Ellis Marsalis

Ruminations in New York

A Striking solo piano album from the renowned new orleans pianist.

Ellis Marsalis began his musical career as a tenor saxophonist, switching to piano while in high school. During the late '50s, Ellis trod the lonely road of modernist jazz in new orleans (with drummer ed blackwell), recorded with cannonball and nat adderley in the '60s and between 1967 and 1970, played the piano in trumpeter Al Hirt's band. Since 1989, ellis has been the director of the jazz studies program at the university of new orleans.


Ellis Marsalis (solo piano)

Press Quotes

"When the attraction new players find in older bop has become a live topic, it's even nicer to hear a veteran play this music of pretty well his boyhood, relaxed even more than restrained, making a lovely sound on the piano and finally saying how good he feels in the encore-like "Zee Blues": a laughing walking bass all the way to the playful way he finds of ending.." - Robert Calder

Musicians: Ellis Marsalis

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  • Product Code: ESP4000
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  • DVD Audio $14.99
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  • MP3 Download $8.99

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