releases has been predominantly the sax-piano-bass-drums quartet but recently he has produced work in a duo with long-time collaborator, pianist Joey Calderazzo. He continues to also flourish in outside projects with other jazz leaders. The final of four programs featuring today's Tenor Titans—recent music from Branford Marsalis in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet "Cianna" from The Secret Between The Shadow And The Soul (Marsalis Music) 2:45
  • Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers with Branford Marsalis "Bebo" from Border-Free (Jazz Village) 10:14
  • Akira Tana & DIVaNOVA "Aquele Frevo Axe" from JAZZaNOVA (Vega Music) 18:00
  • Host speaks 21:44
  • Branford Marsalis solo "Stardust" from In My Solitude -Live At Grace Cathedral (Marsalis Music) 24:17
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet "My Ideal" from Four MFs Playin' Tunes (Marsalis Music) 30:25
  • Host speaks 39:50
  • Branford Marsalis -Joey Calderazzo duo "One Way" from Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy (Marsalis Music) 42:01
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet "Whiplash" from Four MFs Playin' Tunes (Marsalis Music) 49:13
  • Host Outro 56:41

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