Live at Blues Alley (Wynton Marsalis album)

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Live at Blues Alley
Live album by Wynton Marsalis Quartet
Released 1987–1988[1][2]
Recorded December 19–20, 1986 at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.
Genre Jazz
Length 107:28
Label Columbia
Producer Steven Epstein
George Butler (executive)

Live at Blues Alley is a double live album by the Wynton Marsalis Quartet, recorded at Blues Alley in December 1986 and released through Columbia Records in 1987.[1] The quartet included trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, bassist Robert Hurst, pianist Marcus Roberts and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. The album was produced by Steven Epstein; George Butler served as executive producer.

In 1988, the album reached a peak position of number two on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.

Composition[edit]

The double live album Live at Blues Alley by the Wynton Marsalis Quartet was recorded December 19–20, 1986 at Blues Alley in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.[1] Members of the quartet included trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, bassist Robert Hurst, pianist Marcus Roberts and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. The album was produced by Steven Epstein; George Butler served as executive producer.

Marsalis compositions on the album include "Knozz-Moe-King", "Skain's Domain", "Delfeayo's Dilemma" and "Much Later".[1][2] Stanley Crouch wrote the album's liner notes.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Allmusic's Scott Yanow recommended the album, awarding it 4.5 of 5 stars.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Wynton Marsalis performing in 2009
Disc 1
  1. "Knozz-Moe-King" (Wynton Marsalis) – 6:03
  2. "Just Friends" (Kirkland, John Klenner, Sam M. Lewis) – 8:22
  3. "Knozz-Moe-King (Interlude)" (Marsalis) – 3:52
  4. "Juan" (Marcus Roberts, Jeff "Tain" Watts) – 7:33
  5. "Cherokee" (Nicole, Ray Noble) – 2:50
  6. "Delfeayo's Dilemma" (Marsalis) – 9:20
  7. "Chambers of Tain" (Kenny Kirkland) – 15:12
  8. "Juan (E Mustaad)" (Roberts, Watts) – 2:56
Disc 2
  1. "Au Privave" (Charlie Parker) – 14:35
  2. "Knozz-Moe-King (Interlude)" (Marsalis) – 2:38
  3. "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" (Louis Alter, Eddie DeLange) – 11:30
  4. "Juan (Skip Mustaad)" (Roberts, Watts) – 3:15
  5. "Autumn Leaves" (Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prévert) – 9:41
  6. "Knozz-Moe-King (Interlude)" (Marsalis) – 3:48
  7. "Skain's Domain" (Marsalis) – 9:39
  8. "Much Later" (Marsalis) – 6:15

Track listing adapted from Allmusic.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Allmusic.[1]

Charts[edit]

In 1988, Live at Blues Alley reached a peak position of number two on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.[3]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Billboard's Top Jazz Albums 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Yanow, Scott. "Live at Blues Alley". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Live at Blues Alley". Wynton Marsalis Enterprises. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Live at Blues Alley: Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 20, 2011.