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Wynton Marsalis


American trumpeter and composer.
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Wynton Marsalis
I had a trumpet, but I didn't want to be a trumpet player. I wanted to be some type of athlete or in some type of scholarly activity, be a chemist or something—I had my little chemistry set, and I like playing with it.
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The reason why the music is important is because it's an art form—an ancient art form—that takes in the mythology of our people.
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I think that virtuosity is the first sign of morality in a musician. It means you're serious enough to practice.




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Some stances are just conducive to swinging. If I stand up straight for too long it's harder to swing. Plus my feet hurt.
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Wynton Marsalis' skills have grown as fast as his ambition, and he is the most ambitious younger composer in Jazz.
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The first jazz musician was a trumpeter, Buddy Bolden, and the last will be a trumpeter, the archangel Gabriel.
Wynton Marsalis
Flexibility is an essential part of Jazz. It's what gives Jazz music the ability to combine with all other types of music and not lose its identity.
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(about rap and hip hop) They take your drawers off for you, they show your ass, they sell bullshit, they call themselves 'niggaz' and the women 'bitches' and 'hos' and it's fine with everybody. That's what the essence of decadence is.
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