Eternal (Branford Marsalis album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2004
RecordedOctober 7–10, 2003
LabelMarsalis Music
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[2]

Eternal is an album by saxophonist Branford Marsalis recorded at Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York in October 2003. It peaked at number 9 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.[3]

The Allmusic review by Matt Collar states, "Eternal finds saxophonist Branford Marsalis in a contemplative mood performing a mix of original and standard ballads... dedicated in memory to a list of people one can only assume were as influential musically on Marsalis as emotionally. Among them are bassist Malachi Favors, drummer Elvin Jones, saxophonist Steve Lacy, and the one and only Ray Charles. Their spirits are palpable here as Marsalis and his band have clearly documented a handful of quietly beautiful and deeply moving performances".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Ruby and the Pearl" (Ray Evans, Jay Livingston) - 8:52
  2. "Reika's Loss" (Jeff "Tain" Watts) - 7:51
  3. "Gloomy Sunday" (László Jávor, Sam M. Lewis, Rezso Seress) - 12:43
  4. "The Lonely Swan" (Joey Calderazzo) - 9:04
  5. "Dinner for One Please, James" (Michael Carr) - 8:00
  6. "Muldoon" (Eric Revis) - 4:13
  7. "Eternal" (Marsalis) - 17:41
  • Recorded at Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, New York on October 7–10, 2003



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 948. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  3. ^ Allmusic Guide
  4. ^ Collar, M. Allmusic Review accessed 25 August 2009

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