Friday, February 3, 2017
Delfeayo Marsalis "Make America Great Again"
Make America Great Again; Delfeayo Marsalis, trombone; Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Well now, that's a catchy phrase, right? Now that you've bounced back from your roll of Tums, we'll take a look. Marsalis examines some distinctly American melodies from various social perspectives, making this a session of musical diversity. All of it, seemingly, is ultimately tied to Marsalis' home town, New Orleans. There's even a tune entitled "Second Line". There are also vocals and narration with social content, and even a few standards like "All Of Me" and "Skylark". I don't know if the album will indeed "help make America great again". But as they say, "any port in a storm." Let's hope it's not a storm that's brewing.
Troubadour Jass Records; 2016; appx. 60 min