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Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time, Vol. 3: The Resolution of Romance

Track List

>In the Court of King Oliver
>Never Let Me Go
>Street of Dreams
>Where or When
>Bona and Paul
>Seductress, The
>Sleepin' Bee, A
>Big Butter and Egg Man
>Very Thought of You, The
>I Cover the Waterfront
>How Are Things in Glocca Morra
>My Romance
>Everything Happens to Me
>Flamingo
>You're My Everything
>Skylark
>It's Easy to Remember
>Taking a Chance on Love
>I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
>In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
>It's Too Late Now

Album Reviews:

Down Beat (8/90) - 5 Stars - Excellent - "...Marsalis bestows all the wisdom at his command...his soft and elegant speech tones, so musically right, accompany his emotional immersion..."

Musician (1/91, p.93) - "...Wynton cherishes the elegance of melody and the nuance of phrasing, and THE RESOLUTION OF ROMANCE plays like a definitive statement of his musical principles...this is the trumpeter's finest hour..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Wynton Marsalis (vocals, trumpet); Ellis Marsalis (piano); Reginald Veal (bass); Herlin Riley (drums).

Includes liner notes by Stanley Crouch.

Something a bit different for Marsalis brother Wynton: an all-standards and ballads album. This record is a tribute of sorts to the songs that jazzmen throughout history have interpreted with reverence and the twist of personal expression. The program consists of many classic Broadway and Tin Pan Alley tunes--many of which were part of the "songbooks" of Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday. The way Marsalis caresses the melody of "Where or When" (also covered by rockers Dave Edmunds and Dion and the Belmonts) would meet with Sinatra's approval and make Clark Terry or Miles Davis envious.

Marsalis also contributes originals, written in the "standard" style. "The Seductress," for example, could be an obscure, beautiful Duke Ellington ballad from the 1930s. This is a near-perfect jazz album, in which Marsalis tips his hat to the giants that have come before--both classic ballad players (Terry, Clifford Brown) and songwriters (Rodgers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael). And it's a wonderful album to relax with, at that.



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