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March 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Wynton Marsalis offers jazz history lesson | Concert review

(Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

(Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Decked out in charcoal suits, blue dress shirts and ties coordinated by section, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra gave the Sunday Paramount Theatre crowd a chatty jazz history lesson, starting with what might have been the music of legendary (but never recorded) New Orleans cornetist Buddy Bolden and ending with bristling arrangements by Marsalis himself of pieces by ‘60s innovator John Coltrane.

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February 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Wynton Marsalis presents John Coltrane & Duke Ellington | Concert preview

(Frank Stewart)

(Frank Stewart)

A jazz-history teaching colleague recently argued that Duke Ellington, in his 1927 classic, “Black and Tan Fantasy,” was slyly poking fun at white people by switching from hot swing (“black”) to hokey dance rhythms (“tan”).

That’s one interpretation, I guess.

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