Live at Blues Alley is a double live album by the Wynton Marsalis Quartet, recorded at Blues Alley in December 1986 and released through Columbia Records in 1987. The quartet included trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, bassist Robert Hurst, pianist Marcus Roberts and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. The album was produced by Steven Epstein; George Butler served as executive producer. In 1988, the album reached a peak position of number two on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.
This double album features the great trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and his 1986 quartet, a unit featuring pianist Marcus Roberts, bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. Although Marsalis during this period still hinted strongly at Miles Davis, his own musical personality was starting to finally shine through. With the versatile Marcus Roberts (who thus far has been the most significant graduate from Marsalis's groups), Wynton Marsalis was beginning to explore older material, including on this set "Just Friends," and "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New.
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Marsalis and pianist Marcus Roberts challenge one another relentlessly, with drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and bassist Robert Hurst providing nimble support. The highlights include the fiendishly complex Marsalis original "Knozz Moe King" and a hard-swinging "Autumn Leaves", with "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?" foreshadowing Marsalis' subsequent return to traditionalism. Live At Blues Alley Wynton Marsalis Quartet. The New Orleans trumpet prodigy would never record anything as devilishly hot and fast as on this 1986 double album capturing his quartet on a tiny Washington, . Marsalis and pianist Marcus Roberts challenge one another relentlessly, with drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts and bassist Robert Hurst providing nimble support.
|1-7||Chambers Of Tain||15:12|
|2-3||Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans||11:30|
|2-4||Juan (Skip Mustaad)||3:15|
- Distributed By – CBS Records
- Distributed By – CBS Disques S.A.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
- Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
- Art Direction – Jo DiDonato*
- Bass – Robert Leslie Hurst III
- Drums – Jeff "Tain" Watts
- Engineer [Chief Engineer] – Tim Geelan
- Executive-Producer – George Butler
- Liner Notes – Stanley Crouch
- Photography By – Caroline Greyshock
- Piano – Marcus Roberts
- Producer – Steve Epstein
- Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis
NotesPerformance Dates: Friday, 19 December and Saturday, 20 December 1986 (booklet)
CD1: 56:12 | CD2: 61:26
℗ © 1988 CBS Records Inc.
Printed in Holland.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 5099746110925
- Barcode (Text): 5 099746 110925
- Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
- Label Code: LC 0149
- Other (Distribution code, boxed): CB 772
- Other: 01-461109-10
- Other (Boxed): CF
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