Branford Marsalis Quartet

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Past concerts

Branford Marsalis Quartet + Kasia Pietrzko Trio Brno, Sono Centre wed 13/3/2019 19:30 Branford Marsalis Quartet + Kasia Pietrzko Trio
Branford Marsalis Quartet Berlin, Admiralspalast fri 8/3/2019 20:00 Branford Marsalis Quartet

Videos

Branford Marsalis Quartet  Giant Steps  Branford Marsalis Quartet – Giant Steps 6:51 36 ×
Branford Marsalis Quartet  In The Crease  Branford Marsalis Quartet – In The Crease 13:23 24 ×
Branford Marsalis Quartet  Samo  Branford Marsalis Quartet – Samo 17:48 4 ×
Branford Marsalis Quartet  Mo' Better Blues  Branford Marsalis Quartet – Mo' Better Blues 4:32 2 ×
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About Branford Marsalis Quartet

Growing up in the rich environment of New Orleans as the oldest son of pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis, Branford was drawn to music along with siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. His first instrument, the clarinet, gave way to the alto and then the tenor and soprano saxophones when the teenage Branford began working in local bands. A growing fascination with jazz as he entered college gave him the basic tools to obtain his first major jobs, with trumpet legend Clark Terry and alongside Wynton in Art Blakey’s legendary Jazz Messengers. When the brothers left to form the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, the world of uncompromising acoustic jazz was invigorated. Branford formed his own quartet in 1986 and, with a few minor interruptions in the early years, has sustained the unit as his primary means of expression. Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

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