Wynton Marsalis – Standard Time Vol.2 “Intimacy Calling” {Columbia}


Review by Scott Yanow ~allmusic.com
Wynton Marsalis’s second of three standard albums was actually released after the third volume. On most of the selections, the brilliant trumpeter is heard in excellent form with his quartet (comprised of pianist Marcus Roberts, bassist Reginald Veal or Robert Hurst and either Herlin Riley or Jeff Watts on drums); tenorman Todd Williams helps out on “I’ll Remember April” and altoist Wes Anderson is also added to “Crepuscule with Nellie.” Marsalis’s tone really makes the ballads worth hearing, and his unusual choice and placement of notes keeps the music stimulating. This mostly bop-oriented set is rounded off by a jaunty version of “Bourbon Street Parade.”

Tracklist:
01. When it’s Sleepytime Down South (5:11)
02. You Don’t Know What Love Is (6:24)
03. Indelible and Nocturnal (4:11)
04. I’ll Remember April (8:34)
05. Embraceable You (7:16)
06. Crepuscule With Nellie (3:04)
07. What is This Thing Called Love? (6:30)
08. The End of a Love Affair (3:13)
09. East of the Sun (West of the Moon) (5:16)
10. Lover (5:06)
11. Yesterdays (9:36)
12. Bourbon Street Parade (5:47)

Personnel:
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Todd Williams – tenor saxophone
Wes Anderson – alto saxophone
Marcus Roberts – piano
Robert Hurst, Reginald Veal – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts, Herlin Riley – drums

Recorded digitally at BMG Studio A, in New York City;
between September 1987 and August 1990.

Genre: Jazz
Style: Neo Bop, Standards
Label: Columbia
Year: 1991
Time: 70:08

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Wynton Marsalis – Marsalis Standard Time “Volume 1” {Columbia}


Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

On the first of three volumes, Wynton Marsalis explores ten standards plus two of his originals with his quartet of the period (which consists of pianist Marcus Roberts, bassist Robert Hurst III, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts). Marsalis’ tone is quite beautiful on the well-balanced set; even the ballads have their unpredictable moments. Among the more memorable performances are his treatments of “Caravan,” “April in Paris,” “New Orleans,” “Memories of You,” and two versions of “Cherokee.”

Tracks:
01 – Caravan
02 – April in Paris
03 – Cherokee
04 – Goodbye
05 – New Orleans
06 – Soon All Will Know
07 – Foggy Day
08 – The Song is You
09 – Memories of You
10 – In the Afterglow
11 – Autumn Leaves
12 – Cherokee

Personnel:
Wynton Marsalis – trumpet
Marcus Roberts – piano
Robert Leslie Hurst III – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

Recorded digitally at RCA Studio “A” on May 29-30, 1986
and September 24-25, 1986.

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