Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis – Black, Brown and Beige (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra & Wynton Marsalis – Black, Brown and Beige (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:13 minutes | 954 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Blue Engine Records

Blue Engine Records, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house recording label, will release a present-day recording of Duke Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece Black, Brown and Beige by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Captured during a live, Rose Theater performance in 2018, Black, Brown and Beige is Wynton Marsalis’s first recording of the work and Blue Engine’s first release dedicated entirely to Ellington. Black, Brown and Beige will be available exclusively on all digital platforms on March 6, 2020.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis explains, “Black, Brown and Beige sits alone in the history of jazz. It covers a mosaic of not just Afro-American but of American styles of music.” The expert musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, alongside special guests Brianna Thomas (vocals) and Eli Bishop (violin), are perfectly equipped to tackle its stirring stylistic breadth. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s spirited take on Ellington’s epic work pays tribute to some of the maestro’s most personal work while adding another important chapter to its enduring legacy.

Since its 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, the piece-a sprawling survey of African American history-has been heralded as one of the most significant compositions in American orchestral music. Now, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is releasing a definitive, present-day recording of Black, Brown and Beige that conveys all the nuances and emotion of Ellington’s grandest work.


01. Work Song (8:05)
02. Come Sunday (6:37)
03. Light (7:02)
04. West Indian Dance (2:55)
05. Emancipation Celebration (2:08)
06. Blues Theme Mauve (5:56)
07. Various Themes (6:52)
08. Sugar Hill Penthouse (4:20)
09. Finale (4:22)


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra:
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet, master of ceremonies
Kenny Rampton, trumpet
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Elliot Mason, trombone
Sam Chess, trombone
Victor Goines, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Ted Nash, alto saxophone
Sherman Irby, alto saxophone
Julian Lee, tenor saxophone
Ted Nedzela, clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone
Dan Nimmer, piano
James Chirillo, electric guitar
Eli Bishop, violin
Carlos Henriquez, double bass
Brianna Thomas, vocal
Chris Crenshaw, music director